Alright, today we are going to be durability testing the Lumia 950 XL. One of the newestphones from Microsoft. Like always lets jump into the scratch test.
I can take my hardness pics and find out wherethe phone falls on Mohs Scale of Hardness. The Lumia 950 XL is rockin’ Gorilla Glass4, like most other flagship smart phones these days. So its no surprise when my pics don’tleave a mark until a level 6, and then a deeper groove on level 7. You wont have to worry about With three locations, & over 35 years in the industry, Home Design Furniture is sure to have the furnitur… car keys or coins scratching this screen at all. Testing the camera lens is next. Having a durable camera lens is important to photographers and vidographers like myself. Luckily this lens is just as hard as the front screen,so you wont have to worry about keys or coins scratching the back camera glass either.
Now the back cover of the phone is made of plastic. It is totally removable, and replaceable,which is nice. My keys do leave a bit of a mark… and when the razor comes out… well…plastic does what plastic does, and scratches a bit. It looks like the windows logo is inlayed into the plastic layer… similar to how theolder Nexus 6 used to be.
Hopefully there aren’t any issues with these bits popping What do you recommend I do to stay out of debt? – Don’t buy anything. – Where should I… out with use later on. Onto the burn test…. now this is where things get interesting… ive done tests on more than 10 flagship devices now… and each time the phone will react within a couple secondsto the lighter.
Whether the pixels will go black and turn off…. only to come back onunaffected like the iphone 6s and the Blackberry Priv. Other phones will turn white, and nevercome back on like the Nexus 6p, or the OnePlus X. But this phone had no impact… I leftthe lighter in the same spot for over a minute with no reaction from the screen. Very impressivewhen compared to all the other smart phones. Hit that thumbs up button for the most impressiveburned screen yet!
Now… onto the bend test. Ill be 100 percent honest. When I unboxed this thing… I thoughtfor sure it was going to be a casualty. I was all ready to stick it on my shelf nextto the bent HTC M9 and my twin Nexus 6p’s… But surprisingly enough…
this thing survived. It has an overall ‘inexpensive’ or ‘cheap’feel to it… but it can stand up to the pressure. It flexes more than any other phone though. If you look inside the device, you can seethe removable super ridged battery. I imagine that it is the main component giving this phoneits strength. Just like the LGG4.
Well…. There s not near enough carnage in this article… so lets jump inside and teardown that ‘water cooling’ copper bit and see whats inside. Now… This has intrigued memore than any other aspect of this phone. Liquid cooling… in a SMART PHONE?
So… Theoretically… The box looking component at the bottom is the evaporator…where the ‘liquid’ heats up, and moves up the condenser pipe to ‘cool’ down, and moveback into the evaporator again to repeat the process. Effectively cooling down the device and the processor. So… In Microsofts Lumia 950 XL announcement video… they clearly state that the phonehas liquid cooling:”…and the 950XL, which uses the octicore.
We use the latest Qualcomm Technology. And we push that technology to every limit possible. We push it by useing tablet class liquid cooling.”But in the Microsoft store… they don’t list it as one of the specificationsof the phone. Its just not there. You think they would want to brag about it… if itwas a real thing.
So I decided to see if it was indeed a real thing. Turns out… thereisnt any liquid inside. Don’t get me wrong… having a HUGE copper heatsink is great forthis phone… but it is definitely not liquid cooling. Don’t trust everything you read onthe internet, kids.
Here on Microsoft’s support page… They have answered my same question with this: The’Heat Pipe design’ that is ‘based’ off of’traditional liquid cooling systems’ Seemslike a semi evasive answer to the question. Either way… there is clearly no liquid inside this ‘liquid cooler’.