Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything YouTube channel is known to specialize in the durability of mobile devices and bring a different perspective on products to the public.
Recently this guy has just continued to “torture” the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The new upgraded version of the Galaxy Fold is confirmed to have a solid hinge and better dust resistance. And Zack’s testing has proven Samsung’s claim to be correct.
The initial testing of Zack showed that, despite pouring dirt into the hinge part, the feeling of opening and closing is still very smooth and as if nothing had happened. This partly confirms that the hinge’s dustproof mechanism has been improved.
Specifically, Samsung has used the “dust sweep” technology on the device similar to the Galaxy Z Flip. This technology allows dust to be removed from the screen instantly. Although Samsung does not claim the device can be waterproof or dustproof completely, but this test shows that the phone has performed very well.
Jack Nelson did not disassemble the phone to check so it is not clear if any smaller pieces of dirt could get into the hinge, although iFixit’s previous abdominal surgery with the Galaxy Z Flip showed, the dust Small hairs can pass through hairs in the hinge mechanism.
Despite having a better hinge mechanism, the screen of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is generally still quite scratchy like the Galaxy Z Flip with only one impact with a fingernail. The scratch test showed that the inside screen was scratched from mark 2 on the Mohs hardness scale. But the external screen thanks to the new tempered glass device, so it only scratches from mark 6.
The extra screen outside is better protected
The main screen inside is still quite easy to scratch
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 uses Samsung’s ultra-thin glass technology, but it’s still covered with a scratch-prone plastic layer on top. If the screen breaks in the first year, Samsung offers a replacement service for $ 149.
As for the chassis due to metal, it is also quite easy to scratch with strong impact. Only the camera cluster and the back of the glass are less affected by scratches.
To the fire test, both the main and secondary screens of the machine had almost no problems as the screen could recover from a fire.
Finally, the screen bend challenge. This is the most difficult challenge that any device does not want to go through.
Zack uses a strong bending force in and out, both screens of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 are almost unharmed and still function normally. With this test on last year’s Galaxy Fold version, the main screen of the machine was broken and dark.
Through the above endurance test we can see that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has better durability than the previous generation. But it still has the downsides in terms of durability that will need to be improved in upcoming versions.
Please read the details of the dissection screen of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 below:
Endurance test with Galaxy Z Fold 2
Refer to The Verge