An ICE COLD Gaming Phone? – Durability Test!

So it's been a pretty rough year for gaming
phones, with both the ROG Phone 5 and the Legion Phone 2 getting a game over in their
first durability test. It's time to see if this Black Shark 4 can
hold up any better. Today's video is sponsored by Omaze who I
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Black Shark 4 really is. Let's get started. [Intro] The Black Shark 4 is intriguing for multiple
reasons, one is it's $500 price point, and the other is this active refrigerating coolant
we'll get to in a second. Inside the box we get a free hard plastic
case…kind of nice. Free protection is a good thing. And then we have the phone itself. It's quite a bit different than last year's
design. Still incredibly flashy like a gaming phone
usually is. But we are missing the metal X framed across
the back panel which means that this bend test could be rather interesting.

It's also got a 1020 watt fast charger in
the box. Black Shark was one of the first devices to
every implement that dual battery charging, so I assume that's what's going on again this
year. 120 watts is an impressive amount of power
and should get from 0-100% charged in just about 17 minutes. We'll try out the case just for kicks and
giggles. I always have a case on my own phone. It looks like the case won't be compatible
with that refrigerated cooler though so we can just take it off for now. The other interesting component on this new
Black Shark phone is the physical motorized popup trigger buttons on the corners. Most gaming phones have some kind of capacitive
or ultrasonic trigger buttons on the frame, but there's something to be said for an actual
tactile button. These buttons can be mapped to all kinds of
different tasks when not in gaming mode. And this year instead of motorizing these
buttons, this rising action is done with magnets.

I'm not totally sure how, but I'm sure we'll
figure it out from the inside during the teardown, you know, if it survives that long. Let's talk about the refrigerating cooler
for a second. Getting rid of the excess heat is a task that
every piece of electronics has to deal with. Most smartphones have a passive method of
cooling with heatpipes and vapor chambers. And some have a more active solution like
the dual fans inside of the Legion 2…may he rest in peace. Out of the box, this fun Cooler 2 Pro has
a starting temperature of 73 degrees fahrenheit, and once I get it plugged into an external
power source we instantly get fan movement as well as a digital readout of the cooler's
temperature. And within seconds we've already dropped 20
degrees down to 56 degrees fahrenheit. This is an active cooler on steroids and it's
surprisingly inexpensive. Last year's version only cost like 40 dollars
right now.

We'll leave this over here on the side to
see how cold it can really get while we start testing this Black Shark 4, starting with
the scratch test. Xiaomi is nice enough to include a built in
screen protector on the Black Shark 4. We'll rip that off and test the surface underneath. As we know, plastic screens will start scratching
a level 2 or 3. Glass will start scratching at 5 or 6. And sapphire screens will start scratching
at level 8 or 9. And as we can see from the Black Shark 4,
it's made with tempered glass since we get scratches starting at level 6, with deeper
grooves starting at level 7.

We haven't run across a plastic screen in
a while. Our refrigerated cooler is still over there
just chilling, now down to 0 degrees celsius. My laser temperature thermometer is showing
about 38 Fahrenheit which is about 3 degrees celsius. So it looks like there is a few degrees of
discrepancy, but it could also just be that the internal thermas location is closer to
the cooler than my laser is. Either way, it's still pretty impressive. Let's keep going. The Black Shark 4 does have a tiny hole punch
cut out in the screen for that 20 pixel selfie camera, and dual stereo speakers. The earpiece is covered with a plastic grill
that won't be coming off on it's own. The side magnetic popup buttons are also made
from metal, along with the textured switch that activates the rising. The buttons seem solid and can't be pried
out, or damaged with hammering, which is good news.

The rest of the frame is also metal. The side mounted fingerprint reading power
button is scratchable, but we'll get to that more in a second. The top of the phone is pretty empty. Then we have the dual SIM card tray and volume
rocker on the left side, both of which are made from metal. The SIM card tray does not include any expandable
memory. However, the bottom of the phone does have
a USB-C and a little friend, the headphone jack. Another example of an inexpensive phone to
rival with more features than the expensive ones. When I first pulled the Black Shark 4 out
of the box, I just assumed the black panel was glass. Turns out though, it's not. It's fine with me though. Art Class with Jerry is back in session. the fun cooler is now in the negative digits
– just below freezing. And here on the back of the Black Shark 4
we now have a tooth.

