Lenovo’s new Legion Cellphone Duel 2 is a gaming telephone 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 important, hard-working elements into the center of the telephone, 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 seem to be an enormous pink flag at first. If something, it appeared intelligent — that’s, till YouTuber JerryRigEverything bought ahold of the telephone (through Android Police).
As a part of the channel’s signature rigorous testing of sturdiness, every gadget is finally bent to see how a lot flex it might face up to earlier than breaking. Most gadgets can maintain up however normally not with out some bent steel or snapped glass alongside the best way. 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 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 telephone’s potential to energy on. With little drive, the host additionally broke the opposite facet as an instance the shortage of structural integrity within the design.
Lenovo’s gadget isn’t essentially an outlier in comparison with different current gaming telephones the channel has examined. The Asus ROG Cellphone 5 (much like the Final mannequin that I just lately reviewed) additionally broke throughout the take a look at, regardless of having a extra cohesive design. That mentioned, it did seem to require extra drive to interrupt than Lenovo’s new telephone. I’m no engineer, nevertheless it looks as if splitting the battery in two may be a part of what’s guilty for the fragility, as that is how Asus’ newest telephone is organized internally, too.
As completely different because the Legion Cellphone Duel 2 appears to be like in comparison with another gaming-centric telephones, it comes at a excessive $950 value. And its considerably fragile design may finally price you much more down the street if you’ll want to discover a substitute.