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Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything pu t the Google Pixel 3 XL through a round of durability tests to see how well it stands up to extensive abuse. As seen in the video, de smartphone slaagde erin om bijna elke test die was geworpen op het. Google has touted the presence of Gorilla Glass 5 in the Pixel 3 XL. Nelson in the video showcases a scratch test that uses the Mohs scale to examine the hardness of the front glass panel of the Pixel 3 XL. Scratches on the Google flagship surface at the sixth level of the scale, while some deeper signs appear at the seventh level. Dette er ganske likt som de fleste andre flagships, som normalt modstår scratches til Moh-niveauet seks of hardness. Also, the YouTuber also found that the metal mesh covering both the speaker grills at the top and bottom to be pretty strong.
Coming to the rear end of the Pixel 3 XL, the YouTuber said that it picked up more scratches thanks to a frosted glass layer. Han sagde at det fik scratches mere enkelt enn vanlig glanset glass og like mynter kan forårsake store skader på estetikkene. Men, scratches caused by toothpicks could be wiped off completely. Ook, de aluminiumkanten werden gevonden om in een kunststofachtige coating te worden en zou kunnen worden geschraapt weg met enige kracht. Additionally, the video suggests that the fingerprint sensor’s functionality is not affected even when there are a few scratches on it.
When it comes to the burn test, the screen of the Google Pixel 3 XL withstood an open flame for about 30 seconds before the pixels became completely dead.
While most smartphones come with a glass-metal glass sandwich, there is an apprehension that they would break under pressure. However, the Pixel 3 XL easily passed the bend test. The YouTuber found no flex in the handset, and the bend did not result in any cracks or kinks.