World's First Under-Display Camera Smartphone Does Well In Durability Tests

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The ZTE Axon 20 5G is the world’s first smartphone with an under-display camera, and it became available globally quite recently. Well, Zack, from JerryRigEverything YouTube channel managed to get his hands on one.

The durability of world’s first smartphone with under-display camera gets tested

As per usual, he tested the durability of the device. He submitted the phone to its usual set of tests, and also spent some time talking about the under-display camera. He did all that in a video format, of course. That video is embedded below the article.

In the video, he also shows where the camera is located under the phone’s display. The phone’s display is well-protected. As per usual, we’re seeing scratches at a level six, which is the standard these days.


The earpiece is included below this display as well, as is the fingerprint scanner. ZTE went all in this time around, when it comes to under-display tech. That allowed the company to avoid display holes and notches, while keeping the bezels thin.

The phone comes with a glass back, and plastic frame

The phone has glass on the back as well, but its frame seems to be made out of plastic. The camera sensors on the back are also well-protected, as they’re located under a layer of protective glass.

The phone’s display lasted about 13 seconds under direct lighter flame, and it mostly recovered. Zack also burned the area of the display where the under-display camera is located. The display started pulsing after about 10 seconds, and it made that area more visible.

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The phone even survived the bend test despite its plastic frame. It did bend just a little bit, but it did crack, nor snap in half. All in all, the phone did really well in Zack’s durability tests.

In the next video, he will probably disassemble the phone, just to allow us to take a look at that under-display camera technology. It is, after all, the first of its kind. It’s not perfect, but it’s the start of something potentially great.