Is the CRAZY Flip Camera Fragile? – Zenfone 6 Durability Test!

Is the CRAZY Flip Camera Fragile? – Zenfone 6 Durability Test!


The Asus Zenfone 6. Asus has been flying under the radar for a
while now, but the Zenfone 6 is doing something so different I couldn’t resist buying one
of my own to test out. The Zenfone 6 has a motorized camera, but
not a pop up. It’s a flip up. And today we’re going to find out how durable
that flip up camera really is. Let’s get started. [Intro] Right off the bat this thing is absolutely
crazy. The amount of engineering involved to make
this action happen is incredibly impressive. Smartphones with motors are awesome. The Zenfone 6 is rated for 100,000 flips,
which is 100 times a day every day for 3 whole years. It can also be motorized to any point along
that flip arch with the side volume buttons. Impressive. Trying to activate the camera with my finger
blocking the way yields some interesting noises. The camera motor isn’t very gutsy. But manipulating it directly with my fingers
doesn’t seem to affect it negatively. There isn’t any grinding of the gears or cracking
sounds. Manually flipping out the camera is possible,
if you can get a grip on it. But the phone does not like the camera to
be up top when the camera app is not open. So I’ll put it back down into the phone body. It’s naturally in there pretty tight, and
it’ll never be flip flopping around on it’s own. Asus even has the same auto accidental drop
retract feature that we saw in the OnePlus 7 Pro, where if the phone is dropped with
the camera in the open position, it’ll retract the camera…and actually retracts much faster
than normal into the closed position. You can hear the motor squeal into over drive
to get the camera retracted faster. Not too shabby. If, you know, for whatever reason you wanted
to hold onto only the camera and then try to flip the camera closed, the internal motor
does not have enough guts to move the phone. The greater strain on the motor is sensed
as an obstacle, and it just says to make sure nothing is obstructing the camera. If I say “fake news,” does the obstruction
just go away? I was having so much fun with the flippy camera,
I forgot we still have a whole durability test to perform on the rest of the phone. We’ll get back to the camera again in just
a second. The Zenfone 6 claims to be using Gorilla Glass
6 on it’s 6 inch screen, which scratches at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7. With the flippy camera design, there is no
water resistance, but protective cases are still an option. Asus included a clear plastic case in the
box with a large cut out opening in the top for the camera. Interesting, and nice of them to include. I always have a case on my own phone because
protection is a good thing. The ear piece of the Zenfone 6 is a little
guy covered in black plastic mesh. The motorized camera has two lenses: one 48
megapixel main camera, and a 13 megapixel wide angle camera. Both of these cameras, of course, dual function
as the front and rear cameras since it can flip back and forth between both sides. A flippy camera accomplishes two things: the
first is always being able to use the good camera instead of a lower quality front facing
sensor, and the second is to keep the display notch free. The sides of the phone are made from metal,
along with the light blue accented metal power button. The volume rockers are metal, and the little
Google Assistant button way up here at the top…also metal. The top of the phone where the motorized camera
is located actually sparks with my razor blade. Super weird. I can pry open the flippy camera. It does struggle with me for a second since
the camera app isn’t open…but eventually gives up. We can see that the large rectangle camera
housing is made from metal, along with the camera cavity…both metal. The left side of the phone is completely empty,
except for the SIM card tray, which impressively has dual SIM slots and an SD card tray. Can’t go wrong with the expandable memory. You also can’t go wrong with a headphone jack. This phone has all the features, which once
again just proves the point that if you want features, all you have to do is spend less
money on your phone. Since the Zenfone 6 is at the $500 mark at
launch, and the phones that tend to be losing the headphone jack and SD card slot usually
cost around $1,000. The fingerprint scanner can be scratched but
still senses my fingerprint and unlocks the phone every single time. Let’s see how much weight this camera can
lift. It’s going to be a negative on the large instruction
booklet, but a positive on the metal pry tool. And again, another negative on this random
screwdriver. When we break out the flames, the 6.4 inch
IPS LCD lasted about 8 seconds under the heat from my lighter before the pixels go black
and turn off, but then fully recover, turning back on and looking like normal again after
the heat’s removed. Up to this point, we’ve put some pressure
on the camera motor and seen how much stress it can handle, and so far it’s done a great
job. But the motor doesn’t matter very much if
the hinge itself is weak. When the phone is laying flat on it’s back,
the camera motor doesn’t have enough guts to lift the phone up and hold the camera shut
underneath. If I grab the camera unit, and do a little
hokey pokey and shake it all about, the phone gets mad at me for obstructing again. But the camera unit really does feel much
stronger than I thought it would. Twisting the camera block side to side, forward
and back, leaves the camera still intact and not coming off on it’s own. There’s definitely a very strong hinge of
some sort inside the phone. We’ll have to get a close up look at the inside
during the teardown. I’m impressed. This thing is solid and still moving like
a flipping champion. The phone itself is pretty thick, with a 5,000
milliamp hour battery inside. There is zero flex to the phone during the
bend test when bent from any direction. No damage is done to the frame or the screen
externally or internally. The Asus Zenfone 6 passes my durability test,
with all the features, power, and motorized conversation starting gimmicks a tech nerd
could ask for, the Zenfone 6 gets a thumbs up from me. It’s an interesting phone and I like where
things are headed. Would you buy a phone with a motorized camera? Let me know down in the comments. Like I’ve said before, motorized cameras probably
aren’t the long term permanent solution to notch-less displays, but I’m sure going to
enjoy the hardware while it’s here. Hit that subscribe button if you haven’t already
so you don’t miss the teardown, seeing the motor contraption from the inside. And thanks a ton for watching. I’ll see you around.

