Barely a day into its announcement, OnePlus 6T has already gotten into the hands of famous YouTuber Zack from the channel JerryRigEverything. He’s known for torture testing flagship phones to see how they hold up against the competition
He was also at the launch event in New York where he pried open the phone in front of a live audience.
The torture test for the OnePlus 6T also went up around the same time as the launch, so we now know what to expect from the new phone.
Here’s how it went down:
The Scratch Test
Starting off with the scratch test, Zack scratches the phone with a set of picks, each a different level on the Mohs scale of hardness. Flagship phones come with Gorilla Glass 5 or 6 at the front, which scratches with a level 6 pick. The same was true for the OnePlus 6T as well.
Keys or coins or razor blades won’t be able to scratch the OnePlus 6T’s display, as they all are below level 6 on the Mohs scale. However, it can still get scratched by sand or dust particles rubbing against the screen. You should at least get a plastic screen cover to protect against these kinds of scratches.
The sides were made from metal, scratching with a regular steel razor blade while the back consisted of frosted glass. It wasn’t Gorilla Glass and scratched with a slightly lower level pick (around level 3 or 4).
This was also the first OnePlus phone to come with an in-display fingerprint reader. It did seem to work just fine even after getting scratched, which is commendable.
Burn and Bend Tests
Next, he put the phone’s screen next to a lighter for the burn test. Normally when a phone’s display is subjected to heat, the pixels vanish after some time. For IPS LCD displays, the pixels go back to normal after a few seconds, however, in AMOLED’s case, they usually don’t.
OnePlus 6T uses an AMOLED display but the display successfully recovered after the burn test, not something you see every day.
Finally, the bend test involves bending the phone from both the front and the back to check if it’ll bend in your pocket. The 6T didn’t bend or flex at all even after significant pressure from both sides.
You can trust the phone to hold up well against different kinds of wear and tear. It also got a thumbs up from Zack.
The phone will be available for purchase in the US from November 1st and in Europe from November 6th.