Zack, Also known as JerryRigEverything on YouTube, has posted a video testing the durability of Honor’s newest sub-$300 smartphone. The Honor 6X is a low-to-midrange device available from Honor, Huawei’s other brand that targets to the younger crowd. Check out our full review of it here.
If you don’t know what Zack’s durability test comprises of, a smartphone is tested for durability against scratches on every exposed surface of the subjected smartphone including glass, buttons, earpiece, and various materials that the phone is made of.
Here are a few key takeaways from Zack’s testing:
If manufacturers want to build a sturdy phone, the back panel needs to be physically attached to the frame at multiple points to add some strength… There are plenty of screws in the Honor 6X, Huawei just has to stick some of them through the back panel.
So there you have it. If you want to protect your Honor 6X, you might want to invest in a good screen protector and maybe a case. Otherwise, you can let it get beat up and just replace it in the future. Some folks like to buy phones at this price range to avoid having to worrying about protecting a $700+ smartphone.
This is not surprising or shocking at all. A phone sold for $249 you can't expect that they use very high quality protective material. They based it strength on good performance. Considering it's price it's a good performer. Now honor 8 sold at $400 ...
Isn't it ironic that a smartphone named "Honor" goes into the shelf of "Shame"? :D Anyways, I really think Zack should put on some safety gloves while doing his bend test.
The preinstalled protector seems thick enough so I don't think the scratches will come through. Mine also has some scratches on the screen protector but they're all just minor ones.