OnePlus 8 Pro Survives Fire and Bend Tests, Teardown Hints at Easy Repair

The OnePlus 8 Pro flexes a bit in the bend test, but survives without any damage, clinks, or cracks.

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OnePlus 8 Pro Survives Fire and Bend Tests, Teardown Hints at Easy Repair

Photo Credit: JerryRigEverything

OnePlus 8 Pro teardown shows the copper wireless charging

Highlights
  • OnePlus 8 Pro battery comes out easily
  • White burn marks recover soon on the OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8 Pro has deeper scratches at level 7 on Moh’s scale

OnePlus 8 Pro durability tests and teardown have been published by JerryRigEverything's Zack Nelson, giving us a look at the phone's insides. His durability testing shows that the phone survives the fire and bend test, although scratches on the screen do appear at level 6 of the Moh scale. In his teardown, Nelson describes the OnePlus 8 Pro insides as the ‘best looking phone guts' he has seen in a while. The OnePlus 8 Pro is IP68 rated for dust and water resistance, and rubber rings for ingress protection are seen all over.

Starting with the durability test, the OnePlus 8 Pro is seen scratching at level 6 on the Moh scale with deeper groves at level 7. The earpiece sticks solidly in place, and Nelson's attempts to damage it were unsuccessful. The metal sides scratch easily with the sharpie, and rubber rings are seen on the SIM-tray and the USB Type-C charging port. Even after scratches, the fingerprint scanner seems to work without much difficulty. The OnePlus 8 Pro passes the fire test. It does get a white burn mark after 30 seconds of continuous exposed flame, but recovers completely in a short time. Lastly, the OnePlus 8 Pro flexes a bit in the bend test, but survives without any damage, clinks, or cracks. You can watch the full durability test of the OnePlus 8 Pro below:

Coming to the teardown, Nelson uses heat and sharp metal knife to remove the back panel. The internals look quite neat, and he describes them as ‘the best looking phone guts seen in a while'. The copper wireless charger stands out first with large circular windings to manage the 30W wireless charging capacity. The loudspeaker houses sound dampening balls to make the audio sound bigger than it is. The main 48-megapixel big sensor and the 8-megapixel depth sensor come with optical image stabilisation. The battery is removed without much effort indicating at easy repairability. One of the heat pipes is situated between the display and the blue aluminium frame, and Nelson had to pry open the display to see it. The optical fingerprint sensor is also exposed in the teardown, and the entire video can be seen below:


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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent build quality, IP68 rating
  • Bright, fluid display
  • Very good rear cameras
  • Solid overall performance
  • Great battery life
  • Fast wireless charging
  • Bad
  • Selfie camera could be better
  • Excessive rear camera bulge
Display 6.78-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 48-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4510mAh
OS Android 10
Resolution 1440x3168 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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