OnePlus 5 faces the dreaded scratch and bend tests

Peter, 21 June 2017

At 7.25mm, the OnePlus 5 is the company’s thinnest flagship. Its battery capacity didn’t suffer, but what about the phone’s rigidity? Also, the screen protection was upgraded to Gorilla Glass 5 (up from GG4 on the 3/3T), did that improve scratch resistance? As usual, digital drill sergeant JerryRigEverything is ready to put the new flagship through its paces.

In terms of the Mohs scale, there is no improvements in scratch resistance – both glasses slightly scratch at a hardness of 6 and more noticeably at 7. The ceramic Home button (and fingerprint reader) proved tougher and did not scratch. The anodized aluminum back is ready for some roughhousing with keys and coins, which failed to leave a permanent mark.

Does the OnePlus 5 pass the bend test? No spoilers here, just hit play.



Reader comments

  • Svafn1r

But... It doesn't have a 4K screen?

  • AnonD-321277

The 4k makes this phone dumb. Is it even running the whole ui in 4k and all videos?. Who makes a 4k screen with a 3000mah battery? Sony has no clue how to make a phone they just put a 3-year design with the new specs and the head of mobile design sai...

  • AnonD-321277

They too have low ram? I want at least 6gb or stock Android. or I'm not paying more than 350