Pegasus: the spyware technology that threatens democracy

with just a single text it can bypass your phone's security and install spyware that grants complete access to your device it can access every message you've ever sent it can access every message you've ever received it can access every photo every video every email it can turn on your microphone it can turn on the microphone even when you're not using a phone call and just record what you're doing in the room it can turn on your camera it can record what's on your screen it can access your gps it can monitor your location and it can do all of this without you ever knowing the spyware technology that makes this possible is called pegasus pegasus is probably the most advanced piece of spyware ever developed it is effectively the most invasive form of surveillance imaginable any idea that you had that aspects of your life could be kept private and on the mobile phone are wrong so if you are someone who thinks that you're safe because you use whatsapp which is end-to-end encrypted or you use signal it really is meaningless once that pegasus is on your phone pegasus can infect both ios and android while remaining virtually undetectable so one of the ways that pegasus will attack your phone is through what's called a zero-day vulnerability this is a vulnerability that the phone's manufacturer doesn't yet know exists pegasus is the main product of a company called nso group which is an israeli surveillance company so the people who are using this spyware are government clients these will be governments around the world that the nso group have sold a copy of pegasus to a guardian investigation can now reveal widespread abuse of pegasus by nso's government clients the reason this investigation is so extraordinary is that we at the guardian have gained access through forbidden stories to a treasure trove tens of thousands of records the leaked records include the phone numbers of thousands of people who have been selected as potential targets by governments with access to pegasus before we had an inkling that this technology was being used in abusive way but now the doors have been just thrown wide open and we have a much greater insight into the scale of the abuse that has occurred just because a number appears in this list it doesn't mean it was definitely hacked but in some cases we've been able to go and check we've done forensics on the phone that the person was using at the time and in dozens of cases we found traces of either an attempted or a successful pegasus infection what we know about nso group and what they've said for years is that this is a law enforcement tool but i think what our investigations really revealed is the extent to which that is just a complete you know fantasy narrative the implications of this software being used widely are effectively an end to privacy for the people who are targeted by it that has very very serious ramifications for how people who have legitimate secrets which is everyone go about living their lives [Music] the most serious implications of something like pegasus is that it makes it much more unlikely that a dictatorial regime will become a democracy because those were already regimes and systems that were obsessive about trying to monitor their populations so they can control them and prevent them from you know rising up and overthrowing them and this technology exponentially increases your capacity to do that i do believe it poses a greater threat to democracy it's exposing that a lot of these technologies that we think are meant to keep us safer on our phones and even if we're somewhat aware of it that they're really not keeping us safe you

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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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World’s Smallest Android Phone!

What's up guys, Lou here back with another video. And it doesn't get any less exciting here at Unbox Therapy. Today I am bringing you The World's Smallest? Possibly? Android Smartphone? That's what I'm told. This is the Micro X S240. Company called Posh Mobile.com This was sent to me from a guy named..Tom. What's up Tom? I will link them down in the description. He sent me 3 of these units, so I guess I'm gonna do a give-away as well follow me on Twitter for details there. Maybe you want the smallest smartphone on the planet. Why wouldn't you? Specs: 4 GB ROM, 512 MB of RAM, Dual Core Processor, Multi touch. Well I hope so, hope it's got a touch screen. *LAUGHS* 2 MP camera and a VGA front camera – Listen, It ain't always about specs.

Maybe you have a different agenda. It's for a very specific type of individual. So… Ooh Get out of town! Look at this little guy! This would be cool for a kid to have. Hello? So there's your little display on there. Camera on the back, speaker here. Micro USB on the bottom for charging. Microphone Now it does look like the rear is removable here. Let me see.. I don't have the fingernails necessary I don't think. Theres a bunch of stuff, what do we have? Basic little headset with microphone Micro USB cable, Power brick Let's try this again. Come on Lou, use your muscles. So here we go, battery goes in. Come on battery… Little bit of juice Give us something Ooh POSH Mobile So…POSH Dare I… *Woosh* This little guy I mean.. Here is the set up Yes, this is small Oh my…*Laugh* Look at how small the keyboard is Do you see that?…What do I…

Oh man… What do you need for this? A little pen or something Look at that! It's a real phone Very dimly lit capacitive buttons The brightness of the screen is surprising, I didn't expect it to be that bright. The main thing here is just how small it is. Benjamin Button He's a li.. I think he get's smaller as time goes on He still needs a phone Phone, messages and contacts by default You scroll over here… little skin on this android it looks like Browser, clock… camera! *oOoOo's* Did that work? I think… Yea! *Chuckles* Just a little delay! Hello to the world From 1999 Ooo…I think i'm getting better Maybe not… You're not going to want to write a novel on this guy here *Laugh* Man..Look at that tiny little Youtube player Is the orientation locked here? There we go! Speakers not terrible! There you can see it…How do they get it all in there? I dunno how they get it all in there.. Galaxy Note 5 Wow…It's the smart car of phones! If you're a… little different kind of person This might be just what you're looking for Cause I like to suprise people…

In weird ways… Wow… What is this? This is the quietest I've been…This is mysterious.

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The coolest phone I’ve ever broken – Legion Duel Phone 2

