Jan 26th, 2016

Glutton for smartphone torture, are you? Well, the video you see above should be quite fulfilling. It’s the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, and it’s being taken through a torture test by Youtuber Jerry Rig.

xperia z5 premium bend

The torture test consists of knives being scraped across its metal and glass exterior, flames being applied to the display, and the all-important bend test to see if it can survive a day in your pocket. There are a couple of interesting notes to take away from the video:

  • The camera lens seems easily scratchable, likely due to it being a plastic lens. This is an unfortunate trait for a device being marketed premium, and is especially troubling from a company who prides itself on great camera performance.
  • The glass panels on the front and rear hold up to keys and knives just fine, though.
  • The metal sides of the device will suffer light wear and tear from keys and coins.
  • The phone can bend, and bad. But as long as it’s not in your back pocket when you go to sit down it should be fine.

Keep all this stuff in mind if smartphone durability is important to you. The video is sitting above, so be sure to hit the play button and give it a watch if you’re curious.

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