Durability tests are common after every flagship phone’s launch. iPhones go through these, even Samsung and Sony flagship phones get this treatment from anybody who dares to destroy their new phones in the name of helping others decide whether the new phone is worth their hard-earned money. We see drop tests, scratch tests and bend tests and for every video of these tests, I cringe because it’s hard to see shiny new gadgets get destroyed.
Google Nexus 6P
Google’s Nexus 6P phone made by Huawei is the recent phone to get a durability test. Googles Nexus 6P flagship has been getting positive reviews since its launch. The Nexus 6P flaunts the new Android 6.0 OS which is also called Marshmallow. However, more than the OS itself, design is where most people was impressed with the Nexus 6P. We’ve been seeing good phones from the Chinese phone maker lately but the Nexus 6P is something different altogether. With Google’s guidance, the Nexus 6P has turned out to be one of the most-coveted phones. But how durable could the Nexus 6P phone be?
A test posted on YouTube tries to test the durability of the Nexus 6P’s screen by scratching its surface using different levels of sharpness and by burning it. Then the phone goes through a bend test where two hand are used to break the phone by pushing hard in the middle. Watch the Nexus 6P durability test in the vide below.
The above durability test is not scientific by any means. The method used is questionable especially since the phone broke just where where the scratches and burnt areas are. Which means that the scratches and burns probably contributed to the weakness of the display.
If you want to buy the Nexus 6P and you want to see tests that are more scientific, look elsewhere.