17 March 2020
We known that foldable phones are really expensive because of the tech being new but even we consider just the traditional phones, their prices are also going up. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is one such example that costs $1,400 and is currently the most expensive phone in the market. If you are thinking of buying the luxurious flagship, it is natural to have some concerns about the durability of the phone. This is where YouTuber Zack Nelson aka JerryRigEverything's well-known durability test videos come into the picture.
In his latest Galaxy S20 Ultra durability test video, he has put Samsung's best and greatest smartphone under a few of his signature tests. The first one is the display scratch resistance test where Nelson assured that Samsung is indeed using glass for the display panel, unlike Galaxy Z Flip. This is because the display started to get scratches at level 6 on the Mohrs scale and deeper grooves at level 7.
The flagship has metallic frames and as you would expect, they are durable enough and will only get scratches if something brushes against it hard. Although, the physical buttons on the sides can be taken out if someone wants to. Nelson specifically talks about the huge camera bump on the back panel which he describes as reasonable considering the type of sensors Samsung has made use of. One of the main reasons is the 108-megapixel camera and periscope zoom setup that take a lot of space. The good thing is that the camera module is not easy to scratch during usual daily usage.
As for the display burn test, the AMOLED panel lasted for 30 seconds for showing burn signs but also recovered from the same. The in-display fingerprint scanner also worked just fine even after scratches to the area. Lastly, the Galaxy S20 Ultra also passed the bend test with ease. You can check out the complete durability video below: