• How I Made My Own Android Phone – in China
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    How I Made My Own Android Phone – in China

    Uh-Oh Did I buy a locked board? The problem here is that I haven’t used Android so long. I don’t really know what to do about this. I set out to build my own iPhone a couple of years ago and it took me down this crazy rabbit hole into the Chinese cellphone markets and ever since people have been asking me “Okay, when are you gonna build your own Android?” and I kept saying I didn’t want to make that same video again Just building a different phone But I keep thinking about it and I realized that I learned so much building that first iPhone and there’s entire…

  • Oppo Find X – BEND TEST FAIL!!
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    Oppo Find X – BEND TEST FAIL!!

    You know how your math teacher always said “Go find X”? Well, I finally found it. This is one of the coolest phones I’ve ever seen, and it’s actually also the first Oppo phone I’ve ever tested. So I’d like to officially welcome Oppo to my desk and my durability test. I’ve performed these tests on over 100 different phones – mostly flagships. I’m not sure the exact number…it’s just probably bordering insanity at this point. But here we all are. Let’s get started. [Intro] The cool thing about this phone is the motorized cameras – not just the front camera, like the Vivo Nex phone I reviewed and made…

  • Honor 6X Durability Test – Scratch Test and Bend Test Fail
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    Honor 6X Durability Test – Scratch Test and Bend Test Fail

    Inside this beautiful blue box lies the Honor 6x. The newest, and cheapest phone from Huawei. Decent specs for a budget phone, it even has dual rear cameras. An octacore processor, and 3 gigs of ram… But we’re not here for specs. We are here for durability. So lets see what this honor phone has to offer. [Intro] As always lets start with the part where we count to 9…. …also called the scratch test. Each of my Mohs’ Picks have a different tip that gradually increases in hardness. I start off with a level two pick, and saw that it was leaving a mark on the screen, which is…

  • LG G6 Durability Test – Scratch BURN and BEND tested!!
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    LG G6 Durability Test – Scratch BURN and BEND tested!!

    Finally got my hands on a retail version of a LG G6. I’ve already reviewed this thing from the inside with the teardown video, and now that I have the retail version, it’s time to put it through the rest of my tests. It’s time we find out if that gigantic screen is going to compromise the overall structural integrity. Let’s get started. [Intro] My durability tests are a pretty good indicator of how well cell phones are going to hold up over their normal life span. As always, we’ll start with a scratch test. These Mohs picks will tell us what the screen is made of. Some phones are…

  • How I Made My Own iPhone – in China
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    How I Made My Own iPhone – in China

    Where are you from? From USA. USA? Yeah. Very good. I am trying to make my own iPhone. Very good. [MUSIC PLAYING] I was in a dimly lit barbecue joint here in China. I was with people like me, geeks who are fascinated by the electronics manufacturing scene. And someone said, you know, see all these cell phone parts in the markets. I wonder if you could build your own phone. I kept coming and going from China over the past nine months, and I couldn’t get rid of this burning question. Could I make my own cell phone? Would people even cell parts to a Western guy like me…

  • Red iPhone 7 Scratch Test – How durable is it?!
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    Red iPhone 7 Scratch Test – How durable is it?!

    In front of me I have the (Product)RED iPhone 7. I have already tested the glass display of the iPhone 7 in one of my previous durability tests. The only thing we havnt tested is this deep red coloring. Is it as scratchable as the Jet Black iPhone 7? Or can it handle a little every day life? Lets find out [Intro] One thing I do like about iPhones is that they have an all metal design. It is Heavy and solid. Which is good. [Nails on a chalk board] And it looks like Apple has kept with that same theme on this red version. The top is metal… [Grinding…

  • iPhone 6 Plus, Scratch test, burn test, BEND TEST!
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    iPhone 6 Plus, Scratch test, burn test, BEND TEST!

    Today we are going to do a durability test on the iPhone 6 plus. These are the same type of practical durability tests that youve seen in some of my other videos. Tests that can relate to every day life. First off we will see how the back of the phone holds up against sharp objects. Now… common sense dictates that if you scratch your phone with something sharp, it will leave a mark. And this is indeed the truth with the iphone 6 plus. The redeeming quality though, is that if the object is NOT sharp, and leaves a mark on your phone… … like keys, or coins… the…

  • How Much Does it Cost to Make Your Own iPhone?
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    How Much Does it Cost to Make Your Own iPhone?

    This is the number one question I get asked and the answer is… We’ll get to the full answer shortly But first I wanted to give you a few updates about strange parts The last month has been a total whirlwind for me I released my second video To a huge response again Thank you I did a ton of interviews And I even a chance To do my first live studio taping in front an audience And that was pretty cool But first You know what I wanna do? What? I wanna take a gander over to the another part of the studio So we can learn all about…

  • Mobile Learning Institute at National Portrait Gallery
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    Mobile Learning Institute at National Portrait Gallery

    This week at the National Portrait Gallery, we brought together 22 young people to be inspired by the exhibit, learn about portraiture and ultimately create their own self-portrait, how they see themselves, how they’d want to be remembered and portrayed in an image. I think a lot of people learn differently in this environment because they had more resources to use also another unique thing was that you feel more important because you’re in a museum environment and it’s like a top museum in the US and you feel like you can learn better because you’re in that type of environment. The first thing that we did when the students…

  • Mate 9 Durability Test – Bend Test, Scratch and BURN test
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    Mate 9 Durability Test – Bend Test, Scratch and BURN test

    The Huawei Mate 9. I’ve been durability testing phone for a quite long time now. Most phones survived my tests, But out of the six phones on my Shelf of Shame that didn’t survive Huawei owns two of those slots. I like when phones survive. But Huawei’s history makes me a little nervous for this Mate 9. Let’s get started! [Intro] The phone is a bit bigger than I thought it would be. Slightly larger than my Galaxy S7 Edge. The one thing i do like seeing on this phone are the two screws at the bottom. Not only is a bonus for repairability, but also for durability since the…