The recently announced OnePlus Nord ( € 399 ) has a more affordable price than the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro and, therefore, it has some compromises in terms of the materials and hardware it incorporates.
It uses a less powerful Snapdragon 765G chipset than the Snapdragon 865, has a slightly smaller screen, has no telephoto camera, and has a plastic frame.
The latter is an important difference from the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, which have a metal frame, in terms of durability.
In fact, the plastic frame broke during the JerryRigEverything bend test. The structurally weakest point of the frame appears to be, like so many other devices, just below the volume control.
The good news is that it is not easy to replicate the durability problem in the real world. Folding the phone in that way requires applying pressure in a specific way, so it’s probably not a serious problem.
Still, it’s good to know, especially for those who often carry the phone in their tight pants pocket.