A few days ago nubia’s Red Magic 9 Pro was officially launched outside of China where it was launched last month. We’ve already put the beast of a game through our usual in-depth review, so go check it out if you haven’t already.
Also, as usual, Zach from YouTube channel JerryRigEverything pulled out his gear and put the Red Magic 9 Pro through the usual ‘durability test’ to see how it held up to scratches, burns and bends.
Spoiler alert: very good, as it turns out. The scratch test is currently the same for all devices except blades. All non-folding screens are covered with glass, and glass scratches at level 6 on the Mohs hardness scale, while deep pits appear at level 7.
As for subjecting the display to an open flame – that’s a serious use case, isn’t it? And anyway, all OLED displays behave pretty much the same in this example, the affected pixels turn white after a while (usually less than 30 seconds or in this case 20) and mostly not. completely in recovery. So far unsuccessful, then.
It’s the bend test that most phones do well, but some do pretty badly from time to time. A handset is far from half the wheel, especially if it’s a gaming phone, and with the Red Magic 9 Pro surprisingly open for fans, we’re excited to see how it performs.
But we’re happy to report that he survived unscathed. It was bent violently from both sides, and nothing happened – the structural integrity was never threatened. That’s commendable, the designers did a great job on this one.