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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Durability Test Fake Folding Glass?!

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Durability Test  Fake Folding Glass?!

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

flip

s 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
samsung galaxy z flip durability test fake folding glass
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 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
samsung galaxy z flip durability test fake folding glass
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 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
samsung galaxy z flip durability test fake folding glass
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 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

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