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*We witness Zach make history by not killing a foldable phone after the teardown!*
Well thats samsung for ya...
Cheated though, as the batteries weren't removed.
Those stickers you removed are not for waterproofing like you said, the holes there were made to mount the parts easier on to the phones chassis. Kind of like hanging a price of metal and painting the whole thing without actually touching it and leaving a trace of where it's been touched. The holes make assembly easier for Samsung and the stickers are just there to make it look a little bit nicer but still removable if need be
Darn I thought they were for acoustics
@Alexander Greenfield 👍
@Jonathan Fleischer or bank account
I think hink it's a sentence structure thing buddy. It sounds like you're trying to correct a mistake he's made. And people are rather protective of kind, honest, decent people on Clip-Share. Thinking about it Zack has a whole lotta love, can you even imagine how many responses someone would get if they gave him any actual abuse. 🤔😂
Great teardown. It seems more relaxing to watch knowing the goal isn't to repair but to see the guts of the device.
You sound like one who love autopsies... Like I bet Zack sure does 😁
I mean that's what a tear down is.
Teardown videos are way more satisfying than durability tests, you can add waterproofness test into your videos
@Prem Prabhakar no phone would survive if its internals touch water, soon or later its gonna die, he would have to glued it back together since he cut the adhesive, boring and also not relevant since it depends on your ability to do it, not the phone itself,
@Prem Prabhakar it kinda depends on what the phones condition is
@Prem Prabhakar Hey I'll second this. I mean...despite my best efforts, gravity is an insistent som o' bish. Would be nice to know when my phone is still able to sink or swim.
Just because it's certified doesn't mean it will survive.
The watertightness is already certified, so no use in testing phones with a rating tbh
8:59 you can see top metal slit in the system is snapped. It's most likely what made the pop and blocks the hinge from closing fully, there might be more damage along the hinge but i couldn't tell for sure.
I think your right had to watch it a few times
Straight what I thought, too :)
I love smartphone teardowns! It's pretty interesting seeing all those advanced technology inside the devices we use everyday. I was even more excited for the Z flip 4 video! You rock Zack 💪🏽
Incredibly impressed that you can just tear the screen off like that, reattach it later and everything's just fine. It's actually more durable than it looks.
Anyone love watching these kinda videos whilst eating a bowl of food?
@빵용밀가루 I don't want side dishes, I want a full meal m
Because, This video is good enough side dishes
@Aashish Bharadwaj how is that specific
@Dishonerd303 check the comments
Nice to see that this phone is at least possibly repairable without much need for expensive proprietary tooling. Gives me confidence in this phone as I just got it a couple of weeks ago. That pop is still a little concerning though...
@Lee EunHae I've had an iPhone xs max for the past year and a half. I've had my s22 ultra for a day and the difference in battery life is no joke. Would've been charging my iPhone by now.
@Laacis2 as I am writing with my galaxy S10+ bought in 2019 , I can guarantee samsung's battery is superb. I'm not a cautious person. I play games while it's on plug and do other things that ppl said not to do while charging the phone. It survives my cruelty 😂
'easily repairable', one of the first things to die is the battery. Jerry didn't even bother (which is a first).
@Jester Refurbished Samsung original screens come with the plastic bumper installed, it's very easy to repair.A friend of mine owns his own repair shop and I was there when he repair the Z flip 5G (first one with SD865+
prob. is one of the metal channels that bent and is bumping with the other parts, causing not a correct way to close enough
Id like to see a scratch test of the layer under the protective plastic, im curious if thats where Samsung is hiding their ultra thin and flexible glass
@Leon Rivia if samsung actually managed to achieve a glass folding screen, I’m pretty sure they would advertise it like crazy doe
@Nishant Rajani yeah but he only did that once with the fold 3, he should test all flips/folds without the screen protectors just in case even tho its probably gonna be the same results.
It's not glass per say as I remember Jerry testing it some time back. It still scratches at level 2, its more of a thin layer of glass in between plastic or you can call it glastic
It's good to see their folding phones maturing this way, maybe they will be flawless in a couple of generations. Greetings from Mexico.
@FriendlySnowOrb I'm aware of that. I don't necessarily want it either, but if it became both convenient and economical, you'd bet _somebody_ would try it.
