Few have probably destroyed more mobiles than Zack Nelson on the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, where he tests the durability of smartphones in various ways. Nelson has now subjected the OnePlus 10 Pro to harsh treatment.
The test is not scientific and may have limited meaning, as it does not always reflect the stresses phones are subjected to in real life. That being said, the OnePlus 10 Pro turned out to be a foldable in Nelson’s informal bend test. When pressing hard with the fingers and bending towards the back of the device, the back panel cracked.
With the same stress facing the screen, the phone went off in the middle, just below the camera module and above the battery. This does not necessarily mean that the OnePlus 10 Pro is at risk of bending during normal use, but may be worth bearing in mind (especially for the 6% who have their phone in their back pocket).
Some may remember the so-called “bendgate” surrounding the Apple iPhone 6. Many iPhone 6 owners suffered from bent designs, and court documents later revealed that Apple’s internal tests showed that the iPhone 6 Plus was 7.2 times more likely to bend than the iPhone 5S.