Nokia 7 PLUS Durability Test – is the ‘Ceramic Feel’ for real?

Nokia 7 PLUS Durability Test – is the ‘Ceramic Feel’ for real?

So Nokia’s over here pumping out phones faster
than Taylor Swift goes through boyfriends, and I’m just trying to catch up with all of
them. I have a Nokia 7 from a few months ago, and
a Nokia 7 Plus from 2018 that’s going to be tested today. Since I don’t need the 7 anymore, I’ll be
giving it away over on my Instagram, and I’ll explain more about that at the end of this
video. This black copper Nokia 7 Plus is the one
we’ll be durability testing today. The entire Nokia lineup have all had some
pretty impressive build quality, and the aesthetics of this dual camera black copper device is
pretty sweet. Right out of the box, the phone feels solid
and has what feels like smooth plastic on the back…but there’s only one way to know
for sure. Let’s get started. [Intro] The Nokia 7 Plus is rocking a 6 inch, 18×9
aspect ratio for the display, which makes it the same dimensions as the Google Pixel
2 XL. And it has Gorilla Glass 3 protecting the
surface, which means that during the scratch test we get very faint marks at a level 6
and then scratches at a level 7. Makes me wonder if the Gorilla Glass 3 was
slightly harder than the Gorilla Glass 5. No physical buttons down at the chin of the
phone. My razor is making no marks on the glass as
we move our way up to the 16 megapixel front-facing camera, also protected with that same Gorilla
Glass 3. The earpiece grille is made from a fine screen-like
material and sits just below the surface of the glass. The screen itself is glued in tight and won’t
ever be falling out on it’s own. I have to admit that the black and copper
coloring of this phone is very eye-catching. Nokia says they anodized the aluminum black
twice to get the bold coloring on the sides. Makes me wonder if the inside of the phone
is copper as well. The edges are definitely metal. You can see the silver aluminum under the
anodizing. The color might come off with a drop or ding. The buttons are also metal. And we even have a headphone jack up top. It’s interesting that the premium devices
these days are now skipping the jack, but the cheaper budget phones are keeping it. It’s got a metal SD card tray, which is nice. The OnePlus 6 does not offer expandable memory,
so that’s a bonus for Nokia. Down here at the bottom we have more copper
colored aluminum, and a USB-C charging port. If the 7 Plus can hold itself together for
these last few tests, it’s turning out to be a good phone for the money. Nokia claims that Zeiss has done some special
stuff with the camera on this phone, and that’s fine. I’ll let other YouTubers review the actual
software – I do hardware. Neither lens has OIS, but there is a 2x optical
zoom which I feel is a useful feature to have then you have dual cameras. Both are protected by glass thankfully. Nokia has used plastic camera lenses in the
past, like on their Nokia 3. The flash is plastic, but that’s fine. That’s defused and doesn’t need to be optically
clear or scratch free. The fingerprint scanner is also located on
the back, directly below the camera lenses and is scratchable. It does sit slightly recessed below the back
panel so it’s not totally exposed. But either way, even with the abuse, the fingerprint
scanner still functions like normal. Thumbs up for that. So far the Nokia 7 Plus hasn’t given me much
to complain about, but if I had to pick one thing, it would be the way they advertised
the back panel material. Nokia said the 7 Plus received 6 layers of
ceramic feel paint. Ceramic and paint are 2 totally different
materials. One could classify as a premium material and
the other one is attempting to use a premium buzzword to make himself seem cooler. One is a level 8 on Mohs scale, and one is
a level 3. You can’t really claim that one feels like
the other when it just isn’t. My razor blade is a level 5 on Mohs scale
of hardness and it was able to draw the YT – freighter that made the Kessel run in
14 parsecs…I mean 12…12 parsecs. There probably are 6 layers of paint though,
like Nokia said. It’s pretty thick, and you can see a glint
of aluminum through the deeper cuts. Either way, it’s definitely still in the plastic
realm. Back on the other side of the phone under
the Gorilla Glass 3, we have a 1080p IPS LCD. And initially, after 10 seconds of flame,
it looks like nothing is happening. But once I slid over to the white background,
we see that the pixels did indeed turn off and stop working. But they are currently in the process of completely
recovering – unlike Anakin after his dual on Mustafar. Now the ultimate test of structural integrity
– the bend test. Applying pressure to the back yields zero
movement. And even flipping the phone around and bending
it from the front…nothing. Nokia has seriously produced some of the most
sturdy bunch of phones I’ve ever tested. The plastic back panel will never crack in
a drop like glass might, and it’s just overall a very well-built phone. I’m impressed. I’ll still be giving away the sealed Nokia
7 on my Instagram. Just leave a comment on the Millennium Falcon
picture I drew during my Art Class with Jerry, and I’ll pick one random person in the next
few days to send the phone to. I’ll leave a link for my Instagram in the
description. Thanks a ton for watching, and I will see
you around.

