OnePlus 3 passes the torture chamber test: gets scratched, heated and (somewhat) bent

OnePlus 3 is one of the best value-for-money handsets you can currently buy in the US, as it offers a Snapdragon 820 chipset, 6 GB of RAM/64 GB of storage, and a 16 MP optically-stabilized camera, plus almost-stock Android Marshmallow experience at the price of $400. Granted, the screen purists will scoff at the unnatural AMOLED display hues, and battery life is just below average, but at this price point, some things had to give. 

There is one extra advantage of owning a OnePlus 3, it seems, which could only be revealed when the phone is put through the usual torture chamber of scratching, heating and bending. It seems that the OnePlus 3 is one tough nut to crack, and it will keep on ticking even if you apply significant pressure trying to bend it at the weakest frame point of the volume rocker. On the other hand, it scratches pretty easily with a sharp knife in hand, but, still, what doesn't.

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Hmmm oneplus did their homework quite well this time!!

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

No one... I said, no one in his right mind would try to bend his phone, light it up with a lighter, put it into a blender or smash it with a hammer... Nor anyone would put his phone in a microwave, soak it in cocacola, boil it in charcoal or shoot it with a shotgun... WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS KIND OF TORTURE TESTS, really? Just bragging rights? Why no drop test? Scratch test? Water resistant test? High temperature test? Around here, temperature can get over 45 Degrees in summer so its very important to see how the phone behaves and how much battery life suffers in hot climates... Wish I had that kind of money... Who wouldn't love to smash a $1000 phone with a hammer? Or perhaps wipe his arse with a $100 bill, eh?

3. AlikMalix unregistered

I think they get full coverage insurance on these, after destroying them, they get buncha hits on youtube, and it only costs $50 to $100 deductible to get it replaced - then do it all over again...

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