well here we are again with another gaming phone gaming phones are usually the coolest phones and some of my favorites because they push the limits with both design and specs both of which can obviously be utilized by everyone even if gaming isn't your main thing i didn't really know lenovo made smartphones until now i did use one of their laptops all through college though so they have been around for a long time opening up the box we get our first glimpse of the phone lenovo sent me their legion phone dual 2 to check out with a box that's surprisingly optically stabilized already innovative i like it inside the box to get dual usb c cables and a charging brick that has dual usb usb-c ports i'm beginning to see why they call us the dual 2. when both ports are plugged in and used at the same time we can apparently juice up the phone with 90 watts of power i'll get to that more in a second the phone is resting on one more box i'll pull them both out and in here we get a little headphone jack adapter as well as a thin clear plastic case and finally the phone itself this is one of the most unique looking phones we've seen in a while it's got curves in the weirdest places i'm looking forward to this one let's get started [Music] right off the bat this phone feels like a solid chunk of brick it's heavy thick and long with a very strange abnormal growth in the center apparently this center hump is for the brains of the whole operation while the dual batteries are off in the wings in the hump we've got the center mounted cameras as well as the rgb leds and most importantly the dual fans we've seen one fan before in a cell phone and the red magic gaming phones but not two taking apart this dual 2 should be pretty interesting but first things first the scratch test i have a set of mohs mineral picks that help differentiate between different minerals and materials and every now and then we have a phone slip into the system that's hiding under a plastic screen protector doesn't take too long to figure out that this dual two's incredibly unique anatomy might come with some issues normally the camera bump is up top so the phone rocks left and right but this time around with the camel hump in the middle the phone is rocking top to bottom like a giant seesaw not necessarily a bad thing but i could see it getting a little annoying trying to one hand type a message while the phone is laying on a flat surface it'll bounce around like a bobble head finishing up the scratch test we see that the screen is made from tempered glass by its scratches at level six with deeper grooves at a level seven this is the part where we normally go find the front facing camera but as you can clearly see this phone does not have one at least not where we would normally expect it it's got a side mounted motorized pop-up camera hidden underneath the power button i didn't see that one coming it's a loud little guy apparently it's here on the side so that gamers can livestream themselves playing games while the phone is being held horizontally and it makes quite a bit of sense and since the camera is motorized it's not taking up any pixel real estate inside that display pressing the power button which is now extended up into the air still turns off the screen and retracts the camera it's kind of weird if you want to take normal vertical selfies of course but definitely not a deal breaker the lens on the front of the camera is made from glass and is scratch resistant and impressively has 44 megapixels the camera also has fall protection which we've seen on other pop-up camera smartphones where it tries to retract before hitting the ground if it's ever dropped the large earpiece speaker grille is made from plastic and won't be falling out on its own it's also one of a pair dual loudspeakers on a phone where everything is dual the bottom stereo speaker grille is also made from plastic the right side of the phone is made from metal and there's a whole lot going on no mechanical pop-up buttons like we saw on the black shark 3 gaming phone but there are a total of four ultrasonic programmable gaming buttons on this side alone two on the right side then we have the textured metal power button sitting on top of the motorized camera and then of course the output vent for the internal dual fans which we'll get to in a second and then the other pair of programmable buttons on the top side the top of the phone is pretty empty then over here on the left side of the phone we have the metal volume rocker and one of the two usb-c ports the second usb-c port of course is down at the bottom where it normally is next to the dual sim card tray which has a slot on either side for sim cards we'll talk more about the usb-c ports in a second the back of the phone is interesting of course like a turtle we've never seen anything quite like it there are an additional two programmable capacitive buttons under that slope of the rear glass leading up to the center camera mountain all of these rear surfaces of course are made from glass and as we know a gaming phone can't be a gaming phone without some sweet led action there are two cameras included on everest here one is a 64 megapixel main sensor and the other is a 16 megapixel wide-angle lens both protected under that same piece of glass and of course the fans which are both back here as well now supposedly this fan contraption is specially oriented over the vapor chamber which helps with heat dissipation and supposedly both fans are ip58 meaning that it's protected against water but we'll have to see how that's even possible from the inside during the tear down video the fans are pretty quiet and i can get them going full blast with rampage mode they are tiny little guys though with 29 blades each the intake fan is spinning at 12 500 rpm and the exhaust fan is spinning at 15 000 rpm lenovo says the fans are capable of lowering the internal temperature of the qualcomm 888 processor by over 30 percent compared to other smartphones that have the same chip which is pretty impressive and definitely a worthwhile addition to the phone if i get little pieces of paper sprinkled on my desk we can see the exhaust fan moving them a little bit but it's still a pretty small blower i ripped a thread out of my shirt so we can see it a little clearer a little wisp blowing in the gentle breeze a gentle breeze that of course helps you kill your enemies more efficiently speaking of vanquishing enemies efficiently it does take a lot of energy and the legion phone dual 2 has plenty of that as you've guessed there are dual batteries one on either side of the phone which is a little worrisome since the dual battery situation didn't work out too well for the rog phone 5 but let's keep our fingers crossed that lenovo's done it better both of these ports can be used to charge up the batteries when i plug in one of the cables it turns on turbo charging and when both of them get plugged in it turns on dual turbo charging which pumps 90 watts of power into the phone to charge the massive 5 500 milliamp hour battery to 100 in just 30 minutes which has also got to be some kind of record finally the burn test we'll make things a little more interesting this time around with a little help from the fans it's easy to tell that this is the intake by the way it's ingesting the flame internally digesting fire is generally frowned upon but you gotta admit it looks pretty cool the exhaust vent is also strong enough to blow out my lighter which is pretty impressive and at least now we know the fans are good at working in extremely hot environments the screen of the dual 2 is a 6.9 inch 1080p display with a 144hz refresh rate and most impressively a 720hz touch sampling rate which i'm pretty sure is another record the touch sampling rate is almost more important than the refresh rate while gaming since it's how fast the screen can sense what your fingers are doing and then of course the amoled display does last for about 33 seconds under the heat from my lighter and does not fully recover now again fingerprint scanners are not my favorite but i do have a theory about scanners that don't work very well usually it's the flat optical scanners with a wide sensor and no lens that can't read my fingerprint and since this phone is struggling to even set my fingerprint it'll be interesting to see if my hypothesis is correct when we open it up from the inside i'm guessing the optical scanner doesn't have a lens now when i first picked up this phone i noticed that it's extremely heavy to the point where i'm not even remotely concerned about it breaking but you know there are some weird shapes and structural designs going on and well turns out there is a weaker gaming phone than the rog phone 5.

The legion phone dual 2 with its two speakers two fans and two batteries is now most definitely in two pieces the display is shattered and destroyed underneath that gorilla glass 5 which surprisingly is still intact at first close-up glance at the breaking point it looks like pitted porous metal was the culprit of the break but it turns out it's a clean snap right along that antenna line which match up on either side of the glass hump the antenna lines are usually plastic to allow the phone to get its signal since antennas don't work well through metal unfortunately though these same antenna lines are also symmetrically mirrored at the other end of the camera mountain which means the legion phone 2 is now the legion phone 3 as in it's in 3 pieces if those antenna lines were positioned differently or reinforced internally this might have gone differently the front glass is still intact though nice work corning a bad year for gaming phones really shows how well gorilla glass holds up the legion phone dual 2 does not pass my durability test now remember durability is just one aspect of choosing your next phone a simple case will solve the majority of structural issues and just because i broke it does not make it a bad phone it just gives us an idea of what to look out for and what situations to avoid while owning it it's a super cool phone literally and figuratively internally and externally just don't sit on it the tear down will still be pretty interesting we'll check out those fans from the inside as well as the supposedly massive vapor chamber so hit that subscribe button if you haven't already come hang out with me on instagram and twitter and thanks a ton for watching i'll see you around

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I Bought The Cheapest Smartphone on Amazon…

I've used a lot of famous and expensive smartphones like the iPhone X, the Samsung phone , and the Pixel 2XL in my pocket. These phones are pretty expensive, but in reality, not everyone can afford it. A lot of times when I unbox a money saving phone the radios in these internationally sold phones don't work that well I want to find the cheapest smartphone on Amazon but there are a few rules 1.

