The Galaxy Z Flip boasts a foldable glass screen, but how durable is it?
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This point it's inevitable affordable phone launches and there's gonna be controversy.
Samsung tablets to z flip as the first phone with bendable glass.
There's been a lot of questions about durability now is my answers.
Tear down firm I fix it took the ZIF apart and found that yes, there is a tiny layer of glass and display but on top of it is a protective plastic film.
Kind of defeats the purpose of making it more durable.
I don't know why Pete what's the big deal or why people so mad that there's plastic on this?
So for one, they touted this as the, you know, as an industry first glasses play.
People want affordable glass because it's more durable, it's less prone to scratching.
It's a lot more durable than your standard plastic screen.
So what they did was they did kind of have a glass display but it's so thin that it's kind of useless in terms of durability like you could poke a hole right through it.
At least that's what I fixed it found and then adding a plastic layer that is kind of a cheap Because it just sort of again, if you're gonna tout the durability of glass, but he put a scratch prone plastic layer on top of it.
Yeah, but who cares about durability on affordable phone?
I mean, these are just $5,000 phones.
Why would it need to last a long time?
Exactly, there you're spending 1300 plus on these phones and And yeah you expect to scratch there and that's kinda of a bomber.
I mean more so just like if anyone is buying a durable like affordable phone at this point, like I, if you're expecting it to be dourable maybe watch Some of the CNET coverage that we've had.
I mean that's exactly I think that the point is, last year we saw with the Galaxy Fold, a lot of folks shaking in terms of their confidence in foldable phones.
There was already a lot of questions about how durable these things were gonna be, whether they would withstand the test of time.
And then the Fold kind of confirmed a lot of people's
Concerns and now it's happening again right, the raser just had their own issue input or report that their phone had broken, or the screen had broken the raser and now we're seen this with the flaps.
You know it's It's not even if you're if you've got the money in your apple and you want to buy this crazy flashy priced like device it like having them actually kind of break down the risk of breaking down and be prone to scratches.
I mean a kind of dense the idea of like Having a political thought.
Man, I feel like if you're rich and you can afford these is just like an extra stunt, like if it's like, this broke, I don't care.
I'm rich I can buy-
I don't know.
50 of them.
Rich people are notoriously cheap.
So if they spend $5,000 a phone Hundred 1300 dollars on this budget foldable phone and it either scratches or breaks, I'd still be best.
That's a baller move.
It is definitely a ballroom