If you’re the type to enjoy brutal videos of new devices getting put through the ringer, we finally have a torture test on YouTube for the OnePlus 3.
The video does a very brief overview of the build of the device and even compares it to the Galaxy S7, but then very quickly moves into trying to destroy it.
The good news is that it actually holds up pretty well to scratches, with the Gorilla Glass screen only scratching with extremely hard test picks. The home button, which is made of ceramic, doesn’t scratch easily at all. The camera lens is the same way.
The back aluminum doesn’t fare so well. It’s just metal, so a box cutter brutalized the back of the device.
The burn test (yep, that’s a thing) has a lighter held up to the device to see how long it takes to damage the AMOLED display, and if you’re wondering, it lasted 14 seconds before pixels starting turning white. However, after being removed from the heat, the pixels regained their color and went back to normal.
Lastly, the OnePlus 3 got bent out of shape, but it didn’t break. The screen almost popped out of the frame which is terrifying but the back of the device didn’t warp at all and the screen could easily be popped back into place. It worked fairly normally after all of the abuse.
So if device durability is a big factor for you when deciding what phone to buy, OnePlus actually did a pretty great job here. The Gorilla Glass does its job well, and all of the other materials that OnePlus used are fairly sturdy. That’s good news for anyone that wants to buy a phone and hang on to it for several years before upgrading again.