Huawei Mate 10 Pro Durability Test Starts The Year Right

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is probably one of the more controversial phones of 2018, but not because of the phone itself. 2018 started badly for Huawei when, just days, maybe even hours, before its proud announcement, AT&T pulled out from its partnership with the Chinese company, reportedly due to political pressure. That hasn't stopped Huawei from offering the phone in the US, albeit without carrier perks and strings, with pre-orders starting this week. And for those who want to get their hands on this flagship, JerryRigEverything has just proved it to be one of the most durable phones of 2018.

Granted, it's actually the first phone he tested in 2018, which isn't surprising since we don't expect this year's stars until a few months from now. He did already test the Huawei Mate 10 last year, but not all phones, even from the same OEM from the same generation, are created equal. Fortunately, these two are.

The screen tests these days have become a bit boring. Never mind the practically useless burn test, even scratch tests have become rote with everyone using Gorilla Glass protection. Everyone except those with shatter proof but not scratch proof screens, that is. And with more phones sporting glass backs, that's pretty much the same story on the rear side as well. Except for the plastic covering on the fingerprint sensor. Fortunately, that still works even after having been severely scratched, unlike some other high-end phones.

The bend test is probably the most important part of JerryRigEverything's durability show. And here, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro passes with flying colors. No flex or bend from either front or back. It would be interesting to see how it does on a drop test but, with few exceptions, he doesn't exactly do those.