We drew 16,000 circles on the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and the S Pen takes a beating
We drew 16,000 circles on the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and the S Pen takes a beating
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We drew 16,000 circles on the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and the S Pen takes a beating

Foldable Phones
Speaker 1: Hi everyone. And welcome to the recap of the 18 hour marathon demonstration. I did the other day with the Samsung galaxy Z fold three, the new Spen that goes with that and my 3d printer to help walk us through the events of September 1st into the morning of September 2nd is my and Bridget care. She's here to, she was there with me at the very bitter end of my 18 hour ordeal. And she's gonna walk us through [00:00:30] what happened. How's it going, Bridget? Speaker 2: Oh, Hey, thanks for having me to recap this, cuz this was one of those like things I'll never forget, not only was it very mesmerizing to see you attempt, was it 16,000 circles drawn with a stylist on the Z fold three for 18 hours straight and all the little pauses to go inspect it throughout the way. Why don't you start off by explaining this experiment [00:01:00] and how you this, because the, you really modified a 3d printer to be able to put the Z fold three, you know, through this, you know, not so scientific stress test, Speaker 1: I've got the brand new galaxy Z fold three foldable phone. And I decided I was gonna do a little experiment to see what happened. If we drew 16,000 losing circles on the surface of it with the Spen why 16,000 circles. Well, that has more to do with the machine that I built [00:01:30] here than anything else. This is my reality. End three V2 printer that I 3d printer. I should say that I have re conditioned into a, essentially a plotter so that it draws pictures instead of 3d printing. Now I, through the help of the internet, I learned how to make the plotter, make the printer a plotter. I was able to download this pen holder [00:02:00] and print it out. I'm sorry. I forget who design I used. I tried to look that up, but I couldn't find it again, but I made it so that it would hold the Spen and then draw repetitively over and over again here on the surface of the Z fold three, we decided to end up with 16,000 circles because this is this drew a 50 D millimeter radius circle on the screen that became, we figured, [00:02:30] I figured out that that turned into 314 meters per hour. Speaker 1: So a little more extrapolation and we landed on 5,000 kilometers or five, a five K in just shy of 16 hours. Then like Richard said, we had check-ins along the way, where I'd every hour I would stop and take the phone off the machine, look for any differences in the texture and [00:03:00] then put it back on and go again. So I guess I ended up yapping for like two extra hours during the course of all that, which was surprising to me, but Speaker 2: Well, I've never done a fine 5k. So this printer surely done more than, than even I would just say maybe I should actually get out and run. Uh, but it is just a fascinating experiment because this Z fold three. This is such a, um, an interesting launch for Samsung because of how much [00:03:30] the company has talked about durability. And it's the first time we are having a foldable phone that works with the stylist pen. So not only is Samsung saying, you know, go ahead and it's safe to use with a special stylist pen. We should say that they built one has a little more give you. Can't just use any stylist pen with this because this doesn't have a typical glass, you know, hard screen. So in there are, there are some issues that as a consumer, you can't help but wonder, okay, well, how durable is this phone then? And considering [00:04:00] all the news that happened when the first folds came out and we heard about, oh, you know, how well does it hold up over time? Everyone's thinking about how tough this phone is. That's why this is such a fascinating little experiment you invented. Speaker 1: Yeah. And, uh, that's why we're calling it experiment and not a test. This isn't an accurate scientific test of any kind, Samsung never made any claims as to how many circles or how many things you could draw on the screen before you saw any damage. So [00:04:30] unlike our other tests that we do here at seen at the water tests and the drop tests, this is not really a test so much is just, uh, let's see what happens just for fun. So, um, I wanted to try and fire this up so you guys could actually see what it looks like in action. Um, I don't have it exactly calibrated the way I did before, but I think it's pretty close and I think it'll still work. So let me try that real quick. Speaker 2: [00:05:00] And you have a paint program, uh, right now running, Speaker 1: Right? That's true. Yes. It's called, uh, infinite painter appropriately enough, since I did seem to use it for an infinite amount of time, it felt like, um, And it has this a variety of cool different brushes like this one. And, uh, yeah, you can see that I don't have it quite as low as it wants to [00:05:30] build go because it's not drawing the full circle. It's sort of making contact, loses it right Speaker 2: There. It's like sensing that, that it's