Switch OLED durability test rates its screen 2/10 for scratch protection | VGC (videogameschronicle.com)
Switch OLED durability test rates its screen 2/10 for scratch protection
A durability test of the Nintendo Switch
OLED’s new display has suggested that it has little protection out of the box to scratches and damage.
YouTube channel JerryRigEverything
sacrificed an OLED model Switch to find out exactly how durable its new display is and found that, despite Nintendo
claiming the screen is made from glass, it appears to be as vulnerable as plastic.
In its scratch test, the channel found that Switch OLED only has screen protection of 2/10 and encouraged users to purchase a screen protector for their hardware.
“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,” it said.
“It’s 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.”
Nintendo has said that the OLED screen is made from glass and that a plastic film included on top of the display is intended to stop glass from scattering should it shatter.