Lenovo’s new Legion Phone Duel 2 is a gaming phone 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 greatest to shove its most vital, hard-working parts into the center of the phone, making it simpler for the followers to maintain all of it cool throughout gameplay. Consequently, it’s thicker within the center, flanked by two batteries. That didn’t appear to be an enormous purple flag at first. If something, it appeared intelligent — that’s, till YouTuber JerryRigEverything obtained ahold of the phone (by way of Android Police).
As a part of the channel’s signature rigorous testing of sturdiness, every gadget is ultimately bent to see how a lot flex it could possibly face up to earlier than breaking. Most gadgets can maintain up however often not with out some bent metallic or snapped glass alongside the best way. The Legion Phone Duel 2 didn’t take properly in any respect to being flexed, not even slightly bit. At across the 8:40 mark within the video, shortly after the host stated “I’m not even remotely involved about it breaking,” it satisfyingly snapped on the antenna line that meets the raised center part, compromising the phone’s potential to energy on. With little pressure, the host additionally broke the opposite facet as an example the shortage of structural integrity within the design.
“Two audio system, two followers, two batteries, two items”
Lenovo’s gadget isn’t essentially an outlier in comparison with different current gaming telephones the channel has examined. The Asus ROG Phone 5 (just like the Final mannequin that I lately reviewed) additionally broke during the test, regardless of having a extra cohesive design. That stated, it did seem to require extra pressure to break than Lenovo’s new phone. I’m no engineer, but it surely looks as if splitting the battery in two may be a part of what’s in charge for the fragility, as that is how Asus’ newest phone is organized internally, too.
As completely different because the Legion Phone Duel 2 seems to be in comparison with another gaming-centric telephones, it comes at a excessive $950 worth. And its considerably fragile design may ultimately price you much more down the street if it’s good to discover a substitute.