Pretty accurately sized for a Great White
Shark, you know, the massive sharks currently swimming around in the ocean today. I drew a Great White tooth because if I were
to draw an extinct Megalodon tooth it wouldn't fit since the largest Megladon tooth ever
found is about 7 inches long, and would disappear off the top and bottom of the plastic panel. How's that for freaky. The Black Shark 4 has 3 rear cameras: the
main 48 megapixel sensor, then we have an 8 megapixel wide angle in the middle, followed
by a 5 megapixel depth sensor all tucked up under the same piece of glass. With our freezer over there as cold as ice,
it's only fair to bring some heat from the opposite end of the temperature spectrum. This guy has a 6.6 inch 1080p display, with
a 144 hertz refresh rate, and a 720 hertz touch sampling rate.

Pretty similar to that Legion Dual 2. This Black Shark 4's AMOLED display lasted
about 25 seconds under the heat from my lighter before going white, but eventually did recover. Before we check out that icicle of a cooler,
let's test the side mounted fingerprint scanner. This has already been scratched so it did
take a little longer than normal to set up my fingerprint since it was damaged. But I'll be honest, I think I prefer this
side mounted setup on the power button more than I do the under display sensors since
if it doesn't register my fingerprint or my fingers are wet or dirty, my finger is already
on the power button and just makes unlocking the phone that much faster.

I wish more smartphones did it this way. Finally, let's see how this refrigerated cooler
works from the inside. Black Shark is calling this the Fun Cooler
2. We had it down to about negative 1 degree
celsius when all by itself. Clipping it to a warm phone brings it up to
about 3 degrees celsius, but that's still like playing with your phone inside of a refrigerator. Pretty much guaranteed to keep things cool
and would allow the internal processor to be pushed far beyond its normal capacity.

There are 3 screws underneath the fan grill,
and then we have a thin piece of black rubber, which probably helps keep the plastic back
of the phone protected from the metal copper layer of the cooler. There are 4 screws holding that bottom copper
to the fan. Black Shark is using a thermal electric cooler
inside of this thing, sometimes called a Peltier Cooler since that's the guy who came up with
it back in the 1830's. Little did he know though that people would
be using his tech to more efficiently throw Angry Birds at pigs on their smartphones. Welcome to the future. The internal board components are covered
with a thick rubber waterproofing layer. Since the super low temperature differences
can literally form ice inside of here in humid environments, and you might think that this
metal part and these metal fins are for the phone, but this is actually made for the backside
of the Peltier Cooler since the far side of the white freezer chip gets hotter as the
side facing the phone gets colder.

We can see this in action as I plug in the
disassembled cooler and remove the freezer chip from the backside of the heatsink without
the fan and metal cooler to help get rid of that heat that the Peltier Cooler is producing,
it can get up into the 150 degree range before it gets too hot to touch. It's pretty cool technology. Even cooler is that this pretty much fits
any phone, not just the Black Shark 4. Peltier chips can also be used to generate
the electricity when placed in extreme temperature situations, but that's an experiment for a
different video. It's time to see how well the Black Shark
4, with it's plastic back and popup triggers can handle the bend test. I'm kind of nervous since the last two gaming
phones didn't survive. But with a bend from the back, the phone does
flex, then locks out and does not break.

When flipped over and bent from the front,
we do get a subtle bend and the screen shrinks down into one-handed mode, but nothing is
catastrophically broken. It's kind of nice having a phone survive again. It bends the most right above the power button
so I imagine that's where the battery and motherboard meet up inside of the device. But we won't know for sure until the teardown. I'm looking forward to this one. Not bad for a $500 gaming phone. You just make sure you keep an eye out for
all the saltwater Megalodons when you're out in the ocean.

