Lenovo yesterday unveiled the new Lenovo Legion 2 Pro (or Legion Phone Duel 2) gaming smartphone. And so that the powerful smartphone does not overheat, the manufacturer decided to equip the device with a massive cooling system, which is located above all the main components in the central part of the gadget, as a result of which it has a thickening. The author of the well-known YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, Zack Nelson, decided to test how reliable this design turned out to be.
Lenovo Legion 2 Pro
According to the tradition of the show, Zack checks the durability of every device that falls into his hands, trying to bend it. Most devices pass this test, but some devices end up with a bend or cracked glass on the touchscreen. Legion Phone Duel 2 wasn’t even more fortunate. The gadget is completely unsuitable for anyone trying to bend it, be it by accident or on purpose. After Zak put in quite a bit of effort to try to bend the smartphone, his body snapped next to the thick center, where the antenna channel is located. The video shows that the smartphone lacked a metal frame that would provide better rigidity.
The second attempt – and the device broke again, but from the other side. Zack even joked that now he is facing not Legion Phone Duel 2, but Legion Phone Duel 3, since the device broke into three equal parts.
It is curious that after such an execution, the Gorilla Glass protective glass of the smartphone did not crack, for which Zack praised the manufacturer, Corning.
The Verge website notes that the problem with fragility is inherent in many smartphones, including gaming smartphones. And the new Lenovo is not something exceptional; although if it had a metal frame, it would be more difficult to break a smartphone. For example, Zack previously tested the ASUS ROG Phone 5 gaming microphone. The latter has a more solid design and it took more effort for Zack to try to break it; but in the end, the place where the antenna is located was also the weak spot in the device’s case. Manufacturers are forced to make it plastic so that a radio signal can pass through it.