Torture tests reveal what a smartphone is capable of withstanding during everyday use. As is the norm these days, the new Google Pixel 2 has now been put through a series of tests to check its durability. Google’s latest flagship devices come with an all aluminum body with a premium hybrid coating giving it a sleek look. The smartphones also come with IP67 rating making them water-resistant. With that out of the way, let’s see how the Pixel 2 survives these torture tests.
Scratch test: The video starts off with a scratch test on the Google Pixel 2. The screen managed to remain unscratched until level six on the scale from 2-6, with a deeper groove at level seven. The scratch test was later tested on front camera and speaker grilles as well. The speaker grilles were left intact without scratches. The front camera, which is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 was left scratch-less. Moving to the back of the device, the test saw the fingerprint sensor scratched easily, but they didn’t affect the working of the sensor. Apart from that, volume rocker resisted scratches, but the power button is made up of plastic which chips off easily.
Burn test: Moving on, the Google Pixel 2 also survived the burn test leaving a white burnt patch on the screen. When the flames touched the OLED display, that particular spot turned white after 15 odd seconds. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2 XL marred by screen burn-in issues: Report
Bend test: The final test that was performed on the Google Pixel 2 was the bend best. The test, as JerryRigEverything puts is adding injury to insult. The video sees the Google Pixel 2 being bent by applying pressure in the middle of the phone. The first flex to the device splits the phone completely from the downside. According to the YouTuber, Google has placed the plastic antenna line right at the place of the volume rocker, making the area weakest. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL review roundup: A look at what reviewers say