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- JerryRigEverything has subjected the OnePlus Nord to a sturdiness take a look at.
- There seem like a number of sacrifices within the design, together with its capability to bend below extreme stress.
- The supplies additionally aren’t fairly as premium as they give the impression of being.
The OnePlus Nord affords various telephone for the cash, however there seem to have been a number of sacrifices to design within the title of that coveted sub-$500 value.
JerryRigEverything (aka Zack Nelson) has put the Nord by means of a sturdiness take a look at that reveals simply the place the machine falls brief. Most notably, the body is a relative weak level. It’s plastic, regardless of the metallic look, and Nelson managed to not solely snap the body throughout his customary bending take a look at, however break the telephone outright.
That doesn’t occur with “most” examined telephones, Nelson mentioned, though he careworn that he was subjecting the telephone to irregular quantities of strain. It shouldn’t snap in your pocket, then, however you’ll wish to keep away from significantly tough conditions in case you don’t have a tough telephone case. We’ve requested OnePlus for touch upon the take a look at.
There are a handful of different considerations. While the show glass held up moderately nicely (it didn’t break even when the underlying display screen did), it’s produced from Gorilla Glass 5 and will scratch extra simply than newer, stronger formulation. You’ll additionally wish to keep away from excessive sustained warmth if you wish to shield the AMOLED display screen, very like you do with different telephones.
Nelson maintained that the Nord continues to be a “good telephone,” and that sturdiness is only one issue to contemplate whenever you’re making a purchase order. All the identical, the take a look at is a reminder that lower-cost handsets continuously contain a number of design compromises. It’s only a matter of the place these compromises are, and whether or not or not they have an effect on on a regular basis use. You’ll most likely be nice with the Nord — simply pay attention to its limitations.
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