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  • This particular video is sponsored by LastPass.

  • Huge thanks to them for making it possible to visit a phone I might not have gotten to

  • test otherwise.

  • Switching phones can be a pain.

  • That's one of the reasons I've stuck with my own Galaxy S8 Plus as a daily driver for

  • so long now.

  • One app that can make switching phones easier is LastPass.

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  • It stores all of your passwords for you so you don't need to write them down or use that

  • same unsecure password for everything.

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  • Whether you're on your computer or your cell phone, the app itself is free.

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  • Huge thanks to LastPass for sponsoring this video.

  • Now, let's jump into the durability test.

  • Let's get started.

  • [Intro]

  • It's time to test the Xiaomi Note 5 Pro.

  • Xiaomi has not always done well on my channel in the past.

  • The Mi5 had a pretty rough day during my durability test.

  • Let's hope this Note 5 Pro, released this year, fares better because this blue is beautiful.

  • Seriously, though, this blue is one of the coolest colors that I've seen on a smartphone

  • in a while.

  • It would be a shame if someone accidentally scratched it.

  • Let's start with the screen.

  • My systematic durability test always includes my Mohs picks to see what the screen is made

  • from.

  • Plastic would scratch at a level 3, which we've seen on some other budget phones.

  • This Xiaomi Note 5 with it's oddly measured 5.99 inch screen had advertised Gorilla Glass.

  • So we should start seeing scratches at a level 6, with deeper grooves at a level 7.

  • Pretty standard so far, especially for 2018.

  • Normal keys, coins, and razor blades won't scratch the front glass.

  • Xiaomi is advertising a 20 megapixel selfie camera on this thing, with something unique,

  • a front facing flash.

  • The far circle on the right is actually an LED, which is nifty.

  • The earpiece is made from a hard metal mesh, and is very securely adhered to the phone.

  • Not bad so far for a budget phone.

  • The volume rocker is made from metal, along with the super small power button.

  • The bottom section of the phone however, is made from plastic.

  • And even through it does include our favorite headphone jack, it's located next to a very

  • much outdated micro-USB slot.

  • This phone was released in 2018 where it's beyond time to move on to USB-C ports.

  • While the bottom might be plastic, the sides are definitely made from metal, along with

  • the SD card tray which can conveniently hold two SIM cards or a SIM and SD card combo.

  • The only thing that would make me more impressed is if this phone could change the channels

  • on my TV...but wait...it can.

  • Built into this phone from Xiaomi is an IR blaster that allows you to control speakers,

  • TVs, projectors, and DVD players, all with that little black remote control LED on the

  • top.

  • Androids can do some pretty cool things.

  • This budget Note 5 Pro does have dual cameras on the back, but no telephoto or wide angle

  • lens, which basically means that the second camera is more of a glorified decoration than

  • anything else.

  • The plastic flash is separate from the protective glass over the cameras, probably to keep the

  • reflections of the flash to a minimum.

  • The slightly recessed fingerprint scanner is scratchable.

  • My razor blade does it's normal damage.

  • It's interesting to note that a lot of fingerprint scanners can survive this exact same abuse

  • and still function like normal.

  • But this time around with the Xiaomi Note 5 Pro, it won't acknowledge my finger and

  • keeps saying that the sensor is dirty.

  • So the fingerprint scanner does fail this time around.

  • Of course this is a bit more abuse than a well cared for phone would normally sustain

  • during a 2 or 3 year lifespan...but that's the point of this video.

  • My phone gets tested so that you don't have to find out the hard way with your own phone.

  • Plus, I draw one fantastic looking bluebird.

  • The end caps of this phone might be plastic, but the center section is definitely metal.

  • This 5.99 inch screen is an IPS LCD display, so we should see the pixels go black and turn

  • off, but hopefully recover and switch back on again.

  • The Note 5 Pro lasted about 9 seconds before recovering completely.

  • Let's see if this Note 5 Pro is structurally durable, or if Tweety gets his head popped

  • off.

  • The first bend had me nervous for our buddy Tweety.

  • There's a very visible and very permanent kink in between the power and volume buttons.

  • Bending from the opposite direction yields a lock out, but no catastrophic damage.

  • There are permanent gaps between the frame and the glass, and the screen is unclasped

  • along the middle, but everything is still alive and functioning.

  • This beautifully colored Lake Blue Note 5 Pro, with it's pretty darn durable bird on

  • the back has survived my durability test.

  • Pretty impressive.

  • And it gets a thumbs up from me.

  • If you enjoy bluebirds, come hang out with me on Twitter.

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  • Thanks a ton for watching and I'll see you around.

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Note 5 Pro Durability Test! - Scratch Burn and BEND tested!

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