The Drop Test of the LG G Flex: Results and Expectations
LG G Flex drop test results
There are drop tests performed in profusion, especially in the past months. The objects tested have included plenty of smartphones and tablets, to test the durability of their materials, be they plastic, glass, or metal. The material that has proved really vulnerable and has not been able to come out unscathed is glass – the glass of the screens. In the event of frontal impact, some devices, and Xperia Z1 is one of them, can fare and pass, but that is certainly not the case when a thin glass sheet is exposed to the drop test: sooner or later, and very often sooner, the material breaks.
Now a new generation has stepped out, and curved designs are offered to flatter our eyes. With them, the hope for more resilience of the materials when accidents happen has soared. There are grounds for hope that aid that optimism. With the curved designs in phones like LG G Flex, the area that is usually exposed to outside impacts with other designs has now become more limited. It is natural to hope that face drops will not be so dangerous and not so often resulting in breakage.
So far the speculations have been based on theory. Now let us step into the area of practice. It was Joshua Vergara that got some practice in dropping a device, on the front, on the side, and on the back – and he did that with the LG G Flex. That was a usual drop test to see how the device will fare.
Well, practice brought some disappointment. The screen of the LG G Flex cracked as it was dropped on the side. There was no protection of the glass screen provided by a frame, and the device had no chances of coming out unscathed after a direct impact. When the LG G Flex was dropped face down, the damage became even graver.
Back to the hopes for higher resilience, it seems that the new curved design will not fare up to expectations. Its display is plastic based and more dependable, but the glass surface on the top is frail, and care should be taken not to drop it on that side.
There was one more feature that was the basis for high expectations, and that was the self healing back. Self healing was OK as far as fine scratches were concerned, but deeper ones did not heal promptly and persisted for hours. Nevertheless, the road seems to be paved for better and really self healing materials.
Source: Android Authority