YouTuber JerryRigEverything earlier posted a video of him doing a scratch, burn, and bend test on the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. It wasn’t received very well, particularly because of users questioning the legitimacy of the video. Some claimed it was “fake” because they couldn’t see any logos on the back as well as other reasons. As a result, JerryRigEverything is back with yet another bend test video to clear the air.
In this new video, he thoroughly explains why the Nexus 6P’s structural integrity is so poor, which is because of the use of dovetails and a couple free-floating pieces of aluminum. When it comes to actually bending the handset a second time around, guess what? He breaks it yet again with little effort. Who knew?
There are two takeaways from this video. The first being that when you set out to break something, you’re going to break something. After all, what do you expect to happen when taking a hammer to a car window or a wrecking ball to a tower?
Secondly, some of this is Google and Huawei’s error. Sure, you cannot expect to design your phone in a way to stop people from bending it or taking a hammer to it, but it should be designed in a way that there aren’t any major structural flaws, simply to prevent bending in the pocket or from any other real-world encounters.
All in all, the Nexus 6P bends, but that doesn’t make it a bad smartphone. It’s uniquely designed, but sports some of the best specifications on the market. Not to even mention how clean and slick the stock interface is. If you’re looking for the Google experience, the Nexus 6P might be something you want to consider. If you’re looking for something that has plenty of durability, then looking for a more rugged device will suit your needs.