Sony Xperia XZ Durability Test: YouTuber JerryRigEverything Finds Something Unexpected! Here's What It Is

First Posted: Nov 07, 2016 05:20 AM EST

YouTuber JerryRigEverything is back with the latest video. He conducted a new durability test on Sony Xperia XZ, and the results were quite surprising. For the ones who do not know who is YouTuber JerryRigEverything, he puts new phones through damage tests. Not the usual tests but excruciating tests that are probably not on any standards list.

Sony Xperia XZ is a new flagship phone released recently. The new Xperia XZ is a premium offering from Sony which cost around $700, and users would expect a premium quality at that price point. Will the phone stand a chance against YouTuber JerryRigEverything's test? Let's find out.

The screen for Xperia XZ was comparable to the Samsung phones. The screen is scratch resistant at level 7, meaning it is perfect for normal day to day use. The speakers are sturdy and although made out of plastic, appeared to be of durable. As reported by Android Police.

During the Sony Xperia XZ durability test, YouTuber JerryRigEverything found that both top and bottom of the phone are made of plastic. The sim card trays and sidebar both were made of plastic.  As reported by GagetMash, for a premium phone like Xperia XZ, that does not give a premium feel. The most surprising find is the fingerprint scanner being made out of plastic. If a user scratches the surface of the scanner accidentally, forget to unlock the phone every again.

The Sony Xperia XZ does stand the fire test. The screen of the phone was undamaged with exposure to flame for about 13 mins. The YouTuber JerryRigEverything is famous for the dramatic Bend test. The Xperia XZ did bend a little but was completely functional.

The phones do have some upsides regarding quality, but considering the price point, users would certainly expect much more. The Xperia XZ durability test revealed that it is a durable phone, but there are better durable phones out in the market.

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