Finally the “new” Samsung Galaxy Fold is on sale, and for the occasion, the Youtuber JerryRigEverything has managed to get one from South Korea to test its durability. Will the changes made by the manufacturer will make the Galaxy Fold a champion of endurance?
To start the test, Zack spilled some dust on the phone (simulating a ride on the beach): hereafter the first bend, the dust managed to get into the phone, going to “scratch” the inside during each bend.
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And it is not the only problem. In addition to the poor resistance to scratches. Caused by the plastic material of the screen and the protective film. During the scratch test, Zack has accidentally impacted against the edge of the screen, going to completely destroy some rows of pixels.
Surprisingly, where the Galaxy Fold is at its best is the bend test. It has managed to resist the bend test even in the opposite way of opening, and the screen has not been damaged in any way. The general build quality is very good and in line with that of the other top of the range Samsung made of aluminum and glass, however the weak point is obviously represented by the internal folding screen.
In short, the Galaxy Fold is an extremely fragile smartphone and for this reason it is not suitable for everyone. The video is very clear and we advise you to watch it. The construction is excellent but the display cannot clearly compete with the usual Gorilla Glass. What do you think? We leave the video below, so you can get an idea of its resistance.