The Redmi Note 7 has shot two more audition tapes for Jackass. In the first, Redmi CEO Lu Weibing sends the phone tumbling down a set of stairs. But only after putting it inside a wastebasket and taping it in (what, you’ve never done that by accident?).
The phone fell down 18 stairs in 4 seconds, a total height of 2.7m (9ft), in case you were curious.
The next stunt shows that you can’t skate on the Redmi Note 7, even if you duct tape wheels to it. Though we’re willing to blame the failure on not using enough duct tape.
PS. Unlike the walnut-smashing video here we get to see that the phone indeed survived at the end.
I can see why. Two of their devices (Xiaomi Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3) failed JerryRigEverything's durability tests. Not to mention, even their devices that survived had questionable results on the bend test.
I cant trust these dodgy videos. I will wait for the real tests...
Previous Redmi series devices tend to have build quality that is not all around terrible, but isn't anything to write home about either. They're probably just proud of the new, more durable design.