This Phone has a LASER PROJECTOR built in?!

So a company called Blackview released a brand
new phone – for sale right now – that has a full-on projector in the top. Talk about crazy features. Today we're going to be durability testing
the Blackview Max 1 to see if it can handle every day life and see what this projector
is all about. Spoiler alert – the projector is a bit better
than you think it is. Let's get started. [Intro] So obviously, projectors need to be operated
in kind of a dark environment. They're not as bright as say a TV. But with one click, the Max 1 is activated
shooting the projector out the back. And right now we're about 2 meters away and
this is the equivalent of a 45 inch TV, which is incredible, especially since it's coming
out the top of a cell phone.

It's a laser projector with the resolution
of 720p, but it's interesting because you can just take it anywhere. It's in your pocket and you can use it at
a moment's notice where ever you want. Every now and then you might catch a line
in the video you're watching flickering down the projection, but that's only because of
the camera I'm using to film this phone. In real life it doesn't appear when you're
watching the projection. It has something to do with the camera shutter
speed or something like that. Here's another example with a little drone
history video that I made. This was me filming with the DJI Mavic Pro
2 out in the middle of Idaho with the wrecked plane in the woods.

Kind of an interesting video…I'll link that
if you want to take a look at it. It's crazy to me that they fit a laser projector
in the top of this phone, and it's displaying on the wall behind me. Some phone companies are like, oh, we don't
have room for a headphone hack, and then Blackview's over here putting an entire projector. So whether you want to watch movies or play
video games, what's cool about this is that it can actually display whatever's on your
cellphone behind you or on the ceiling of your room as you're using this phone. And it's super funny that Apple produced the
iPod for, you know, $300, and then there's this phone for almost the same price that
has a full fledged projector in it. It just goes to show you that your dollar
goes a much longer way with Android than it does with Apple. Blackview does say that while you're using
the projector, it can project for 5 hours before the battery goes down, which is pretty
impressive. So we've talked a bit about the features,
but you know we're really here to find out if it's durable or not.

Let's start with the scratch test. It's hard to get over how cool this phone
is. Quite possibly one of the coolest, or at least
the most unique phones of 2019. On the Blackview website, the Max 1 is being
sold for $400 with the caveat that it only works in Europe and Asia right now. That might change in the future, of course. But either way, it's pretty cheap. This might come as a surprise to nobody, but
the Blackview Max 1 starts scratching at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7. The earpiece is made from metal with just
one thin row of circles just to let the sound through. There are 2 cameras on the front, both protected
by the front glass, a 16 megapixel front camera with a secondary depth sensor. The right side of the phone is pretty standard
– metal construction with a textured metal power button and a plain metal volume rocker.

The top is where the real party happens. Still all made from metal up here which is
good. But then when I go to analyze the rectangular
opening for the laser projector, it's made from plastic. Yeah, it is recessed below the frame so it
should be protected from scratches most of the time. But since plastic does scratch easier than
glass, special cleaning precautions should be taken when wiping off the surface. The left side of the Max 1 is pretty plain,
minus the removable SIM and SD card tray – huge fan of that.

It's very easy to transfer SD cards full of
movies. The bottom of the phone has a loudspeaker
grill, USB-C port, and no headphone jack. But since they stuffed an entire full projector
into the top of the phone, I think we can make an exception this time around. The back panel is made from glass with the
Blackview logo printed on the underside, which won't scratch off. The camera lens housing is made from metal,
and the circular lens protecting the 16 megapixel sensor is thankfully made from glass.

The fingerprint scanner is scratchable. After some heavy abuse it can still read my
finger, but then when I go to unlock the phone, it does not work every single time. The phone does get a little warm when the
screen is turned on and it's projecting at the same time. Not as warm as when I hold my lighter up to
it of course, but the little device is doing a whole lot of work when it's projecting. Luckily the internal 4680 milliamp hour battery
is there to handle the extra workload. It can supposedly project for 5 hours at a
time. Even after 40 seconds under the flame from
my lighter, nothing was really happening to the 6 inch 1080p AMOLED display…just a yellowish
tinge to the pixels, but they eventually recovered and the yellow tinge went away. To turn the projector on, it's just one click,
and then whatever's on your screen starts popping out the top.

Blackview claims their projector can make
a 200 inch screen, but I think it would be pretty washed out at that point. In a totally dark room, I think about 40 or
50 inches is plenty good enough. Good enough, of course, with the stipulation
that the phone is structural and can handle the abuse of everyday life. When bent from the back, there is no flex
with the phone. It's a pretty thick little guy with over 10
millimeters, which is 3 millimeters thicker than the iPhone 10s, but it definitely doesn't
budge. It's hard to argue with a super thick brick
phone construction. I was honestly getting kind of bored with
the smart phones of 2018, but here in 2019 with all of it's motorized cameras, internal
projectors, and time-of-flight cameras, and super high internal optical zoom cameras,
it's turning out to be a fantastic year for smart phones.

The Blackview Max 1 passes my durability test. It'll be super fun to see what that projector
component looks like from the inside. This phone is just yet another example of
if you want a phone that does cool stuff, you just have to pay less money for it. Would you every use a projector if it came
built-in to your phone? Let me know down in the comments. Hit that subscribe button if you haven't already. I will be taking this thing apart. And come hang out with me on Instagram and
Twitter. Thanks a ton for watching. I'll see you around..

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Essential Phone Durability Test – Titanium Scratch Test!!

The Essential Phone is the new kid on the block and while I'm normally all for being nice to the new kid, the Essential's $700 price point means it wants to compete with the big boys. And it would be (??) to expect preferential treatment for such a quintessentially priced device. Let's get started. Inside the box we get a rather nice braided cable along with the USB-C dongle headphone jack which already spells bad news for the versatility of this device and of course the wall plug Here's the phone itself supposedly this device is Android, boiled down to the bare essentials Also, while calling it future-proof personally I always thought devices from the future would have more features instead of less But that might just be me.

Let's start with the scratch test remember the Mohs scale of hardness is Exponential curving significantly upward as the numbers increase Build quality is one of Essential's big selling points using some of the most premium materials available in the cellphone world the Gorilla Glass 5 On the screen is a good start, scratching at level 6 with a deeper groove at a level 7 the essential phone has the exact Same scratch tolerance as the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7.

Up here at the Cyclops looking 8 megapixel front camera It's under the same glass as the screen, so it's protected as well. You might be wondering to yourself at this point Where is the earpiece on this phone is it a piezoelectric vibrator like we saw inside the Mi Mix? And no it's not, it's just a super thin little line up here at the top covered In some kind of fabric it'll be interesting to see the shape of the speaker and the audio channel configuration during the teardown because that slot is tiny. Down at the bottom of the phone how the buttons are still underneath the glass so there's nothing new to Check down here.

The back of the phone though, is brilliant. I do like glass phones and the ceramic of the essential phone takes design to the next level – not only is the ceramic super reflective, but it's also super, super hard. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) We'll have to test and see if Essentials using real ceramic in a second. But since my razor blade is leaving no marks in the material, things are looking good. There are two circular holes in the top back panel I thought the modular accessory mount would be more flush like they are on Motorola's phones But these are literal holes in the phone with super strong magnets Inside kind of interesting the two circles on the opposite side of the phone are from the dual 13 megapixel cameras this part I'm not a fan of don't get me wrong I love dual camera setups the zoom lens of the iPhone 7 plus or the wide-angle lens of the LGV 30 are both amazing but I have yet to see a Monochrome picture that I just needed to have in my life the camera lens is glass so at least that's a positive Being so extremely flush with the back panel though is great aesthetically But not when you're trying to keep scratches and damage to a minimum.

We'll try to solve that in a second but first Let's see if essential really used a ceramic panel Ceramic normally starts scratching at a level 8 as we learn from the ceramic Mi Mix phone last year And it looks like that same level of hardness is achieved on this essential phone No marks were left by my Mohs picks until level 8 the back panel is essentially Impervious to scratches along with the fingerprint scanner zero damage means the hardware will continue to function long into the future The sides of this phone are made from titanium which is a level 6 on Mohs scale This is not to be confused with titanium carbide which is a level 9 These are two very different substances stainless steel like my razor blade is also around a level 6 and you can see the damage being done to the surface of the phone both titanium and stainless steels beat out aluminum though Which usually sits around at level 3 or 4 depending on the alloy and if all of that made sense you're probably watching too many Of my videos, it's not pure titanium though around the edge There's a pretty sweet little plastic rim plastic is much more forgiving than metal so even this minor ring pressed up against the glass Will help keep pressure off the glass during a drop if this phone survives the rest of my test and enough people request it I'd be willing to drop this phone a few times before I take it apart Let me know if you want to see a drop test down in the comments down here at the bottom of the phone we find The lack of headphone jack this phone really is just the bare essentials Which means it's barely useful if you forget to bring or charge your headphones personally, I own a ton of different wireless headphones I enjoy them but I still appreciate the convenience of my headphone jack on a regular basis the biggest downside to the glossy ceramic back is the Fingerprints and like I said earlier how the camera sits flush with the back surface one option that potentially solves both problems Is a skin this matte black skin helps keep things sleek and minimal Or if you want more of a khaleesi vibe the dragon skin also looks pretty sweet a skin raises the camera glass just enough so It's not rubbing on whatever surface you set your phone on I'll include a link to these skins down in the video description and big Thanks to D.

Brand for supporting my channel and helping make this video possible Speaking of Dragonfire this 5.7 inch quad HD IPS display lasted about nine seconds under the heat from my flame not invincible But still impressive the pixels went black and turned off, but after the heat was removed They came back to life which seems to happen quite a bit north of the wall the ultimate test of build quality is the bend test the construction of the Phone says a lot about how long it will last in everyday life And this phone does feel extremely solid and heavy and that carries over into the bend test it is impressively rigid and sturdy even when flexed from both directions physically this phone passes my durability test, I'm Definitely impressed with the materials ceramic is one of my favorites But the second monochrome camera is unappealing to me that combined with a lack of headphone jack no water resistance no SD Card and no standardized wireless charging brings the uselessness level of this phone to a load that I'm not willing to accept I don't need the bare essentials.

I need all of the essentials Let me know if you want to see a drop test I think I'd rather enjoy dropping this phone onto concrete Somewhere come hang out with me on Instagram and Twitter if you want to see a little preview. Thanks a ton for watching I'll see you around.

