Instead of the outside. Inside the box, we get a nifty little half case that matches the color of the phone as well as a powerfully fast, 66 watt charging brick and some corded usb c headphones at just shy of three thousand dollars. It costs about a thousand bucks more than samsung’s folding smartphone, but you do get this sweet little kickstand, which might just be worth a thousand dollars to some people, everybody’s different it’s time for a durability test. This video is sponsored by audible. Let’S get started Music as i’m starting up the phone. We get this list full of good ideas for my durability test like do not press on the screen with hard or sharp objects, and this one down here don’t expose your phone to sand i’m sure these are good warnings for the average person who wants their phone To last but we’re here to find out if the phone can last weirdly enough, this thing is shaped. Like a carrot, i wasn’t expecting that apparently it’s supposed to help with the weight and balance or something when using it. One handed there are also some carbon fiber supports inside and i will have to look for during the teardown closed up and folded shut, it’s, just a tad smaller than my almost two year old, note, 10 plus and just about the same thickness as my phone inside Of its teardown grip case from dbrand it’s, interesting that the entire x2 is basically the same size as my phone in a case yet has three times the screen real estate.
The folding action itself feels a bit easier to maneuver than the fold two, as well as the crease in the center seems to be a bit more gentle, not as sharp i’d. Compare the two. If my fold two is still alive but it’s, not speaking of dying it’s time for the scratch test, huawei has given us a removable plastic screen protector on the front display very nice of them. We know that with the mohs scratch test, a plastic screen would start scratching at level. Two or three. A glass screen would scratch at a five or six, and a sapphire screen would scratch at a level eight or nine, and, as we can see from the scratches at a level six with deeper grooves at level. Seven, this front display on the x2 is made from tempered glass. It can use glass on the surface since it’s not doing any. Bending. The larger inner display, however, is doing a lot of bending and we start seeing marks at a level two with deeper grooves at a level three since it’s, so soft. My level three pick is pretty much just cutting into the plastic and it’s, also pretty much just what we were expecting with once again, my fingernail being able to leave marks on the surface of this inner screen. Folding phones are super cool. Of course, they just need a little more tender, loving care than your average smartphone, and i don’t see that changing much in the near future.
For this inner screen at least the outer screen is pretty much business as usual, with the glass protecting its 16 megapixel front. Facing camera there’s also a plastic earpiece grille up here and the size of the x2 are made from metal. The power button is scratchable, along with the metal volume, rocker it’s kind of cool that we can test both the left and right sides of the phone. At the exact same time, the top of the phone has one of those dual loudspeaker grille, as well as a sim card tray, which has a proprietary nano memory card slot built in the metal spine of the phone has no branding which is kind of refreshing, Music And then we have the back glass with the super large camera bump up in the top left corner and finally, the bottom of the phone has its usbc port and the second stereo loudspeaker. I do like that. This x2 has more of a teardrop shaped cavity for the screen to fold into the sharper and more abrupt the crease, the more likely it is that the plastic and pixels are to fatigue and crack over time. So this softer curve should help the x2 last longer. The hinge also wants to be closed or opened all the way. It’S not multi, positional, like the galaxy fold, is which is something to consider. There are plenty of cameras, though this big boy up here is a 10 times optical zoom periscope camera.
Then we have the 50 megapixel main sensor, a 16 megapixel ultra wide and a three times optical zoom down at the bottom, with the dual colored led flash all sitting inside the rather large camera bomb. One thing that’s rather hard to avoid here on earth, though, is earth itself you’re kind of going to find earth wherever you go so finding out how dust proof this hinge really is, is definitely worth our time with how many gears and precision engineering components are inside. Of the hinge one grain of sand could really mess things up. We’Ll make sure that the dust is sufficiently jiggled up and shaken around it’s, interesting that the diagonal seam of the x2 is so tight that it’s not letting the dust escape, which means it would probably do a decent job of keeping the dust from entering as well. Hopefully otherwise it would turn into a three thousand dollar etch a sketch. Even with this foray into the sandpit, though, the hinge has stayed pretty clean and smooth without any discernible noise difference or grinding of gears. Nice work huawei, there is dust resistance, let’s turn up the heat, a little from what i’ve seen people are in three tribes concerning folding phones. Some people are all about them. Some people, hate them and some people couldn’t care less. Personally, i think i’d be using one. If the price point was in the same ballpark as the average flagship which right now, it’s not the 6.
4 inch 90hz front display lasted about 25 seconds under the heat from my lighter before going white and not recovering humans have been dividing themselves up into opinionated tribes. Since the dawn of time, i recently finished an audiobook from audible called ac dc by tom mcnichol, the savage tale of the first standers war, where he very interestingly, explains how brutal the alternating current and direct current debates were back in the late 1800s when humans were Learning to harness electricity, tesla, westinghouse and edison pretty much shaped the course of global history and it got pretty intense. They even electrocuted an elephant just to prove a point. Things were pretty weird back, then you can listen to this audiobook yourself with a free 30 day trial of audible at audible.com jerryrig or by texting. The word jerryrig to 500 500 every month, you’ll get one free, audiobook and full access to the audible plus catalog, which has podcasts fitness and meditation programs and all kinds of audible originals. But for real ac dc is a really good, listen and it shows that fiery tribal, like opinions, have been around for a really long time: audible.com jerryrig or text j rig to 500 500 and huge thanks to audible for sponsoring this video. As you can see, the inner screen doesn’t last near as long under the flame without the glass to dissipate the heat, the plastic covered pixels go black and permanently die after about 10 seconds. The inner screen is just more fragile than the exterior screens.
Finally, the bin test: the x2 – is a pretty beefy boy when the phone is closed, so there’s no surprise that there’s no flex from either side and then, of course, we have the open and closing motion between the two halves, which means we’re done. The phone does bend there’s no need to test anything else right. It definitely folds thanks a ton for watching. Oh, you want to see if it bends the other direction. I guess that can be arranged. The hinge still feels good and solid, even after our dust adventures, but i personally don’t have high hopes for this thin carrot. Sticking looking tablet to survive the bend test in the wrong direction. But when bent from the back, the two halves meet in the center, with the hinge. Giving some pretty solid internal structure and the mate x2 is unable to fold in the wrong direction, which is pretty impressive. Considering we’ve already had two non folding gaming phones fold in half this year. At this point, a folding phone is more durable than a gaming phone. Minus the softener screen part my current phone is about two years old at the moment and still going strong. So i think i’ll keep it for another year or two, but after that i’ll most definitely consider a folding phone as my daily driver, especially with how far we’ve come in the past two years, it’ll be cool to see where we end up in the next few.
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