22 July 2019
Asus Zenfone 6 is first of its kind phone that has shown the world a better way to adorn a bezel-less profile. The motorized flippable camera makes the device different to others and it definitely stands out from the rest. But keeping the design aside, the phone easily makes its position in some of the best performing Android phones, well thanks to the selection of innards that Asus has done to make it somewhat an all-rounder as well. But does it also tick one more aspect which is being durable? Well, we have to see that and to help us check out this aspect, Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything has done some brutal durability tests on it.
To start with, you must know the company has made the device resistive to a couple of things already. The Zenfone 6 is rated for 100,000 flips, which means it has been tested to last for over these many flips and this translates to 100 times a day every day for 3 whole years. Practically, no one will dare to play with this motorized flip-up camera module of the phone every day. But the Taiwanese company has shared the numbers so that the buyers could go for it without any doubt in mind. Manually flipping out the camera is possible, but the mechanism will flip back if the camera app isn’t open.
Secondly, the Zenfone 6 has the auto accidental drop retract feature, where if the phone is dropped with the camera open, it’ll retract, thus saving the camera module from getting damaged. So, the device does have its own shield to protect itself against any damage. But, what about any external damage by foreign bodies. Well, Zack is here to do an inspection on it.
So to start with, we see normal scratch test conducted on the display of the Zenfone 6 and like all other phones, the device starts showing scratches at level 6 of Mohs scale of hardness and deeper grooves at level 7. He also checks how much the motorized camera can lift up the weight. Overall, the hinge of the motorized camera looks sturdy and strongly built. Coming to the burn test, it didn’t do any harm on the display of the phone. And, there’s zero flex during the bend test.
Zack concludes that the “Asus Zenfone 6 passes the durability test, with all the features, power, and motorized conversation starting gimmicks a tech nerd can ask for. “