The screen of the Nintendo Switch OLED model is not very resistant to scratches and damage in general, and for this reason, it is recommended to use a screen protector. This is demonstrated by the YouTuber JerryRigEverything, known for his smartphone durability tests, in a new video published below.
Nintendo Switch OLED Screen Durability Test Rated 2/10 for Scratch Protection
The Nintendo Switch OLED, the new version of the Japanese giant’s popular hybrid console, has already arrived in some international markets, with this, many users are already managing to unveil the launch’s novelties, in addition to knowing better the supposed improvements that Nintendo has implemented.
This week, JerryRigEverything YouTube channel put the console through a durability test and found out some interesting things about its construction.
JerryRigEverything sacrificed a new Nintendo Switch OLED to understand exactly how durable its display is. The answer? Not a lot. The YouTuber has in fact discovered that although Nintendo says it is made of glass, the resistance of the screen is equal to that of a plastic one.
In the scratch test, he notes that the protection level only reaches the level of 2 on a scale of 10, and encourages users to buy a screen protector.
“Unfortunately, what we’re seeing here are scratches at level three and deeper grooves at level four, which means this new OLED screen has a surface layer of plastic,” he said. “It is good to know that the OLED screen is soft so that we can avoid putting it in situations where it can be damaged by coins, keys or other metal objects.”
When scratching and cutting the buttons, the YouTuber found that they are still made of plastic, but the markings are printed internally, preventing them from fading with continued use.
The Nintendo Switch OLED has a plastic film, which should not be removed, which ensures that the glass does not disperse in case of breakage. As for the Joy-Con, which is improved according to Nintendo, the resistance is not so different from that of the first model launched four years ago on the market.
Although Nintendo has stated that it has not made any changes to the controls, later revealing that it has made changes to them since the release of the original Switch, we are still not sure how this version will withstand Joy-Con Drift problems.
Here’s the Nintendo Switch OLED durability test video: