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 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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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