The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is rated for up to 200,000 folds, which equates to five years of use if folded and unfolded 100 times per day.
However, from June 8 to 13, Polish YouTuber Mrkeybrd live-streamed a folding test, putting the Galaxy Z Flip 3 through its paces. The YouTuber also covered the foldable with dirt and sand and dipped it in water during the test. So, what was the outcome?
The Samsung smartphone managed over 418,500 folds and unfolds before refusing to stay closed or completely open. At the end of the folding test, the YouTuber dropped the phone a dozen times.
Here is the ending of the video;
Remarkably, that implies Samsung may have underestimated the endurance of the Galaxy Z Flip 3. However, it’s worth noting that the hinge began to fail at around 352,000 folds, as it didn’t always shut properly. Nonetheless, this point is far above Samsung’s stated number of folds and occurred after the addition of sand and other contaminants.
This isn’t really a scientific folding test. However, it should provide some reassurance to Galaxy Z Flip 3 owners that their foldable is a robust device.