Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro’s durability put to a test

Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro’s durability put to a test

Last year we witnessed the bend test performed on Asus ROG Phone 5 by Zack on his YouTube channel JerryRigEverything. The outcome of that particular test was brutal as the phone just snapped like a twig. The brand unveiled the ROG Phone 6 Pro back in July, and the fans have been curious to see how the phone will fare when put through the same durability test.

We seem to be in luck, Zack finally got his hands on the ROG Phone 6 Pro, following the simple maxim “better late than never”. If you are curious to know what happened to the phone, sit tight and click Play below.

The Gorilla Glass Victus on the front begins to scratch at level 6 on the Mohs scale, and at level 7 deeper grooves appear. This is relatively usual at this point. Then it is established that the sides are made of metal and intriguingly, the buttons are detachable. Glass covers the camera bump, and when held up to a lighter flame, the AMOLED screen lasts for roughly 30 seconds before becoming completely black.

However, the bend test is disastrous. Another ROG Phone effortlessly snaps in half on the first attempt. It’s interesting that the screen doesn’t break, even if it gently bends to the point where it becomes useless (perhaps due to the Gorilla Glass Victus at work). However, the back is simply damaged.