Watch the Surface Duo 2 get scratched, put under fire, and bent in this durability test

Surface Duo 2 Durability
Surface Duo 2 Durability (Image credit: JerryRigEverything)

What you need to know

  • Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything performed durability tests on the Surface Duo 2 in a recent video.
  • Nelson scratches the displays of the phone, tries to break the phone in half, and tests out other aspects of the device.
  • Testing shows that the Surface Duo 2 is the most scratch-resistant foldable that Nelson tested in 2021.

Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 is many things. It's a foldable device built for productivity. It's an Android phone made by Microsoft. It's a $1,500 piece of hardware that received mixed reviews. But is it fireproof? Is it durable enough to withstand a bend test? These are questions that can only be answered by Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything. In his latest video, Nelson scratches the Surface Duo 2 with a box cutter, burns its screen with a lighter, and attempts to break it in half with his thumbs.

These are all standard tests from Nelson, who runs many flagship devices through their paces. His tests illustrate how durable the materials of the Surface Duo 2 are, including its Corning Victus glass displays. Because the Surface Duo 2 has two displays on a hinge rather than a foldable display, it is much more scratch-resistant than the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

Nelson often jokes that his lighter test doesn't mean much, but for what it's worth, the Surface Duo 2 proved quite resistant to an open flame.

Near the end of the video, Nelson tries to break the Surface Duo 2 by bending it from both directions. While pushing from the same side as the camera bump led to flexing, the device didn't break in either attempt. The Surface Duo 2 benefits from its folding design with it comes to surviving the bend test.

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