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The Worlds Most Waterproof Smart Phone! – Teardown

today we're going to be taking apart a sapphire covered smartphone sapphire is a super rare almost scratch-proof material with a hardness level right up there next to diamonds and as you can tell this is real sapphire you could say it's ice [Music] quick tip you've probably seen one of these diamond testers on tick tock and while they are really good at testing for gemstones and diamonds they are very easy to manipulate for example if you see someone with their finger on the dial while they're testing something there's a good chance that what they're testing is fake my own smartphone does not have a sapphire screen and if i test it the sensor doesn't beep it doesn't do anything but if i put my finger on the dial and adjust the sensitivity while it's not touching anything it might seem as if my own smartphone has sapphire and this works with gemstones and other precious diamonds and stuff but if we go back to the kyocera my finger is not on the dial and we can tell this is indeed the real deal now you can protect yourself from any funny business you know who else likes to protect people from funny business bitdefender huge thanks to bitdefender for sponsoring this video bitdefender is a cyber security leader delivering best-in-class prevention protection and response solutions worldwide bitdefender offers protection and privacy without compromising your device's performance for as little as 334 a month you can get webcam protection microphone protection and ransomware protection even parental controls the parental protections include screen time limits and that works because bitdefender can be utilized across multiple platforms simultaneously platforms meaning different systems like pcs macs androids and iphone bitdefender also comes with a vpn and monitors online threats in real time and to sweeten the whole deal new users get a 4 month free trial of bitdefender total security i'll put that link down in the video description protection is always a good thing and it's better to have it before you need it i'll have that link down below with how rugged this duraforce ultra is it should be difficult to take apart but will also be different than anything we've ever seen let's get started [Applause] [Music] it's kind of refreshing to have a super rugged phone on the table especially after having three phones break in half this year but being ultra rugged might make it more difficult to open up the sapphire on top is basically unscratchable which is busting and the phone itself is water resistant to 2 meters and has water damage covered under warranty which pretty much no other smartphone brand does kyocera even calls it waterproof in their advertising instead of water resistant which is something else no other manufacturer is doing with two screws removed and my razor blade pulling off the back middle panel we start seeing more internal silver screws 12 to be exact the bottom gold contact points are to attach other accessories and docks that kyocera makes with the first round of screws removed we can start popping off the thick plastic and rubber side bumpers this is what protects the phone and the hard sapphire from drops like a built-on case that's engineered to withstand 5-foot drops onto concrete removing the side and in bumpers reveals a few things like some pretty cool looking gold antenna lines molded into the plastic and 18 more screws that's 32 screws total for people trying to keep track back at home but check this out separating the two halves of the duraforce ultra 5g reveals the most intense water protection that we've ever seen inside of a cell phone a sticky rubber gasket inlaid into a groove all around the edges kyocera isn't messing around the last time we saw something this intense was when we took apart an underwater drone designed to film and operate 100 feet under water apparently the sticky hand technology is useful for more things than just getting stuck on the ceiling it can also keep phones watertight the other half of the phone contains the electronics we have the 5g antennas one at the top and either side of the phone then the wireless charger sitting on top of a hard battery it's plugged in just like a little lego kyocera is using hard plastic for the battery which is something we haven't seen in a while probably because it's more durable than the thinner pouch-style batteries it also might have something to do with being certified non-incentive class 1 division 2 which is a requirement for jobs where explosive concentration of flammable gases might exist i do hope they pay extra for a job where using a regular phone might get you exploded the battery is 4500 milliamp hours and has the wireless charging permanently glued to the top we have two more screws holding down two massive speakers on the bottom of the phone i'll unplug each of their connections and lift it up and out of the phone with the usbc charger these speakers are huge and they aren't even in boxes no balls needed with woofers this large and then we have the charging port with its own red rubber ring which further assists the ingress protection everything including the rear cameras still seem to be permanently attached to the motherboard so i'll pull out another five screws bringing our total up to 38 then we can unplug some latch style connectors and remove the expandable memory and sim card tray so we can pull the whole motherboard up and out of the phone the cameras are tiny little guys and none of them have the optical image stabilization which is kind of strange you would think someone working underneath an active spacex launch would want some pictures everything else is pretty chill the sapphire screen is embedded into the plastic frame like we see most other phones doing with their glass screens just kyocera has some next level robustness the little latches protecting the headphone jack and charging port just have little plastic tails held in place with the stopper the duraforce ultra 5g definitely isn't the thinnest or sleekest looking phone on the market but it's built for a job and from my perspective looks like it's very proficient at the job it was built for and the repair ability isn't that bad either everything is just held in place by screws like it was back in the good old days before heat guns were required since mine has been taken apart i wouldn't consider it waterproof anymore and i'll probably never get this sticky hand of a gasket back into its correct location but it's still a pretty cool system that kyocera has implemented in their phone one last little tidbit most phones have super fine threads on their itty bitty screws like the one on the right from inside the carbon fiber phone but kyocera is over here using some very aggressive coarse thread this allows for more plastic to sit in between the threads and gives us less of a probability for the tiny screw to strip out of its hole and well there are 30 of them back here so combine the 30 screws with the coarse thread and i think things are pretty well held together with the bottom sides and top body armor pieces back on the phone we can get the back plate situated and it's time to turn things on and everything works this guy is basically scratch proof drop proof waterproof and explosion resistant if every phone was built like this it would probably put me out of a job nice work kyocera let me know down in the comments which of these features you'd like to see implemented in your own phone share this video with someone who's always breaking their device and then come hang out with me on instagram and twitter thanks for watching i'll see you around

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2020 Moto RAZR Durability Test! – Will the Folding Icon Survive!?

if you would have told me last year that in 2020 JLo and Shakira would be starring in the Superbowl hummer would be making a new vehicle and I'd be reviewing the Motorola RAZR flip phone I'd say you were crazy and asked what year you time-traveled from but here we are this video is sponsored by audible this strange box contains the world's first hot dog style folding smartphone you know where it folds long ways instead of the fat hamburger style way right anyone else learn that in school we've tested folding phones here in the past on my channel with the galaxy fold and the flex pay but both of those were kind of like folding tablets and this guy well it's more like a folding phone this might also be the first phone where you want to keep the box it's got a built in rubber stand that will redirect the phone speakers have the base towards the front kind of interesting let's see what else is in the box before we say hello to moto in this fancy magnetic case we get some instructions along with the headphone dongle 18 watt charger braided headphones and a braided USBC cable it seems like a pretty nice package I've heard many people ask if this new Motorola RAZR can still handle those angry closes you know like after a phone call and the phone gets aggressively shut today we'll be answering that question once and for all now I think it's time to review our new friend hi there let's get started [Music] [Applause] [Music] now the thing I like most about this Motorola RAZR is the form factor when it's open it takes up just about as much space as my note 10 plus which I'd say is a pretty common phone size these days but the Motorola RAZR has the ability to fold in half and quite literally take up half the space when it shut it's a form factor that actually makes sense taking a close look at the hinge of the new raiser we can see some exposed gear looking things along the side these don't actually spin like we saw in the Galaxy fold these teeth just keep the two sides both left and right folding at the same speed so one side doesn't fold quicker than the other the paper-thin screen lifts away from the foam body as it starts shutting and you can quite literally see the light shining through the components at first glance this does seem kind of sketchy but it still feels pretty solid even if the screen lifting off is slightly unnerving the bottom edge of the screen tucks a little bit into the base of the phone as it slides down to compensate for that crease free fold in the center there are no folding lines in the center of this screen like we saw on the Galaxy fold Motorola did say on their website that this phone is designed with a zero gap hinge that allows both sides to close perfectly flush to protect the main display but unfortunately I still definitely see a gap between the two halves of the phone when it's closed and I'm not like a dust expert or anything but dust can still definitely sneak in there and it's not perfectly flush with the zero gap calling it perfectly flush with zero gap is incorrect at least with my unit will test out the dust thing more in just a second the front smaller screen is not a fully functional display like we saw in the galaxy fold this is more just for notifications and stuff and can't control the entire phone I'm getting distracted though it's time for that scratch test now the whole trick with these folding phones is that the screen is actually made from a thin piece of plastic plastic has multiple pitfalls for one you can't apply a screen protector or the display might break this is super unfortunate since once again we do start seeing damage at a level to a level three almost felt like my most pick was going to start cutting through the display and my fingernails once again can leave a mark on the screen I was previously excited when I read that Motorola's design at a zero gap hinge with perfectly flush closure since avoiding screen damage is one of the main things you want to do with the folding phone but as we see with the screen this soft dust and dirt are still going to be an issue the simplest solution like I suggested with the galaxy fold to suggest vacuumed out your pockets every morning when you should be just fine the outer screen since it doesn't need to be folded is made from glass I can work my way up through the most scale of hardness and we find that the 2.7 inch outer display is confirmed scratches at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7 one cool little easter egg with this high-tech 20/20 razor phone is that if you go into the hidden settings and drag retro razor on to the main drop down you can make your sweet new $1,500 phone look like a $15.00 phone I'd like to see an iPhone attempt that one as far as the build quality of the Motorola RAZR the whole thing does feel relatively sturdy the earpiece grille is made from metal and won't be falling out on its own the top curve is made from glass which also protects the front facing five megapixel camera the original RAZR from 2004 only had a point three megapixel camera the frame is made from metal along with the textured metal power button and the volume rocker right below that power button is also metal the hinge cap is a vital component that holds both halves of the phone together and is also made from metal the frame of the bottom half of the phone is also made from metal the phone is very well balanced on each half of the hinge at the bottom with its plastic chin does include a fingerprint scanner which is actually pretty scratch resistant but I still managed to inflict a bit of damage with my Ridge blade even with those scratches though the phone was able to read my fingerprint and unlock the phone every single time not too shabby the bottom of the razor has a plastic speaker grille and a USBC charger if we take a look under the grill plate we can see that the speaker is positioned on the right side of the phone and does seem to have its own water-resistant mesh protecting the opening motorola does say that this phone is splash resistant we'll have to assess that claim more thoroughly from the inside when we take it apart make sure you subscribe so you don't miss that teardown we know that the outer screen is made from glass along with the glass camera lens that's covering the 16 megapixel main camera on the back and the dual tone LED flash which are both covered with glass the best panel however is plastic now I never had one of these razor foams growing up I got a job delivering pizzas and I bought myself the Nokia 6800 instead with its full QWERTY keyboard but I do remember how popular these things were as you can clearly see this is a razor on a razor on a razor above a razor the Razer logo down here at the bottom of the phone is very securely glued into place and will be coming off on its own over time which is of course a good thing with the razor's current price tag of $1,500 you'll probably have to start selling off the old Tamagotchi and beanie baby collection from the last time the razor phone existed I think it's time to revisit that dust situation now obviously this is a bit on the extreme end of the pockets and scenario but phones are probably the most abused pieces of tech on the planet and since Motorola's hinge does leave a gap it's something we have to watch out for I'll let the dust shift around into every possible surface crack and crevice of the razor it is hard to watch but it's for science planet earth is covered in dirt and we should be ready for anything the dirty phone still functions well enough mostly the screen is not broken yet but the sound of the hinge is more like nails on a chalkboard at this point and not as much buttery smoothness like it was before looking close we can see that one speck of dust has already managed to make its way under the screen causing the light to reflect off the Bulge a bit differently than normal rather unfortunate over time this might damage the pixels from the back and kill the display that compromising gap between the hinge in the display is going to cause an issue with dust in the future speaking of compromises since this video was sponsored by audible out a few new audio books at the beginning of the year to help me improve in certain areas and never split the difference is what I'm currently listening to it's about the negotiating tactics that the FBI's lead kidnapping negotiator used in international hostage negotiations pretty intense you can get your first audio book for free when you visit audible.com slash jerry-rigged or text jerry-rigged to 500 500 audible has plenty of podcasts as well along with a-list comedy and a huge selection of audible originals I usually listen when I'm at the gym never split the difference isn't all just about life or death negotiations the same tactics can be applied at home or to help get you a raise or even negotiate more days off work with your boss communication is pretty useful stuff you can get your first audiobook free with an audible subscription link in the description audible.com slash Jerry Record text jerry-rigged to 500 500 and thanks to audible for sponsoring this video now like I mentioned before this particular style of folding phone is my favorite so far rumor has it that Samsung is about to announce a phone with the same hotdog style folding capability but Samsung's phone will also probably have the same plastic screen which isn't a bad thing of course it does work as long as we all know it's plastic and we all know it's a tad more fragile than glass screens then we can take care of it another difference is that this plastic screen retains no heat from my lighter the pixels are still very much alive after 25 seconds the plastic is unmelted and actually still cool to the touch the usefulness of this knowledge basically borders on zero but as we know from the erroneously named zero hinge on this phone zero doesn't actually mean zero I'm mostly stalling at this point since this is one of the coolest phones that's ever come across my desk and I don't have a whole lot of confidence about its ability to survive what's coming the feature of this folding phone I'm most curious about is its ability to be slammed shut after a phone call remember there is still currently a rock behind the screen somewhere and I'm slamming it shut just about as hard as a person can with one hand and now with two hands even with two hand slams and a little pebble behind the screen this Motorola RAZR can have scanned the abuse and the phone definitely seems to be equipped to handle all abrupt phone hang-ups I'd still take care of it though since you never quite know which boat will be your last I think it's time let's say you leave your phone on the couch facedown and great aunt Susie comes over to ask why you didn't bring a special someone with you to the family reunion she sits down and now your screen is unresponsive and has a cool new four-point design in the center not from the rock that got caught earlier but from some physical component inside of the hinge that's under to the display poking through the back of the screen each of the four corners of whatever that rectangle object is under there just got smushed into the soft and back side of the screen after turning the screen off and then back on again the phone does return to functionality but the four pixels do not recover if we watch that one more time we can see that it actually took a considerable amount of force before breaking I am rather impressed the razor hinge is not as strong as the galaxy full tinge but still holds its own the phone is still functional even after the screen is punctured from the back the hinges you know bent backwards and it's a little more floppy than usual something's broken inside but it's still rather incredible the phone is still able to function like normal that deserves a thumbs up moto is putting up a fight it looks like one of the things that broke is whatever was holding down the screen inside of the chin you can see the display pulling out a bit revealing some pretty cool Faraday cage looking components like we saw inside of the Nokia 3310 the teardown should be interesting touching down at the bottom edge of the display however immediately kills the entire row of pixels running up the screen I'll test my theory again by touching over here on the right side yep definitely a bad idea the paper-thin OLED display technology still kind of blows my mind since the bottom of screen had been pulled out of the phone it's not really going to fold back flat anymore the little bubble near the hinge shows how a thin and flexible display can really get of course it'll always need the foam body to support it so it won't crease or bend in the wrong spot and get rekt but as we can see it does take quite a bit of abuse flexible displays still need a gentle curve when they fold if the fold gets too tight and the screen actually gets creased the whole thing dies completely and it's over we now know the limit of the new Motorola RAZR angry phone calls are fine but probably shouldn't let anyone sit on your open phone or it might be curtains I think we should perform an autopsy let me know if you want to see the insides of this thing down in the comments are you interested in buying a folding phone are you gonna wait a little while longer and see what the next generation looks like come hang out with me on Instagram and Twitter and grab your free audio book with a link in the description and thanks a ton for watching I'll see you around

