The Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally out and Zack from JerryRigEverything went ahead and did his signature durability test procedure on the second version of Samsung’s first folding phone.
The outside 4.6-inch display picks up scratches when faced with objects of level 6 on the Mohs hardness scale - same as just about any other phone out there. The main 7.3-inch polymer screen isn't doing nearly as hot though - a level 2 mineral pick was already enough to cause damage. The panel even got scratched by a fingernail.
Moving on some sand placed on the Fold’s primary screen managed to make its way to the hinge showing that the redesigned Fold is still better kept away from dusty places. On the upside the phone continues to function as normal.
The sides, buttons and hinge on the phone are made from metal while the back features a solid glass build. Interestingly the plastic screen survives the burn test even after multiple tries.
Last we have the all-important bend test. Bending in the wrong direction even for a prolonged time didn't manage to break the screen. The only visible damage was some light cracks along the plastic antenna lines. The host did manage to poke a hole in the screen with his knife which did render the top half of the display unresponsive but other than that the Galaxy Fold came out intact.
2000 dollar phone with a screen scratchable by finger nails???? Thats a scam by Samsung.