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Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G survives being dropped, bent, cooked, and frozen in fascinating durability test video

The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G was soaked by water jets in the tests. (Image source: Redmi)
The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G was soaked by water jets in the tests. (Image source: Redmi)
Redmi has released an official durability test video featuring its brand-new Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G smartphone. Samples are run through a brutal battery of tests that go beyond simple drop testing, including freezing, heating, and wince-inducing bending. The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G appears to handle everything thrown at it though.
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A fascinating video released by Redmi has shows some samples of the new Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G being battered, manhandled, and frankly put through what looks like a medieval torture device (water jet testing) to make sure the smartphone can handle the vagaries of life. At the beginning, the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is subject to typical drop testing, although the spinning section of this test looks particularly destructive on the Gorilla Glass 5-covered front and back of the phone. But it survives this part only to proceed to even more eye-opening experiments.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is bent and twisted to the point that even watching it can make a viewer wince as you expect it to shatter into a thousand pieces. Hardware buttons are pounded at by machine fingers, and the touchscreen is scrutinized diligently for its gliding properties and sustainability. It’s then off to some oven-cooking and fridge-freezing tests, naturally. Obviously a smartphone like the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G has to be tested for its ability to operate at hot and cold temperatures, but you would hope the average user isn’t planning on adding it to a roast dinner.

Waterproof and dustproof testing comes next, with the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G attacked by circling water jets in a contraption that wouldn’t look out of place in a horror movie. The smartphone is pelted with powder to make sure it can withstand dusty environments, and overall the Note 9 Pro seems to pass the tests with flying colors…although Xiaomi wouldn’t allow the video to be released if the Redmi device had failed miserably at any point. Still, it’s an interesting insight into how a smartphone is tested before it’s greenlit for launch.

Don't try these at home. (Image source: Redmi)
Don't try these at home. (Image source: Redmi)

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Redmi (1/2, Weibo - in Chinese) & SparrowsNews (YouTube)

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Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-11-28 (Update: 2020-11-28)