Foldable telephones, at the very least for the second, are considerably extra fragile than extra frequent forms of smartphones. The screens are plastic to permit folding, not glass, and the hole between the display and telephone physique can permit filth to get inside — one thing Samsung discovered in a short time with the primary batch of Galaxy Folds. We have already got a normal concept of how sturdy the Motorola Razr is, however now Zack from JerryRigEverything has given us a greater image.

The video does not begin out notably effectively, with the display scratching very simply. The remainder of the telephone fares higher, with a lot of the different elements coated in metallic and glass. The fingerprint sensor even nonetheless works after being scratched and dented.

Zack later tries pushing sand and rubble into the center display hole, and regardless that the sound of the show opening makes me bodily recoil like I am watching Scott’s Tots, the show continues to work. Pocket sand cannot harm the Razr (at the very least inside a couple of minutes).

Finally comes the bend test, the place Zack tries to fold the telephone backwards. Surprisingly, the Razer by no means snaps in half, even with immense stress and rubble contained in the mechanical elements. The display is ultimately pulled out of its retaining brackets, although.

The video appears to color the Razer in a optimistic gentle; I definitely did not anticipate the touchscreen to proceed functioning after filth was shoved beneath the show. Let’s hope the Galaxy Z Flip is simply as (or extra) sturdy.