2021 has seen two gaming phones fail to YouTuber JerryRigEverything’s bend test, with Xiaomi releasing the Black Shark 4, it was its turn to go through the durability test.
The Xiaomi gaming device went through the usual tests namely scratch, burn, and bend test. In addition, Zack of JerryRigEverything tore down the Fun Cooler 2 accessory to take a look at how it works.
The Black Shark 4 has a screen protector pre-installed but its tempered glass display showed scratches at level 6 on the Mohs hardness scale and deeper ones at level 7. This is pretty much expected from a glass panel.
The rest of the frame of the device is metal and features two shoulder buttons on the right side that can be raised via magnets. The display itself survived a direct flame for about 25 seconds before discoloration but it did recover over time.
Despite the Black Shark 4 being the cheapest out of the released gaming devices of the year, it held up impressively well by not giving out in the bend test. It is the first gaming device to do so after the ASUS ROG Phone 5 and Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 bent into and two and three parts, respectively.
Black Shark 4 JerryRigEverything Durability Video
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