See How Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra Stands up to a Razor Knife
OK, while the chances of your brand new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone ever coming into contact with the sharp edge of a razor are slim, that hasn’t stopped popular YouTuber Zack Nelson from demonstrating what will happen when this happens the case is .
One of the main reasons Nelson is bringing the Blade to a range of smartphones on its JerryRigEverything channel is to test the durability of the device so that potential customers can make a more informed decision when it comes to getting their hard earned money off to separate. The videos also offer a bizarre form of entertainment thanks to its dead delivery, dry wit and very sharp knife.
How has Samsung’s newest flagship product performed? After Nelson removes the screen protector from the screen protector (yes, there were two), he goes to work on the $ 1,200 Ultra and subjects the 6.8-inch Gorilla Glass Victus display to a series of enthusiastic scratch tests . As you’d expect, it holds up pretty well, scratching level six on the Mohs hardness scale – just like Apple’s iPhone 12 with its Ceramic Shield display.
He also focuses on the Ultra’s display-embedded fingerprint scanner to give him additional work with the scratch tool. “Even with this damage, the fingerprint scanner can still read my fingerprint and unlock the phone every time,” commented Nelson, adding, “Not too shabby.”
Those who flinch slightly may want to avoid the rest of the video while Nelson brings his infamous razor to all parts of the new Samsung phone and swipes it over the various surfaces to see how much damage it does (spoiler: a good one Piece). The YouTuber, who now has more than 6.5 million followers, also holds a naked flame on the display to see how long the glass will last before it begins to deform.
When it comes to whether the expensive Samsung phone is worth buying, Nelson suggests that the decision depends on the quality of the camera. Then he does a neat trick of leaving you thinking about whether it’s time to upgrade your current phone. Check the video (above) to learn more.
To learn more about the phone’s durability, check out what happened when Digital Trends’ senior mobile editor accidentally dropped his Galaxy S21 Ultra on concrete from a height of three feet.