The Galaxy Z Flip’s glass display fails at almost every level in JerryRigEverything’s torture test
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip was billed as the primary folding cellphone with a glass display, however because of a “protective layer,” the top-most floor you truly work together with is barely as sturdy as a plastic display protector. In a testing video revealed earlier at present, Zack Nelson of JerryRigEverything confirmed off how simply the cellphone’s display scratches, in the top, actually poking holes in it.
In his preliminary exams, the display scratches at a Mohs’ level 2, indicating that the top-most floor has the sturdiness of plastic. The display additionally later takes indents from a fingernail, for a extra real-life instance of wear and tear. Those of you with lengthy nails might must be cautious when you choose up a Z Flip. Finally, he pokes precise holes by the glass display utilizing a tougher Mohs’ choose — not one thing you are more likely to run into in day-to-day use, however an indicator that is nonetheless loads much less sturdy than the non-folding glass cellphone you are in all probability studying this on.
During his testing, Zach speculates that Samsung could also be utilizing a “hybrid” materials, like a plastic loaded with bits of glass to boost sturdiness. The extra possible rationalization was revealed by Samsung throughout its occasion, and repeated at present in an announcement made by Samsung to The Verge: The skinny glass display is topped by a much less sturdy “protective layer.”
To everybody who watched the sturdiness test of the Galaxy Z Flip from @ZacksJerryRig :
Samsung is utilizing glass on the Galaxy Z Flip BUT the glass layer has an additional polymer layer on high of it. For what? Idk.
But it definetly makes use of glass aka UTGhttps://t.co/BjOqe96Vzb pic.twitter.com/EglsU1jDvI
— Max J. (@MaxJmb) February 16, 2020
Samsung’s full assertion to The Verge is just under:
“Galaxy Z Flip features an Infinity Flex Display with Samsung’s Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) to deliver a sleek, premium look and offer an immersive viewing experience… Samsung’s first-of-its-kind UTG technology is different from other Galaxy flagship devices. While the display does bend, it should be handled with care. Also, Galaxy Z Flip has a protective layer on top of the UTG similar to Galaxy Fold.”
Samsung additionally tells The Verge that Galaxy Z Flip prospects will pay for a one-time display alternative for $119, with one free alternative of that protecting layer additionally obtainable as an choice.
Samsung stays adamant that the $1,380 Z Fold’s display is precise glass — there’s already one report displaying it will possibly crack like actual glass, too — and the reason to date about there being two layers to the display is smart. It is glass, simply very skinny glass, topped by a protecting “polymer” layer. Still, it is a lot much less sturdy than we had hoped. I am already a bit of involved for my very own buy, set to reach on Monday. Samsung may have completed higher to handle expectations.
Poking holes by polymer and glass with ease.
Whatever the reason or reasoning, there’s one factor Zach says in his video that we are able to agree with: “It’s dangerous to let people walk around with that false sense of security Samsung gives them when they call it glass.”