Moto Z Survives YouTuber's Torture Test


As we all know, Motorola is now owned by Lenovo and during Lenovo Tech World 2016, the company introduced its new Moto Z lineup which consisted of two devices, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The Moto Z happens to be the thinnest premium smartphone in the world at the moment, measuring just 5.19 mm in thickness, at the expense of a 3.5 mm headphone jack. To fix that, Motorola does provide a 3.5mm to USB Type-C headphone adapter. Being such a slim phone, one would expect this device to be an extremely fragile smartphone made out of aluminium and glass. However, the answer would surprise most as YouTuber JerryRigEverything discovered while putting the device through its paces.

In a YouTube video, Jerry tested the durability of the Moto Z by performing various tests on it. At the start, Jerry performs a scratch test on the 5.5-inch display of the Moto Z and the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 does fairly well in the test, only being scratched after a considerably sharp object is used. In the next test, the front facing camera and front facing flash undergo the scratch test but survive it. The earpiece on the other hand seems to have a gap which might trap dust and other particles in it. While the display did well in the scratch test, the fingerprint sensor on the home button didn't fair so well, getting scratched pretty badly by Jerry. Surprisingly, the fingerprint scanner still functioned after going through the torturous scratching Jerry inflicted upon it. The sides, the back panel and the dual-tone LED flash module of the device could be easily scratched by Jerry too.

Jerry then performed a flame test on the display of the device and it proved to be pretty resilient, being able to survive 50 seconds before the screen started to show any signs of damage. Finally, a bend test was performed and one would expect such a thin phone like the Moto Z to instantly snap in half, but it didn't! The device merely went back to its original shape after being bent, only leaving a small curvature which can be easily fixed. Video of the Moto Z being tested to its limits by JerryRigEverything can be viewed below.


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