Weve come to actually get pleasure from YouTuber JerryRigEverythings smartphone sturdiness exams. They offer us a complete look into the supplies chosen for smartphone fashions and the bend take a look at provides us normal thought of how properly the telephones are constructed on a structural degree.
The newest system to bear this sturdiness take a look at is the HTC-made Google Pixel 2. That is the smaller mannequin with a 5-inch show.
The speaker grilled are fabricated from metallic, which is an enchancment over the fabric-like materials discovered on the first-generation Pixel.
The Pixel 2s show is fabricated from Gorilla Glass 5, which scratches with the Mohs hardness degree 5 and 6 picks. This is identical case with the front-facing digicam, which sits behind the identical glass because the show.
Whereas lots of the more moderen smartphones have been coming with back-sides fabricated from glass, they’re extra resilient to Zacks razor in opposition to scratches. So you may think about that the Pixel 2s metallic physique with matte end didnt do properly in opposition to the razor. Zack attributes this to the Pixels Premium hybrid coating, which was briefly touched on on the MadeByGoogle occasion.
Googles web site even mentions that colour from denims or leather-based might even switch to this coating and that the coating may chip when dropped. One thing to think about when deciding whether or not it is best to get a case for it or not. Whereas many fingerprint scanners that Zack scratches work after they meet his razor blade, the Pixel 2s was rendered ineffective. That is solely an issue for those who plan to scrape it with a blade.
Lastly, skipping forward to the bend take a look at, the Pixel 2 doesnt completely fail, however the body did cut up proper the place it put a plastic antenna line insert subsequent to the nanoSIM card tray. Placing such an insert have to be strategic or the telephones structural integrity may very well be compromised.
Whereas the telephone didnt make Zacks shelf of disgrace, it barely handed his sturdiness take a look at. The takeaways from this endurance take a look at is youll most likely wish to throw the Pixel 2 in a case or pores and skin to stop the coating from rubbing on different supplies or chipping when dropped.
The Pixel 2 XL is constructed in a different way than the Pixel 2 with its 3D glass, which the smaller mannequin doesn’t have. We’ll be ready to see how the Pixel 2 XL does in Zack’s sturdiness take a look at.