As the second folding smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy Z Flip is highly appreciated by many experts for the durability of the hinge and screen of the device, partly because Samsung has learned a lot of experience. ‘from Galaxy Fold.
Most recently, the experts of Specialized site technology iFixit Has released a video of “dissecting” Galaxy Z Flip, giving a clear view of the components inside this smartphone.
IFixit’s Galaxy Z Flip video of ‘belly pecking’
According to Samsung, Z Flip uses a new folding hinge mechanism and is integrated a special “dust trap”, which consists of a protective fiber layer to prevent dust particles from entering the machine. However, in the video of iFixit’s ‘surgery’, it can be clearly seen that this protective fiber seems to have been ‘unable’ to prevent the fine dust from entering into the machine.
The ‘dust trap’ was introduced by Samsung during the launch ceremony
Specifically, to test the effectiveness of this ‘dust shield’, iFixit tried putting the Galaxy Z Flip inside a bag containing purple fine dust and proceeded to shake the bag.
Test results show that the fine purple dust can still pass through the protective fiber and penetrate the texture inside the Galaxy Z Flip hinge. Meanwhile, the protective dust cover is Samsung ‘advertised’ again … quite clean (?!). Remarkably, it was the dust that entered the inside that stuck the hinge, making it impossible for the iFixit to completely fold the machine.
It can be seen that the effectiveness of the protective fiber layer on Galaxy Z Flip is not really good, especially with fine dust particles such as fine dust. However, in the test video, the iFixit team also confirmed that the above test does not reflect actual daily use conditions.
In addition, in the user support document, Samsung also mentioned that the Galaxy Z Flip is not resistant to water and dust. Therefore, it is likely that the protective fiber layer integrated by Samsung only aims to prevent small objects or particles of average size from entering into damaging the hinge.
Refer to Sammobile