YouTuber JerryRigEverything is back with a new phone put through torture tests to prove durability. This time, it s the Google Pixel 2 XL that has to prove its sturdiness. Before we get into the details about how Google Pixel 2 XL fared in the tests, a gentle reminder that the Pixel 2 XL is made out of Gorilla Glass and aluminium, just like every other high-end phone these days. But the company has coated the aluminium with a textured finish. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting cardAlso Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android users Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
Scratch test: The video starts off with a scratch test on the Pixel 2 XL. The screen managed to remain unscratched until level six, which is the popular YouTuber’s scale for scratch resistance. The scratch test was later performed on the front camera and speaker grilles as well. The speaker grilles were left intact under the body of the phone. On the other hand, the front camera too did not show any scratches as it is placed under the Gorilla Glass leaving it scratch-less. Moving to the back of the device, the test saw the fingerprint sensor was scratched, and though the test left deep marks on it, the sensor still seemed to work fine. Apart from that, the camera lens was attacked, which again remained unscathed, thanks to Gorilla Glass 5. Coming to the body, the test left scratches leaving it permanently damaged. Jerry recommends that you not put your keys and phone together in one pocket. The same goes with the volume rocker and power button that scratched the anodized metal off the body.
Burn test: Moving on, the Google Pixel 2 XL also survived the burn test leaving a yellow burnt patch on the screen. When the flames touched the OLED display, that particular spot turned white after 10 odd seconds. Jerry points out that the Pixel 2 lasted 15 seconds in this scenario.
Bend test: The bend test has been one of the most popular ways to ascertain how the new flagships fare when pressure is applied in the middle of the phone. The YouTuber tries very hard to bend the phone but the device didn’t actually break when compared to the Pixel 2. The Pixel 2 XL proved to be much more durable with some flexing and pressure.
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