Lenovo Legion Duel 2 video teardown investigates why it bent so easily

Vlad, 14 April 2021

Earlier this month, Lenovo made the Legion Duel 2 gaming smartphone official, and Zack from JerryRigEverything promptly decided to subject it to his now-trademark "durability test". The result was rather shocking, as the Duel 2 easily snapped in three parts during the bend test.

Today Zack's back with a teardown video of the phone, hoping to see what on the inside explains the snapping in pieces. Before we get to that, though, the usual way of getting inside applies - heat plus razorblade.

The back glass comes out in thirds, which isn't that surprising considering how the phone broke. The middle piece seems to be the most removal-resistant, as it breaks while being pried, and underneath that we can see the fans.

The ultrasonic buttons/triggers are glued into the frame, and the battery isn't one battery but two. There's a dual vibration motor inside as well, and some minor protections against water. The vapor chamber is among the biggest ever, helping keep the innards cool along with the fans.


Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Apr 2021
  • DG@

Yeah, kind of.. but also it took way more force to snap the rog. So .. there seems to be some differences still

If they did that one of 2 things would happen 1. The phone has more structural integrity and is good 2. The battery is really thin and the phone just blasts 💥 💣

Even Zack himself says that this is not what would happen always and putting a case would fix this a normal person won’t put brute force like he did The lighter is for when your house burns down and you want to call 911 do you want your phone to g...

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