Samsung unveiled its second foldable smartphone which came in clamshell-designed at the Galaxy Unpacked event last week – the Galaxy Z Flip. The Korean manufacturer claimed that the phone came with an â€œUltra-Thin Glassâ€ display and that makes it more durable and less prone to scratches & damages unlike the Moto Razr. However, a durability test done by popular YouTuber JerryRigEverything proves otherwise.
In his traditional methodology followed to test the durability of smartphones, the YouTuber put Samsungâ€™s claims to test. Surprisingly, the Galaxy Z Flip started to mark permanent scratches at level 2 with deeper grooves at level 3 under the Mohs scale of hardness. If youâ€™ve been watching other JerryRigEverything videos, you might be aware of the fact that â€œglasses scratch at level 6, with deeper grooves at level 7â€.
According to the YouTuber, a glass display is not supposed to scratch using a level 2 Mohs hardness pick. As we go further, the video reveals how the Galaxy Z Flip started picking permanent pixel damage when subjected to a level 5 hardness pick. He also lashed out the tech giant for such inaccurate claims as a lot of users would misinterpret the durability of the handset.
In a statement toÂ The Verge,Â Samsung said that it would be offering a one-time screen protector for free. You will have to visit a UBreakIFix store, Samsung branded locations, or ship the handset to Samsung Premier since the application process requires a â€œspecialist with the proper equipmentâ€. The company also emphasized that the handset should be handled with care as it has a protective layer on top of the Ultra-Thin Glass.
Though the Galaxy Z Flip seems more durable than the Moto Razr, it appears the foldable technology is still very infant.
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