@namelessUser you're completely removing the best points of a display. using them as an equivalent for a single use disposable item like paper absolutely decimates the merits of it.
@Aurumfae I think, as long as they’re easily recyclable, they could become something akin to a paper replacement. First, though, they need to make it more durable.
@sodanakin wouldn't you want a permanent folding screen rather than making it disposable??? That would just create more waste and it'd be expensive to just keep buying screens 🤣
I have one, and it's kinda cool to have a phone that survived the Jerry rig sand test 🤣
It's interesting to see exactly how the hinge on my flip 4 failed. From this teardown I can see exactly what happened. The little channel "gears" on the right side of the phone (when the screen is facing you) got knocked out of alignment, and the bottom one, whish is where the failure snapped it off, began to slide forward, going through the graphite tape just enough to puncture the back of the flexible screen directly on top of where it is supposed to be laying down, destroying the pixels there and creating an open circuit for the entire line of pixels in a cross guard section leading away from the initial damage.Before I did some minor surgery to wiggle the gear back away from the screen, I could both feel and see something jutting out of the screen and causing it to bulge, though I wasn't sure exactly what it was, besides probably part of the hinge. Now I know the exact shape by connecting the dots between what it felt like and what it looks like.
To what extent did the screen protector protect against your nail indentations during the durability test? That's what I'd love to know
@SuperMan19867 -- Did you just correct homeboy while making spelling error yourself? Sit down, kid.
@Ian Lesiuk wish* he also checked the screen from scarth after the plastic layer removed
@Ian Lesiuk -- He wished he checked if it's glass under the plastic layer
i wish he check if its glass under the plastic layer
I bet the hinge just popped out of place a little bit in the bend test. And it has just enough force to keep the magnets from holding it closed. But crazy it survived. Though I think it more has to do with Jerry's experience with folding phones now as to before than the actual phone itself. Though Samsung does ALWAYS do an amazing job with durability... But everyone makes mistakes now and again...
When Jerry said “It’s Riggin time!” it truly was everything.
you are one of the primary reasons why phone companies are gradually making their units a bit more military-grade in durability.. they are so angry of you for rigging everything that they improve every new release of versions.. Thanks, Jerry!
Next time you test a foldable, you should do a "squish" test to see if, for example, I have the phone in my pocket and lay on the floor if it'll damage the hinge or screen from weight being applied to both side.
Awesome video zack , i am curious, after removing the plastic screen protector, is the layer of the screen under directly the utg or is it still another layer of soft plastic , hope you can do a scratch test on that layer , thanks
I always love it when, after full assembly is done, there are still some spare parts left over.Really though, Zack, nice job on not destroying the main soft display screen.
It always makes me smile when he forgets the simcard tray. It makes me feel better about forgetting a step in something I do all the time.
You could tell his excitement from his hands that he successfully tore down and reassembled his first folding phone😀 👍🏼
Interesting that it still seems to have the same issue closing after reassembly. I can only guess that it's something to do with the new hinge, which certainly makes the longevity of the latest devices rather dubious.
The closing issue is from the bend test, 9 min mark of the durability video. He also mentioned it in this video.
It's amazing watching you tear down something I will be guarding with my life for the next 2 years until I pay it of and then at least another year after, lol. Thanks for making these. Love the videos!
Would've been nice to see a new scratch test on the screen!
I love these videos, makes me really happy and it's super awesome seeing all this cool technology. Thanks
Well done Zack, I honestly had no hope for this poor phone yet you brought it back to life. Thumbs up for that 👍🏻
thanks for the full tear down and tests on the flip 4 i got one myself a week ago and loving it
Samsung engineering has been in a class of its own for the past couple of years. Whatever they doing, they are doing it right.
Maybe you should try the scratch test after taking of this pre applied screen protector
I bet the first thing Zack did when he finished the video was run to Cambry and go like "Look honey, I did it! The fold survived the teardown!"
I love how he’s extra careful with it while being completely ruthless with iPhones 😂
@Nothera just watch all the vids he does it in 🤦🏻
@Jimes Tooper most repairable iphone yes, but they barely got on par with what android phones have had for years. good on them tho
guys!1!11!!!!1 apple made the back glass of an iphone humanely removeable now!!! paired parts are no longer an issue!!!
