The OnePlus 10T, a small update to the OnePlus 10 Pro introduced back in January, was just recently unveiled by OnePlus. If you recall, Zack Nelson of the well-known YouTube channel JerryRigEverything performed a hard bend test on the latter, and it split into two parts. The business has modified the new model’s structure in certain expected ways. There are no antenna lines that compromise the device’s structural integrity, despite the move from metal to plastic and the weaker Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Additionally, OnePlus has moved the location of a camera sensor and a flash unit. But will the OnePlus 10T be able to withstand the Zacks durability test with just these changes? Check it out.

Test for Durability Oneplus 10T Zack typically starts his evaluation of a phone’s durability by scratching the screen. Glass screens start to scratch at a Mohs hardness level 6 and develop deeper ridges at level 7. At the end of the day, glass is glass, whether it’s Gorilla Glass 5 or Gorilla Glass Victus. In the scratch test, the OnePlus 10T performs just as well as the OnePlus 10 Pro.

The new type, as was previously mentioned, has a plastic frame that a Zacks knife can simply cut through. This is only one of many shortcomings compared to the aluminum-framed OnePlus 10 Pro. The new phone has Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, but virtually every other aspect—including the display, cameras, and battery—has been downgraded. Even the alert slider is missing. It’s obviously much less expensive as well, so that’s fine.

Advertisement With the OnePlus 10T’s plastic frame, OnePlus could do without antenna lines. Metals interfere with cellular signals, thus phones with metallic frames have minute plastic lines on the body to prevent interference from the uninitiated. However, the new phone’s volume rocker and power button are also composed of metal.

Another significant decrease from the IP68 on the Pro variant is the IP54 designation for dust and water protection on the OnePlus 10T in the US. However, the SIM tray appears to be protected from water, which is excellent. The burn test proves the screen is AMOLED because the pixels turn white when exposed to Zack’s lighter flame.

In the bend test, THE ONEPLUS 10T HOLDS BETTER THAN THE PRO MODEL. Finally, it’s time to address the issue that has been ignored. Does the OnePlus 10T’s small redesign and structural tweaks prevent it from shattering into two pieces? The phone, however, bends from the back without breaking or cracking. At this moment, the OnePlus 10 Pro had already given up. But the new phone also fails when twisted from the front. It fails along the camera bump at the same location as the earlier one. There seems to be a fundamental issue with the design of the OnePlus 10 series phones. The video below allows you to see it for yourself.

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