OnePlus 6T durability test: scratches don't bother the in-display fingerprint reader

Peter, 29 October 2018

The OnePlus 6T was unveiled just minutes ago and it already had to face the JerryRigEverything durability test. Not just that, Zack was at the event in New York and he disassembled the phone in front of a live audience.

Back to the durability test. The phone has Gorilla Glass 6 on the front, which gets minor scratches at a level 6 and deeper ones at level 7 of the Mohs’ scale. The thing to worry about here is that the in-display fingerprint reader needs a clear view of your finger through the glass. The good news is that it seems undeterred and works just fine even with a badly scratched glass.

What about the glass on the back? The Midnight Glass back has a frosted finish and softer metals leave traces that can be wiped off. Harder metal will leave permanent scratches, however, so you still need to be careful.

The video concludes with the bend test – how tough is the OnePlus 6T? Well, we don’t want to spoil the ending, so hit play.

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Great phone for a really good price. Nicely done oneplus.

S9??? Yes brand new cost 900 to the copy cat brand Samsung. This brand new cost 550. After 9 months like now is S9 it will cost mmaybe 400 so is cheaper than copycat Scamsung. Rather have Oneplus with pure android than Samsung with tons of bloa...

  • Anonymous

Depends. I prefer older Gorillas then new Gorillas ;) New Versions increase drop strength, but also easier to scratch. Long ago, its feasible to go screen protector free, and be careful not to drop it. But now, screen protectors are a must....