Huawei P20 Pro put through stringent tests; Will it survive?

Huawei P20 Pro looks good on brochure, but is it good in terms of durability

    Huawei recently launched the P20 Pro smartphone in the market. The device was widely appreciated by the users and reviewers. The smartphone comes with some top-of-the-line specs and camera capabilities. Now a YouTube channel that goes by the name of JerryRigEverything has put the device through a series of stringent tests. But will the device withstand these tests? Let's find out.


    The Huawei P20 Pro's tempered glass screen holds up to level 5 on the Mohs hardness scale, before showing scratches at level 6 and deeper grooves at level 7. The device's performance in the burn tests is impressive as it lasts up to 20 seconds under the lighter before showing any signs of damage.

    When the device is put through a bend test, the device easily bends and the cracked glass is evident. The glass cracks from the same area damaged by the 7 Mohs lvel engraving. This also means that the glass wouldn't have broken without the initial damage.

    These tests also include scenarios that usually don't happen in the real world - the P20 Pro isn't intended or likely to have such pressure applied to its display. But this doesn't deny the fact that the P20 Pro is comparatively disappointing in terms of durability. Its competitors such as Galaxy S9 had no issues due to its thick glass.

    Besides, the company has reportedly started developing its own alternative to Android, reports South China Morning post.

    Huawei hasn't lost its license to use Android, but another Chinese smartphone maker ZTE has almost lost it. This is forcing other firms in China to come forward and built something of their own, considering the growing tension between China and the US. Android is currently the most used mobile platform across the world, but other companies have been working to develop their own operating systems for the past few years. Samsung has shelled out a good amount of cash and R&D on its Tizen platform, though it hasn't appeared on all Samsung phones, and now reports suggest Huawei is on a similar path.


    Huawei's OS hasn't been released yet, and while there's no known reason why, it's most likely that the platform lacks third-party support, or maybe it's just not mature enough compared to Android or iOS. 

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