Can't be used can't be 2. Must be able to buy it on Amazon Prime 3. Must be able to support LTE 4. Must be a smartphone 5. Use Android if possible This is the phone cost me $49.99 Alcatel onetouch IDEAL From the box, the phone is still running the old version of Android , but the old version of Android is turned over to see the 4.5-inch 854×480 resolution screen on the back. As I said before, 4G LTE is 200W in the front and 800W in the rear. Camera 1.1GHz Octa-core processor Android version 5.1 Back to the era of 5.1, this is more important, the supported 4G signal frequency band supports both WCDMA and GSMA 850, 1700, 1800, 1900 American residents can use it with confidence by inserting a SIM card and as long as 49 Oh! Open the box and see what the $49 is.

Stop thinking about those good-looking phones that are 10 times more expensive than this one. First, get the device body, the removable battery! There is also a piece of paper in the front, so you know what it will look like when you turn it on The micro USB port at the bottom does not need to consider any symmetry issues at all. It needs to be placed where it needs to be placed. I guess there is no fast charging battery. This 1780mAh battery cannot be bought on Amazon. This is the back cover and the AT&T logo is posted.

What is the rating of this phone on Amazon? Seems like 3.5 stars? That's right, it's 3.5 stars. Based on this price, you shouldn't have high expectations. Simple and rude hhhh Good! Power on! Okay that's stupid bezels oversized bezels We don't care once we don't care this reminds me of the small Pixel 2 oversized capacitive buttons that I'd get sprayed on are common on older phones no glass backs, no wireless charging I went to see how much electricity it got from the factory, the screen is too dark hhhhhh The keyboard speed is a little slow, look at the difference hhhhhhh Also, I just want to connect to wifi, he told me it takes two minutes hhhhhhhhh What the hell is the same viewing angle, these two The screen is literally going down and down a $50 phone every day, the screen is completely invisible Wish the brightness could be turned up a bit, oh so much better! It 's not an OLED for a comparison dude I'll remind you, this phone is only $49 and I'm bragging that this phone has some pre-installed software and it's not that fast.

Time to look at the camera. It's a little nervous. The shutter lag is a bit high. ……The latitude is too low. Either it's too bright, or it's dark. The front camera is probably bad. It's not like human skin and zombies. However, the details are still wide and you can zoom in and out. But not being able to touch to focus the camera is really bad to test the speakers may be good may be bad latest Unbox Therapy video is this a Facebook ad? Come use Facebook. Have you heard of Facebook? have you heard of it? guys? The maximum brightness is 480p. Turn up the volume . The speaker of this phone may be accidentally covered on the back. Of course, the speaker is very bad. Of course, look at youtube . Positioning is for those who have never used a smartphone.

For those people, it's okay. After all, he has achieved the experience and price that a smartphone should do. How to balance it? I definitely don't want to buy a $49 phone if I can but $7,890 or even $500 is a bit pricey for us on the low end and you can indeed see some phones that improve that quality on Amazon in the US , I will definitely not buy it for $49. It should sell for one or two hundred dollars. There are some mobile phones at this price. It is a huge improvement compared to it. Don't buy this mobile phone. I bought it as a tape recorder or a backup machine. I don't hate the experience of this mobile phone. Just $49 Jack is more than $49 for a lunch.

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Just buy two together. Maybe she prefers truffles. , look at this beautiful truffle, go buy it now, don't wait until the next Valentine's Day There is no better Valentine's Day gift than this, with flowers and chocolate strawberries, so let's get started.

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ROG Phone 2 Durability Test! – Most Powerful Smartphone?

the asus rog phone 2 is probably the most powerful and feature-rich smartphone that money can buy in 2019 it's technically a gaming smartphone ro G stands for Republic of gamers and asu's has been using this brand to deliver some pretty innovative stuff today we're gonna find out if it's durable let's get started one of my favorite things about gaming smartphones is that they are typically a little less conservative design wise and let them self fine literally with built-in LED lighting I'll turn the back LED logo on in just a second the ROG 2 has a metal and glass back combo design and has the same copper vent that we saw in last year's ROG 1 it looks pretty phenomenal with it's multicolored subtle holographic reflective accent lines that run throughout the dark silver let's start with the scratch test the ROG 2 has a large 6.6 inch 1080p screen and it's using the latest version of Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass 6 which means that we shouldn't see any scratches at level 2 like we saw on the plastic inner screen of the Galaxy fold the ROG to scratches at level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7 up here at the top of the phone we find a singular 24 megapixel front facing camera tucked into the black bezel the bezels are slightly larger on this beast due to the internal front firing stereo speakers they also double as a place to grip the phone while gaming in landscape mode last year's phone had orangish colored plastic stuff covering the grille and this year they've made it a bit more clean and got rid of the orange which I'm a fan of the same thing goes for the secondary front-facing stereo speaker grille down at the bottom of the phone it wouldn't be a durability test without finding out what the phone is made from the ROG phone has an anodized aluminum body there is a SIM card tray down here that's a dual SIM but no SD card slot even though there is a one terabyte upgrade option for the internal memory which is impressive it still doesn't beat the inexpensiveness and easiness of just adding an SD card down the road there's not a rubber ring around the SD card for it which we haven't seen in a long time moving up to the side of the phone it contains a rubber plug this keeps the accessory ports and secondary charging port clean when it's not being used the rog 2 has two USB C charging ports this side port can also output 4k video tweet TV or computer monitor and can connect to the external fan cooling units or other accessories it's pretty cool to have options even if there is no advertised water resistance the top of the phone has more anodized black metal and the right side of the phone has the capacitive touch pad triggers money the rent just like we would see on a gaming controller it also has a metal volume rocker and metal power button and those capacitive corner triggers shouldn't affect our building but we'll find out with the bin test in just a minute finally here at the bottom of the phone we get the USB C port and we see our little buddy the headphone jack I haven't seen one of these in a while a lot of flagship and mid-range phone manufacturers have been dropping the headphone jack so they can push their own brand of wireless headphones that usually cost well over a hundred and fifty or two hundred dollars it's important to remember that there are a lot of good wireless headphones out there that cost a whole lot less which brings us to Raycom huge thanks to Ray Con for sponsoring this video ray cons totally wireless headphones are half the price about a premium wireless earbuds and sound just as good if anything these are louder and have more base than any other headphone I've tested recently and I've tried out quite a few different headphones I mostly use my headphones at the gym or while running and these are small enough and light enough that I never feel like they're falling out they have six hours of play time with an additional 24 hours of juice stored in the carrying case you can get 15% off and check out the additional colors with the link in the description there's definitely no reason to pay big bucks to buy headphones that are the same brand as your cell phone especially when there are cheaper and better options like these ray cons well you decide for yourself though they have free shipping and free returns and thanks to Ray Con for sponsoring this video getting back to the back of the ROG 2 the main portion of the phone is covered with that great glass the vibrant accent lines and hard camera angles helped make this phone look pretty unique it's got a 48 megapixel main camera with a 13 megapixel ultra-wide camera on the side and there are also two different colored LEDs for the flash when both colors of the LEDs flash at the same time it helps not to wash out the image as much but the thing that makes this phone physically stand out the most is the metal growth a su says the upper copper portion has a vent that lets the heat escape out from inside the phone which is kind of true we found out last year that the metal shell was mostly for aesthetics and the copper coloring was also mostly just for looks nothing was really wicking heat away from the processor there passive bins underneath the metal of course but no internal fans and the actual heat pipe the part that does keep the phone cooled most is on the screen side not the back panel so we'll see if that's the case when we tear down this guy's well they did include a clear case in the normal retail box which is nice it still leaves a little gap for the copper cooling to show through let's get these LEDs turned on now it might look like this RGB ROG logo isn't very luminous here on my desk but that's only because my desk lights are super bright we can see the changing colors when they're shadowed but in a normal room this would be pretty easy to see I'm definitely not opposed to making it even brighter though ROG is probably still using that little side lit deflection thing we saw in last year's phone we'll have to check it out from the inside of course but the point is the 6,000 milliamp hour battery can probably handle a few extra LEDs inside and it would be pretty cool to see some more major lights just like we would see in a gaming PC either way this thing looks pretty cool these six thousand milliamp hour battery is probably one of the best things about this phone alongside the 120 Hertz 1080p OLED panel for reference most phones and monitors these days refresh at 60 Hertz so having a phone that can display these movies game scrolling and images twice as fast as usual and is pretty interesting it does last about 30 seconds under the flame from my lighter which is also cool or hot depending on how you look at it the screen definitely did not recover though so don't do this at home I almost forgot about the under screen fingerprint scanner it's easy to tell that the ROG 2 is using an optical scanner one because the whole display brightens to max when it's trying to sense my finger and more importantly it has the green circle of light where my finger is touching the sensor underneath the display uses that green light to illuminate the ridges on my fingerprint and then reads my fingerprint through those LEDs it's pretty cool the under screen fingerprint technology wouldn't be possible on an LCD due to all those layers we saw in my last video just oh let's the good news is is that even with these level 7 deeper grooves marring up the surface of the glass the fingerprint reader can still sense my finger and unlocks the phone every time finally the bend test this thing is massively thick and heavy which by default helps the rigidity of the phone but even with that thickness and weight we still get a flex near the side charging port I guess having a hole in the frame weakens it a bit and allows it to flex but there are no permanent kings or cracks in the metal even when bent from the front side the ROG – is still a solid beast of the phone and quite possibly one of the most feature-rich smartphones money can buy in 2019 it passes my durability test I'll toss a link for the current pricing of the ROG – down in the description below next to the rake on headphones link remember you can get 15% off to be honest I got this phone mostly so I could check out the insides hit that subscribe button if you're into that kind of thing and coming out with me on Instagram and Twitter would you ever buy a gaming phone or maybe better question do you gain very much on your current phone let me know down in the comments thanks stuff for watching I'll see you around

