JerryRigEverything’s Motorola Razr durability test is here. The video has been published on YouTube, of course, and it shares plenty of information when it comes to this device’s durability, actually.
This Motorola Razr durability test shares quite a bit of information
As it’s usually the case when it comes to JerryRigEverything durability tests, this video includes a test with a razor, a lighter, a bend test… and so on. On top of that, the Motorola Razr will face off against pocket sand as well, which is not a common occurrence when it comes to JerryRigEverything durability tests.
Let’s take it from the top, shall we. The first challenge for the Motorola Razr in this durability test is a razor. Before we get to that, though, do note that the phone’s display is made out of plastic. That display also raises up when you fold / unfold the device, by design.
The device does not really feature a 'zero-gap hinge'
Motorola markets a ‘zero-gap hinge’ for this device, but that’s not the case, it seems. The source clearly showed that there is a gap between the two sides when the phone is folded.
In any case, the phone’s inner display did not do that well in the razor test, that is not surprising considering this is a plastic display. Scratches were visible with a level 2 pick, while they were extremely pronounced when a level 3 pick came into play.
The outer display is covered by Gorilla Glass, it seems. It started to scratch when confronting the level 6 pick, which is what we’re usually seeing in modern smartphones.
You can scratch the Motorola Razr’s display with your fingernail, well, you can do that to its inner display. So, be careful while using it.
The top curve on this phone is made out of glass, while the phone’s frame is made out of metal. The hinge is made out of metal, while the ‘chin’ is covered by plastic. The phone’s backplate is made out of plastic. The upper portion of the phone’s back is covered by glass (the outer display, camera, and dual-LED flash).
The device did not fare well against pocket sand
And thus we come to the pocket sand test. Well, this is an extreme pocket sand test, as the source used really small rocks, along with dirt. One of the rocks got stuck under the display, and started damaging the display.
The phone also started making really loud noises when folding / unfolding, which is not good. It’s really not all that difficult for stuff to get stuck behind that display, as it raises when you fold / unfold the device.
The phone’s display did not get damaged when confronting a lighter, at all. Now, the last test conducted here is the bend test, of course, as is the case in every durability test video from the source.
It actually required quite a bit of force to break this phone from the back. When that finally happened, a piece of the phone’s hinge penetrated the display in two places, and basically damaged it. That was to be expected, but the good news is, it took a lot of force for it to break, so… that’s something.