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who decide to donate. Do you think the Black Shark 4 is going to
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Samsung Galaxy Fold Teardown! – How does it even work?

today we're going to take apart the galaxy fold this is the phone from samsung that opens up to show off a full internal display tucked inside the two halves since my inner screen was damaged during the durability test and is a bit finicky now my question is can i disassemble the phone and just keep one half of it as a functional device because technically there is that one screen that still works on the outside it should be an interesting little experiment let's get started so there are three surfaces to this phone the large square inner screen and then the two long rectangles that are located on the outside samsung phones are typically taken apart by removing the back glass and this galaxy fold appears to be no different with a bit of heat from my hika and a bit of fancy finessing from my razor blade along with the suction cup i can gently work my way around the back glass panel slicing through the adhesive it's a tad difficult since the glass is curved but not impossible after the majority of the adhesive is cut i can twist off the only piece of this phone that doesn't have a screen attached and pull it away from the phone there are no ribbons or anything sensitive attached to the underside of the glass we do get our first look at the wireless charging coil which i totally forgot this phone even had now we have two sides left i'm going to assume that this phone has more components under the smaller display so i'll grab my suction cup heat gun and razor blade and work my way around the glass once again taking special care not to put my razor blade too deep into the phone because if the screen gets poked from the underside it'll be dead the screens are very fragile as we learned from the folding screen inside of this phone after the adhesive is warmed up and cut away i can tilt the screen up and away from the hinge side folding it open allowing access to the thin ribbon cable plugged in underneath the black plastic cap once i unsnap that like a little lego the front screen and glass panel can be removed it's a super thin compact little design oled screens are as thin as they come it's the same style of screen we saw in the back of the nuvia x and now we know that samsung can do dual screens maybe they'll start adding front and rear screens to their other phones just because they can no complaints here there are 19 visible screws holding down the internal back plastics to the phone and three more screws hidden underneath the wireless charging flap after those are removed the wireless charging can be pulled away this has the circular wireless coils in the center along with what looks like nfc coils all of which can communicate through the gold contact pads that rest up against the motherboard now i can remove the black plastics from the right side the top section has a built-in loudspeaker along with a separate earpiece speaker kind of interesting that they are both right next to each other then we have a plain black piece of plastic that brackets around the battery and lastly we have the bottom plastics which contain the loudspeaker one cool thing about this little speaker just like we saw inside the iphone 11 pro are these little white foam dots that fill up the space inside of the speaker box the lightweight specs are added to the speaker housing to dampen the speaker as the speaker moves air inside of the speaker box has to pass through the foamy dots causing the air to scatter and act less dense which then allows the speaker to sound bigger than it actually is people have been adding foam to subwoofer boxes for years so it's interesting to see the same concept applied here on this subwoofer for ants someone should count these for us you might have noticed already that this phone has two batteries inside a smaller little guy off to the left and then a relatively proportional battery on the right side i'll unplug each of them just like little legos removing the battery is the same dangerous tedious process that it always is with samsung's even on this futuristic galaxy bold samsung still hasn't updated their battery adhesion practices with two pry tools gently leveraging up the battery i can finally remove it by hand but any accidental bins would either cause the battery to just slowly expand over the next several months or explode immediately it's a fun little game that keeps you on your toes i'll remove the extension ribbon over top of the smaller little battery and then commence the same gentle prying procedure while hoping nothing spontaneously combusts the small battery is a milliamp hour and the larger is a 2135 for a combined total of 4235 milliamp hours something i haven't noticed before is that both of the motherboards inside the galaxy fold kind of glimmer with a rainbow effect like a gasoline drip in a wet parking lot it must be some kind of treatment that they use while assembling the boards it looks super cool i really do think that sometimes the insides of cell phones look cooler than the outsides thumbs up to samsung for that one speaking of internals here's a close-up shot of the guts for those of you with a galaxy fold you can screenshot this crop it and make it a wallpaper back to business it's time to see how this hinge works and how it was able to withstand my bin test the sim card tray does have a rubber ring around the lip but there's definitely no ingress protection rating on this phone since dust can still very easily get inside at other points i'll remove the three large ribbon connectors on this half of the motherboard remember that this is also the half of the phone that the smaller rear screen plugs into there's one more phillips head screw holding the motherboard down and then i can lift up and unlatch the last little ribbon on the underside before pulling the motherboard free the shimmery motherboard comes out with the outer camera still connected it's a 10 megapixel camera with no optical image stabilization there's also a large magnet along the side and up in the corners this helps keep the phone closed but it's pretty well balanced without being too strong or noticeable i'll unsnap the two large motherboard extension ribbons from the other half of the phone along with the side button connector and i can pop out the two internal front-facing cameras remember there are six cameras in here these little guys are the 10 megapixel main camera along with its 8 megapixel depth sensing sidekick neither of which have optical image stabilization after popping off the two bottom signal wires the motherboard can start lifting away from inside the phone and once it's out we get our first glimpse of the copper cooling pad underneath the board the motherboard doesn't have any thermal paste but it does have the foam pad to help transfer heat the triple camera setup on the galaxy fold is very similar to the galaxy note 10 with its 12 megapixel two times optical zoom camera down at the bottom then the 12 megapixel main camera here in the center that also has optical image stabilization the main camera also has the little variable aperture gizmo it can magnetically adjust how much light can enter the sensor with its little circular shutter thingies pretty cool the 12 megapixel wide angle camera up top does not have any optical image stabilization remember how i was going to take this phone apart and see if half of the fold could still function as a full phone well both sides do have a battery and one half has an extra screen so it was a good theory but the problem is the small screen is on the opposite side of the usb-c charging port so the galaxy fold definitely needs both halves of the phone to still function who would have thought the copper vapor chamber can pry out of the phone easy enough this little guy just dissipates the heat from the processor allowing the phone to run a little cooler we've seen this kind of copper inside of a lot of phones at this point so let's keep going it's time to check out the massive internal 7.3 inch amoled screen and the complex hinge contraption that holds this whole thing together now you probably remember that this is the second time the galaxy fold has been released the first time it launched there was what looked like a screen protector on top but was actually part of the screen itself samsung has since extended that screen protector looking plastic component of the screen up underneath this plastic bezel so people now won't be tempted to peel it off my temptation to peel the screen off though is still pretty strong so let's proceed the screen is paper thin this time and well you know it's foldable it feels like a giant piece of thick packing tape just peeling away from the phone body and it's rather satisfying samsung has added a metal plate under each half of the phone on this new version and this is supposed to add a little bit of structure to the screen at the same time while not allowing any dust to get behind the display to cause damage since the phone body is not dust proof samsung has said that anyone with a samsung fold can replace that inner folding screen during the first year for a one-time fee of 149.

