The OnePlus 10 Pro was released in China, and while it has flagship specs including a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and 5,000mAh battery, it turns out that it might not be the best phone. most durable on the market. YouTuber Zack Nelson, creator of the popular channel JerryRigEverything, put the OnePlus 10 Pro through his usual durability test, and when he pressed the middle of the phone to try to bend it, it almost snapped in half.
See for yourself – the bend test for the video portion starts at 6:57 (and that’s where the video embedded below should start).
When Nelson first presses on the OnePlus 10 Pro, the back glass begins to crack and numerous cracks appear under the cooker-like camera bump. When it pushes again, these cracks turn into a complete break, causing the top of the phone to begin to bend.
Once the OnePlus 10 Pro is completely broken, Nelson tears off the rest of the back glass to take a look inside the phone. The phone snaps in just above the battery, and it looks like OnePlus’ placement of the cell – the top edge of which lines up with the volume button on the side – helped create the perfect conditions for that Nelson could break it in half with his bare hands. There was also a thinner metal exterior around the phone than he expected, which may have also allowed the phone to break.
While it’s unclear exactly why the OnePlus 10 Pro broke when Nelson applied some force, it’s worth noting that he was going out of his way to try and push the phone to its structural limits. Many average users are unlikely to try to break their phone in half (please don’t try this at home).
But Nelson’s test shows that the phone is susceptible to damage when bent too much, which is something to keep in mind if you want to buy one for yourself. OnePlus did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the video or whether it plans to make any changes to the OnePlus 10 Pro to make it more durable.
OnePlus isn’t the only company that has come under scrutiny for easily bent devices. Some owners have reported that their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones have bent, including The edge Dan Seifert – and internal documents released as part of a lawsuit revealed that Apple knew the phones were more prone to bending than the iPhone 5S. In 2018, Nelson also found that the iPad Pro released that year could break when bent, and Asus’ ROG Phone 5 didn’t hold up well in 2021 either.