The LG V20 goes through scratch, bend, and burn test

The LG V20 goes through scratch, bend, and burn test
YouTube's JerryRigEverything has put the new LG V20 through a scratch, bend, and burn torture test. We get to observe that the LG V20 comes with a pre-applied screen protector that was removed for the purposes of scratch testing. The glass covering of the screen proved durable enough that no coins or keys will be able to scratch it. However, LG used plastic for the top and bottom of the front panel, which means these parts might scratch easily.

Still, the speaker grill and buttons are made of metal, so they ought to prove rather sturdy. The V20's back panel, though, is made of metal. The material is durable, but prone to scratching by objects such as keys. The test involved scratching the fingerprint scanner too, which still worked after the procedure. The camera lens has a protective cover as well, but it may still scratch and potentially shatter if there are small abrasions.

In the burn test, the V20 lasted for about six seconds before the display started turning black. It recovers quickly, though. As for the bend test, the V20 seems to flex a little more than the V10, but it doesn't break easily. The back panel and the battery did pop out a little during testing, but the phone still functions and doesn't snap.

It looks like those thousands of durability tests have proven their merit, for the V20 is indeed a reasonably durable smartphone. However, putting in a protective case is still recommended if you want to preserve it in its best shape and form.


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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(14.17h talk time)



1. ninawka

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Don't keep anything in the same pocket as your smartphone! It's that simple! Then it won't be scratched by keys or coins.

2. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Or get a case, but choose wisely.

9. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Haha, I was thinking the same thing. Nothing guys in my pocket with my cellphone. That's just common sense 101.

4. shnibz

Posts: 517; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

That is a rule of life

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Yup! Usually when I go out, I have my wallet, keys and the phone goes with the purse and the keys on the other. And I don't put my wallet in the back pocket...i don't like it there :D

3. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1278; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Scratch test is OK. Even bend test is understandable to some extend. But why the burn test???

5. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

You might have it next to a Note 7?

7. shield

Posts: 870; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

of this can be by more than bend v10, it is the thickness. V20 has a 7.6 mm V10 8.6 mm.

8. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Pixel did extremely well. The bend test was horrible look at that flex.

10. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Ok, this kind of crap needs to stop, stop being made and stop being watched. I get simple drop and minor scratch test from everyday objects, but what is the point of an aggressive scratch, bend and burn test? Just for the views? Use that money for other things, donate it to charity, eat an expensive meal whatever, just stop giving phone companies money for nothing. Especially TechRax, that guy probably gave Apple 10s of thousands of dollars for iPhones just to destroy them.

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