The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL made their retail debut today, arriving at Verizon retail stores, along with pre-orders from the Google Store making its way into eager customers' hands. Also, like clockwork, since a new device has been released, it's customary for it to be pushed to its limits with a durability test.
The JerryRigEverything YouTube channel wasn't wasting any time and dug its tools into the soft exterior of the handset. The display fares well like most units, but the rear of the device takes damage due to its hybrid outer shell. While this level of abuse will most likely never occur during a normal day, it is good to know what the Pixel 2 can and can't handle.
Similar to the LG V30, the rear fingerprint sensor stops functioning when scratched and, as a final blow, the phone manages to split when put through the bend test. According to the source, the fracture occurs where an antenna line is placed. While this is a bit concerning, it is unlikely that most will put this much pressure on their Pixel 2.
If interested in purchasing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, both are available from the Google Store and Verizon.