The just launched OnePlus 3 has received praises from all quarters for its impressive specifications that can give flagships a run for their money. Now, a durability test done by JerryRigEverything has given more reasons for gadget lovers to buy the "flagship killer."
In the torture test done by JerryRigEverything (via PhoneArena), the OnePlus 3 is put under three levels of testing – scratching, heating and bending. When tested with a sharp object, the Gorilla Glass 4 doesn't get scratched until level 6 on a scale of 9. Deep scratch is spotted only at level 7, which is at par with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. Home button, which is made of ceramic, is not scratchable, which means the fingerprint scanner will last longer, and the protruding camera is also resistant to normal scratches. The premium aluminium body is hard and the company logo is well embedded into the body.
The OnePlus 3 is then put under fire test. The AMOLED screen turned white when it is placed in flame for 14 seconds, but it gets back to normalcy in just a few seconds after the fire is put out. It is impressive, as most devices fail to recover after being damaged by heat.
The device is finally bent with two hands both from the front and back. The screen is seen popping out during the test and the handset is left bent but a little pressure from the front side of the phone is enough to get back the normal shape. There is no permanent damage and kinks in metal frame, which is a testament of a good build. It is a tough nut to crack.
The OnePlus 3 has a metal body and sports a 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display with 1,920x1,080 pixels (401 ppi pixel density). It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, an Android Marshmallow, a 64GB internal memory (no microSD card slot), a 6GB RAM, a 16MP Sony IMX 298 Sensor main camera with f/2.0 aperture, OIS, LED flash, 1.12 µm, an 8MP Sony IMX179 front-snapper with 1.4 µm and f/2.0 aperture, and a 3,000mAh battery with quick charge technology dubbed as the Dash Charge (5V 4A).
It is priced at 2,500 Yuan (Rs. 27,999 / $399 / £309).