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The coolest phone I’ve ever broken – Legion Duel Phone 2

well here we are again with another gaming phone gaming phones are usually the coolest phones and some of my favorites because they push the limits with both design and specs both of which can obviously be utilized by everyone even if gaming isn't your main thing i didn't really know lenovo made smartphones until now i did use one of their laptops all through college though so they have been around for a long time opening up the box we get our first glimpse of the phone lenovo sent me their legion phone dual 2 to check out with a box that's surprisingly optically stabilized already innovative i like it inside the box to get dual usb c cables and a charging brick that has dual usb usb-c ports i'm beginning to see why they call us the dual 2. when both ports are plugged in and used at the same time we can apparently juice up the phone with 90 watts of power i'll get to that more in a second the phone is resting on one more box i'll pull them both out and in here we get a little headphone jack adapter as well as a thin clear plastic case and finally the phone itself this is one of the most unique looking phones we've seen in a while it's got curves in the weirdest places i'm looking forward to this one let's get started [Music] right off the bat this phone feels like a solid chunk of brick it's heavy thick and long with a very strange abnormal growth in the center apparently this center hump is for the brains of the whole operation while the dual batteries are off in the wings in the hump we've got the center mounted cameras as well as the rgb leds and most importantly the dual fans we've seen one fan before in a cell phone and the red magic gaming phones but not two taking apart this dual 2 should be pretty interesting but first things first the scratch test i have a set of mohs mineral picks that help differentiate between different minerals and materials and every now and then we have a phone slip into the system that's hiding under a plastic screen protector doesn't take too long to figure out that this dual two's incredibly unique anatomy might come with some issues normally the camera bump is up top so the phone rocks left and right but this time around with the camel hump in the middle the phone is rocking top to bottom like a giant seesaw not necessarily a bad thing but i could see it getting a little annoying trying to one hand type a message while the phone is laying on a flat surface it'll bounce around like a bobble head finishing up the scratch test we see that the screen is made from tempered glass by its scratches at level six with deeper grooves at a level seven this is the part where we normally go find the front facing camera but as you can clearly see this phone does not have one at least not where we would normally expect it it's got a side mounted motorized pop-up camera hidden underneath the power button i didn't see that one coming it's a loud little guy apparently it's here on the side so that gamers can livestream themselves playing games while the phone is being held horizontally and it makes quite a bit of sense and since the camera is motorized it's not taking up any pixel real estate inside that display pressing the power button which is now extended up into the air still turns off the screen and retracts the camera it's kind of weird if you want to take normal vertical selfies of course but definitely not a deal breaker the lens on the front of the camera is made from glass and is scratch resistant and impressively has 44 megapixels the camera also has fall protection which we've seen on other pop-up camera smartphones where it tries to retract before hitting the ground if it's ever dropped the large earpiece speaker grille is made from plastic and won't be falling out on its own it's also one of a pair dual loudspeakers on a phone where everything is dual the bottom stereo speaker grille is also made from plastic the right side of the phone is made from metal and there's a whole lot going on no mechanical pop-up buttons like we saw on the black shark 3 gaming phone but there are a total of four ultrasonic programmable gaming buttons on this side alone two on the right side then we have the textured metal power button sitting on top of the motorized camera and then of course the output vent for the internal dual fans which we'll get to in a second and then the other pair of programmable buttons on the top side the top of the phone is pretty empty then over here on the left side of the phone we have the metal volume rocker and one of the two usb-c ports the second usb-c port of course is down at the bottom where it normally is next to the dual sim card tray which has a slot on either side for sim cards we'll talk more about the usb-c ports in a second the back of the phone is interesting of course like a turtle we've never seen anything quite like it there are an additional two programmable capacitive buttons under that slope of the rear glass leading up to the center camera mountain all of these rear surfaces of course are made from glass and as we know a gaming phone can't be a gaming phone without some sweet led action there are two cameras included on everest here one is a 64 megapixel main sensor and the other is a 16 megapixel wide-angle lens both protected under that same piece of glass and of course the fans which are both back here as well now supposedly this fan contraption is specially oriented over the vapor chamber which helps with heat dissipation and supposedly both fans are ip58 meaning that it's protected against water but we'll have to see how that's even possible from the inside during the tear down video the fans are pretty quiet and i can get them going full blast with rampage mode they are tiny little guys though with 29 blades each the intake fan is spinning at 12 500 rpm and the exhaust fan is spinning at 15 000 rpm lenovo says the fans are capable of lowering the internal temperature of the qualcomm 888 processor by over 30 percent compared to other smartphones that have the same chip which is pretty impressive and definitely a worthwhile addition to the phone if i get little pieces of paper sprinkled on my desk we can see the exhaust fan moving them a little bit but it's still a pretty small blower i ripped a thread out of my shirt so we can see it a little clearer a little wisp blowing in the gentle breeze a gentle breeze that of course helps you kill your enemies more efficiently speaking of vanquishing enemies efficiently it does take a lot of energy and the legion phone dual 2 has plenty of that as you've guessed there are dual batteries one on either side of the phone which is a little worrisome since the dual battery situation didn't work out too well for the rog phone 5 but let's keep our fingers crossed that lenovo's done it better both of these ports can be used to charge up the batteries when i plug in one of the cables it turns on turbo charging and when both of them get plugged in it turns on dual turbo charging which pumps 90 watts of power into the phone to charge the massive 5 500 milliamp hour battery to 100 in just 30 minutes which has also got to be some kind of record finally the burn test we'll make things a little more interesting this time around with a little help from the fans it's easy to tell that this is the intake by the way it's ingesting the flame internally digesting fire is generally frowned upon but you gotta admit it looks pretty cool the exhaust vent is also strong enough to blow out my lighter which is pretty impressive and at least now we know the fans are good at working in extremely hot environments the screen of the dual 2 is a 6.9 inch 1080p display with a 144hz refresh rate and most impressively a 720hz touch sampling rate which i'm pretty sure is another record the touch sampling rate is almost more important than the refresh rate while gaming since it's how fast the screen can sense what your fingers are doing and then of course the amoled display does last for about 33 seconds under the heat from my lighter and does not fully recover now again fingerprint scanners are not my favorite but i do have a theory about scanners that don't work very well usually it's the flat optical scanners with a wide sensor and no lens that can't read my fingerprint and since this phone is struggling to even set my fingerprint it'll be interesting to see if my hypothesis is correct when we open it up from the inside i'm guessing the optical scanner doesn't have a lens now when i first picked up this phone i noticed that it's extremely heavy to the point where i'm not even remotely concerned about it breaking but you know there are some weird shapes and structural designs going on and well turns out there is a weaker gaming phone than the rog phone 5.

