Pixel 8 Pro Survives Durability Test That iPhone 15 Pro Max Could Not

The Pixel 8 Pro did neither break nor showed cracks during the infamous bend test.

  • The Pixel 8 Pro aced the much-awaited JerryRigEverything durability test.
  • The Pixel 8 Pro also performed better than the Pixel 7 Pro.
  • Under-display fingerprint scanner continued to work even after scratches.

Google’s newest premium Android flagship Pixel 8 Pro is officially out. It has been available for pre-order since last week and will be available on general sale soon. The smartphone comes with a number of significant upgrades including AI-powered features. The USP of the phone has been Google’s promise to offer software updates for seven years. This is good news for the software side of things but as far as hardware is concerned, Google seems to have done a good job there too.

Pixel 8 Pro Bend Test Result

Popular YouTube Zack Nelson of JerryRigEverything has shared his Pixel 8 Pro durability test video on his channel. The video shows the latest Google flagship go through a series of tests that Nelson has been doing for years now. The good news is it passed the test with flying colours which should leave Pixel fans with a big smile on their faces.

The Pixel 8 Pro comes with a 6.7-inch OLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2. During the scratch test, it performed exactly the way one would expect it to i.e. “scratches at a level six with deeper grooves at a level seven”. The test also confirmed that the phone indeed has metallic frames. The glass on the back panel also passed the scratch test with ease.

The OLED panel of the phone did get a permanent burn mark from exposure to an open flame for 17 seconds. This is not an issue of concern though as it is very unlikely you will find your Pixel 8 Pro in a similar situation during real-world usage. The under-display fingerprint scanner appears to be working perfectly after all the torture.

Now moving to the much-awaited Pixel 8 Pro bend test, the smartphone passed it without any hiccups. This is the same test during which Apple’s newly launched Titanium iPhone 15 Pro Max failed miserably. The Pixel flagship did make creaking sounds when the pressure was applied but it did not snap into two halves. It did not show any cracks in the antenna lines either as was the case with the Pixel 7 Pro last year.

The durability test is not the only place where the Pixel 8 Pro has shined. DxOMark recently rated it as the smartphone with the best display. The phone received an overall score of 154 on the display test. It was the top-ranked smartphone in readability and colour reproduction. The team was also impressed with the display’s visual clarity in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.