Did the World’s Thinnest Smartphone Moto Z survive the bend and torture test? Check out the video

During the Lenovo Tech World 2016, Motorola had introduced two new Moto Z lineup devices, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. Currently, the Moto Z is the thinnest premium smartphone in the world measuring just 5.19 mm in thickness. Made out of aluminium and glass, one can expect that the fragile and slim smartphone cannot bear any drop or damage.

To test the durability of the smartphone, YouTuber JerryRigEverything decided to put the device through harsh treatment by performing various tests on it.

In the beginning of the YouTube video, 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. Moto Z’s Gorilla Glass 4 coating managed to protect the screen, and scratches were only visible in the level 6 out of 9. This means that only after being scratched by a considerably sharp object, the scratches would be visible on the smartphone. As a result, this puts the device on par with most flagship devices.

In the next test, the front facing camera and front facing flash undergo the scratch test but survive it. However, on the other hand, the earpiece has a wide open gaping hole that could fill up with small particles of dust and dirt.



Similarly, the fingerprint sensor on the home button didn’t fare well during the scratch test. The fingerprint scanner still managed to function about 75% of times during the test despite heavy and torturous scratching by Jerry. Also, the sides, the back panel and the dual-tone LED flash module of the device could be easily scratched by Jerry too. Fortunately, the main camera lens of Moto Z is made of glass, which gives it increased anti-scratching strength.

Jerry then performed a flame test on the display of the device to check the resilience of the device. The Moto Z managed to survive under direct flame for more than 50 seconds before the screen started to show any signs of damage. In a similar test, the Galaxy S7 could last only up to 15 seconds before the pixels turned permanently white. However, after the heat source is removed, both the smartphones return to normal temperature but only after few seconds.

Finally, a bend test was performed and Moto Z did well during it too. The smartphone was bent backwards and inwards. After being bent, the device simply went back to its original shape, only leaving a small curve which can be fixed easily.

Watch the video of the Moto Z below going through the rigorous tests by JerryRigEverything.

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