The legion phone dual 2 with its two speakers two fans and two batteries is now most definitely in two pieces the display is shattered and destroyed underneath that gorilla glass 5 which surprisingly is still intact at first close-up glance at the breaking point it looks like pitted porous metal was the culprit of the break but it turns out it's a clean snap right along that antenna line which match up on either side of the glass hump the antenna lines are usually plastic to allow the phone to get its signal since antennas don't work well through metal unfortunately though these same antenna lines are also symmetrically mirrored at the other end of the camera mountain which means the legion phone 2 is now the legion phone 3 as in it's in 3 pieces if those antenna lines were positioned differently or reinforced internally this might have gone differently the front glass is still intact though nice work corning a bad year for gaming phones really shows how well gorilla glass holds up the legion phone dual 2 does not pass my durability test now remember durability is just one aspect of choosing your next phone a simple case will solve the majority of structural issues and just because i broke it does not make it a bad phone it just gives us an idea of what to look out for and what situations to avoid while owning it it's a super cool phone literally and figuratively internally and externally just don't sit on it the tear down will still be pretty interesting we'll check out those fans from the inside as well as the supposedly massive vapor chamber so hit that subscribe button if you haven't already come hang out with me on instagram and twitter and thanks a ton for watching i'll see you around

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Nokia 1 Durability Test! – Nokia’s CHEAPEST Smartphone

One thing I was surprised about last year
was how well even the inexpensive phones performed when put head to head with premium phones. The performance margin between premium hand
sets and budget phones is getting smaller, and I think that's a good thing. The less money you end up spending on a smartphone
that satisfies your needs means more money you'll have to spend elsewhere. Today we're going to be durability Nokia's
cheapest smartphone โ€“ the Nokia 1. Is that a removable battery? I've partnered with Bill and Melinda Gates
for this video. Nokia has never failed one of my durability
tests before in the history of eve, so it'll be interesting to see how their cheapest smartphone
holds up. Let's get started. [Nokia start-up jingle tune] [Intro] Out of the box it's a pretty lightweight phone. The screen brightness is turned all the way
up. The Nokia 1 costs about $70 right now, which
is 7% the cost of the latest $1,000 flagships, while still accomplishing all the basics. We're here for durability though, so let's
commence with the scratch test.

Like always, I have a set of Mohs mineral
picks, and on an inexpensive phone like this, I was expecting plastic for the screen. But as we can see, there are no scratches
at a level 3 like we would normally see on plastic. The Nokia 1 scratches at a level 6, with deeper
grooves at a level 7. Meaning it's using tempered glass. The top shiny logo is underneath that glass. And the 2 megapixel front selfie camera is
protected under there as well. I was initially skeptical of the 2 megapixels,
but it's really not that bad. The earpiece is covered by a little piece
of cloth mesh gently adhered inside the phone. I doubt the little guy will be sticking around
for too long. There are no physical buttons on the front
though, just one little cut out for the microphone hole down at the bottom. We do find buttons, however, over here on
the side of the phone. A long white volume rocker made from plastic,
and a smaller power button, also made from plastic.

Plastic seems to be the build theme of this
phone, since the sides and back panel are also constructed of the same material. It's a little easier on the ears at least
then metal would be. Plastic is easy to manufacture, mass produce,
and it's still a durable material, even if it might not have that premium feel. There is an old school micro USB port at the
bottom, but take a look at this, a headphone jack. That's worth $70 all by itself. The Nokia 1 has 8 gigs of built in internal
memory, but also has an SD card slot that can expand the memory to 128 gigs. For the rear camera, we have a whopping 5
megapixel sensor that can film in 480p and is covered with plastic, which could very
well be an issue in the future because there are no raised edges to protect the lens. The plastic will rest flat on whatever surface
it's set on, making it super vulnerable to scratches.

