At the beginning of the week, we showed you a video that was all about drop and scratch testing Google’s latest and greatest, the Pixel 8 Pro. And today we’re back with a slightly different kind of ‘durability testing’, this time from JerryRigEverything.
As usual with Zach’s videos, there’s a screen scratch test with no unexpected results. Then the metal frame is scratch tested, and is found to indeed be made out of metal. The display gets a permanent burn mark after being subjected to an open flame for about 17 seconds, and then it’s on to the main event.
The bend test. Perhaps surprisingly, since it seems to have identically-placed antenna lines to its predecessor, the Pixel 7 Pro, the Pixel 8 Pro remains fully rigid. The Pixel 7 Pro didn’t snap in half like some other phones, but did get way too flexible for comfort right under the camera visor. The Pixel 8 Pro is much improved, with barely any flex at all. So despite the similar looks on the outside, there are definitely some welcome changes to the inside structure.