Watch The Oppo Finder (World’s Thinnest Smartphone) Pound Nails Into A Board Without Breaking A Sweat [Video]

The Oppo Finder may not hold the title of the world’s thinnest smartphone for very much longer — the leaked ZTE Athena could beat it by mere .03mm — but for now, it’s enjoying its 15 minutes of fame. The smartphone can be found making appearances around the net as the subject of the face cringing “nail stress test.”

If you were thinking a 6.65mm thin smartphone would snap in half inside your skinny jeans — you’d be wrong. Well, at least when it comes to the Finder. The uber-thin device pounded a handful of nails into a 2×4, without a scratch, nick, or crack. See for yourself below.

I guess if the whole “world’s thinnest smartphone” doesn’t pan out for Oppo, I guess they could always go with “the world’s toughest smartphone under 6.65mm.” The device is currently available in China for $393 straight up. The little fella packs a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, dual-core A15 processor, 1GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Not too shabby, right?

Continue reading:




  • KISSfan8562

    My GS3 had to turn away from this.

    • http://twitter.com/MobileTechHead John E Hamler IV

      I tried this with my awesome HTC Evo 4G LTE…now I have a nice key chain holder!.Awesome video.

  • Marsg

    will this be available in the US ?

    • vioalas

      Nope :/ unless you import.

      • Marsg

        does it run on 2g or 3g ?

  • kappy79

    I don’t think this will make it to market. I see an Apple injunction coming, they just got a patent for hammering nails with a smartphone. I assume it is covered in that new patent they got.

    • hemipw54

      Ask a Apple person if there is a app for that (hammering nails).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NTFVCEQWL3DB4U3OTK547SHMQI Man H

      they may try to patent the thin phones if the rumors of the icrap5 are true.

    • mhmmd123

      I bet you they have no idea about Apple patent yet, that`s why they`re showing their video.

    • Brian S.

      I’m picking up your android fan boy sarcasm. iOS has been pounding nails in boards for 100s of years, you’re just mad that Android couldn’t do it til now.

      And I don’t know if you’ve heard of a man that goes by the user name iKing but but he’s sort of a big deal around here. In the words of iKing it’s all about the apps and Android has less apps and I’ll repeat that until you get it.

      This is a stolen idea that iOS himself thought of long ago and this phone deserves an injection if I ever saw it.

      • Brian S.

        Lol to everyone who voted down to this.

  • presstech

    I guess if you are working on a roof and happen to drop your hammer you can just whip out your phone and keep on working.

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    These “phone hammer” video’s are so misleading… They are using super soft wood, that you can push a nail in with your fingers. Show me the same thing with some redwood.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Troy-David/100000071015541 Troy David

      The way he was beating the shit out of that nail I dont think it’s soft wood or that you could push it in with your finger.

    • patapongirl

      Let’s see a video of you using your phone to hammer a nail into the same board.

      • NIGHTSCOUT

        No thanks. Also, if you pay attention, when he hammers with the phone, he is using minimal force. If you use enough force, that screen will crack, period.

  • root4life

    thats the sexiest iPhone I’ve ever seen

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    A Pounds per square inch would be a better test of durability, to actually get a number of pounds it will take to crack. These “phone hammer” video’s are made by tards.

  • wapakplit

    Bullshit, I might believe if the phone was turned on, but anyone can have a dummy phone made of solid glass or perspex and do this. You will notice at no stage is it turned on until the end then a tricky con to pretend to turn it on and cut to another phone.

  • bmg314

    Dammit Chavez, would you quit pulling the bait and switch on the pictures of the girls for your articles? :-l

    • Joshua Saunders

      99% of the male population clicked play for one reason.

      • Butters619

        I even checked a few points in the video just to be sure

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      You were clicking to see the phone get pounded…. right? O_o

      • bmg314

        What phone? ;-)

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          o____o

  • DavidVarghese

    I wish they had done it all in one shot… they could have easily swapped out phones at the end

  • Michael Quinlan

    Uh… that’s not a 2×4. But that’s a durable phone.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      If it’s wood, and I can pick it up and slam someone with it — it’s a 2×4 regardless of the dimensions.

      http://i.imgur.com/Kqyfd.jpg

  • Derryn Jones

    note how he never uses the middle of the screen (the weakest point)

    • not_brooks

      Because it’s not impressive enough that *any* area of a smartphone phone can pound a nail into a 2×4 without taking a few scuffs and scratches…

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        Lol.. I knew there was going to be at least one person who wasn’t impressed. xD

      • PhilNelwyn

        Impressive indeed.
        It was damaged on the edge though.

  • hemipw54

    Holly crap. I want one. Might just become a party favorite.
    White pine is not a soft wood, have made lots of things from it.

  • http://www.vgchartz.com SuperChunk

    That’s a 1×6. Learn you wood or hand over your man-card.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Oh, I KNOW my wood…

      • Powsniffer0110

        Yea…. he knows his wood! No doubts there. And man card?? I don’t believe he received his in the mail yet

    • Jwhap

      ****he said “learn your wood!!!” x-)

  • master94

    Not a bad looking phone. I like how its strong. Good for them

  • oneillperson

    Looks like a solid phone! BUT I can’t deal with that camera sticking out that keeps the phone from sitting flat. Oh, and it looks too much like an iPhone.

  • http://twitter.com/amaroth Bret Yates

    where can i buy one ?? and does it work on verizon?
    :(

  • samagon

    can you hammer a 9″ nail through a board with your penis?

    no, but my smartphone can.

    (apologies to Real Genius).

  • Xavier Spruill

    I wonder if apple has patented the signal frying antenna death touch from a few years back. Because that bezel has antenna gate written all over it…