Samsung’s latest foldable phones are on track to become one of their best-selling phones ever made and it’s due in no small part to their performance and, above all, the durability of their designs that make them effectively lifeproof. There’s no point having a premium phone if it has to be coddled like a Faberge egg, after all.
To wit, Samsung shared a video on YouTube on their automated testing processes that test the usage of their Galaxy Z Fold3 and Flip3 phones at an accelerated pace that would typically take place across years of usage to simulate how well they’d last under practical field conditions.
The phones are tested in an environmental chamber with extremes of heat and cold before being subjected to a water immersion test in a full tank of water to show they can still keep ticking. For the Galaxy Z Fold3, they subject it to a barrage of S Pen scrawls via an automated robot but it doesn’t end there.
Both foldables are then subjected to an automated folding robot that folds each one hundreds of thousands of times . To wit, the Galaxy Z series phones and their foldable displays are rated to outlast over 200,000 folds which is around 5 years of usage if a user folded and unfolded it 100 times a day.
That’s an impressive figure indeed and as the first foldables of their kind with IPX8 water resistance, the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 are as powerful as they are practical. You can check out our review of the Galaxy Z Fold3 here and our upcoming Galaxy Z Flip3 review here.
You can also check out the Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy Z Fold3 behind the scenes video here: