Lenovo’s new Legion Telephone 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 finest to shove its most important, hard-working parts into the center of the telephone, 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 acquired ahold of the telephone (by way of Android Police).
As a part of the channel’s signature rigorous testing of sturdiness, every system is finally bent to see how a lot flex it may possibly face up to earlier than breaking. Most units can maintain up however often not with out some bent metallic or snapped glass alongside the best way. The Legion Telephone Duel 2 didn’t take properly in any respect to being flexed, not even a little bit 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 telephone’s means to energy on. With little power, the host additionally broke the opposite aspect as an example the shortage of structural integrity within the design.
Lenovo’s system 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 just lately reviewed) additionally broke throughout the check, regardless of having a extra cohesive design. That stated, it did seem to require extra power to interrupt than Lenovo’s new telephone. I’m no engineer, nevertheless it looks like splitting the battery in two may be a part of what’s accountable for the fragility, as that is how Asus’ newest telephone 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 value. And its considerably fragile design would possibly finally price you much more down the street if it’s worthwhile to discover a alternative.