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Here's what OnePlus has to say about OnePlus 10T bend test

OnePlus says the phone met or exceeded internal tests, including a weight being placed in the center of the phone.
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August 23, 2022
TL;DR
  • OnePlus has issued a response after the OnePlus 10T failed a YouTuber’s bend test.
  • The company says that the OnePlus 10T met or exceeded durability testing in its labs.

OnePlus phones made headlines last week once again when the OnePlus 10T was subjected to a barrage of durability tests by prominent YouTube channel JerryRigEverything. Now, the company has responded to a bend test conducted by the YouTuber, asserting that the OnePlus 10T had been thoroughly tested before launch.

“The OnePlus 10T meets or exceeds all of OnePlus’ extensive durability testing procedures, this includes a pressure test where the device is suspended while weight is applied to its center on both its front and back,” the company told Gadgets 360 in a statement.

“The OnePlus 10T has an enhanced structure engineering design and can bear over 45kg [99 pounds – ed] of external force in this test at OnePlus’ lab.”

Disappointing results for OnePlus

JerryRigEverything’s bend test saw the phone’s plastic frame cleanly break under increasing pressure, with this break occurring just below the camera housing but above the batteries. The phone seems to have held up for a little longer than the OnePlus 10 Pro, but the break still occurred in the same area as the Pro model.

This result suggested that the phone’s internal layout didn’t sufficiently account for this kind of bending or that the company’s “enhanced structure engineering design” wasn’t enough to pass the bend test.

It’s worth noting that the bend test is a little extreme compared to real-world scenarios you might face. But it still says a lot about the OnePlus 10T and OnePlus 10 Pro that devices like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, Google Pixel 6 Pro, and Nothing Phone 1 fared much better. So if these manufacturers delivered better results than OnePlus, maybe it’s time for the Oppo-affiliated brand to beef things up.