Sony Xperia XZ Premium scratches, burns, but doesn't crack when bent

Vlad, 10 July 2017

The time has come for YouTube channel JerryRigEverything to put another smartphone through its now-standard durability test. It's Sony's Xperia XZ Premium on this occasion. The Japanese company's current flagship smartphone has "Premium" in the name, but are the materials it's made of also premium? Watch the video embedded below to find out.

If you can't do that, we'll sum things up for you. As usual, the first test involves trying to scratch the screen with different picks, rated on the Mohs scale. Like every other smartphone's Gorilla Glass-coated display, the XZ Premium's scratches at a level 6. That's perfectly fine.

The device's back is also made out of glass, which protects the LED flash from scratching too easily. The camera lens is glass this time around too, unlike the Z5 Premium's plastic cover. The buttons on the side of the XZ Premium are metal, but the railings are plastic unfortunately.

Next up, the burn test applies a flame directly onto the screen for ten seconds until the pixels turn black. If you then stop burning the phone, the pixels will recover.

Finally, the bend test. No matter what direction the XZ Premium is flexed from, it won't snap in half, the display won't pop off, and the plastic side rails will not crack like they did in the Z5 Premium and XZ.


Reader comments

Best design!

  • Avneet
  • 13 Jul 2017
  • KAH

Just Awesome...............

  • AnonD-635604
  • 12 Jul 2017
  • KZ8

Hmmmm. There are other phones that are thicker than XZP, example S8 and S8+ (not to mention the bezel)

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