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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Durability Test – Fake Folding Glass?!

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Samsung just released a new folding phone, with a bolt claim that it has revolutionary flexible glass like it says here on their website, we’ll be putting that to the test. Today. This is the Samsung Z, flip or the flips. Depending on how you open the box, it does come with a case one for each half of the phone kind of nice. Samsung says this is a statement smartphone for people who want to stand out a phone that demands attention and I’d have to agree the ability to fold your phone in half is genuinely crazy and by crazy I mean crazy awesome. We can now have a full sized phone and a compact design that takes up half the space. The future is amazing. It’S time for a durability test. Let’S go, I mean, let’s get started: [ Music, ], [ Applause, ], [, Music, ], starting off pay very close attention to this first warning and remember it. It says avoid pressing hard on the screen or the front camera lens tap the screen lightly to keep it safe. Samsung said at their launch event that they’ve done the impossible and created ultra-thin glass that folds this glass can be folded. Over 200,000 times, Samsung said when you fold it you’re, not just bending glass you’re, bending the laws of physics, but that warning included on the phone, isn’t as confidence inducing as Samsung’s launch event attempted to be. It does feel nice, though this type of fold is definitely my favorite. So far, I like having a phone that folds instead of having a tablet that folds there are two things I noticed right off the bat with the Z flip one is the crease here still along the center, not a big deal, there’s also a small divot in The display above the front-facing camera lens you can see the curve of my lights, along with the bend of the surface of that display. The Samsung logo along the spine gets entirely covered up when the phone is open. This new hinge design apparently has thin brushes inside to keep out dust we’ll test that later, there’s also no screen lifting off the frame like we saw on the Motorola RAZR, which probably makes this design much safer and more long-term. There is a bit of a gap between the two halves of the phone when it’s closed, also fine, and it makes sense because if the screen really is glass, we can’t have glass clacking against glass every time the phone gets closed. That just wouldn’t end. Well. Speaking of things not ending well, it’s time to see if this material really is glass or not, I’ve been doing the same durability test on every major new smartphone. Since the galaxy s6 came out five years ago, it is an expensive hobby. Yes, but I think it’s fairly useful in finding out what your phone is made from and how well it’ll handle everyday life plastic, as we know, scratches at level two or three real glass would scratch it. A five or six and sapphire would scratch at an eight or nine right under diamonds which are level ten, as my first most pick touches, the display of the galaxy Z flip. We can see marks start to appear. This is rather unfortunate. Continuing onward, we can see deeper grooves happening at a level three. This is exactly how a plastic screen would react exactly like. We saw in the Galaxy fold the Motorola RAZR and basically every other plastic screen smartphone ever made for kicks and giggles. We can bump it up to a level four and I could physically feel the tip of the pic start to cut the display surface open. So why in the world would Samsung talk about flexible glass, so much on their website and at the launch of it? It could be that they are using a hybrid plastic polymer with little specks of glass ingredients inside and then just you know, calling a glass, but that doesn’t really seem like a very nice thing to be doing. If a company says glass, their customers will think of a hard, clear material that has excellent scratch. Resistance from a durability perspective that scratch resistance is the primary reason that glass is used on. Basically, every smartphone display Samsung is calling this glass, but this display clearly doesn’t have the scratch resistance or structural benefits that customers are expecting from glass. If glass isn’t glass, then truth doesn’t matter and truth should matter. This isn’t American politics. Samsung is currently the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world, and we shouldn’t be calling this screen glass when clearly my fingernail is leaving marks on the surface over and over, I’m not sure what Samsung’s thinking over there, but we clearly have scratches at levels. Two. Three four and fingernail: I don’t know what material this is, but Samsung definitely shouldn’t be calling it glass and I’m disappointed, even if I jump up here to the front facing ten megapixel selfie camera. The surface is covered in that same so-called glass material and can still be scratched with my fingernail I’ll come back to this again in just a second, the raised screen bump around the edge of the screen is made from plastic. This is the same thing we saw in the Galaxy fold, this guy kind of holds the screen in place and keeps people from peeling off the top layer. [ Music ], the volume rocker is made from metal. The recessed power button here on the side is stretchable I’ll, set my finger print and see if it still works, don’t mind my thumb. By the way I smashed it with a TV a few weeks ago. Now the phone is still able to be unlocked, even though the fingerprint scanner is damaged, but to test it some more. I added some more scratches and after the additional scratches are in place. My fingerprints stopped working interesting. The frame of the galaxy z flip is made from metal and down here along the bottom. You have more metal alongside the singular loudspeaker, the USBC port, and you know the no headphone jack. The whole frame of the phone seems to be made from metal, which is a good thing and will hopefully keep the phone together during the bin test. Later there are a few plastic antenna lines and a removable SIM card tray, but no expandable memory. The center hinge mechanism is made from metal which that Samsung logo recessed into the spine each of the tiny letters is made from a piece of shiny foil that is glued inside the cavity. These will probably never fall out on their own, but it’s interesting to see what the Z flip is made from the rear panels are made from glass, both the top and the bottom sections. This