Which seems more than reasonable but if you happen to break the screen more than once or after that first year it'll be 599 funny how samsung can replace the whole screen for the same price that apple's charging to swap the back glass of an iphone 11. now let's take an up close and personal look at this hinge this floppy boy survived my durability test and i think it's time we found out how and why there are some pieces of long thin black tape covering up the internal screws i'll pull those away from the galaxy fold so we can see more of the impressive engineering we can also see some of the sand that slipped up inside the fold this is still causing a grinding noise as the phone opens and closes let's take things a step further the hinge of the galaxy fold is made up of three main components the first of which being the massive back metal spine of the fold and it's held in place by ten screws once those are removed the spine can be pulled from the center of the phone its metal design has chambers or ridges inside to help guide the other components of the hinge it keeps them from bending too far or rotating out of place here in the center we see the inner gears inspired by watch mechanics along with three of the four spring-loaded clasps that lock the fold into the open position it feels extremely well balanced inside of the fold we get these metal interlocked shovel looking gizmos two large ones in the center with two more smaller versions of both the top and the bottom there are a lot of moving parts inside of this thing which does make it feel very balanced and natural while also being incredibly sturdy but with all the precision that these moving parts require there's not very much room for any specks of sand and currently sand and dust can still get inside and grind away to their little heart's content so while this hinge design was inspired by watch mechanics hopefully samsung can also seal it up like watches are in future versions of the fold i think it's an awesome innovation and it's good of samsung to take care of their customers by offering replacement screens for so cheap during that first year i look forward to seeing what other versions of the folds come out next personally i want to see a smaller fold that opens vertically into a normal size cell phone kind of like the old school flip phones it'll be fun to see what happens do you think folding phones are ever going to catch on and be mainstream let me know down in the comments hit that subscribe button if you haven't already and coming out me on instagram and twitter thanks for watching i'll see you around

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