The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was released last week to much fanfare. The R20,565 ( $1,380) phone promised to be an improvement on the company’s first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold.
Adding to the ever-growing list of touchscreen flip phones, Samsung introduced its new flip phone which opens vertically much like the new Motorola Razr.
The phone has a 6.7-inch display on the inside, and a small screen at the front for showing notifications, the time, and other information. The screen is made of ultra-thin foldable glass and improved hinges to stop debris getting between the screens.
After the failure of their original folding Galaxy Fold, which had a host of issues, Samsung was hoping to save face in the folding phone industry with its latest product.
Content creator Zack Nelson put the phone to the ultimate stress test, targeting all the main areas Samsung highlighted, including the new glass. The big question was whether this was truly glass, as the tests show dubious scratches indicating it’s more plastic than glass.
“Overall I’m impressed with the Galaxy Z Flip. If they change the name of their screen material to something besides glass I would give it a 10/10 as far as folding phones go. The only physical characteristic this screen material shares with actual glass is the clarity. And I don’t think that’s fair to consumers,” he said in the video’s description.
Watch the video to see how the Galaxy Z Flip holds up.