Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 passes torturous JerryRigEverything-esque durability test with flying colours
Ever since Samsung introduced the Galaxy Z series of foldable smartphones, sceptics have lambasted it for the lack of durability. Foldables have come a long way since and the Galaxy Z Fold3 and the Galaxy Z Flip3 are a testament to that fact. A Polish YouTuber called Mrkeybrd put the latter through the paces and found it to be quite robust.
The first test involved folding the Galaxy Z Flip3 non-stop for five days. Its screen lasted for a whopping 418,504 cycles before failing, although its hinge started acting wonky after the 350,000 fold mark. Despite that, the smartphone was still functional, with most of its critical features still working without any hitches.
Mrkeybrd then proceeds to take the Galaxy Z Flip3 durability testing to another level by repeatedly dropping it on concrete. While the back glass did eventually crack, the foldable was still functional, albeit with reduced touchscreen sensitivity. One could still keep using it as a daily driver, although the experience might be less than optimal.
While the Galaxy Z Flip3 passes this torture test with flying colours, it only paints an incomplete picture of the phone's durability. Given the number of moving parts involved in making a foldable smartphone, one misplaced speck of rubble is enough to brick your shiny new US$1,000 toy. This test does, however, put to rest the speculation that foldables are fragile pieces of tech that need to be handled with kid gloves.