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Vivo Nex S – Hidden Camera Durability Test! – Scratch and Bend

The Vivo Nex S is that sweet looking, bezel-less
Android smartphone with the motorized popup front facing camera, and in-screen fingerprint
scanner. Probably the most futuristic smartphone we've
tested so far this year. Even though it looks epic from the outside,
I'm honestly more excited to take this one apart and review it from the inside. But, like always, we got to test it first
while it's all in one piece. Let's get started. [Intro] Right off the bat this thing looks incredible. Full screen design with no notch just looks
good. The colorful edge to edge display is impressive
all by itself, but we aren't really here to talk about the screen. There is so much other weird tech inside of
this phone to check out, starting with that camera. It just pops out of the top like a daisy in
springtime. It activates by poking out like an accessory
on R2-D2 each time I turn on the front facing camera.

And then it retracts as soon as I switch back
to the rear camera or exit the app. The sound you hear isn't the actual sound
the hardware is making. It's an added affect. There are actually 3 sounds. I'm going to leave mine muted, but if you're
looking to impress your friends or show off the mechanical extremity of your phone, the
extra sound is a nice effect.

The extended camera niblet does feel very
solid. There is no wiggle to the block. And when I press down hard on that camera,
it will dip in for just a second and then come back up, or retract all the way if I
press in too hard. It's still very firm though, and feels like
it can handle it's own. The only way to know for sure will be to see
how solid those tracks are from the inside, and see how the lifting mechanism is made. But for now, it seems like it can handle normal
abuse. Even when I try to hold the camera out while
it's pulling itself inside, the first time the motor is strong enough to yank the camera
from my grip.

