OnePlus 10 Pro snaps in half! Here’s why it failed the bend test like no other recent flagship

The OnePlus 10 Pro miserably failed the durability test

Highlights
  • OnePlus 10 Pro fails in the bend test, snapping in the middle and becoming completely unfunctional.
  • The device passes JerryRigEverything’s scratch and burning tests though.
  • OnePlus 10 Pro is expected to debut globally and in India next month.

OnePlus 10 Pro is the company’s latest flagship offering and is set to be unveiled in the global markets and in India next month. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset, 50MP triple cameras, 80W fast charging support, and a 2K AMOLED 120Hz display. While it finds its way to the global markets, noted YouTuber Zack from JerryRigEverything — who is quite popular for his teardown and durability test videos — decided to test the OnePlus 10 Pro’s durability to see how well the device holds up during screen scratches, burning, and bend tests.

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The OnePlus 10 Pro, thanks to the Gorilla Glass Victus on top, holds well even at level 6 on the Mohs hardness scale, with deeper grooves at level 7. The sides are made from aluminium. Even if there’s no IP rating, the SIM card slot has a water-protective gasket. Moving on, the burn test is also as expected, with the AMOLED screen lasting for about 40 seconds until it gets a burn mark by a direct flame from a lighter.

As things go smooth thus far, a twist in the tale pops up when the phone fails the bend test. The back of the phone cracks first when it’s bent from the front and when bent from the back, it snaps in the middle and completely dies. This hasn’t happened very often in the last few years considering how smartphones are built like a tank but what happened with the OnePlus 10 Pro is a complete surprise and makes us wonder about this durability.

In the video, Zack says the structural design of the smartphone is the reason behind it snapping in half so easily — the battery runs length-wise across the phone, leaving just the siderails to take the entire force of the snap.

OnePlus 10 Pro specifications

OnePlus 10 Pro sports a 6.7-inch 2K Fluid AMOLED LTPO 2.0 display with a 120z refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, HDR10+, MEMC, up to 480Hz touch response, and a punch-hole camera. There is a 32MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats and runs on Android 12 OS with OxygenOS custom skin out of the box. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, Dolby Atmos, and Hi-Res audio.

The handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage that isn’t further expandable. The OnePlus 10 Pro has triple cameras on the back, with a 48MP primary sensor with an LED flash, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 150-degree FoV, and an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, OIS, and 3.3x optical zoom.

There is a 5,000mAh battery with 80W SuperVOOC wired fast charging, a 50W AirVOOC wireless charging, and reverse charging support. It measures 163 × 73.9 × 8.55mm.

Key Specs

OnePlus 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 | 8 GBProcessor
6.7 inches Display
48 MP + 50 MP + 8 MPRear camera
32 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
★★★★★
★★★★★
Display
★★★★★
★★★★★
Software
★★★★★
★★★★★
Camera
★★★★★
★★★★★
Performance
★★★★★
★★★★★
Battery
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pros

  • Stylish design 
  • Gorgeous display
  • Excellent performer
  • Capable main camera

Cons

  • No IP rating
  • Assisting cameras not the best
  • Expensive
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