How Durable is the OnePlus 5 for Its Sub-$500 Price Tag? You’re About to Find Out in the Latest Scratch, Burn, and Bend Test

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Jun 20, 2017
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So far, all of OnePlus’ devices comprise up of a solid lineup of materials that give the phones their immense durability. However, the company is boasting that the OnePlus 5 is the thinnest smartphone to date so that winning run might finish off in the latest scratch, burn, and bend test.

A Solid Makeup of Materials Enables the OnePlus 5 to Maintain Its Durability – Winning Run Continues for the Manufacturer

The OnePlus 5 is made up of anodized aluminum, which is why it will feel premium as soon as you remove it from the box. Like all the high-end phones you’ve seen in 2017, this one also sports a Gorilla Glass 5, and a pleasant surprise was that the fingerprint reader is made of ceramic. Ceramic is a material that scratches at a level 8 on the Moh’s scale of hardness, so there is absolutely no way that you will be inflicting scratches on that small area using keys, coins, or even razor blades.

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The entire construction of the phone is made out of metal, along with the speaker grill, so you will not have to worry about this popping out of the phone anytime soon. With the burn test carried out, Zach states that since the phone features an Optic AMOLED panel, a white spot is present in the center of the display and the pixels do not recover, which is consistent amongst AMOLED displays.

The bend test reveals that while the phone flexes, there is no catastrophic damage inflicted, showing that the combination of well-chosen materials has given the OnePlus 5 some solid construction all around. One thing to note here is that the phone does not feature any adhesive around the corners, meaning that it is not water-resistant, so be careful when there are light showers or bodies of water around.

If you want to check out the torture test, we have posted a video at the bottom so let us know your thoughts down in the comments.

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