Watch the new Google Pixel 2 undergo a painful durability test

The Google Pixel 2 may be the best small Android phone you can buy right now, but is it tough enough to withstand the inevitable drops and scuffs that come with daily smartphone use?

As he continues his quest to destroy expensive gadgets for the sake of our entertainment, JerryRigEverything has taken his tools to the new Pixel 2 to put its durability to the test.

YouTube’s favourite tech torturer takes on the Pixel 2 with razor blades, lighters, and plain old thumb fury to see how quickly Google’s latest offering caves under pressure.

Brace yourself before you watch the full video below:

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So what did we learn? The Pixel 2’s display can cope with a fair bit of scratching thanks to that Gorilla Glass 5.

But worryingly, once you turn the device around, its premium coating is pretty easy to damage, and the less said about its performance in the bend test, the better.

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