mirror purple is kind of growing on me. It gradually switches between purple and blue, depending on how the light is shining on it. There are two cameras on the back: a 12 megapixel ultra wide-angle camera and they 12 megapixel normal camera both covered in real scratch resistant glass. I think the fingerprints are getting a bit out of hand, though thanks to our channel sponsored D brand for hooking me up with the limited edition robot camo. Each of these fingerprint fighting skins are totally unique. No two phones will be the same, and the individual drawings are super intricate and are currently available for every phone. That D brand covers not just the galaxy Z flip. I got one added to the back of the grip case for my note, 10 plus, since the grip case has the cutout for skins and can be swapped out whenever kind of fun I’ll leave a link down in the description. If you want to pick up some robot camo or a case for your own phone, one cool thing about the folds is that has the world’s tiniest viewfinder for selfie taking, I can double click the power button and it lets me see myself and take a cute Little pic thumbs up for that will perform the world’s smallest scratch test on it and moving up through Mohs scale of hardness. We can see that pics 1 through 5, don’t leave any marks like we would expect. We only see scratches starting at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7, which is the scratch resistance. We expect from anything with the word glass in the name. Anything that scratches earlier should not be called glass, even if the Z flip displayed does hypothetically have glass ingredients in it. We shouldn’t be calling it glass unless it has the properties of glass. I can’t go make a pile of mud sprinkle in some chocolate chips and then call my mudda cookie just because it has some of the ingredients of a cookie that shouldn’t be allowed, but then display lasted about 15 seconds under the heat. From my lighter, when I pulled the flame away, there were burn marks still left on the screen and it did not recover. One really interesting thing, though, if you watch again is that you can physically see the screen change shape as the heat from my lighter heats. It up plastic, of course, is affected by the temperature of my lighter glass, however, would not be physically affected in the same way as the surface cools down the shape of the screen returns to normal. Let’S start with the slam shut test. You know if you get a little aggressive with hanging up on someone after a phone call and you smash the phone closed we got to see if the phone survives it does have the physical raised, bumpers all along the outer edge of the screen. Those bumpers are absorbing most of the slamming force and the screen is still in one piece. Of course, the phone is meant to fold inwards. Samsung said it was survived 200 thousand times, which is a hundred eighty two times a day, and if you plan on keeping your phone for three years, bending back the opposite direction, though, is a different story. With the first flex, we get a small separation of the frame near the antenna line and the top half bumper started coming loose. But the screen of the Z flip is still entirely intact and in one piece they still shuts and opens with no grinding of the hinge we’ll try it again. You can see the back panels of the phone meet in the center, providing more support to keep the phone from bending backwards, and the phone hinge does a really good job of keeping the phone shape for the most part only on our third bin did. We finally hear a snap from the frame near that power button and even then the so-called glass screen of the Z flip is still intact. Folding screens are pretty resilient, even though the phone doesn’t really shut quite right anymore. It’S physically withstanding quite a bit more abuse than I initially thought it could only now, after all its previous bins and cracks, does the back panel shatter it’s only a cosmetic wound, since the display is still working just fine, and this is good to know all the Important things are still functional. You might be asking hey Jerry, what if there is a super thin layer of glass on top of the display? If that were true, we would start to see fractures and cracks from that nano layer, but instead we only see the tip of my most pics cutting into the plastic like we would see with any piece of plastic that gets cut. The screen is in no way scratch resistant whatsoever and, if poked hard enough, the pixels will still get damaged. It does survive my bin test, however, and everything is still functional. This is certainly the most durable folding phone we’ve seen yet. Samsung did say that they designed this new hinge with little tiny fibers inside or little brushes to keep out dust and dirt from the folding bits. It’Ll be awesome to see what this looks like from the inside during the teardown, so make sure you’re subscribed to that after pouring my rocks on the screen and making sure they cover the entire phone, just like it would, if you dropped it when you accidentally go Outside initially, I could hear a few little complaints of the dust inside the hinge [ Music ], but after blowing all the dust off those complaints mostly went away. This new hinge design might actually be the start to something really good, but the real danger of calling something glass means that people will think they have the protection of glass. When that clearly is not the case, glass distributes pressure along the whole phone. While this plastic allows that pressure to get in and damage pixels, you can see that each pressure point for my pick kills the line of pixels directly above it. This would not happen if the screen were glass and it’s dangerous to let people walk around with that. False sense of security, like Samsung, gives them when they call it glass and that’s not all each of these puncture wounds does let air get inside the sealed. Oled layers, which kills even more pixels a puncture or cut in the plastic screen, is a cancer that will eventually spread across the whole display yeah. I sound a bit apocalyptic, but it’s important to know what your phone is capable of and what might damage it. So remember the Samsung Z flip does not have a true glass screen and it’s still very fragile. That being said, it’s also still pretty awesome. Samsung should just correct their verbage. Let me know what you think of Samsung’s verbage down in the comments. If you enjoyed this durability test come check out. 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