I miss those days when we could just replace the phone battery like we can in every other battery powered device.
@J. I meant just taking the backplate off and switching the battery. A thing that everyone can do.
I miss the days people didn't bitch as much
What'd you mean? You can replace it yourself or if you want to ensure water resistance is in-tact (unlike any other battery powered device) then take it to an authorized repair center as they have the proprietary tools to ensure the entegrity is restored with testing after the repair is completed. Last I checked most ASCs charge $100 or less USD including labor for this, or buy the battery yourself and simply reuse the old adhesives --won't be water tight but neither are most every other battery power device that can be changed out simple
Very impressive Zack, the Z flip 4 lives, and as for the 2 round stickers in the phone, they keep the mice out, freaking brilliant video Zack 👍🏼👍🏼🇦🇺🇦🇺🦘🦘Cheers from Melbourne Australia
It was weird to see the millimeter-thin folding screen working while mostly detached. In theory, *that's* how thin a phone could be... after a bit more engineering work :-)
It requires a PCB, battery, camera modules, and a daughter PCB for BMC and volatage regulation: It'll be a very, very long time before all of those components could be that thin, bud
I work at a Samsung authorized repair center and we have seen many issues with the hinge not fully opening. The change this year from gearless has some unforseen consequences for sure
I was saying it to be NICE and warn someone if they're unaware what their legally binding non-disclosure agreement states as it can cost the individual more than they expect including more than termination,@Zeth Loveless. That's literally the exact opposite as snitching or turning dude in, I'm saying watch yourself as I know the severity of what they're saying can bring. Grow up, kid
@J. why don’t you just report himIf your so worried. Clip-Share police 👮.
When I worked for Samsung it was really easy to find anyone within our authorized network --sure hope your screen name isn't your real name or I'd take this down if I were you.
If you work at an ASC you should know your NDA states that you can be held accountable and possibly threatened with a libel civil case for claiming it is an issue if Samsung has yet to make any official statement regarding *_any_* "known issues." Just saying from one person to another with a Samsung NDA, CYA is always best as such a large corporation isn't shy about litigation.
Does the same go for the Fold 4 hinges?
Next level unlocked! No more destroying foldables during teardown!
super impressive teardown-skills you have. solid 9/10
Samsung is doing great in folding phones 🙏🏻 can't wait for next releases
But how hard is the actual screen? I'm disappointed you didn't scratch it after removing the screen protector
It's interesting to note that any fingernail scratching or Mohs hardness testing on the screen was greatly reduced or perhaps even eliminated when removing that top screen protector! Soooo ... does that mean you can give the "screen" a new lease on life just by replacing that a few times a year??
I LOVED my Flip 3.. RIght up to the point about 9 months in where the screen at the fold area started to peel off. I hope they eventually get things worked out because the small size, but standard screen is what I'm still looking for.
Samsung offers 1 free screen replacement. Argument is moot
@jep0rox-- Or in the US and uBreakIFix, as well as mailing it to them
@twjonckheere Samsung do offer to replace the film at their stores.
@twjonckheere I peeled my screen protector off after a small piece of dirt got trapped under it and dented the screen below. It is removable and doesn't destroy the screen, but it is leaving the screen exposed to damage.But I kind of agree with you, the tech is not fully there yet. But it is cool as hell and I'll probably stick to folding phones.
@dazedsean Yes. But if they tell you not to remove it and it starts to come off less than a year later.. It's not ready.
I Dont know if it makes sense why the phone doesnt close totally anymore:1. The new hinge design like fold 2 which i had also an issue that time though not fully opening straight which you also experienced few months after use2. The magnets, i know magnets doesnt loss its power but there are magnets that holds & should help the phone closeJust my two cents :)
I wonder if the two holes you mentioned were for magnets to help keep the phone closed, and they came up with another solution but left the manufacturing dies as-is and just threw a sticker on it... Or perhaps similar concept, but instead maybe a couple of sensors to detect when it's closed or something.
Where ya from ?😾
Its pretty underappreciated how innovative Samsung can be!
This is innovation and not Apple always on display
What's good if a foldable can't be folded both ways. 0/10 😂
Can't wait for an update on the library. I've sent a bunch of books + shared this around. I'd love to hear more details about the process, see a photo or video of all the books you got, etc.
