Despite being released just two weeks ago, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is already showing up in durability testing. It should come as no surprise that the Z Fold 5 continues to be the series’ strongest foldable.
The Best Dustproofing
The most recent durability test by JerryRigEverything, which revealed that the foldable phone is still just as dustproof as before, proved that the new Flex Hinge is unquestionably holding up.
A small amount of dirt, grit, and tiny objects can be readily kept out of it. Although the phone lacks formal dust protection, this situation doesn’t seem to require it.
As would be expected, the external screen is protected by glass, which gives it a scratch resistance of 6 on the Mohs scale, while more severe scratches appear at level 7. After a few scrapes, the fingerprint sensor begins to malfunction.
The inner screen always features non-removable plastic protection, which is necessary for its folding design. It is made of plastic, which makes it readily scratchable and susceptible to noticeable gouges at Moh’s hardness levels 2 and 3. Aluminium makes up the phone’s frame and hinge, while metal also makes up the buttons.
Flame and Bend Test
The upper plastic layer of the inner screen begins to melt after about 10 seconds of exposure to an open flame, but the outside screen takes longer because it is made of glass.
The bend test, which is the most spectacular of all, puts the Galaxy Z Fold 5 ahead of the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra and Google Pixel Fold, both of which failed the test. In contrast to the Galaxy Z Fold of the first generation, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 does not budge at all, no matter what angle you bend it from.