100 Comments

  • Random Tech

    August 17, 2019

    Whaat? 600$ for no amoled?
    Buy Samsung.

    Reply
  • Random Tech

    August 17, 2019

    4:20 two headphones jacks!!!

    Reply
  • AGENT01971 GAMER

    August 17, 2019

    YEAH I WOULD BUY IT,WHICH BE PRETTY MUCH GREAT IN CAPTURING PHOTOS.

    Reply
  • Nazjir Penister

    August 18, 2019

    Yes

    Reply
  • Remi D

    August 18, 2019

    What's with this "Doesn't have enough guts" do you have enough guts to lift something 50 times your weight? FFS

    Reply
  • PUBG Fun Unlimited

    August 18, 2019

    Can i buy your damaged phones ?? Please

    Reply
  • John Del Fierro

    August 18, 2019

    Oh ouch

    Reply
  • hameedovip

    August 18, 2019

    Wonderful

    Reply
  • Dylan Joseph

    August 19, 2019

    Could you please stop scratching the side I’m wearing headphones

    Reply
  • Luize Ramos

    August 19, 2019

    ZenFone 6 I'm waiting for you here in Philippines

    Reply
  • Thomas Macdonough

    August 20, 2019

    Great survival tool with the fire flint camera!!

    Reply
  • ProfessorJ

    August 20, 2019

    This video made me cry..

    Reply
  • Tristan Elliott

    August 20, 2019

    It's not a durability test, it's just patheticly buying phones to patheticly scratch phones

    Dodrop test and shit

    Reply
  • Mochi's Game Hut

    August 20, 2019

    You know, you could have at least kept the box, or resold it. But nope, biiig ass scratch right down the middle.

    Reply
  • Lukas hallo

    August 20, 2019

    Legendary fight

    Reply
  • TobyWolfieYT

    August 21, 2019

    Samsung a80 exist

    Zenfone 6: >:C Wtf!

    Samsung a80: hehehe

    Reply
  • Sam Daniel Durado

    August 21, 2019

    Wat

    Reply
  • Julian James

    August 21, 2019

    Im naming this phone wall-e

    Reply
  • Gd Vega

    August 21, 2019

    Zenfone 6
    Display: 6 Inches
    Scratches at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7

    Yea

    Reply
  • 500 subs with no videos challange

    August 21, 2019

    scrathes at level 6, with deeper grooves at a level 7

    Reply
  • dikshith bangera

    August 21, 2019

    k20 pro test

    Reply
  • Sudip Sharma

    August 22, 2019

    He is just a abnormal phyco..bloody. i get bored with his f*kng durabilty test.

    Reply
  • raven fucsia

    August 22, 2019

    Taena! Sakit panoorin neto ! HAHAHA

    Reply
  • Amit biswal

    August 22, 2019

    Gaand hi mar li Camara ki to

    Reply
  • Sam Daniel Durado

    August 22, 2019

    Yes

    Reply
  • Ian gamer

    August 22, 2019

    4:50 don't know about you but I don't often get metal pry tools taped to my phone

    Reply
  • dbzssj4678

    August 22, 2019

    I never use my front camera, so… I'd buy a phone without one.