The inlaid Nokia lettering is kind of like
a thick metallic foil โ€“ pretty easy to remove. Definitely more easy than the Tesla key card
I tore down a few days ago. This means that letters will probably fall
out on their own with normal use as the phone gets older. One thing we sometimes forget with smartphones
is that they aren't just social media or networking devices, they are useful tools. Bill and Melinda Gates write a letter to the
world every year with their thoughts and goals. And this year part of the letter mentioned
cell phones specifically. I'll put the link in my description. They say that smartphones are game changers
in developing countries, especially for women, giving them access to information, mobile
banking, and a free place to learn new skills from sites like YouTube. Income potential improves dramatically as
access to education expands.

And cheap smartphones like this are perfect
for that connection to the internet. A budget smartphone can do 90% of what a premium
phone can…it's just not as quick or flashy. Mobile technology creates opportunities to
fight inequality, lift people up, and increase that earning potential for people who have
them โ€“ especially for women in poor countries who never had access before. It's a developing market for sure. Check out the annual Gates letter with the
link in the description. It's kind of like a status update on the planet
written by one of the most influential couples on the planet. So it's worth a few minutes of your time. And thanks to Bill and Melinda Gates for sponsoring
this video. The little screen on the Nokia 1 is 4.5 inches,
with a resolution of 480×854.

Like I said earlier, this is definitely not
an expensive, flashy, high end phones. It's a bare bones key to the modern age, and
a way to access information. A budget phone with a budget price. The LCD screen goes black after about 22 seconds,
and it still able to recover. A budget phone, no matter how cheap, should
still be well constructed in my opinion. Nokia has never let us down before in terms
of build quality, and the bend test will show us if they slacked off on this cheapest smartphone. The initial flex has the screen protruding
very far out of the frame, but no cracks or damage. The phone locks out and stops bending. A bend from the other direction also shows
some flex, but still no damage. The phone's holding itself together…even
if it's kind of bending like a soggy black and white Oreo. The internals are probably all made from plastic,
but the thing that saves this phone is the hard square rigid battery that doesn't flex,
and locks out inside of the frame, keeping the phone in one piece.

Either way, for a phone that costs 7% of a
modern flagship with a headphone jack and expandable memory, I can't really complain. Nokia has made another survivor and a perfect
candidate for connecting people from the poorest countries with the Internet. The Bill Gates and Melinda Gates letter is
linked in the description. Check it out. Hit that subscribe button, and come hang out
with me on Twitter for updates. Thanks a ton for watching. I'll see you around..

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iPhone 11 Pro Max Teardown – Tiny Motherboard & BIG Battery!

the iphones have always been some of the most complicated phones to take apart you'll see why over the course of this video but there's no way we could let this iphone 11 pro max flagship slip by without seeing the insides this is the most water resistant mainstream smartphone money can buy right now so it's time to see what helps keep water out and how repairable it really is let's get started [Music] [Applause] [Music] since basically day one of the first iphone's existence apple has been in the business of trying to keep people out of their phones and this new iphone appears to be no different it has the same proprietary pentalobe screws holding the bottom of the screen to the stainless steel frame of the phone it uses a screwdriver that's pretty easy to find online but most people don't immediately have it on hand i'll leave a link for a good tool kit in the description looking closely at the screw it has black thread locker filling the gaps between the threads and the phone body this helps keep the screw in place as well as helps keep water out the biggest opening for water to get inside the phone though is the screen there is adhesive surrounding the whole rectangle in order to pull the screen off i'll need to use heat to soften that adhesive and a strong suction cup to pull on the screen while adding some leverage with my pry tool between the plastic lip and the stainless steel frame as i work my way around either side of the phone lifting off the display you can see the substantial amount of stringy gooey black adhesive that holds the parts together i'm taking special care to avoid the ribbon cables hiding along the edge of the right side these cables are about as fragile as paper and can be torn very easily you'll get a better look at them as the screen lifts off they're down there through those gooey strands at first glance things look pretty standard for the iphone a ton of screws and the massive l-shaped battery thumbs up to apple for adding battery life and thickness to their phones this year instead of trying to go thinner i'm also glad that the ribbons are all off to the side last year had a random ribbon cable coming from the center that made the screen removal quite a bit harder the front camera and face scanner are tucked up in the top of the phone i'll remove these six y triple zero screws holding the middle plate over the top of the screen ribbon connectors one of those screws is easier to access from the other side of the screen if you close and scooch it over a bit and take a look at that motherboard it's lego connector central up in here happy birthday to myself i'll remove another four y triple zero screws that hold the top protective metal plate and side ribbon guide down over the camera units and there are two more screws holding down the tiny plate over the battery connector before i unplug that battery though i want to make sure this whole thing still works and that nothing was damaged during the screen removal tapping the power button shows the apple logo and the phone turns on which app should i test to make sure the phone still works maybe i should use today's sponsor audible that was convenient audible is actually one of my favorite apps the book i'm currently listening to is called the man who knew the way to the moon and is one of the audible originals it sounds more like a verbal documentary than a narration i usually adjust the speed to be a tad faster than normal so i can get through more information quicker it's a true story about the guy who convinced nasa to use space rendezvous points instead of one gigantically massive rocket it's super interesting you can get a free audio book plus two audible originals when you try audible for 30 days with the link in the description audible.com jerryrig or text the word jerryrig to 500 500.

