Nokia 8 scratches, burns, doesn’t bend in comprehensive torture test

Nokias of the past have, over the years, received an almost ridiculous amount of praise for their solid construction. But does the newly revived Nokia brand still retain the same traits now that it’s slapped onto Android smartphones? If we go by a durability test undergone by the Nokia 6, then the answer is a resounding yes.

But what about the new flagship? We’re talking about the Nokia 8, of course. To find out how durable it is, leave it to YouTube channel JerryRigEverything to perform a comprehensive torture test, as usual. Here it is, embedded below for your viewing pleasure.





In case you can’t watch the video, here are the highlights. The front glass scratches exactly as easily as you’d expect Gorilla Glass 5 to, no surprises there. Similarly, when a flame is applied to the screen the pixels it touches go black after ten seconds, but since it’s an LCD they fully recover once the flame is extinguished.

The back of the phone is aluminum, which means a razor blade will scratch and damage it. The entire back camera section (which also features the LED flash) is covered by glass, so it won’t scratch as easily as if it were plastic.

Moving on to the most important part, the Nokia 8 does not bend. Not from the front, not from the back. This despite the fact that it uses 6000 series aluminum, which Apple had to give up on and replace with a 7000 series alloy in order to not have its handsets bend. The shape of the aluminum inside the Nokia 8 contributes to its durability. So for now, Nokia’s legacy is intact – at least from this point of view.