really close to the screen, but when you were doing this, you know yeah, like you, you had it down to like millimeters, right. You Speaker 1: Know? Yeah. When I was setting it up, I made sure that it was, uh, just pressing down enough all the way around so that it wasn't gouging in the screen, but it was still drawing. And so now this is actually a demonstration of [00:06:00] a little, little bit too high. And also the fact that my bed isn't exactly level Speaker 2: And you never took this pen out for the entire 18 hours. It was only until the very end that we got to really inspect how the pen held up. But why don't you take us through what you were doing as the experiment went on, uh, with your little check-ins and what you found? Because as a viewer in the beginning, you know, there were some moments of little quirky things that happened. Like the paint program just shut [00:06:30] down and it would just kind of, you know, keep hitting the menu or the battery on the phone ran out after six hours. So you had to, you know, play get in, but either way, um, you know, each time you were doing a check-in, what were you looking for? Speaker 1: Yeah. So, um, the machine is set up for a thousand circles per hour. Uh, so that the end of every hour, we, I would take the phone, take the phone off the machine, [00:07:00] give it a little visual inspection to see if I could view any kind of scratching or gouging or anything happening to the surface of the screen, which there was never anything like that. The screen itself turned out to be just as clear as the day I took it out of the box about a week ago, the pen on the other hand. So the pen that's in there now is actually a fresh one, not the one I use for the test. Now I can show you. So this is, this is the Spen that was in the machine. [00:07:30] And can you see, you can see that there, that the tip of it is a little wonky. Speaker 2: Oh yeah, definitely a scientific conclusion of wonk right there. Uh, Def it definitely has some drag on it. Extreme wons. I was, I was taking it back when you said like, yeah, exactly. Speaker 1: Is, is almost ready to come off. Speaker 2: I was, I was taking it [00:08:00] back a little bit when you were like, oh, but they come with extra and I'm like, oh, well, there you go. So even though you definitely put some wear and tear on that pen, um, uh, if, if I had one, I'd be like, okay, well, at least there's replacement little tips for, and that was, cause it looks like it, it looks like a marker that has got a lot of love to it. Right. Speaker 1: And yeah, here's one of those replacement tips that, so for kind of, for comparison, we can see here that the one that I was using is lost [00:08:30] some of its luster, for sure. It does leave the door open for the future of, well, what if we maybe put a little bit more pressure on it again, not trying to like dig a groove into it, but maybe with someone with a heavy hand, an artist that really likes aggressive pen strokes in their work, maybe they might treat it a little differently than this gentle machine that we've got here. One other thing I wanted to show you was we did have different pens pen settings on [00:09:00] the app that we used. So we got different picture results, and I can show you some of the different images that we ended up creating. This was a green marker of some kind. Speaker 1: This was a really sparkly pen setting. So it filled the whole thing up with really bright light. This was a weird paint thing that started out blue, but as it mixed with the black, we did rose. I remember that one. Yeah, that that's, I might be my favorite. [00:09:30] This one I'm pretty similar to the first one or the, the other bright pink one. This was more of a highlighter. Okay. And you can see how the angle oh, that's weird. Was effective as it went around. Yeah. Um, I forget what the blue one was. This was very thin, just the pencil, just a very thin pencil line. This was a water color. So it started out as just that kind of blue shape. And then the gray spread across another, just kind of generic orange circle. [00:10:00] And then that's the one that's running right now. We weren't just making the experiment. We ended up making some art too. We are bringing you this sort of recap summary in part, because unfortunately we don't have the archive of the livestream on YouTube, um, through some sort of glitch, no fault of our own, that archive is no longer available on YouTube. So I wish that I could send you there to let you watch all the fun that I had through those 18 hours, [00:10:30] but them them's the breaks as they say. So hopefully this will give you a little taste of what we ended up doing. Well, Speaker 2: We're looking forward to what your next experiment will be. Whether you're throwing phones off, you know, buildings and whatnot, you're always up to something. Speaker 1: So I think I probably do have a drop test in my future when the iPhones come out here in a couple weeks. So keep an eye out for that. All right. Well, thanks Bridget. Thanks for coming, helping, uh, take a look at this and, [00:11:00] uh, everybody that tuned in, thanks for joining me throughout the night and the rest of you stick around and keep an eye out for next time. Take it easy.

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