When potential customers want to check out the sturdiness of a phone before spending hard-earned cash on a purchase, they usually turn to YouTube and watch some sort of drop test.
As it turns out, young smartphone maker OnePlus is well aware of that, which is probably why the company has recently published a video that details a OnePlus 3 aerial drop test from no less than 750 feet up in the air.
To demonstrate the build quality of the OnePlus 3, the company dropped a unit from an airplane flying at about 750 feet above Mimizan, France. As you can see for yourself by watching the video below, the phone has miraculously survived this insane drop test.
At this point, it should be noted that the phone actually landed on a grassy plain. Most likely, the story would have been very different should the OnePlus 3 have dropped on harder surfaces such as asphalt of concrete. But then again, only the newest Corning Gorilla Glass 4 promises to protect phones against drops from about shoulder height.
Sure, surviving a 750-feet-high is an impressive feat that speaks highly of the phone’s build quality, but you definitely shouldn’t try to replicate this test on your own.