Unsurprisingly, the premium built OnePlus 6 was able to pass the full range of practical, quirky, painful and outright unnecessary durability tests with flying colors. There were some initial fears that the switch to a glass rear on the OnePlus 6 might result in a less durable flagship from the company this year, but it doesn't seem to lead to any particular problems. This happens to be the same score as the one that the OnePlus 5T achieved.
Moving on to the bend test, the OnePlus 6 does fine here as well despite showing an unusual amount of flex.
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. Like other phones with Gorilla Glass 5, the OnePlus ended up with deeper grooves on level 7. The manufacturer has added a cushion layer of soft plastic between the glass and metal frame. OnePlus has also bundled a protective case and a screen protector has been installed out of the box to make the smartphone look fresh for a longer time. The rear side of the phone also features Gorilla Glass 5 panel.
It also has a fingerprint scanner and the scan function of the person which works by using the front camera. The screen was then exposed to an open flame, which it survived for roughly 20 seconds, following which the pixels beneath the exposed area stopped responding permanently. The frame of the phone along with the buttons are made out of metal. The selfie camera remains safe under the Gorilla Glass 5 layer.
The Chinese OEM certainly had confidence in its first ever glass-backed design, and Zach's self-proclaimed "semi-scientific review with razor blades" rewarded that trust.