Oneplus Nord Fails the Durability Test, Crack Under Pressure

Oneplus Nord is one of the most anticipated and hyped smartphones of the year. The newly launched Oneplus Nord is cheaper than the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, and to get that price, Oneplus has made some compromises with materials and components of the device. The Nord comes with a less powerful Snapdragon 765G SoC, lacks the telephoto camera, and comes with a plastic frame instead of a metal one.

The last one is the biggest differentiator to the metal-framed OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro when it comes to durability. During JerryRigEverything’s routine durability test, the frame of the phone cracked, causing hefty damage to the internal display of the Oneplus Nord. Though the Gorilla Glass at the front and back of the smartphone survived the bend test, the internal display got the worst impact.

Just like any other smartphone with a plastic frame, Oneplus Nord’s least structurally-sound spot also appears to be right underneath the volume rocker. The rest of the durability tests of Oneplus Nord went as usual.

Zack Nelson, the man behind JerryRigEverything, starts the durability test of the Oneplus Nord by scratching the surface at different levels. As usual, the Oneplus Nord’s display too started to scratch at level 6 on the Moh scale with deeper grooves at level 7.

[AdSense-A]

Interestingly, during the durability test, Zack discovered that the OnePlus Nord does not have a metal frame. It has a silver anodized coating to create the illusion of a metal frame, but the frame is actually plastic. But the power and the volume buttons are made up of metal and the SIM tray is seen to have ingress protection for added safety.

During the heat test, the OnePlus Nord pixels start to go white after about 20 seconds of continuous flame and they never fully recovered. As the Oneplus Nord comes with an optical fingerprint scanner, the scratches on the display of the smartphone don’t seem to affect the efficiency of the sensor.

Though it would be hard to replicate a similar kind of durability fails in the real world, it is still advisable for the OnePlus Nord users to keep their phones in a safe place when entering an extreme situation, and probably avoid the back pocket.

Related

Samsung announces ‘Unpacked: Part 2’ event for the Galaxy Z Fold 2

Samsung held the second major "Unpacked" event on August 5 this year. The Korean tech giant took the wraps off 5 new devices in...

OnePlus Nord: 3 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to skip

It's rare to see a smartphone get the world hooked to its arrival unless its an iPhone. But the Oneplus Nord seems to be...

Apple Starts Manufacturing iPhone 11 in India

Foxconn has begun assembling the iPhone 11 units in India, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted on Friday. The company is manufacturing the...

iPhone 12 launch date revealed, MacBooks with Apple chips coming in October

According to a reputable tipster, Apple is will be launching the new iPhone 12 series in an online event on September 8. Although nothing...

Asus ROG Phone 3 Goes Official with Snapdragon 865+ SoC, 144Hz Display

If one hyped smartphone launch wasn't enough this week, Asus has taken the wraps off its next-gen Gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone 3. Design-wise...

Related Articles

India Bans 118 Chinese apps including PUBG, WeChat and more

As the tensions between India and China escalates, India’s Ministry of Information and Technology (MeitY) has issued a fresh list of Chinese apps that...

The 12-inch MacBook to be the first with Apple’s ARM CPU

According to reports, the 12-inch Macbook is returning with the company's new ARM-based CPU. Apple announced the launch of the upcoming Mac devices with...

Samsung announces ‘Unpacked: Part 2’ event for the Galaxy Z Fold 2

Samsung held the second major "Unpacked" event on August 5 this year. The Korean tech giant took the wraps off 5 new devices in...

PUBG Mobile Updates its Privacy Policy in India

If you are a PUBG Mobile fan, you may be worried that the game could be banned by the Indian Government anytime soon. In...

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here