The audible original titles come from diverse categories like theater journalism literature and the documentary styles like the one i'm listening to now even if you decide to cancel audible at some point in the future you still get to keep your books they're yours to own forever audible.com jerryrig or text jerry rigged to 500 500 and thanks to audible for sponsoring this video i'll unclip the battery connector like a little lego from this smorgasbord of lego connectors the battery actually has two connectors one is found down below by the charging port so when clipping both of those is a good idea at this point i just didn't know the second one existed until later i'll unclip one of the charging port ribbons and then i'll make my way down to the three main ribbons holding the screen to the body of the phone the screen is significantly more simple this year than it has been for the previous years which is definitely appreciated it only has three screws holding the earpiece to the back of the display apple throws phillips head screws randomly in here and there throughout the phone so for those of you following along at home this is the third type of screwdriver we've used so far the earpiece folds down which lets us pry away the front sensors from the glass replacement parts will become more common and get cheaper as the phones get older i'll try to link some in the video description as they become available screen replacements aren't super difficult on iphones and with the disappearance of 3d touch the display is actually thinner and leaves more room for the larger battery speaking of which i've had a few requests for a straight up clean video shot of the internals so feel free to screenshot this crop it and use it as your phone wallpaper if you want just make sure to tag me on twitter if you do let's remove the front camera and the face id death scanner thingy it's got two ribbon cables to unplug wait nope there's three last one kind of just snuck in there this little unit has the front 12 megapixel selfie camera the one that can film in 4k and do those slow fees and also has the infrared dot projector and secondary camera for the face id it's a pretty cool setup and i'm glad it's not attached to the screen it makes repairs easier the three rear cameras each have their own ribbon cable attached to the motherboard i can unclip each of those and then the whole contraption comes right out of the phone apple really has made their design much more modular this year and i'm a fan up at the top we get the normal 12 megapixel camera with optical image stabilizing down at the bottom we get another 12 megapixel two times optical zoom camera which also has optical image stabilizing and over here on the side we have a 12 megapixel wide angle camera with no physical stabilizing i feel like this is the perfect setup and the arrangement i would personally like to have someday when i upgrade from my galaxy s8 i feel like apple has finally brought way more features to the table with smartphones this year and are finally competing at the same level of other flagships let's get this motherboard out i'll unplug the charging port ribbon but before i can pull that out once again i need to switch back to the y triple zero screwdriver there are three screws running down the right side keeping this cable with the metal bracket tucked to the side of the phone the next three screws are a bit trickier these are called standoff screws and they hold the motherboard in place if you don't have a standoff remover i can usually take a flat screwdriver bit and just twist the screw around in the circle from one side and as the screw comes out you can see that a standoff screw is actually a screw that has a screw hole inside a screw within a screw they are annoying to work with but apple uses them to save space and stack things on top of each other speaking of saving space once those screws are out and the sim card tray is removed the whole motherboard is ready to come out of the phone and this my friends is it this is the whole thing the brains and brawn of the whole iphone operation is sandwiched between these two stacked boards one thing i'm pretty impressed with on the iphones this time around is that all the solder connecting the circuits inside of this motherboard is made from 100 recycled tin you might be thinking nice work apple on recycling that tiny drop of tin but because apple is using recycled tin and not only their iphones but the macbook air the ipad air and the ipad mini it adds up to over 29 000 metric tons of tin ore that they don't need to mine from the earth it's a pretty substantial achievement and i'm glad apple's doing it let's keep going deeper the taptic vibrator engine is down here below the battery near the charging port it's got three little screws holding it in place and i'm going to set those off to the side to help keep things organized a lot of phones you can take apart and just toss the screws held or skelter but since basically every screw in here is a different shape and size it's very important to keep them organized with the metal plate gone and the vibrator unclipped from the charging port we get our first close-up of the taptic engine it's nice of apple to include their logo in case we forgot what phone we're taking apart this little guy is also using 100 recycled rare earth elements since we don't have an unlimited earthly supply of these magnets i'm glad apple is now going through the effort to reuse and recycle parts of their phones i'll remove one more screw and pull off the metal plate over the microphone hole and check out all that white adhesive over the hole to help keep water out of the microphone it's time to remove the battery apple once again has added the magic pull tabs which i'm thankful for prying out permanently glued batteries is extremely dangerous and even if a pride and bent battery doesn't spark and start on fire right away it'll still be damaged internally and will start to puff up and expand over time these pull tabs make battery removal much safer yeah they are still pretty fragile and break every now and then but it's still much better than what samsung is currently doing with the permanent adhesive and their phone [Music] apple has three pull strips at the end of each side of the battery [Music] and i was successful enough with most of them that the rest of the battery can be lifted up unharmed this is a 3969 milliamp hour capacity which is quite an improvement over last year's 3174 milliamp hours for real apple has come out to play this time the loudspeaker comes out next with its two screws holding it in place you might have noticed so far that while the iphone seems complex most components are still modular and come out relatively easily you can see the substantial amount of black adhesive holding the loudspeaker to the frame of the phone like i said in my durability test video this iphone 11 pro max is the most water resistant smartphone on the market right now while most manufacturers have water tested their phones to a depth of 1.5 or 2 meters deep for 30 minutes just to get that ip68 rating apple has gone above and beyond and tested the new iphone 11 pros to 4 meters deep for 30 minutes double the depth of what everyone else is doing hold on for a second though check this out the loudspeaker is full of a ton of those little white sound balls i assume these white balls help fill the space inside of the tiny little cell phone speaker to keep it from sounding like a tiny little cell phone speaker i'll take out the last nine screws for the charging port and get back to that ip rating even though apple went twice as deep as everyone else they still only got the same ip68 rating you're probably like why didn't they just go up a level to ip69 and that's because ip69 is a totally different test instead of submersion it's a high pressure and temperature water jet test and pretty irrelevant for cell phones cell phones get accidentally submerged all the time but getting accidentally blasted by a fire truck is far less common the charging port is finally out of the phone that was definitely a nightmare i don't want to repeat the iphone has so many intricate components it's not so much a difficult phone to repair it's just a very complex phone to repair and one wrong move or screw in the wrong place could wreck the phone if you do end up breaking your back glass and don't have insurance you can either pay apple 599 to fix it or just buy a replacement housing and swap over each component individually yeah it's going to be pretty extremely painful either way apple's still kind of being a big jerk where that's concerned i think you should just get a case before it breaks i'm pretty impressed with apple for stepping up and going above and beyond the bare minimum that they usually do this time apple has given customers the specs and features they're paying for and that always hasn't been true in the past of course in my opinion androids can still accomplish more i'm not ready to switch size just yet but i am glad that apple has stepped up with enough performance to match the price tag and is doing it with recycled and recyclable materials we can all appreciate and support that i'll get the camera units put back into their slot they are all housed in the same metal block so it's impossible to get them out of alignment and the same thing goes for the front cameras finally the front screen with its three ribbon cables can plug into the tiny motherboard and i can start throwing down all those metal plates over the lego style ribbon connectors the last thing that gets plugged in is the battery and this little metal bracket that covers the top then we can turn the phone back on and once again i'm just as surprised as you are that this thing still works i for one am glad that apple has started participating again in the smartphone race and even more so for using recycled components innovations in both areas are good for everyone i'll be looking into the recycling efforts of other manufacturers in the future so hit that subscribe button if you haven't already it's free and remember that the computer the astronauts used to land on the moon 50 years ago is less powerful than the cell phone in your pocket right now don't forget to check out the audible link in the description for your free audiobook and come hang out with me on instagram and twitter thanks a ton for watching and i'll see you around

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The ROG Phone 5 has a Problem – Durability Test Fail!

