Samsung’s latest foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, was subjected to a durability test by YouTube blogger JerryRigEverything, which showed that the redesigned hinge and back case are sturdier than expected.
Because the Galaxy Z Flip 5’s exterior screen is bigger and better than the previous model, JerryRigEverything first tested the exterior screen. The results performed well, with visible scratches only on tools with a Mohs hardness level 6, thanks to the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protective layer.
Igeekphone noted that the machine’s inner folding screen under the pre-installed screen protector, under the Mohs hardness level 3 tool has obvious scratches, which also explains why Samsung will prompt users to pay attention to the folding screen protection, the company recommends not to use the folding screen too much when pressing the protective film. In addition, there is a layer of plastic wrapped around the display, which is also easy to scratch, which acts as a buffer to protect the folding screen from damage when it is closed. This is especially important because Samsung has narrowed the gap between the screens in this generation of models.
During the test, JerryRigEverything also carried out scratch tests on the aluminum bezel, back shell and newly designed hinges, which were also easily scratched. At the other extreme was the sand test, where JerryRigEverything sprinkled sand all over the device, including the hinges, folding screen and exterior screen. Surprisingly, the Flip 5 was not affected too much because the machine has an IPX8 protection rating, and although it is not dustproof, the sand has little effect on it.
Finally, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 successfully passed the critical reverse bend test, making it one of the few foldable phones to pass this test. This proves that Samsung’s redesigned hinges and the glass on the back of the device are still strong, preventing the device from bending too much backwards.