Samsung’s Z Flip 5 undergoes extreme durability test | ENBLE

Samsung's Z Flip 5 undergoes extreme durability test | ENBLE

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5: A Durability Test like No Other

Galaxy Z Flip 5

Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Flip 5 foldable phone has been subjected to a particularly brutal durability test, showcasing its strength and resilience in the hands of popular tech YouTuber, Zack Nelson of JerryRigEverything.

In his usual fashion, Nelson takes the Galaxy Z Flip 5 through a battery of demanding tests, including scratching, scraping, burning, and bending. It’s always a little uncomfortable witnessing such torture done to a pricey new phone, but Nelson does it so you don’t have to.

Now, in regular day-to-day use, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will never experience anything close to what Nelson puts it through. However, his tests offer a glimpse into the device’s true durability and robustness.

The Scratch Test

During the scratch test, Nelson confirms that the outer display of the Galaxy Z Flip 5, which is protected by the tough Gorilla Glass Victus 2, performs admirably. It withstands the scratches with ease, showcasing its strength and ability to resist damage.

However, since the device can fold, the inner display is made of plastic, making it more susceptible to dents and grooves rather than scratches. This is a trade-off for the flexibility and foldable nature of the phone.

The Awfulness Continues

Nelson’s durability test continues with a box cutter dragged down the frame of the phone, simulating the situation where the device may come into contact with sharp objects. Naturally, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 doesn’t appreciate it.

For added measure, Nelson performs a “fun little dirt test” that may leave you cringing. The phone is thoroughly exposed to dirt particles to see how it holds up. And to top it all off, Nelson even brings a naked flame right up against the device to see how it reacts.

Brute Force: The Bend Test

As customary with Nelson’s durability tests, he performs a bend test to see just how resilient the Galaxy Z Flip 5 truly is. Using his own hands and brute force, he attempts to bend the phone, which has a newly designed hinge to support its foldable function.

To many people’s surprise, especially considering the fragile nature of foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 holds up impressively well. It remains intact, proving that snapping it in two is not as effortless as breaking a cookie.

The Verdict

After enduring Nelson’s tough but fair treatment, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 comes out of the durability test looking worn but sturdy. Despite the rigors it goes through, Samsung’s $1,000 foldable phone proves its mettle.

Impressed with the results, Nelson even considers replacing his trusty Galaxy Note 10 with the Galaxy Z Flip 5, though he plans to do a teardown of the device first.

If you’re intrigued by the Galaxy Z Flip 5, be sure to check out the ENBLE hands-on review of the handset for more details and insights.

Remember, while these durability tests may push the boundaries of what a phone can handle, they provide valuable insights into the strength and robustness of devices. So when you get your hands on the Galaxy Z Flip 5, rest assured that it can survive the daily wear and tear of life.

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