- The OnePlus 10 Pro is now released in China, and while it has some appealing headline features like a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and a 5,000mAh battery, this may not be the most robust phone on the market.
- The popular YouTube series JerryRigEverything, Zack Nelson, put the OnePlus 10 Pro through his regular durability test. When he pushed on the phone’s center in an attempt to bend it, it split nearly in half.
- On the other hand, Nelson’s test indicates that the phone is susceptible to fracture when bent severely, which is something to keep in mind if you’re contemplating getting one for yourself.
- When asked about the video and whether the OnePlus 10 Pro’s durability will be improved, the company did not respond.
The OnePlus 10 Pro is now available in China. While it boasts impressive headline features, like a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 engine and a 5,000mAh battery, it may not be the most durable phone available. Zack Nelson, founder of the famed JerryRigEverything channel on YouTube, ran the OnePlus 10 Pro through his standard durability test. When he pushed on the phone’s midsection to attempt to bend it, it cracked nearly in two.
See for yourself – the bend test for this film segment begins at 6:57 (which is also the start time for the attached video below).
How the OnePlus 10 Pro broke in half:
When Nelson first presses the OnePlus 10 Pro, the rear glass begins to shatter, with most of the cracks appearing behind the phone’s stovetop-like camera hump. The fractures become complete breaks when he pushes again, forcing the phone’s top section to flip over.
Once the OnePlus 10 Pro is completely smashed, Nelson pulls off the remaining rear glass to access the phone’s inside. The phone cracks directly above the battery. It appears that OnePlus’ location of the storm — whose top edge aligns with the side volume button — helped create the ideal circumstances for Nelson to fracture it in half with his bare hands. Additionally, there was a thinner metal shell surrounding the phone than he anticipated, contributing to the phone breaking.
While the specific reason why Nelson’s OnePlus 10 Pro broke is unknown, it’s worth noting that he went out of his way to test the phone’s structural boundaries. It’s improbable that many regular users will attempt to split their phone in half (do not attempt this at home).
However, Nelson’s test demonstrates that the phone is prone to breakage when bent excessively, which is something to consider if you’re considering purchasing one for yourself. OnePlus did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the video or whether the company aims to increase the durability of the OnePlus 10 Pro.
OnePlus is not the only firm criticized for its easily bent products. Some users complained that their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones twisted, and internal papers published as part of a lawsuit proved Apple was aware the phones were more prone to bending than the iPhone 5S. Additionally, Nelson discovered in 2018 that the iPad Pro introduced that year might crack when bent, and Asus’ ROG Phone 5 did not do well in 2021.