OnePlus 7 Pro – Hidden Camera Durability Test! Will it Scratch?


With the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus is branching
itself up into the ultra-premium flagship bracket, with crazy specs, motorized camera
and internal 10 layer liquid cooling system. And a screen refresh rate that rivals even
the gaming phones. It has me intrigued…but it is durable? There’s no point in buying a phone if it can’t
survive every day life. OnePlus sent me the Nebula Blue version to
check out. It reminds me of spotlights shining up into
a foggy night sky. It’s got a frosty matte finish. Will the OnePlus 7 be able to survive my durability
test? Only one way to find out. Let’s get started. [Intro] The first thing I noticed out of the box is
the minimal bezels and no notch. OnePlus is calling this a fluid AMOLED and
I’ll get to more of that in a second. But if we take a look up here at the top,
the way OnePlus managed to get rid of the notch was by moving the camera…like literally
adding a motor and moving the camera so it pops out of the phone. I think it’s pretty brilliant. If I push the camera back in manually, I get
a little warning on the screen asking me to politely not do such things, and I’ll obey
for now, but I’ll definitely be back. Let’s start with the scratch test. With the large screen on the OnePlus 7 Pro,
it’s even more important that the glass remains scratch free. My Mohs picks help me visually see the difference
between different types of materials. Normally metal objects won’t be able to do
any damage to a glass screen. OnePlus has been nice enough to include a
legit plastic screen protector on the phone. I’ll remove that so we can test the actual
screen. Flexible AMOLED screens damage at a level
2. Plastic screens scratch at a level 3. Glass scratches at a 5 or a 6. And sapphire scratches at an 8 or a 9. Looking at the marks made by my Mohs picks,
we can start seeing scratches at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7. Very normal for smartphones these days that
are using tempered glass. Up here at the top there is a small sliver
of an earpiece. It feels like it’s made from metal, and sitting
just below the surface of the glass. The motorized front facing camera, which is
only visible while the camera itself is enabled, pops out of the phone like a daisy in springtime. The 16 megapixel sensor is protected with
a little circle of glass, which is good. It means it won’t be getting itself scratched
when sliding in and out of the phone. The front area surrounding the circular camera
lens is made from plastic, but since it’s not an essential or normally visible component,
I’m not too worried about it. Just touching or tapping the camera won’t
make it retract. You have to apply about the same amount of
force as it takes to smash a strawberry to get it to go in. The analogy might be a bit weird, but you
understand where I’m coming from. The sides of the Nebula Blue colored OnePlus
7 Pro are made from metal, including the power button, and the triple slider, which I’m a
fan of. We have the normal mode, vibrate mode, and
totally silent mode. I think every phone should have a switch like
this. The top of the phone exists. The surface of the mechanical camera slider
is made from metal. You can see the silver glinting through after
my scratches. The camera unit itself is also made from metal,
minus the front plastic bit of course. Down on the left side we have a metal volume
rocker and more metal running down the body. Unfortunately for us though, flipping the
phone over to check out the base, there is no headphone jack. The SIM card tray, USB-C and loudspeaker are
all covered in metal. It has a dual SIM card tray, with a slot on
the front and back. Personally, I would rather have a SD card
slot in here, but either way, it does have the red water resistant ring to help keep
liquid out. The back panel is covered in Gorilla Glass
5, meaning the blue color and logos are all protected against scratches, just like the
front screen. On the 7 Pro, OnePlus has the perfect trifecta
of cameras: a 3x telephoto zoom 8 megapixel camera on the bottom, a 48 pixel main camera,
and an ultra wide angle 16 megapixel camera up top. It’s a pretty killer camera set up and I’m
a fan of the extra features. This particular lens combination has everything. But what about the front pop-up camera? As we know, moving parts might pose a weakness
down the road. OnePlus says the motor has been tested over
300,000 times, and I vote we put that to the test. Count with me now…one…two…three…just
kidding. Even if we activated the camera 150 times
a day, it would still take us 5 years to hit 300,000. OnePlus says that if the camera is opened
and sticking up, but then slips from your hands and free falls, the camera will automatically
retract in just a fraction of a second. And it looks like that is indeed the case. The distance between my camera and the desk
is about a foot and a half. And by the time the OnePlus 7 Pro hits my
hand, the camera is almost fully retracted. I’d say it would have time to fully retract
itself in about two and half feet, or 0.6 meters. It’s using the internal accelerometer and
gyroscopes to figure this out. Let me know if you want to see a full on real
drop test of this phone down in the comments…we can check my math. It’s good to see that the camera is protecting
itself like a turtle drawing it’s head back into it’s shell. The best protection against dropping though
is not dropping it at all. One way to fix the smooth, slipper glass surface
is with a textured skin from dbrand. The Hexagonal Swarm skin is one of my favorites
right now, but they have all kinds of colors to choose from. Even Bulletproof Banana is still there. Plus the skins are pretty easy to change up
and swap out whenever you want. I’ll leave a link for you in the description. And thanks to dbrand for sponsoring this video. Yeah, the OnePlus 7 has some impressive features,
but one of the coolest things about this phone is the display. Most smartphones, like iPhones and Samsung,
have a 60 Hertz refresh rate, meaning that’s how fast new images can load. The OnePlus 7 Pro has a 90 Hertz refresh rate,
combined with a 1440p resolution. It’s putting itself right in the same ballpark
as some of the high-end gaming phones, especially if it has that impressive 10 layer internal
heat pipe that OnePlus mentioned. I’ll have to take a look at the insides for
sure. You might be thinking to yourself, ‘Wow, this
Jerry guy is talking forever.’ And you’re right. The flame has been in place for a full 50
seconds with hardly any indication that the phone’s been on fire. Normally, we get permanent burn marks after
about 20 seconds. I highly recommend you don’t take a lighter
to your own phone though. It does melt away the oleophobic coating and
I’ve had a few mothers mad at me for setting a bad example. Don’t do this at home, kids. I’m a professional. OnePlus has added an under screen fingerprint
scanner again this year. We can tell it’s optical by the green light
shining up onto my finger as I set the lock method. I’ll take my deeper grooves level 7 pick to
the glass just to make sure the fingerprint can’t still function when the glass is damaged. And it looks like even with the scratches,
the fingerprint scanner can still unlock. Not too shabby. My durability test is not complete without
analyzing the structure of the OnePlus 7 Pro. Does the camera slot at the top make it weaker? The only way to find out is with a bend test. When bent from the front we get a subtle curve,
but nothing catastrophic. And flipping the phone over to bend it from
the back, we get no glass separation or kinks in the frame. The OnePlus 7 has held up well, and might
just be one of my favorite phones so far this year. I’m a sucker for mechanical parts. I think the mechanical camera unit is going
to look pretty awesome from the inside. The OnePlus 7 Pro clear version is gonna be
epic. Hit that subscribe button, I’ve got some good
videos coming your way. You can see what your phone looks like with
a dbrand skin installed using the link in the description. Come hang out with me on Twitter and Instagram. Thanks a ton for watching, and I’ll see you
around.