But the second time, the gears spin for a
second and then succeed in pulling it back. It's surprisingly strong. Thumbs up for that. We'll come back to the front camera in a second,
but now let's see what else the phone has to offer. It's definitely nice of Vivo to include a
plastic screen protector on both sides of the phone. Any protection is good protection. Now we can start with the scratch test. There is no mention of Gorilla Glass on this
Nex S, but since we've made it past the level 3 pick, we know the screen is not plastic.

We start seeing scratches at a level 6, with
deeper grooves at a level 7, meaning we're looking at tempered glass. Sapphire would be a level 8 unless, of course,
it's Apple's sapphire, that's still a level 6. You might have noticed that there is no earpiece
on this phone. It doesn't pop out with a robotic camera on
top either. The Vivo says it uses vibrations instead of
a speaker. It's definitely a weird thing that takes some
getting used to, but it works. No matter where you put your ear on the frame
of the phone, you can hear sound imminating from the device…kind of like those bone
conduction speakers. For example, this is what a normal earpiece
sounds like. This is coming out of an iPhone 8. It's pretty standard across all smartphones
with a little speaker inside the earpiece. You can't discern one smartphone from the
other just by the earpiece inside of the phone. Unless, of course, there is no earpiece speaker
inside of the phone.

This is what it sounds like from inside the
Vivo S Nex. It's done through vibrations instead of a
speaker, and pretty much sounds the same no matter where you're listening on the phone,
since the vibrations encompass the whole frame. It sounds a lot like a speaker phone, but
contained in a much smaller area. Another successfully hidden component is the
fingerprint scanner hidden underneath the display. I tested this previously with the Vivo X20,
and even with scratches on the glass, the Vivo Nex S still functions. Hiding the scanner under the screen is pretty
impressive – technologically and physically. I made a super in-depth video on what that
particular component looks like with the Vivo X20. It's pretty magical.

With a closeup look at this Nex display, you
can't even see where the scanner is hidden, so they're doing a pretty good job. The sides of the phone are made from metal,
including the volume button and power button. At the top of the phone we have our headphone
jack, which is incredible. Vivo has a bezel-less, notch-less phone and
still includes that headphone jack…while Apple's over there claiming there's no room
and dongles are the way to the future. Last time I checked, Apple's sold 23 different
dongles, so you know what direction Apple's taking their innovation.

Taking a closer look at the front facing 8
megapixel camera. The metal housing is solid with no loose movements
in any direction. The camera lens is made from glass, which
is important because aluminum is lower on the hardness scale than glass is, which means
no matter how many times the lens extrudes out of the phone, it won't ever get scratched
up by the metal right next to it…even if it ends up rubbing a bit. A scratched up camera lens would be annoying. The back of the camera has more metal and
a little auto-lifting logo on the back. I'm still excited to see it from the inside,
but I'll be patient. This phone is not water-resistant by the way. The Vivo Nex has a textured assistant button
on the side. This guy's name is Jovi. I don't know what his competency is compared
to Bixby, Siri, or Google, but he is there permanently.

The bottom of the phone has our standard USB-C
charging port and a dual SIM card tray. Fun fact, if you ever still your little tool
in the wrong hole, like this little microphone hole right here off to the side of the tray,
it probably won't cause any damage since the microphones are placed off at an angle inside
the phone and the tool only goes straight in. The psychedelic back panel is pretty intense. Instead of Vivo just picking one color, we
get all the colors. It is glass, which makes me think that a clear
phone might be a real possibility. I'll have to give that a try. Let me know in the comments if you want to
see that one. One thing I would change is that this camera
setup is doing the whole death sensor blurred background thing.

I still prefer an extra telephoto or wide-angle
camera lens over a blurred background feature. A blurred background can basically be accomplished
with just one lens anyway. The dual color LED flash is also under the
glass on this one. And now for the burn test. This wall to wall, 6.6 inch AMOLED display
lasted quite a while. A burn test is basically a mandatory, yet
semi-pointless stepping stone to get to the next event. Kind of like what algebra is to graduation. The Nex lasted an impressive 16 seconds under
the heat from my lighter, which coincidentally is about how long I lasted in math class. Hit that subscribe button if you haven't yet. The structural bend test is next. We'll see if the motorized rails inside of
the frame compromise the structural integrity of the phone.

There is a little more bend than I'm comfortable
seeing, but still no cracked glass or catastrophic failure no matter what side the pressure is
applied from. So I'm very pleased to report that this technologically
advanced metal and glass sandwich passes my durability test…even the protrudy bits. Phones passing my test is a very good thing. It means that manufacturers are putting thought
into construction and the longevity of our devices, which is good for us as consumers
and our wallets, but also the planet.

Phones are pretty hard to recycle, so the
longer they last, the better. Now we just need Vivo to bring their stuff
here to the United States. Only China, India, Russia, Malaysia, Hong
Kong, and Taiwan get the cool phones at the moment. No US or UK, unfortunately. I'll keep the description updated if that
changes. And come hang out with me on Twitter and Instagram. Thanks a ton for watching, and I'll see you
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The Dumbest Smartphone?! – Durability Test!

sometimes calling a phone dumb can be a compliment especially if that's the kind of phone you are looking for this little guy i have on my desk today is called the light phone 2. and like usual we're going to find out if the light phone is a lightweight supposedly this is one of those simple minimalist phones that only do a few things so you can reduce the amount of time spent staring at a screen which of course is a healthy desire but the unhealthy part of all of this is that the light phones still cost 300 and i don't know about you but if i'm spending 300 on something it better do some things like more than one the phone itself is very small thin and well light let's get started you might have noticed by now that the light phone screen is a bit different instead of an amoled or lcd this guy is an e-ink display like an e-reader or a kindle meaning it has two colors black and white and a refresh rate of whenever i feel like it which is usually after a button press or something right off the bat i can tell the vibrator is pretty loosey-goosey see if you can hear it it's like a couple of rocks in a tin can it does have a full-blown cordy keyboard for sending text messages but no email or spell check it's got an alarm capability and even a few ringtones to choose from and that's about it no cameras no internet and probably no way of surviving what's coming but let's keep going the light phone 2 has that electronic paper e-ink screen that's just shy of 3 inches at first glance in first touch i thought the screen might be made of plastic which usually scratches at a level 2 or 3.

