With “bendgate” lighting up the Internet the past couple weeks after new iPhones got into the hands of consumers, OnePlus has released a video that shows some of the quality tests that their smartphones undergo to try to ensure the devices will survive life in the wild. The video shows eight different tests that OnePlus smartphones are subjected to as part of the company’s quality control protocols. Possibly taking a shot at Apple, OnePlus starts the video off with the Sit Test which appears to try to simulate the device being in someone’s pocket when they sit down. The test applies 25kg (55 lbs) of “weight” 1,000 times in an attempt to see whether the device will bend or break.
Other tests include:
Screen Drop Test – each device is dropped flat 40,000 times from a height of about 2 inches;
Tumble Test – the devices are placed in a machine that appears to simulate a dryer, with the devices tumbled for one minute or 150 cycles;
Impact Test – the devices are dropped from 1.2 meters (≈3.9 feet) on both the edge and a corner with the drop being repeated twice on each surface;
USB Stress Test – with the USB charging cable plugged in, the cable is nudged 3,000 times in each direction;
Ports Durability Test – the USB cable is plugged and unplugged 10,000 times while the headphone jack gets the same treatment 30,000 times;
Weather Test – the smartphone is subjected to 10 minutes of simulated rain;
Heat Test – the device is placed in 55 degrees Celsius (131 degrees F) for four hours.
You can check out the video below to see how the tests are automated.