After the introduction of a new high-end phone, it’s time to take the phone through rigorous testing. JerryRigEverything takes a closer look at the Huawei P40 Pro in its durability tests this time: does the device resist the knives and the fire?
Huawei P40 Pro torture tests
Viewing a torture test is always painful, this time we see how JerryRigEverything puts his Huawei P40 Pro on the rack. Sebastien took a detailed look at the device and concluded that it was the perfect camera phone, but it doesn’t get much more than the perfect camera phone.
Due to sanctions from the US government, the device misses the Play Services, so you have to jump through all the apps you want to install. Whether the build quality is as successful as the cameras on this phone, we will find out in the torture tests of JerryRigEverything.
What makes the Huawei P40 Pro very special is the screen that is curved on all sides, so it can also feel finer to wipe the screen from all sides. Is the screen just as strong as all other high-end phones, such as the Galaxy S20 Ultra?
JerryRigEverything started his tests with a special Mohs test, with which you can measure the hardness of the screen. Scratches were only visible from the sixth bar, while the seventh material type will cause deeper grooves in the glass panel. With these results, Huawei is in line with its competitors.
Since the introduction of the in-display fingerprint scanners, JerryRigEverything has taken the time to test how these scanners perform when the screen is scratched. On the Huawei P40 Pro, the scanner performed as before after applying the scratches; no changes are noticeable.
After applying the necessary scratches, the flame test is carried out. The screen of this P40 Pro turned off all OLED pixels under the flame after about 30 seconds, after which they were partially restored. However, a (final) white glow remains on the place of the flame.
Huawei also manages to keep its standards high in the bend test of the P40 Pro by minimal bending of the device, but no visible damage has been caused by the bend test. In the video, JerryRigEverything also mentions the antenna on the side of the device.
Most of the time, the antennas on phones cause structural integrity issues – but that turns out not to be the case on the Huawei P40 Pro. In any case, it is clear that the high-end phone from Huawei does not have to remain on the shelves due to questionable build quality.