Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip3 undergoes JerryRigEverything durability testing
Samsung launched a successor to the Galaxy Z Flip and Flip 5G with a price that, while reduced year-on-year, is still pretty steep, especially for a device with dual rear cameras and a 3,300mAh battery - in fact, it's a good thing it is a cutting-edge foldable clamshell for that amount of money. Nevertheless, its maker indicates that this 2021 model is more cost-effective than ever, thanks in part to enhanced durability across its whole generation.
Claims such as these almost inevitably lead to an appearance on the JerryRigEverything channel for the device in question. The show's host Zach Nelson concluded that the Z Flip3 is in fact tough enough, especially for its category. The vlogger even subjected the new clamshell to even more dust than before, in a stage recently added to the familiar battery of tests and now used every time a flexible-display device arrives on the channel.
When it came time for the (reverse) bend test, the Flip3 also held up admirably, staying on and in one piece on a sustained attempt to fold it in the wrong direction. On the other hand, it is still fairly easy to inflict "marks at a level 2, with deeper grooves at a level 3" on its relatively fragile main AMOLED display.