If there’s one thing Apple’s iPhone 6 made popular, it is bend tests. When Apple introduced it’s first ever phablet, people started noticing that the shiny new iPhone was bending in their pockets. This lead to other phablets going through bend tests as well and now it’s almost one of the various durability tests performed.
YouTuber Zack from JerryRigEverything performs durability tests on almost every flagship smartphone that gets globally released, he made headlines this yearwith the Galaxy Note 7’s Gorilla Glass 5 scratch tests. Last year he also performed similar tests on the Nexus 6P which surprised everyone by folding in half like a piece of wet cardboard. The Google Pixel on the other hand comes out as a better device in terms of durability.
What this test highlights is a finger-print sensor that scratches quite easily but works even after some deep damage, an Aluminum back more resistant to scratches than the iPhone and a surprising fact. The earpiece is made of cloth, usually it’s either plastic or metal.
The Pixel is then subjected through the bend test, and it barely flexes even as the screen is pushed and pressure is applied on the back. This is the same thing the Nexus 6P was subjected to last year when it snapped like a twig so while this isn’t an official lab test, we have a reference that proves it’s worth considering. This is some grade-A build quality.
Here’s the Nexus 6P test if you haven’t watched it, the bend test begins at around 2:55
And then he proves it again with the Nexus 6P
And here’s the Google Pixel durability test finally, but it is not for the faint hearts. It’s a really blue Google Pixel tortured, and the scenes can be disturbing to some.
I’m sure those who are buying the Pixel or have bought it already would sure appreciate the build quality. We’ve previously seen how the Pixel manages to survive 30 minutes under-waterPixel manages to survive 30 minutes under-water even with just an IP53 rating.
What do you think of the Google Pixel? Have you got it? Do you plan to? Let me know.
Source: JerryRigEverything (YouTube)