After about a month of its official launch, the Google Pixel 7 Pro has finally made it to popular YouTuber JerryRigEverything’s chopping block for a durability test. And spoiler alert, the device has some serious structural problems.

The Pixel 7 Pro is entirely constructed out of recycled aluminum, as demonstrated in the JerryRigEverything video. The phone looks classy and gorgeous because the side frame is made of metal and not plastic. However, the video does point out that the rear camera bump is a concern.

Google Pixel 7 Pro durability test

The display, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, served as the starting point for the durability test of the Pixel 7 Pro. We find scratches at level 6, similar to the majority of phones, and deeper markings at level 7. This confirms the phone does indeed have scratch-resistant glass and is often expected from a flagship product these days.

The second portion of the video demonstrates the Pixel 7 Pro’s metal frame, which also houses the power and volume rocker controls. The back camera bump is also constructed of metal but has been painted to give it a distinctive dual-color tone design. However, the core issue is that the bump quickly scratches even after a very brief contact with keys, coins, or any other pocket things. Particularly after paying a premium fee, this looks terrible.

The glass on the back panel is also prone to scratches, and they are very noticeable. The burn test is the next step. Under a flame from a regular lighter, the pixels of the OLED panel burn at the 20-second mark and don’t return to normal. The display is still operational, though.

The bend test comes next in the video. Even while the phone doesn’t bend and split in half, we can hear fractures near the camera bump, and the antenna line flexes somewhat, leaving a permanent bend on the Pixel 7 Pro. This means it’s best to use the phone with a case because the phone’s frame around the camera isn’t very sturdy.


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