The OnePlus 9 Pro survives gruelling durability test despite its dual-cell battery design
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The OnePlus 9 Pro has passed through JerryRigEverything's hands, and it did not result in a total failure as was the case with the ASUS ROG Phone 5. On the contrary, OnePlus' latest smartphone appears to be a well-built handset, and one that should not bend or break if you accidentally sit on it, for example.
The device did flex when JerryRigEverything attempted to bend it, but there was no lasting damage. The OnePlus 9 Pro has a dual-cell battery design and antenna lines placed along its sides, similar to the ROG Phone 5. Fortunately for OnePlus, neither of these proved weak points as they were on ASUS' latest gaming smartphone.
The in-screen fingerprint scanner remained usable after JerryRigEverything scratched the display with a tool that corresponded with a 7 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Hence, the fingerprint scanner should still work after a few years of using the OnePlus 9 Pro without a screen protector, provided that you do not damage the screen itself.
In short, the OnePlus 9 Pro holds up to abuse just as well as the OnePlus 8 Pro did last year. However, it will be interesting to see how the OnePlus 9 fares, as this has a plastic frame like the OnePlus Nord. The OnePlus Nord highlighted the problem with using plastic frames in smartphones, as the Redmi Note 10 recently did, too.