JerryRigEverything is a YouTuber who tests the durability of smartphones and he recently did a Google Pixel durability test. His durability tests includes Scratch test, Burn test and Bend test. You can read the result of his tests and watch his video below.
Google Pixel Scratch Test
Jerry has a set of picks that helps him know where the screen falls on Mohs scale of hardness. The Google Pixel with Gorilla Glass 4 starts scratching at a level 6 and gets deep scratches at level 7. Which is normal because Glass usually starts scratching at level 6.
The back glass panel of the Google Pixel is slightly softer than the front glass panel as Jerry’s razor blade was able to leave some scratch marks on the back glass panel. The metal part of the body is made of aluminium and is not easily scratched by keys or coins.
The fingerprint scanner of the Google Pixel is not covered by Glass or anything. It has thin rubberish coating and can be scratched easily. But that is not a big problem because even after getting deep scratches the fingerprint scanner keeps working 100 percent of the time.
Google Pixel Burn Test
Google Pixel Bend Test
The display of Google Pixel was able to last about 11 seconds under the flames before turning white. But, it was not able to fully recover from it and left a white mark on the screen.
Google Pixel was able to pass the bend test very easily. And according to Jerry, the Google Pixel could be very well built and most durable phone of 2016.
The phone has zero flex when being bent from the screen side of the phone. The screen of Pixel bulges out a little bit when pressing from the back but it goes back to its place with no harm.
You can watch the video created by JerryRigEverything and also subscribe to his channel on YouTube to see more durability tests.