Nice tear down, only thing that was missing is the test of the actual resistance of the screen itself, since you only test the plastic cover on the later video 😔
This is literally the perfect device, when it receives ONE UI 5 it will be fully completed!
on parts of this video i must confess i was actually holding my breath that jerry didnt break the phone. thankfully he didnt. well done JRE, you made it lol
9:56 you can tell he's genuinely surprised and excited that the phone turned back on
This type of commentary is exactly what I subscribed for back when the note 9 was the newest phone. Through the years its been hard to keep up with videos, commentary had gotten really rough and unbearable at times. However, I like how, at least in this video, we are back to this form.
I think watching that Zach put this thing back together and not break it, sounds better news to me than Apple 's 14 pro max being repairable friendly.
I have a Z Flip 3. The screen protector started lifting about 6 months ago, and by 3 months ago, it was completely lifted in the folded section of the screen, so I just removed it. Been a few months now, no issues whatsoever. I think the reason they tell you not to remove it is because the adhesive is probably strong enough to lift the screen and crack it if one is not careful enough when removing it.
@Angry Viper which one did you use? 🤔 I got the fold 4, it's still new in a thicc case, but eventually it may give out...
It's also there to keep the glass together if it ever where to crack or shatter.
🤣. It’s there because look at the fkin screen mate it needs every damn layer of protection it can take. It’s glasstic
Same thing has happened to me however the screen is now cracking across this fold and my phone screen turns off randomly. I will never get a folding phone again
I put a different screen protector
Awesome teardown, I don’t care what anyone says, this phone is an engineering marvel!
I love your videos. They scratch that itch in my brain that wants me to open up electronics. Plus I like your input on phones. Would love to see you do more game systems, but that because I'm a fucking nerd.
Thanks for taking apart my new phone so I won't have to. Seriously, my expertise ends about where glass slabs are starting to. Separating those isn't so bad, but I'm not interested in disassembling a foldable.
Hello Zach. Do you have a chance to test in freezing conditions? There is a lot of complaints, that foldables break during winter, due to cold. I just bought my first foldable, now I am afraid if it is going to survive the Winter. Thanks.
you make teardowns so fun :)
Linus from LTT removed the screen protector on his galaxy fold 3 months ago and it's been okay. His started to lift pretty bad so he removed it live on the Wan show.
Congrats! I love your videos and I'm so happy to see that this one survived!
I kinda want to see how long a phone can remain useable if you start taking parts off it.
Fascinating mechanics.making it all fun Jerry👌🏾
Been waiting for the electric HumV for quite some time now. hope we get to see some updates on it soon!
Nice video, Wish you could do a little more disassembly showing in detail the hinge assembly. I just had the hinge on my 2 month old Samsung Galaxy Z flip 4 break causing the phone to only open about 45 degrees. apparently this new hinge, is super fragile and from mining the web Ive come across quite a few others experiencing the same issue. And since you have flip 3 and a flip 4 maybe compare the two. I see recall or class action in Samsungs future, kinda like the battery fiasco on the "Note" Thanks
Two sturdy toothpicks (maybe make your own out of bamboo) some dental floss wire ... and a ton of alcohol and give it a try to remove the batteries. You shove the wire in the hole using the tooth picks, and you slide them using the tooth picks as "handles" one side at a time.It works, but... not the first time. You first have to figure out how to do it and there's no substitute for practical experience.Source: i fixed a dead battery phone for a friend and that's how i got it out without it exploding in my face. Frak Samsung. Especially since all their tech in that department (including the bending screen) is stolen Nokia stuff. Nokia made the tech and the least that Samsung could've done is be respectful with their ill gotten tech towards the users. It cost them nothing, except the copy/pasta tooling process in China.
hats off to the engineering behind it
I've changed the protective screen on my flip 3 several times. It's not a risky thing. Samsung does the same thing if you bring the phone to them to change the protective screen
i mean regardless of how much it broke, fairly impressive/vital how the screen itself and most of the phone was at least *working* after
I've had a flip 3 for about 8 Months. Had to remove the front screen film because it had split all along the fold seam. Bit of a joke that Samsung tell you not to remove it when it doesn't even last a year.
