Samsung’s latest foldable phones are the pinnacle of gadget greatness, but they certainly don’t come cheap.
Which is why any tech fan will likely wince at the sight of YouTuber Zack Nelson tearing into the £1,600 Galaxy Z Fold3 with a pocket knife, cigarette lighter and handful of dirt and gravel.
Nelson, who runs the channel JerryRigEverything, says he wants to test the durability of the new gadget.
‘They say their inner flexible screen is 80% stronger than last time around,’ he writes in the video description.
‘Shall we put that to the test?’
The YouTuber then proceeds to easily snap Samsung’s new ‘S Pen’ stylus (£44) in half, scour the phone’s ‘Armor Aluminium’ frame with a razor blade and scratch the camera lenses on the back with a pocket knife.
From there, Nelson holds a lit flame from a cigarette lighter up to the screen and then drops a handful of dirt into the folding mechanism.
He opens and closes it multiple times ‘for good measure’.
Amazingly enough, the phone continues to work well even after being folded shut with the gravel inside.
Safe to say, it’s unlikely many Samsung folding phones will be subjected to this kind of torment in real life.
Check out how it fares in the full video here:
The Galaxy Z Fold3 is Samsung’s flagship folding phone with a 6.2-inch front display that opens like a paperback into a 7.6-inch tablet.
Both screens use AMOLED technology and feature a 120Hz refresh rate.
What’s impressive is that Samsung has fitted an under-display camera to the 7.6-inch screen. So if you’ve got the phone open as a tablet, you can have an uninterrupted screen but still utilise a camera for video calls or facial recognition on apps.
On the back of the phone is a triple camera setup consisting of ultra wide, wide-angle and telephoto lenses.
The Z Fold3 5G packs an octa-core processor alongside 12GB of RAM with a choice of either 256GB or 512GB of storage.
And, if you’ve got all that gadgetry in your pocket, we’re willing to bet you won’t be letting any knives, fire or dirt get anywhere near it.
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