Foldable phones still look and desire eccentric luxury purchases instead of the traditional design of smartphones. Still, Samsung has been doing its best to bring its Galaxy Z series up to hurry in most aspects. From features to durability, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 try to present themselves as something even regular users can believe. Therefore the Galaxy Z Flip 3’s durability test tries to prove that also.
Some “normal” phones are already precariously fragile even when they’re seemingly made from one body and one display. Even without considering their flexible display panels, foldable devices look even more questionable therein area, particularly due to the mechanical hinge and moving parts. While the flexible screen still needs work, Samsung has more or less perfected the structural durability of its foldable phones.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 endured most that JerryRigEverything could throw at it, from skin test to burn test to bend test to the new dust test. Not all of those will translate to real-world scenarios, but it does give some assurance regarding the acute strength of the smaller foldable phone. Special props can even tend to how the plastic-like screen protector lasted far longer than most of its kind under a flame.
Of course, the highlights of the tortures are the bend test also because the dust test is specifically designed for foldable devices. While the Galaxy Z Flip 3 did get slightly deformed after being forcefully bent, it remained functional. Even sand sprinkled and smeared on each side of the phone did nothing to destroy it.
Of course, the weakest point of Samsung’s foldable phones remains the foldable display which sharp fingernails will still scratch. Ironically, that very same display would survive a face-down drop, which again inspires confidence in those expensive phones’ longevity.