But it turns out that it's using a frosted roughed up glass layer that's acting like sandpaper to my most hardness tools you can see the markings at levels three four and five and these aren't scratches though just permanent dust streaks from my picks this means that the screen is still pretty resilient from actual physical damage but if left alone with your keys or coins it's going to get superficially scuffed up in a way that's difficult to clean there is no front-facing camera on the light phone too nor can it receive picture messages it's got the front proximity sensors and an earpiece grille below the glass and screen layer that won't be falling out on its own the sides of the phone are made from plastic [Music] along with the volume buttons that are placed on either side of the menu button you can see the screen flash white every now and then this is how the e-ink screen refreshes itself but i'll explain more about that in a second the top of the phone has a headphone jack and power button and there's a whopping total of one gigabyte of onboard storage for music we do have an unlocked sim card tray but no additional expandable memory one gig is all you get then down here at the bottom we have the blast from the past micro usb port which most smartphones started phasing out about three years ago and the back of the phone still has no camera and appears to be made from plastic the light logo on the back is a built-in part of the panel and won't be falling out on its own fun fact there's actually been a light bulb burning in livermore california almost non-stop for the past 117 years it's called the centennial light most of the wear and tear on light bulbs comes from turning them off and on and not just by leaving them lit led bulbs of course last about 50 times longer than a normal incandescent but still 117 years is very impressive congrats to livermore california speaking of lights let's talk about the screen we've never burned an e-ink display before each pixel only has two colors black and white and can flash back and forth between the two but the screen doesn't use power to maintain what state that pixel is left in like a normal amoled or lcd would it's kind of like an etch-a-sketch once it is that color it stays that color until it's refreshed you can see as i flip through the screens there's also a bright flash of all the pixels switching to their new orientation and sometimes there's a bit of ghosting from what was left on the screen before it but interestingly enough even after 50 seconds of burning the e-ink display appears to have no damage the faint ghosting you see over the entire screen is just one of those quirks of e-ink and doesn't have anything to do with the fire everything surprisingly still works thumbs up for that now realistically with a phone this small it will most likely always be in a front pocket but for kicks and giggles if you were ever to put it in your back pocket things might get a bit dangerous for both the phone and your bum as we can see the phone screen is indeed made of glass with cracks running along the entire surface and now only the bottom strip of the screen below that crack is still working the lifephone 2 does not survive the bin test it is interesting that the portion above the crack is still frozen in its last state before breaking the e-ink never had a chance to refresh or clear itself so it's just permanently in that position now and since we're already this far we might as well just see what else is inside this little guy now initially i thought the whole back housing might just pop off like we've seen on some other cheaper android phones and even though i was successful with my use of brute force this turned out to be the wrong way to open it up then i'll show you why in just a second with the plastic back housing forcibly removed we can see that the screen is glued to a battery and mid-frame sandwich and the correct way to take apart the phone would have been to remove the screen first with heat and gentle prying and then unscrew some screws it's interesting that even now with the e-ink screen completely detached from the phone it's still displaying its final frame even though both screen ribbons are ripped completely off i'll remove the two phillips head screws and unclip the ribbons just like a little lego one is for the display and the other is probably for the digitizer the back of the midframe sandwich has the battery this is gently adhered to the back of the motherboard and is 950 milliamp hours which is about three times the capacity of the apple watch i'll pop off the two black plastic end caps and then if we look closely we can see that there is a phillips head screw in each of the four corners and still attached to these screws is a gold threaded insert normally these inserts are embedded into the plastic frame and give something solid for the screw to grip onto when they're assembling the phone but since i manhandled it out of the housing with force instead of finesse it just wants to spin freely on the screw let's pretend i did all that ripping apart on purpose to show you what the screw inserts look like you know for educational purposes once all the inserts are pulled off the screws i can separate the mid frame from the motherboard it does have some copper sheeting on it which is nice i'm glad to see that the 300 are being put to good use got to keep the phone cool while the alarm clock goes off and the screen refreshes twice a minute this phone's working as hard as the white house during a pandemic good thing help is finally on the way the motherboard has the headphone jack front facing proximity sensors earpiece speaker on the back and the microphone and micro usb port down at the bottom and of course our lucy goosey coin style vibration motor in the plastic bit i mean i think the life phone is kind of a fun idea it can also be its own wi-fi hotspot and is definitely a step above the no phone and i also think that people really are addicted to their smartphones these days and we know that smartphones don't bring happiness so i guess if money isn't an issue and you have 300 bucks to burn you can always snag a light phone even if it'll probably only end up decorating your shelf 20 minutes after you fail your tech detox if you're really serious about wanting to cut back on doomsday scrolling though they still do sell flip phones for super cheap and maybe one of those is a better option either way though let me know what you think down in the comments come hang out with me on instagram and twitter unless of course you have a light phone and thanks a ton for watching i'll see you around

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A Rugged SAPPHIRE Covered Smartphone? – Durability Test!

