Take a look at how your foldable might look like in coming years?
Whether not you consider the new Moto Razr’s hinge is up to the job, there’s another haunting question: how well does the phone’s foldable screen persist in your pocket? You might have a timely answer. JerryRigEverything (aka Zack Nelson) has carried a durability test that indicates at how the phone is likely to manage in several brutal conditions. Some are evidently edge cases (few phones will survive a lighter untouched), but there’s also a “pocket sand” test to check how it might endure years of the debris that always seems to make its way into your pants. The result is safer than you’d think, but not perfect. While the screen is entirely functional, one piece of debris formed a bump beneath the screen while others entered into the hinge and made less-than-reassuring crunching sounds.
Other tests are more expectable. It’s not hard to scrape the screen’s plastic surface, and you can break the screen if you turn the hinge backward with a “significant amount of force.”
Undoubtedly, these are extreme tests, and you won’t automatically run into similar trouble if you’re careful. Still, they work as a reminder that foldable phones are yet quite fragile at the start of 2020. There’s a chance that future phones like Samsung’s reportedly glass-covered Galaxy Z Flip are better at enduring in the real world. Till then, though, you’ll want to be gentle.