100 thoughts on “Nokia 7 PLUS Durability Test – is the ‘Ceramic Feel’ for real?

  1. You mostly do durability test of smartphones. We would love to see feature phones tested. Love your videos. Well done 47 !

  2. Nokia 5.1 plus

  3. Issues on charging….?

  4. Hi zack pls teardown your nokia 7+. Pls help us findout why usb c port on this smartphone is not that durable.thanks.

  5. Drop iPhone from 6 inches = smashed screen, drop Nokia from 12 feet on to tiled floor, need new floor tiles.

  6. NOKIA X71 Please, i want to know how about this series

  7. How much is its price?

  8. As an hard core android user I'm glad to see this company rising. They seem really cool! I would never trade it in for my Note 9 but maybe later I will in 3-5 years.

  9. People r paying h 1,499 dollars for a phone with no headphone Jack, exact same things the other phones have, and just a bigger screen.

    Meanwhile you can pay what? 600, 700? For a phone with a bigger screen, no notch invading the screen a HEADPHONE Jack (omg) and better display.

    Take yo pick.

    Btw I dont even have a Nokia I use a Note 9.

  10. 😬 oh that noise

  11. Nokia phones still the best.

  12. Bruh Nokia is soooooooooooo underrated

  13. dont try to bend NOKIA, it will end up you in hospital XD

  14. Honor view 10 please….

  15. Sadly I'm too late to get the nokia 7

  16. Tear down vedio

  17. plz do samsung galaxy a20

  18. So Nokia bringing new phones faster than apple can sell

  19. I'm actually planning to get my mom a new phone and I've been looking at the $300-$400 range. I've been looking at the Samsung A50, Vivo V15, Oppo F11 Pro.. but they all seem to have compromises that I'm finding hard to decide on and they're all made of plastic. Then out of the blue I somehow came across the Nokia 7 Plus. Competitive specs, very classy metal build, Android One and no stupid notch. And the kicker is, I can get it for a mere $233!! I think I've come across a terrific deal here. Zack would approve this purchase, I'm sure.

  20. Fuk u

  21. Deja de romper los celulaaaaaaaaaaaares

  22. Im nokia 7 plus user…
    This is crazy video… Hahaha
    Thanks you

  23. scratching makes him happy

  24. Androids:We Have Triple Cameras.

    Nokia:And We Have Five Cameras.

  25. Can you make a Tear down Video of the unit? Thanks! Thanks!

  26. Nokia 3310 is proud.

  27. I'm still using my Nokia 7 Plus now! I do phone vlogs on my channel using the device. 👌✨

  28. Realmi 3 pro

  29. Nokia 9????

  30. the shades Jerry

  31. What a powerfull fone
    Zero movement on bend

  32. Thanks Jerry, i just bought Nokia 7 plus because this review

  33. Holy, that thing doesn't budge a multimeter, rock solid phone

  34. Where is the teardown

  35. I believe that Nokia Phones are very very durable. I used my Nokia 3310 for 10yrs. I lost count on how many times I dropped the poor thing during the 10 year relationship. I was still using my 3310 even my friends were using android phones already.

