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How Durable is Samsung’s Latest Galaxy Z Flip 5 & Fold 5


Folding smartphones are technological marvels that make foldable displays part of daily lifestyle for some techie people. Though the folding display on a smartphone has already been possible, it comes with its own sets of challenges. Acknowledging this Samsung rigorously tested the reliability and durability of its latest foldable Galaxy Z Flip 5 & Z Fold 5. Therefore in this article, we will discuss in-depth how durable is Samsung’s Latest Galaxy Z FLip 5 & Fold 5.

The New Flex Hinge is Certified for 2,00,000 Folds

All Previous Samsung foldables used a similar hinge that left a slight gap between the two folding halves. But this year Samsung unveiled its 5-generation foldable smartphone with Samsung’s first gapless hinge called the “Flex Hinge” that lets Flip 5 and Fold 5 clamp-shut without leaving a gap. Making the devices physically even more durable in the long term as their gaps are sealed from outside dust when clamped shut.

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Samsung further to ensure the latest foldables are reliable they have worked with Bureau Veritas a French company that specializes in testing, inspection, and certification. The foldable received a global certification that the OLED panel is durable even after 2,00,000 times folds at room temperature (25°C/77°F).

So putting the number to real life if you Fold these latest foldable 50 times a day it’s officially durable for 11 years while folding the smartphone 100 times a day will officially take it to 5.4 years. But spoilers, a Youtube “Mrkeybrd” Folded the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 for a straight week clocking around 4,00,000 Folds.

Shock Dispersion layer

Besides the 2,00,000 fold certification on New Flex Hinge. Samsung states the displays are 25% stronger with its new “shock dispersion” layer to the mix making the foldable display more resilient when it accidentally dropped. Adding to this Samsung Nepal offers 1-time breakage insurance coverage for a year and 1-time complimentary protective film replacement to guarantee an of mind for the customers.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 Reliability Test

In addition to the certification Samsung also officially released a behind-the-scenes of Samsung’s rigorous reliability tests for Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5. The tests include the Folding test, tumble test, IPX8 water resistance test, IPX6 water resistance test, environmental chamber test, drop test, S Pen Drawing test, and Steel Ball Drop test. Therefore Fans and potential buyers now may have an idea of the reliability of the device.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Survived Over 400K Fold

As mentioned above a Youtuber Mrkeybrd tested Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 by folding it for a straight week until it gave up. Along with the Galaxy Z Flip 5 youtube also tested Motorola Razr 40 Ultra which gave up on 1,26,268 folds whereas Samsung Galaxy Flip 5 folded until 223K time when its first hinge issue appeared but the device didn’t give up until 3,00,000+ Folds.

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