The JerryRigEverything YouTube channel has not only made friends since its launch. The concept is simple: take the last high tech item released on the market and put it through a set of systematically devastating tests.
The OLED Switch is the last to be passed on the chain and on the torture bench, with some good and bad surprises concerning the screen in particular.
Nintendo displays a 7-inch OLED screen that is not particularly resistant. The screen is thus protected by a fairly thin film which must not be removed by users, but which is particularly fragile.
Used to testing the ability of smartphones to resist scratches with tips of different hardness ratings ranging from 1 to 10, Jerry noted marks at part of the 3rd tool and devastating scratches from 5. Some smartphones support this type of tests much more and manage to go up to 7 or 8.
It must be said that in the case of Switch, the screen is covered with a plastic film, so we are far from gorilla Glass screens on smartphones … The lesson to be learned: protect your screen with an additional film, or even a plate of tempered glass.