OnePlus Nord has been put by means of JerryRigEverything’s sturdiness take a look at and it appears to have handed the scratch take a look at, however yielded throughout the hearth and bend checks. The OnePlus Nord succumbs to stress with its internals cracking by means of and the cellphone being rendered ineffective after a substantial quantity of stress is put onto it. The OnePlus Nord is the corporate’s new mid-range machine, and the sturdiness take a look at reveals some compromises needed to be made to fulfill the aggressive value level. The cellphone was launched in India final week.
Zack Nelson of JerryRgEverything begins the OnePlus Nord sturdiness video test by scratching the floor at totally different ranges. The cellphone is seen scratching at degree 6 on the Moh scale with deeper groves at degree 7. The OnePlus Nord has Gorilla Glass 5 safety up entrance. He observed a plastic buffer layer between the entrance glass and the body of the cellphone including further safety for infrequent falls.
Apparently, throughout the sturdiness testing, it’s found that the OnePlus Nord doesn’t have a metallic body. It has a silver anodised coating to create the phantasm of a metallic body, however the body is definitely plastic. The facility button and the change are made out of metallic although, and the again of the cellphone is fabricated from glass. The SIM tray is seen to have ingress safety for added security.
Throughout the hearth take a look at, the OnePlus Nord pixels begin to go white after about 20 seconds of steady flame. These pixels by no means absolutely recuperate from the warmth, Nelson says. Scratches do not appear to have an effect on the effectivity of the optical fingerprint scanner, which is nice.
Nonetheless, throughout the bend take a look at, OnePlus Nord structural points are highlighted, with a noticeable kink proper after the primary stress was utilized. After Nelson places extra bending stress on the cellphone from the entrance, a snap is quickly heard, and the body close to the quantity button appears to have cracked. Quickly, the show goes kaput, rendering the cellphone ineffective. The outside glass at the back and front doesn’t get any cracks, however the inside show beneath the glass succumbs below stress.
Nelson notes that the stress he placed on OnePlus Nord ‘is not regular’ and a cellphone is not put by means of that form of stress throughout on a regular basis use. Nonetheless, he advises OnePlus Nord customers to maintain their telephones in a secure place when getting into an excessive scenario, and possibly keep away from the again pocket.