When the OnePlus 6 was launched yesterday afternoon, there really wasn't a lot that was new - more a process of picking out the few erroneous rumours from the many that proved accurate. All major smartphones are put through the scratch, bend, and burn tests on this channel to see how they hold up. This happens to be the same score as the one that the OnePlus 5T achieved.
OnePlus who also threw in splash resistance this time around, did not have an IP rating to show for it, but the company claims that the phone can withstand splashes and the accidental fall into the sink easily, but cannot withstand a dip into the pool. The narrator begins his video with a scratch test that uses the Mohs scale to examine the hardness of the front glass panel of the OnePlus 6 that comes with Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 branding. With a full 6.28-inch 19:9 display together with a notch, offering an 84% screen-to-body ratio, the screen is obviously the biggest highlight of this device.
It also offers the same near bezel-less design as many of its more-expensive competitors, with OnePlus shaving off the top and bottom bezels still present on its 5T predecessor. The OnePlus 6's metal, painted frame, which helps it survive falls, doesn't fare as well in the scratch test.
Coming towards the burn test, the screen of the OnePlus 6 withstood an open flame for about 20 seconds before the pixels become completely dead.
Olsson has made all five wallpapers available to download in high-resolution, so you don't have to have a OnePlus 6 to enjoy them. The frame remains intact and the glass is unshattered. Any concerns about the glass back leading to a less durable flagship have been done away with in the video.