Jack Neilson, the author of the YouTube channel jerryrigeverything once that is known that is testing smartphones for durability. This time he checked the Google Pixel 2.
Based on the body of the phone is metal frame with hybrid coating, the smartphone is protected according to IP67 standard.
Pixel 2 features a 5-inch OLED display that covered with Corning Gorilla glass 5. The test showed that the first scratches begin to appear on the sixth level on the Mohs scale of hardness. Glass other flagship smartphones such as the iPhone 8, Galaxy Note 8 and S8, have a comparable level of durability.
Metal protective grille covers the top and bottom speakers on the front panel.
During the presentation, Google described the latter as “all-aluminum housing with premium hybrid coating”.
Test scratches to rear panel, done with a razor, showed that the hybrid coating is relatively easy to scratch. Under it appears the metal frame of the smartphone. On the manufacturer’s website says that the body of the Pixel 2 is completely metal. According to Nielson, the technical characteristics of the device, he found that the smartphone is covered with paint which can chip if dropped. Leather or denim fabric can paint Pixel 2 to your color.
The fingerprint scanner ceases to operate properly if it is scratched.
Pixel 2 had also been exposed to fire. The author of the video used the device over the flame of a lighter for 15 seconds. The display remained white spot, which has disappeared.
Test showed that the rear panel is divided in that place where there is a plastic antenna. This means that Google has installed the antenna in the middle of the metal frame, which is the weakest part of every smartphone.
Recently blogger also tested LG V30.
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