100 Replies to “OnePlus 7 Pro – Hidden Camera Durability Test! Will it Scratch?”

  1. This video made me realize….I put my tempered glass screen protector on-top of the pre-installed one…

  2. The OnePlus 3t and 5 series of phones used sapphire glass to protect the back camera lens. Is this still true for the 7?

  3. i hate the sounds when jerrry scratching the sides of phone using cutter blade. Much worst if im using headset.

  4. Bruh… I didn't even notice the screen protector like I did on the 6t…. Totally thought they skipped it this round

  5. You don't need use a knife to scrape the frame paint off, just put it in a oneplus case for a week and then check the corners. Poof, paint gone.

  6. This is a really "dumb" video. People don't do this intentionally. Why not give away a phone or something really mind blowing people look forward to this.

  7. I enjoy watching at the same point being sad hehe😂😆cuz the phone I can't buy has been torture for youtube video but It okay because it's useful

  8. What's good about this big boi is..

    You can now watch PORNS without the FBIs watching you from the front camera! 😁

    I'm serious.

  9. December 2017

    Me: dad my display is flickering and glitching horribly (I had an LG g4 that was given to me my dad has owned it for 3 years and I owned it for 2 years it had a cracked camera that looks like a bullet shot through it)

    1 month later

    My dad: buys me a Motorola Z2 Force

    Me: the happiest person in the world

    January 2019

    (At that point my Motorola had a bunch of scratches and other things wrong with the screen)

    My dad:*buys me me the OnePlus 6t*

    (Oh yeah by the way if you think I'm a spoiled brat well you would be wrong I'm thankful for everything my parents have ever done for me and the life they have given me)

    Me:*watching this video*
    I'll be unboxing this phone two years later or when my phone breaks

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