Nokia 6 is put through a scratch and bend test

Nokia 6 is put through a scratch and bend test
Coming soon to various markets around the world, the Nokia 6 may not be the hottest smartphone we've seen, but it's certainly a very interesting product. If you're thinking of buying the Nokia 6 once it hits the market, you may first want to know just how durable the device is. Luckily, YouTuber JerryRigEverything can already satisfy your (and our) curiosity.

As you can see in the first video embedded below, the 5.5-inch screen of the Nokia 6 doesn't scratch easily - thanks to a sheet of Gorilla Glass 3 that's protecting the front of the phone, putting it on par with many other handsets out there (including some high-end models). The glass covering the phone's rear camera is scratch-resistant, too, while the fingerprint reader - found on the front - is "totally scratchproof."

Since the back and sides of the Nokia 6 are made out of aluminum, these areas are pretty easy to scratch - but that's what you get with most metal-made phones anyway. On the plus side, it looks like the Nokia 6 is extremely hard to bend, being "one of the most solid devices" that JerryRigEverything tested thus far.

All in all, for a smartphone that's going to cost around $250, the Nokia 6 seems impressively solid. Its manufacturing process definitely has a lot to do with that. As the second video embedded below is showing, HMD Global / Nokia Mobile is making its new phones (including the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3) from solid blocks of aluminum that are CNC machined, polished five times, and anodized two times. After that, the handsets have to pass over 600 different tests before being shipped out. Not bad, right?

sources: YouTube (JerryRigEverything, Nokia Mobile)

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1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

A phone (hardware) that can outlive it's OS.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And the Nokia 3310 can outlive a generation!

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

3310 can outlive mankind

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"the Nokia 3310 can outlive the entire human race" FTFY

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

3310 is Chuck Norris' phone.

13. southernzombie

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Archaeologists will dig up a 3310 a hundred years from now and it will still have 72% battery left.

2. htcisthebest

Posts: 437; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Does a lot better than some fragile igadget.

12. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Exact. I still can't believe how dirty Microsoft managed to take Nokia year ago.

3. Rafishant

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Wow extremely strong

6. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I hope more OEM's take notes, next year I definitely see an aggressive attention to build quality, we're running out of road to avoid accident-proofing.

11. crzykiller

Posts: 88; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

By making a phone drop resistant, water resistant and shatter proof (a la moto z force) you remove the need for cases and screen protectors. This is bad for business so it'll be rare that it happens

9. cjmagowan

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 14, 2017

Don't forget the Nokia 5110, it's one of the toughest Nokia phone a long time ago. If we are to compare the late 90's from today, then the Nokia 6 might just be as solidly built as the Nokia 5110 back in the day

10. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Durability shouldn't be questioned when it comes to Nokia.

14. Monty007

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 21, 2017

Nokia 6 built like a Tank !

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