    Reply
  • me dul

    August 22, 2019

    Huawei honor 8x durability test 👈

    Reply
  • Cynical

    August 23, 2019

    Oh god! i really HATE that sound of the blade scraping the side metal!

    Reply
  • Cheese Penguins

    August 23, 2019

    Someone tell me why that camera looked like Wally?

    Reply
  • Elroy Mathew

    August 23, 2019

    Can you send me this Mobile Phone in India because I think u don't need

    Reply
  • Minecraft Gaming

    August 23, 2019

    Me: gets a Huawei phone repair add
    Me: coincedence? I THINK NOT
    I really got an ad like that

    Reply
  • ShadowakaBigG

    August 24, 2019

    Ya so this made me want the phone even more….now if it would release in Canada already, sheesh.

    Reply
  • Papa Gundam

    August 24, 2019

    After watching this Asus regrets about why they made the flip camera.

    Reply
  • Justin _that_one_dude

    August 24, 2019

    idk why i watch these. im watching someone destroy phones and i dont even have one due to $0 ._.

    Reply
  • BenjAmin SM

    August 24, 2019

    3:17 my face-😬..

    Reply
  • Tristan N

    August 25, 2019

    3:36 so you can almost use the top of the phone like flint and steel?

    Reply
  • Milena Tovmasyan

    August 25, 2019

    You are stuped

    Reply
  • Bibhas Das (M17CY005)

    August 25, 2019

    RIP Phone

    Reply
  • i like memes

    August 25, 2019

    Do u sell this phone or just #####

    Reply
  • Antonino Parisi

    August 25, 2019

    😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😒

    Reply
  • Anmol Bajwa

    August 25, 2019

    You guys make lots of money because we watch your videos on daily basis but we never get anything in return. Give me a phone please

    Reply
  • Romania Plane Spotting - Alex

    August 26, 2019

    i feel very bad for the camera.
    camera: Hyello i am here to take some pictures
    jerry: i am gonna try to rip it apart
    camera: so what… wait WAIT NOOOSNWUNSUNUANJUA

    Reply
  • Rajesh Debnath

    August 26, 2019

    We are want A 30 durability video

    Reply
  • kitlin74

    August 26, 2019

    what a fucking idiot

    Reply
  • BURCHA FUN

    August 27, 2019

    Лысый кусок дерьма

    Reply
  • Unknown Soldier

    August 27, 2019

    Honestly,
    This is the most underrated phone I have ever seen.

    Reply
  • 깁스를가족

    August 27, 2019

    Asus and HTC from Taiwan durable?

    Reply
  • wundi meister

    August 27, 2019

    STOPP VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • Passive Corpuscle

    August 27, 2019

    the most harassing video I saw ever

    Reply
  • Peter Kroll

    August 27, 2019

    Finally something different, not always the same bore

    Reply
  • NEKATOR

    August 27, 2019

    try mi 9T pro. man!

    Reply
  • Tvs Nikhil

    August 27, 2019

    3:36 woah

    Reply
  • Xavi

    August 28, 2019

    Case makers are shaking in their boots…
    Check out this ONE simple trick this one company used to makes cases IMPOSSIBLE for this phone!

    Reply
  • mathi d

    August 28, 2019

    Don't waste give me the phone 🤗

    Reply
  • Nurul Amalin

    August 28, 2019

    I crinch so hard watching this guy trying to 'destroy' this phone…

    Reply
  • Melter Fiel

    August 29, 2019

    Can I buy that phone. please. I'll pay the same price. thank you 🙂

    Reply
  • Danieru Douglas

    August 29, 2019

    Como assim, você põe fogo na tela e ela volta ao normal sozinha ?