You should take some phones from your durability tests into an electronic store to be repaired. That would be funny
The only thing kept me from buying this phone (and flip 3 last year) was screen durability. if I use it as my daily driver, will survive for at least 2 yrs?
I returned mine, it was getting FLIPPING hot during video calls especially the top section of the phone, the highest i saw was 43C with ambient temp at around 23C, too hot to hold than the battery would just drain cos of the heat. Great phone but forget about using for heavy tasks.
Thanks for the suggestion on testing as I want to toss mine through it's paces during the return period --still waiting on delivery since I did a bespoke color scheme
Congrats on the first teardown a folding phone survives 👏
People are always arguing about what kind of phone we each have but I just love all phones because they such a cool invention.
@JerryRigEverything, Question: Do you think that the new Flip 4 Hinge is _better_ than the Flip 3 hinge?Congrats on the re-assembly and a working Z Flip 4! Another great video...thanks!
I wonder when prices of these will come down to realistic levels
Nice work! Had a Z Flip 3 for 1 year without any problems at all and upgraded recently to the Flip 4. Good to see it's sturdy enough 👍
@Zeth Loveless True. But it was not only the sheer size of the Fold but rather the whole feel of it. I didn't like to interact with it. And I sold it for the same price I paid. So, all's good 😊
@Sandra Kant it pays to be more informed. You just ended up costing yourself more money. Seems like you got into a fold totally unaware of the size. You make a good consumer
@Zeth Loveless Had to since I sold it to get a Fold 4. But I didn't like that at all. (Note to self: Grow bigger hands in next life. 😄) So went back to the flip form factor.
No issues at all yet you upgraded a new phone ? 😂.
nice tear down Jerry, I am tempted to peel my screen protector from my flip 3 since the adhesive along the bend line has deteriorated over the years (ahem one year i guess) but naw i'm too lazy to take it to Samsung I'll just take it to samsung when the bubbles get incredibly huge lol. your video has given me hope that the adhesive of the screen protector will remain strong throughout the years to come hopefully. I am so tempted to buy another of your Knives (currently have the metal i use only at work) but Jerry the shipping costs more then the knife! how! lol. and for some odd reason, i thought all razor knives were the same size but the ones my workplace uses doesn't fit the knife. why! lol.
Rather awesome to see a weal fold phone service everything. Thumbs up 👍!! Great video 📹
I think those stickers are there just to avoid line workers from trying to put screw in the wrong places
yourre getting better at this, its almost like youve done this more often
So smooth 🔥🔥🔥 in words and teardown this time around for the flip 4 🙏
does the screen feel any different without the plastic protection?
Awsome dude i really love your durability test, keep it up👍👍👍
the phone returned with 2% more battery after teardown 🤣🤣 thats your reward Mr. jerry risk everything!
Wow. That phone sure is durable for a foldable.
Jerry Risk Everything 😂
I'm thinking about the kind of engineering that went into creating this.
I've finally...folded ( 😅) and treated myself with Z Fold 4. I needed a tablet for drafts and mobile work and buying an iPhone Pro & an iPad Mini was really more expensive than just picking up a Z Fold 4,... and it has usb-c, look at that Apple :) I'm absolutely loving it, but I cringe every time any girl wants to see it and I look at her long fingernails 😅
I had a heart attack every time you flexed the folding screen or handled it too hard. It really freaked me out.
Now after watching this teardown i concluded, that front facing camera breaks very easily during removal. That's weird
It has a square adhesive around it holding it down --he just man-handled it up like an idiot and the module itself is two sandwiched pieces with the lens body and sensor seperate so he basically jabbed half way through the body and lifted rather than getting completely around and under the entire module to lift where the adhesive holds it down and you can see when he completes pulling the full module including lens housing out of the body. It's pretty easy to avoid but also really easy to do if you're a Neanderthal of tech
The black stickers are covering some holes. The holes are called technical holes or something like that and they exist for a better/performant productivity in their assembling line. This practice it's used in many manufacture.
both of the stickers are there for airpressure inside the device, because when you fold, air will compress.
You should do now the screen scratch test because you removed the "plastic" layer :)
Whoa! You did it without breaking the screen 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
The most satisfying teardown yet!
Idk if it's intentional, but I love how your videos always sound ASMR-ish
One of the supercool and engaging videos. Thanks Jerry For this video.