Lenovo’s new Legion Phone Duel 2 is a gaming cellphone that has two USB-C ports, a pop-up digicam, and even built-in followers. There’s a lot tech inside that Lenovo determined it’d be finest to shove its most important, hard-working elements into the center of the cellphone, making it simpler for the followers to maintain all of it cool throughout gameplay. Because of this, it’s thicker within the center, flanked by two batteries. That didn’t look like an enormous purple flag at first. If something, it appeared intelligent — that’s, till YouTuber JerryRigEverything obtained ahold of the cellphone (by way of Android Police).

As a part of the channel’s signature rigorous testing of sturdiness, every system is finally bent to see how a lot flex it may well face up to earlier than breaking. Most units can maintain up however normally not with out some bent metallic or snapped glass alongside the way in which. The Legion Cellphone Duel 2 didn’t take effectively in any respect to being flexed, not even just a little bit. At across the 8:40 mark within the video, shortly after the host stated “I’m not even remotely concerned about it breaking,” it satisfyingly snapped on the antenna line that meets the raised center part, compromising the cellphone’s capability to energy on. With little pressure, the host additionally broke the opposite aspect for instance the dearth of structural integrity within the design.

Lenovo’s system isn’t essentially an outlier in comparison with different current gaming telephones the channel has examined. The Asus ROG Cellphone 5 (much like the Ultimate model that I recently reviewed) additionally broke during the test, regardless of having a extra cohesive design. That stated, it did seem to require extra pressure to interrupt than Lenovo’s new cellphone. I’m no engineer, however it looks like splitting the battery in two could be a part of what’s in charge for the fragility, as that is how Asus’ newest cellphone is organized internally, too.

As completely different because the Legion Cellphone Duel 2 seems in comparison with another gaming-centric telephones, it comes at a excessive $950 value. And its considerably fragile design would possibly finally price you much more down the highway if it is advisable discover a alternative.

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