Kyocera, a name I haven't heard of in a while,
has released a new phone. An extremely rugged smartphone called the
Dura Force Pro 2. Kyocera claims this phone has a full sapphire
display, but there's only one way to find out for sure. At only $450, this should be interesting. On the back of the phone it says 'Class 1
Division 2' which means this phone can be used in hazardous locations without causing
explosions. Gotta love that. Let's get started. [Intro] Right out of the box the phone feels smooth,
plastic, almost fluffy compared to the dense glass and metal phones we're used to seeing. It definitely still has that rugged, durable
look to it. Let's get started with the scratch test. A phone with real sapphire on the display
doesn't come around very often. As we know, these Mohs hardness picks tell
the difference between different materials.

Plastic would leave marks at a level 3. Normal glass would scratch at a 6. And sapphire should only start to scratch
at level 8. Sapphire has a totally different composition
than glass. It's a crystal structure that's actually grown
in a lab, and it's hardness level is up there with precious gems and diamonds. An incredibly impressive, expensive and premium
material. Taking a look at the level 6 and 7 pick locations
where glass normally starts to scratch, we see no marks. The screen of this Dura Force Pro 2 is still
flawless. Let's take it up to a level 8. Finally, at a level 8 we start to see some
damage. This is exactly where we would expect sapphire
to be. It's what we saw on the HTC U Ultra Sapphire
edition, as well as the sapphire covered Tissot watches that I've used to explain sapphire
in the past.

Kyocera says the camera lens on the back of
the phone is sapphire as well. We'll be verifying that in just a second. A level 9 pick, of course, also leaves marks
on the crystal, as would diamonds at a level 10, but I'm kind of fresh out of those at
the moment. The earpiece up at the top is covered in plastic
and can be scratched. The whole phone is designed to handle abuse
though and keep working. So superficial damage is kind of irrelevant. There is a 5 megapixel selfie camera under
that same sapphire display, so it's definitely protected from scratches.

The thick knobby corners of this phone are
made from a softer, slightly grippy plastic. Under the large flap on the side we have our
SIM and SD expandable memory slot, and a dedicated camera button below that. This can be programmed to be a Google assistant
or another app instead. It's super nice of Kyocera to let us choose
how to use our own buttons. Phenomenal idea. I hope Samsung is watching. The bottom of the phone has a huge, watertight
ip68 plastic flap covering the USB-C charging port. We have even more plastic along the sides,
with another large programmable button on the left side. This button is supposed to be 'push-to-talk',
a radio style button, but can also be remapped to literally anything else. I'm a fan. The volume rocker is also made from plastic. And look what we have up here. A headphone jack – instant thumbs up. It's protected with the same watertight flaps
that cover the SD card and charging port. This durable smartphone's turning out to be
a winner. The power button doubles as a fingerprint
scanner. I'll scratch that up to simulate a guy on
YouTube who scratches stuff.

But while adding my fingerprint I would get
constant 'fingerprint is dirty' messages. Even when it finally did accept my fingerprint,
the dirty little fingerprint scanner was not efficient at recognizing my finger, nor would
it unlock the screen every time. There are always other ways to unlock your
phone of course, but the weaker fingerprint scanner is just something to keep in mind. The back of the Kyocera Dura Force Pro 2 has
4 smooth hard rubber pads on each of the corners. Definitely an added perk for drop protection. Now back to the sapphire. It's a pretty incredible substance. The optically clear stuff used in technology
and like on phone screens and camera lenses is lab grown, fabricated in a lab over weeks
into a large clear cylinder called a boule.

This massive chunk of sapphire is then bored
out and cut up to make watch faces, or smaller bores to make camera lenses. Or sawed into rectangular chunks and polished
to make smartphone displays like the one here on the Kyocera. It's a fascinating process that I'd love to
show off in real life if anyone over there at Kyocera is watching. The back panel covering the wireless charging
pad is plastic. Not all sapphire is created equal. One company, who shall remain nameless, uses
an impure version of sapphire…Just kidding, it's Apple.

Apple is using junk sapphire on their camera
lenses. You can see here with the piece of sapphire
that's covering the normal 13 megapixel camera, and the 8 megapixel wide angle lens (great
combo by the way), it does not scratch with a level 6 or 7 Mohs pick. It's only when we reach levels 8 and 9 that
the surface of the lens starts to get damaged. This is the good quality sapphire. Apple, on the other hand, has sub-par sapphire
lenses on every single one of their iPhones. Those get scratched starting at levels 6 and
7, just like glass would. There's a definite difference in quality. I'm impressed with Kyocera. Their product is behaving as advertised. Imagine that. Like any rugged smartphone, this guy is supposed
to work in extreme heat, which might just give us another reason for this burn test. I've been struggling for years trying to justify
this one…I mostly just like fire. The 1080p IPS LCD underneath the 5 inch slab
of sapphire on the Kyocera Dura Force Pro 2 lasted 30 seconds under the heat from my
direct flame. Watch how fast I recovers though.

It's ready for round 2 with zero damage done
to the display underneath. Impressive. Now for the bend test. A rugged smartphone with no structure would
be rather dumb. Independent third party testing though is
really the only way to tell. This rock solid Dura Force Pro 2 has zero
flex and passes my durability test. Kyocera has managed to make a durable, rugged
phone out of premium materials, and I'm very impressed. It might even very well be the most durable
phone of this year. Apple should be reaching out to Kyocera to
find a quality sapphire supplier. Should we be putting sapphire on all cell
phone screens? If you enjoyed this video and want to see
other phones tested in the future, hit that subscribe button.

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