the rog phone 5 is basically the most powerful gaming phone on the market right now and could be argued that it's the most powerful smartphone of all time i kind of slice my finger open removing the massive heat pipe on the xperia pro so i apologize for that but it'll be relevant a little later in this video inside the box our rog phone the republic of gamers comes with an external cooling fan this time around it's got the rgb lights on the bottom with two extra clicky buttons on either side of the fan moving two gaming buttons to the back saves screen real estate for your eyes it's kind of smart now the display is not covered up by thinkers this guy costs about 1 000 euros which is 1200 so it should be an interesting durability test let's get started [Music] right off the bat this phone is pretty dark black everywhere with some futuristic text and led designs on the back if you remember rog has always been kind of loud with their designs the rog-1 and 2 both had big metal bumps on the back with built-in vents that were supposed to help dissipate the heat from inside the phone then the rog-3 came along with its more subtle design but still had that massive metal aerodynamic cooling system inside for the heat dissipation which was also visible from outside the phone with a little transparent window i was a big fan of this one all of these phones have been pretty rock solid so far rog did skip the number four which is common because in china the number 4 is an unlucky number just like 13 is unlucky here in the usa their number 4 sounds very similar to the word death so it's just better to skip it since nobody wants an rog phone called death the rog 5 design is much more subtle almost falling into that normal boring glass rectangle thing that every other phone brand is doing so it's a little disappointing i still prefer the loud aesthetic of the previous versions also inside the box we get some stickers and a very thin plastic case we also get a large 60 watt fast charger since there are two batteries inside the rog phone 5 it can charge twice as fast there's also a braided cable if you do want a backup or travel charger that's about 1 4 the size of this brick you can always grab a 20 watt charger from my channel sponsor anchor it's just 16 bucks on amazon i'll leave a link in the description it's time for the scratch test i've been systematically durability testing smartphones for the past six years it's a strange hobby i know but performing the same tests over and over again lets us compare all of the popular phones to each other over the years and luckily the vast majority of the phones that i test survive it's pretty rare when a phone fails the rog-5 is using gorilla glass victis and we start seeing scratches at a level six with deeper grooves at a level seven everything's pretty normal so far there is a thin earpiece slot up at the top of the phone for the top stereo speaker and then there's the front facing 24 megapixel camera that's also tucked up here into the bezel the bezels aren't crazy big and for a gaming phone it's actually kind of nice since the phone is normally in the horizontal position and the bezels give your hand a little more real estate to hold on to without covering the screen speaking of real estate there are additional capacitive buttons on the side corners of the phone along with the metal power button and the metal volume rocker these capacitive triggers can be programmed to different actions while gaming the top of the phone is pretty bare and over here on the left side of the phone we get more metal along with the rubber stopper that is most definitely gonna get lost there's a zero percent chance this thing lasts longer than a week we'll come back to these ports in a second the sim card tray is also metal and funny enough a normal size sim card removal tool isn't long enough to open it up you'll need an extra long tool to get the job done also strangely there is no rubber ring around the sim card tray opening which is usually like the bare minimum of water resistance the rog phone 5 has no official ip rating which means even rog doesn't trust their rubber plug the bottom of the phone has another usbc port as well as a headphone jack i'm glad it's back since it disappeared on last year's model now it's pretty cool of asus to include a fan in the box i'm still skeptical that blowing air on the surface of the foam on the outside of the glass has any meaningful impact on the internal temperatures but nesu says that the fan which also has a kickstand decreases the surface temperature by 15 degrees and the internal processor by 10.

I'll have to test that out later you know if the phone survives jumping into the settings we can change up the exterior lighting since we know that the rgbs improve the fpss of the rogs i'll bump the fan to full blast so you can get a feel for how loud it is and then i'll drop it down to minimum nothing super crazy my favorite active cooling system that we've ever seen is still the thermoelectric cooler on the black shark 3. that thing drops the temperature to just above freezing and was pretty impressive it'll be cool to see how these lights work from the inside during the teardown unlike the rog-1 and the rog-2 the surface of the rog-5 is totally flat made out of one solid slab of glass the rear camera lens is also pretty low profile there are three cameras underneath a 64 megapixel main camera that can film an ak a 13 megapixel ultra wide camera and a 5 megapixel macro camera along with a single colored led flash all protected under glass now fingerprint scanners and i don't always have the best luck together the rog 5 does have an under display scanner it's optical but unfortunately it doesn't seem to want to read my fingerprint very much granted there are a few level 7 scratches already over the top and my fingers are not pristine but for a thousand euros i was kind of hoping for a little better performance since you know gaming phones are all about performance the screen of the rog5 is where things start to really shine we have a 6.7 inch display with 1 billion colors a 144 hertz refresh rate and a 300 hertz input touch sensitivity rate which is a pretty big deal while gaming basically means you'll be fired actual fire of course is probably frowned upon but it's good to know that the amoled display can last for 30 seconds under my flame and still completely recover minus the oleophobic coating of course see look at this i've already forgot about the rubber stopper and it's only been like seven minutes and i don't know about you but when i think of gamer i think of some pretty aggressive hand movements because emotions are usually high which means that a gaming phone should be even more durable than a regular phone and keep in mind during this bin test that i'm not even using all of my fingers right now unfortunately with the very first bend we see some pretty major cracking along the antenna line near the bottom half of the phone and that small crack for some reason has catastrophically affected the internal vibrator which now sounds more like a hissing cat than anything else with another bin from the front we lose the entire screen at that same weak point that antenna line the victis glass in the front is still intact it's just the display under the glass that has given up the ghost one billion colors are gone in an instant this of course is not an ideal situation a phone without a screen is like a car without tires finally we'll flip the phone around to the back and try one more time and right there next to the center usbc and accessory port we find another weak point in the frame and just like apple's ipad it's game over for the rog phone five may he rest in peace says i've performed this same test on hundreds of phones over the last six years and the vast majority of them survive which makes it even more embarrassing for the phones who don't especially when they cost this much the led lights on the back of the phone still work but the rest of the phone does not and it's even more sad since i haven't been to the gym in a year and i'm only using nine fingers rog skipped number four because they were superstitious about death but then number five died anyway pretty painfully it'll be interesting to take this guy apart and see why it failed from the inside there's a good chance that that dual battery system messed with the structural integrity this is just the regular rog-5 of course there is one more even more expensive rog-5 called ultimate which has the second display on the back but judging by the fact that it also has dual batteries side accessory ports and this very same antenna line on the side i think it would indeed suffer the exact same fate during the bin test but hit that like button if you think we should check remember most smartphones don't hold their value all that well so if you do want a good gaming phone last year's rog 3 still has 5g and almost the same specs and is now half the price and more importantly doesn't fold in half rog has definitely made some winners in the past just not this time around the rog phone 5 officially fails my durability test as always let me know what you think down in the comments make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss that teardown and come hang out with me on instagram and twitter thanks done for watching i'll see you around

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