After the teardown, now Google’s latest flagship Pixel 3 XL smartphone have undergone a bunch of durability tests. Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything stress tested the handset on video to determine its toughness.
As seen in the YouTube video, the Google Pixel 3 XL was put through scratch, burn, and bend tests by JerryRigEverything. In terms of handling the scratches, the front display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 could handle sharper objects like knife till level five, although the deeper level six in the test scratched the display significantly.
When it came to metal mesh grill covering the front firing speaker, the Google Pixel 3 XL as per video could take sharper knife easily and both grills toughness stood pretty strong. Coming to the scratches on the rear of Pixel 3 XL, the device picked up more scratches than front Gorilla glass.
The rear of Google Pixel 3 XL gets easily scratched and the same has been widely reported by users as well. Google has coated the rear half of Pixel phones with a rubberized material to protect from fingerprints and give it a distinct dual-tone look, although the material gets scratched easily with keys or even coins. The YouTuber said that it picked up more scratches than any of the glossy material used now a days.
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The Pixel 3 XL further went under burn test by the YouTuber. The screen could withstood an open flame for about 30 seconds, however the dead pixels went back to normal in no time. Lastly, the Pixel 3 XL easily passed the bend test. The handset build at last came out stronger than previous year Google Pixel 2 XL.