OnePlus Nord Durability Test Sacrifices were made. So there’s a new phone out, you’ve probably already seen it. The one plus Nord. It’s a little bit different than the normal one plus phones we’ve been saying
deviating from the gradual increases we usually see, they brought it back down to a pretty fair 400 Euros, which is about $460 right now, if they were being sold in the United States, which, it’s not. I’m a massive fan of the color inside the box. Underneath the welcome letter is a free soft clear rubber cane, with a frosted diamond design on the back. Probably going along with that North compass theme that the name Nord is based on, and it’s even got a little water-resistant plug flappy thing for the charging port. Extra protection is always a good thing going deeper.
I have the 30-watt European warp charging brick. I’m not sure why one plus isn’t selling the door here in the USA. It’s kind of like they’re avoiding the United States like we have the plague or something. Oh. Oh yeah, ., I think my favorite part of the new Nord phone, though, is its case selection. One plus teamed up with the Brandon knight to make a custom one plus case for the Nord with a blue battery that matches pretty darn well with the blue glow. This video isn’t sponsored, by the way, and I wasn’t paid anything for helping them out with the case design, nor do I get any commission from the sales of the case. It’s just a fun little project between friends, and I think it turned out pretty well. I’ll leave a link down in the description if you want to snag one for yourself. Anyway, let’s get started.
If cases aren’t your thing, of course, we still do have the regular tear down the skin, same transparent design in a sleeker form factor, and without that drop protection. Traditionally, I think the skin looks pretty cool under that clear rubber case as well. It’s pretty awesome of one plus to let us be involved in the design process. Now, we know the one plus Nord is a cheaper phone this time around, and to get that lower price point, sacrifices do have to be made, sometimes try even gifts to durability.
Lucky for us, one plus has included a free screen protector on display.
I’ll peel that off. So, scratch test. Remember, these most pics help us differentiate between plastic trash scratches a little two or three and glass with scratches five or six, and of course, Sapphire, which is level eight or nine. The one plus Nord uses glass five, which starts scratching at level six with deeper grooves at level seven. I think this robin’s egg blue is one of the most eye-catching colors we’ve seen this year. There are cameras on the front, a 32-megapixel regular selfie camera, and an eight-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, where you can fit more people in, you know for when it’s safe to take selfies in groups again, which for the rest of the civilized world is right about now and in the USA might be next year.
There is a nice little black plastic buffer layer between the front glass and the phone’s frame. Always good to see this kind of cushaw, drink, a little more than Middlewood if it’s ever dropped. And it makes excellent curlicues. I am speaking of metal, though. This one plus nor does not have a metal frame, the frame has the silvery shine of anodized metal, but it’s just painted over plastic. You can see my razor blade carve chunks that are the lower portion of the phone, leaving the black plastic exposed, not necessarily a deal-breaker. Of course.
we just haven’t seen it plastic phone in quite a while. The volume rocker is made from metal. You can see this silver shining through from underneath my scratches. Making a phone out of plastic does save money. One plus just decided to use the Nord budget to improve the phone’s internals rather than the external drive. The SIM card tray is also made from plastic and still includes the water-resistant rubber ring around the opening.
The phone’s right side is also a plastic child with a middle power button in the intermediate mute switch, which I’m still a massive fan of, And up at the top, more plastic.
The back of the phone is glass, my resume does no damage, and the logos are safe on the underside of that class one plus is calling this a quad-camera setup with a 48 megapixel main stolen from the one plus eight. There’s also an eight-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a five-megapixel depth camera, along with a two-megapixel macro camera down at the very bottom. It’s always nice to have options, and they’re all protected to do scratch-resistant glass. I am speaking of glass. Under the front slab is a 6.4 inch 1080 DPI display with a 90 Hz refresh rate, which is a nice improvement from the standard phones with their 60 hertz. And we can see from the screen going white after about 25 seconds, and never fully recovering, that the display is amyloid testing out the screen fingerprint scanner, also a perk for a phone this price. We can tell it’s an optical scanner by the way this screen lights up to illuminate my fingerprint through the glass ultrasonic fingerprint readers like on the Samsung phones don’t raise extra light.
After reading some level seven more profound groove damages, my fingerprint can still be read and unlock the phone every single time. Excellent work, one plus gets a thumbs up for me. Even though my hands are covered in that glitter paint.Remember, smartphone durability isn’t everything is just one of the many aspects to consider when buying a phone.
Try protective case can solve many structural issues, and the one plus Nord does have some structural issues, no major happens with the first bend from the back even though the phone was left a little kinked. It’s only when bending from the front that we hear the first No.I try not to get spooked when my phone cracks, but I am only human. It turns out it was the frame near the volume button. And once that last shred of the structure was gone to the screen was soon to follow. The interesting thing to note here is that the entire phone still mostly files. The exterior class is not cracked at all on both the front and back surfaces. It’s just the interior display underneath the glass that’s broken cracked like a potato chip robin’s egg. The gorilla glass on the outside of the phone is still damaged and shattered.
I saw something similar to this happen on a $5,000 TV one time, but that’s a different story for an extra day. The one plus Nord is not going to break all on its own. Of course, the amount of stress I’ve put on phones isn’t standard by any means. Still, the Nord should indeed try to stay out of extreme situations and avoid back pockets. Most phones that pass through my tests do not end up breaking it. Hardcase is always a good idea, no matter what phone you own. With this one plus Nord, I’d say Hardcase is trying and read the opinion. Remember, this video only focuses on the durability aspect of the phone. And even though the one plus Nord failed my durability test, it still is a good phone. Like I said before, durability is only one aspect to consider.