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Google Pixel 7 Pro camera visor raises some issues during its JerryRigEverything durability test

Zach Nelson tests the Pixel 7 Pro's UI out. (Source: JerryRigEverything via YouTube)
Zach Nelson tests the Pixel 7 Pro's UI out. (Source: JerryRigEverything via YouTube)
Google's latest top-end Android smartphone has now made its appearance on the JerryRigEverything YouTube tech teardown channel. The Gorilla Glass Victus- and anodized aluminum-enhanced Pixel 7 Pro might have passed the traditional battery of online durability tests with flying colors - were it not for one of its series' most distinctive and prominent hardware attributes, that is.

The Pixel 7 Pro could have had a better Hallowe'en in 2022, having lost its #1 slot on DxOMark's global camera ratings to the Huawei Mate 50 Pro and all. Therefore, it would not be its best start to this year's winter had it ended its JerryRigEverything session of durability tests in failure. However, while this is not exactly what happened, it seems there are some issues that new Google flagship smartphone's owners might want to keep an eye on in the future.

The 7 Pro held up about as well as many other new top-end smartphones throughout most of the video, scoring a "scratches at a level 6, with deeper grooves at a level 7" quote for itself in the process. Then again, its OLED display did not recover as well from exposure to the flame from a lighter as some others did.

Then again, this was not a big deal compared to what happened when its "absolute unit of a metal camera visorLeaked Google Pixel 7 Pro unboxing video shows off the flagship in the flesh ahead of its debut" came into play. It has an anodized finish in its second generation - which proved seriously easy to scratch right from the start of the new YouTube clip. The smartphone's frame was also found to be made of metal, and also to be a good reason to avoid wearing headphones or earphones while watching this new video.

Furthermore, it also ultimately exhibited the potential to become a weak point when it finally came to the bend test portion of the video. While the 7 Pro did stay on and fully functional during this ordeal, its display did lift in a worrying manner away from the frame, which also split at a juncture with the signature camera hump.

Given that this point also serves as a plastic antenna point, the 7 Pro could, as the channel's host Zach Nelson pointed out, say goodbye to its ingress protection following this part of the stress-test. Therefore, while the new Pixel flagship might survive being sat on by accident, its users might be well advised to be careful with its "all-metal camera cliff" in day-to-day use.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-11- 1 (Update: 2022-11- 1)