The Galaxy Z Fold 3 was the star of the August 2021 Galaxy Unpacked. Samsung had provided its new foldable phone with a bunch of improvements with a focus on advanced durability and better protection. The smartphone features a 10% stronger Armor Aluminum frame, the cover screen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, the main screen with added panel layer and a stretchable PET film which guarantee 80% greater durability, and an IPX8 water-resistance rating. At the presentation, Samsung very vividly described all the advantages of these solutions, but is everything as durable as Samsung promises?
Allstate, an American insurance company, recently tested the Galaxy Z Fold 3's durability and water resistance. The smartphone was dropped open twice with its main screen down on hard concrete from a height of six feet and suffered only minor corner scuffing and pixel damage. When the phone was dropped closed, its cover screen shattered immediately. And of course, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 was submerged in a swimming pool five feet deep for 30 minutes and successfully proved to be water-resistant.
The Allstate's durability tests were accurately close to real-life usage cases, so the Galaxy Z Fold 3 showed really impressive results and confirmed Samsung's promises. Allstate states the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the most durable foldable smartphone they've ever tested.