OnePlus 6T has officially been launched after an unending array of rumors and leaks that groped it. The Chinese maker OnePlus has launched OnePlus 6T in its mega launch event held in New York on October 29. I know that the specs and the design are great but how does the new smartphone fares when subjected to a scratch test, bent test, and fire test. Jerry from the YouTube channel ‘JerryRigEverything’ posted a video after testing the new OnePlus 6T and here’s everything you need to know about it.
OnePlus 6T features a large 6.40-inch optic AMOLED edge-to-edge display with waterdrop notch. The front camera is hidden beneath the front glass and the front speaker grille is fused at the bezel and its size is almost negligible. Proceeding to the scratch test, remember that the OnePlus 6T features the new Corning Gorilla Glass 6 which is subjected to multiple falls without shattering whatsoever. When tested, Jerry found out that the display started getting slight scratches when a level 6 Mohs hardness pick was used to scratch it. Again, deeper grooves were recorded when scratched with a level 7 pick. Note that the level 8 and 9 pick is sapphire while the level 10 pick is diamond so it is safe to assume that OnePlus 6T has passed the scratch test with flying colors.
Since the in-display fingerprint scanner is new on OnePlus 6T, an unusual amount of scratches above the display wouldn’t cause any harm to its reception to don’t worry about it either. OnePlus 6T uses green light to illuminate the finger since the green color is more efficient in detecting the grooves and ridges to register a fingerprint.
The OnePlus 6T is made up of front and back glass with anodized aluminum which is quite durable to withstand daily wears and tears. This time, OnePlus decided not to equip it’s new smartphone with a headphone jack and instead, it offers the new OnePlus Bullets V2 USB-C earphones for which, you need to pay additionally.
The previous OnePlus 6 used a technique called glass frosted where the OEM would frost the inner side of the glass which allowed the back panel’s color and the logo intact and unaffected with scratches and whatever it might be subjected to but OnePlus 6T comes with back glass frosted exterior which is similar to Google Pixel 3/3 XL and it is susceptible to scratches that marks that won’t go off easily and sometimes, not at all. The frosted glass needs a little level 3 peak to leave a permanent mark which is similar to when the ordinary keys rub against it’s back leaving a permanent mark and it is annoying.
Further, Jerry undertook a bend test and luckily, OnePlus 6T shimmered here with a little flex but not permanent deformation and not even a slight tilt. Finally, the OnePlus 6T also cleared the fire test when Jerry pointed a lighter against its display for 30 seconds and the pixels came back to life almost instantly so that’s 3 out of 4 if you count one less point for its scratch susceptible back panel.
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