  36. Are you nuts ???
    BTW…Good job !!!

  37. Why no drop tests?

  38. My rear camera got minor scratches. How to remove it?

  39. 0:00 best pun 😂

  40. u are so rich

  41. Teardown video plzz

  42. Nokia 8.1 Durability test pls


  44. Nokia 7.1 next. Please! 🙏🙏🙏👍👍👍👊✌️

  45. I like their phones but fark sake, why does all the phone have to be so big??

  46. Nokia 8 sirocco

  47. I like all you're videos I love it keep it up😘😅😍🤩

  48. Been Think of this one and the 8. Rewatched a bunch of review and this test the following day the 7 plus goes on sale …..well ok then.

    Been just under a week with it and omg best damn phone

  49. Made of metal😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

  50. Can you make a teardown of this please

  51. I think the next weapon of johnwick is the nokia 7 plus….


  53. why no 7.1 test?

  54. Didn't need your video to trust Nokia

  55. Watching this in my Nokia 3310

  56. Hey Jerry, my earpiece isn't working on my phone when I get a phone call. Is there a way to replace the earpiece, because my speaker is working just fine

  57. Nokia 7 plus be like: Hey, Don't Touch me.

  58. I'm glad I didn't buy Google Pixel 3a. I'm loving my Nokia 7 Plus.

  59. Like…

    Send from Nokia 7 Plus

  60. Am in between to which mobile should I buy Nokia 7 plus or Samsung A9, am a Nokia fan still using Nokia 6 which lag on most of the things & am afraid to buy any Nokia phones further. Those are using Nokia 7 plus kindly share your experiences.

    Edit: Specially advice on Speed & Performance.

  61. Nokia have great units, im using Nokia 6.1 plus

  62. unbreakble

  63. Please nokia 7 plus battery replacement please

  64. Here's me with my Nokia 7 plus that I actually use, so watching this actually hurts me

  65. Durability test Nokia 8.1 Sir

  66. Nokia 8 sirocco… could you test that phone?

  67. 👍

  68. Nokia 8.1 durability test.

  69. Wichser

  70. Guy is doing Autopsy

  71. You pronounce Nokia weird

  72. Me

  73. legend back

  74. Nokia x71 durability test plz

  75. Viedo durability test viedos nokia x71 plz

  76. Like 👍👍for NOKIA LOVERS
    comments for NOKIA 7 PLUS

  77. Love it

  78. i love headphones jacks

  79. I liked your outline of the Millenium Falcon, although the forward mandible could have been more symmetric (that "ceramic" plastic paint didn't help with that task). Those YT1300 mandibles could hold enormous shipping contaiiners between ship yards. The right one had a floodlight, too small for this scale. The cockpit, aft of the airlock and the boarding ramp, nicely outlined. The rear hold could be more circular, but the dimensions of the phone account for the horizontal compression. The main quarters, with the Djarik table areas are large enough for the purpose. Nice job with a box cutter, Zack!! See you in a parsec, I mean a few secs!

  80. Excellent effort and elaborated very well…. Keep it up…

  81. Legendary phones

  82. Who is here watching on Nokia 7 plus after 1 year?

  83. Nokia 7 plus charging port has failed twice in the warranty period. There screens seem easy to crack also. Jerry should do a drop test with all phones and a side hit test for the purpose of testing easy to crack screens.

  84. Pfff, What happened to you in the past?!

    Hope you didn't had a pet @ home?!

  85. hi Jerry can u test the nokia 7.2 pls

  86. Watching on Nokia 7 plus

  87. 7.2 pls!

  88. Which adhesives to use to fit screen back?

  89. This phone is built like a tank . Ultimate phone .

  90. Watching on my Nokia 7 plus in 2019 😁

    The strength gives it the weight(brick phones 😅😍😎)… Now when i hold other phones, i dread i might drop em due to light weight… XD

  91. The phone is durable but there's arise a charging port problem in more than 50%phones and not only in nokia 7 plus also in other nokia devices

  92. Taylor Swift shots, did she dump you too!?

  93. You are a butcher of accent. It's No-kia and not Noki-a.

  94. Watching it on nokia 7+

  95. Nokia always impressed him

  96. I own a Nokia 7 plus , this video hurt me in so many ways! ShoutOut to @JerryRigEverything

  97. Commenting this using Nokia 7 Plus 🙂

  98. My friend has the Nokia 3.1

  99. do 7.2 please

  100. I wanted a drop test 😭

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