See how the Pixel 6a beats up in a tough durability test

Hailed in our in-depth review for offering “a lot of phone for little money” and described by one of our writers as “the iPhone SE for Android you’ve been waiting for,” Google’s recently released Pixel 6a has clearly won the hearts of many who They are looking for mid-range mobiles.

But is Google’s Pixel 6a likely to hold up well to everyday use? Will it be easily scratched during daily activities? Or does it break if you sit on it?

The popular youtuber Zack Nelson, the one from Jerry rigs everything – recently put the $449 Pixel 6a through its (sort of) standardized durability test which features scratches, bends, and even a burnt spot.

You can see how the phone fares in the video below:

Google Pixel 6A durability test! – I can feel it…

After carefully scraping his various tools on the Pixel 6a’s front screen, Nelson can confirm Google’s assurance that he does, in fact, understand the robust, if now quite old, Gorilla Glass 3.

Then comes Nelson’s trusty cutter. Not for the faint-hearted, the YouTuber begins scraping the blade down the sides of his new phone, a somewhat extreme act that reveals a metal frame, though the power button and volume controls are plastic.

As for the lens housing on the back of the Pixel 6a, Nelson notes, “One of the things Google has been good at over the years, aside from collecting every tiny detail of our lives, is the quality of your camera. Scratching the oval-shaped glass that protects the two 12-megapixel camera lenses does little to no damage, though the rest of the camera lens casing is made of plastic and takes a lot of damage when it collides with the cutter blade. boxes.

At this point, the phone is badly scratched, though it’s mostly due to the brutality of the break-in. In fact, with Gorilla Glass and a metal frame, the device should hold up well during everyday use, though Nelson advises owners to get a case and cover anyway.

Nelson then begins to draw a picture of a giraffe on the back of the device in an apparent effort to prove that it is made of plastic and not glass. At this point, he too launches into an alliteration-filled one-act monologue that reveals little about the phone’s durability, but much about the YouTuber’s impressive skill at verbal gymnastics.

Next, Nelson pulls out his trusty lighter and applies his flame to the front screen for a full 20 seconds before any damage is manifested. But as Nelson points out, the chances of a naked flame coming into contact with the Pixel 6a, or any smartphone, during everyday use are highly unlikely. But he likes to do it anyway.

Structural integrity is, of course, more important, which is why the YouTuber eagerly bends the Pixel 6a this way to see if it holds up. Unlike the OnePus 10 Pro that managed to split in half earlier this year, Google’s phone remains intact and in usable condition. About.

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