Watch This Flagship Android Phone Get Snapped In Half

It makes a sickening crack when it splits apart. Shudder!

11/05/2015 09:35 am ET | Updated Nov 05, 2015

What happens if you try to bend the Google-Huawei Nexus 6P smartphone? Well, quite simply, it breaks apart with a sickening crack. 

On Tuesday, Zack Nelson from YouTube's JerryRigEverything posted video of a fresh-from-the-box Nexus 6P undergoing a durability test: Both sides of the phone are pulled downward while upward pressure is applied to the middle, forcing the device into a V shape before it snaps in half.

The video had been viewed over 370,000 times as of Thursday morning.


The Nexus 6P, built by Huawei and marketed by Google, was unveiled last September as part of Google's new flagship smartphone lineup. According to Nelson, the device suffers from several "fatal structural flaws" that make it especially vulnerable to bending, and he explains these in depth in the video. 

"Durability test videos like this aren't a waste of time," Nelson says at the end of the footage. "They will spark change in the cellphone industry. If nobody caught flaws, improvements would never be made."

A representative for Huawei did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post.


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