    Reply
  • Mad World Mystic

    August 29, 2019

    I appreciate this video but watching him destroy it was cringe… I'm one of those ppl who never damage their phones lol

    Reply
  • 韋冠廷

    August 29, 2019

    不喜歡手機就不要買手機呀

    Reply
  • Badeend

    August 29, 2019

    That is what i call quality

    Reply
  • Cliff Tan

    August 29, 2019

    my head almost exploded as he scratched the sides of that phone…

    Reply
  • Dan Antony De Guzman

    August 29, 2019

    very nice

    Reply
  • Candise Rutledge

    August 30, 2019

    i cant fine this phone anywhere plz help[

    Reply
  • forbidden pollo

    August 30, 2019

    I love how you always make fun of apple for the headphone Jack🤣

    Reply
  • Ron Llamera

    August 30, 2019

    Dont waste your phone😡

    Reply
  • ayrton silva

    August 31, 2019

    Acho o asus zen6 bom aparelho

    Reply
  • thegodfather Furat

    August 31, 2019

    I won't zenfone 5 flip camera

    Reply
  • Ponaganti Rakesh

    September 1, 2019

    Price present

    Reply
  • Tristan ßnt

    September 1, 2019

    2:39

    Camera: hello

    Jerry: later please😂

    Reply
  • Freddy Amador lopez

    September 1, 2019

    That's a really crime!!!! Oh my God…. What are you doing???

    Reply
  • Ricardo Milos

    September 2, 2019

    Zenfone Is the worse thing in the world, it sucks

    Reply
  • Otaku /Gamer

    September 2, 2019

    Give me this phone

    Reply
  • Mohd Don

    September 2, 2019

    2:06 Hurricane Empty Void (13,800,000,000 BC./13,800,000,000 BC)

    Reply
  • Tejas Parakh

    September 2, 2019

    Only if it had amoled panel😒

    Reply
  • Cristian Rusu

    September 2, 2019

    You should be arrested…

    Reply
  • NYCrazyRob

    September 3, 2019

    That poor phone. T__T

    Reply
  • Daniel Maxter

    September 3, 2019

    Ive never seen sparks on a phone before. When you scratch the frame of this Asus theres always sparks.

    Reply
  • Imran12567

    September 3, 2019

    I'm really a big fan of your works, your personality and your communication skill. You've done so many good works including the funny but important works you did in this video. I'll always see you around 🙂

    Reply
  • Bilal Chaudhry

    September 4, 2019

    please gifted me this phone😂😂

    Reply
  • shalabh johary

    September 4, 2019

    Yes we love motorized cam

    Reply
  • Ryan ka

    September 5, 2019

    Tak pek e ae. Timbang dirusak

    Reply
  • Shahroz Khan

    September 6, 2019

    It hurt me😂 when he was damaging the phone😣

    Reply
  • s.h FARHAD

    September 6, 2019

    stop scratching with my dreams..

    Reply
  • KARTIK JAIN

    September 6, 2019

    Sir Realme X teardown

    Reply
  • Qrive

    September 6, 2019

    3:59 i like the sound

    Reply
  • Francesco De Filippo

    September 6, 2019

    Guys I need your help regarding the Asus ZenFone series.
    I'm an owner of a ZenFone 3, I love it, but unfortunately I broke the screen twice in 3 years. Now, the problem of this screen is that even the little crack turn black completely the screen and basically the phone become unusable until I completely change the LCD panel.
    Other smartphones instead you could still use it even when the screen panel is cracked…

    Does the ZenFone 6 will have the same kind of screen? Help me out with this guys.

    Reply
  • Nikhil Dudeja

    September 6, 2019

    Someone gonna file a harassment case😂

    Reply
  • sagar shiyan

    September 7, 2019

    Lets get started

    Reply
  • Chris Tech-box

    September 8, 2019

    I pity for the phone….such pain

    Reply
  • sean stapert

    September 8, 2019

    Gotta love the metal scraping sound

    Reply
  • azwar aslam

    September 9, 2019

    Just missed waterdrop test – do it some where.

    Reply
  • Muhammad Benyamin

    September 10, 2019

    I'm just Poor boy 😥

    Reply
  • DJEpicJump

    September 10, 2019

    Better than s10 but still OnePlus7 Pro number one

    Reply
  • Richard Cheese

    September 10, 2019

    It pains me watching you basically destroy this phone while almost three months later I still can't get this phone.

    Reply
  • Chris Razon

    September 11, 2019

    Jesus christ! It hurts! 🤣

    Reply
  • محمد الفرجاني

    September 11, 2019

    Wow you are a mazingu

    Reply
  • The Potato

    September 12, 2019

    Durability test = uses knife for EVERYTHING.
    Including taking it out of the box.

    Reply
  • The Potato

    September 12, 2019

    Nothing is more entertaining than a calm, soothing voice narrating acts of despicable violence.
    Just like National Geographic videos.

    Reply
  • sandeep malpotra

    September 12, 2019

    Dont broken phone sir please one phone gift me

    Reply

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