Lenovo’s new Legion Telephone Duel 2 is a gaming cellphone that has two USB-C ports, a pop-up digital camera, and even built-in followers. There’s a lot tech inside that Lenovo determined it’d be greatest to shove its most important, hard-working parts 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 pink flag at first. If something, it appeared intelligent — that’s, till YouTuber JerryRigEverything received ahold of the cellphone (through Android Police).
As a part of the channel’s signature rigorous testing of sturdiness, every machine is ultimately bent to see how a lot flex it may stand up to earlier than breaking. Most gadgets can maintain up however normally not with out some bent steel or snapped glass alongside the way in which. The Legion Telephone Duel 2 didn’t take effectively in any respect to being flexed, not even slightly bit. At across the 8:40 mark within the video, shortly after the host mentioned “I’m not even remotely involved 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 drive, the host additionally broke the opposite facet for instance the dearth of structural integrity within the design.
Lenovo’s machine isn’t essentially an outlier in comparison with different current gaming telephones the channel has examined. The Asus ROG Telephone 5 (much like the Final mannequin that I lately reviewed) additionally broke during the test, regardless of having a extra cohesive design. That mentioned, it did seem to require extra drive to interrupt than Lenovo’s new cellphone. I’m no engineer, but it surely looks like splitting the battery in two is perhaps 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 Telephone Duel 2 appears to be like in comparison with another gaming-centric telephones, it comes at a excessive $950 worth. And its considerably fragile design may ultimately value you much more down the highway if it’s essential to discover a substitute.