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A Phone you can SHAVE with?! – Durability Test

A Phone you can SHAVE with?! – Durability Test

So we got a weird one today…a little something
I saw over on Unbox Therapy channel a while back. It has to be one of the strangest phones I’ve
ever seen, but surprisingly only costed me $35 on eBay. A self-proclaimed dust-proof, shockproof,
waterproof, and rugged, dual SIM card cellphone, with, get this, a built-in shaver. Yeah. Like the kind of shaver you would shave your
face with. In the box it even has one of those little
bristle cleaners for the foil head. I’ll be testing all of these features, if
it ever turns on, side-by-side with a normal razor blade from Dollar Shave Club, who’s
sponsoring this video, all in the name of science of course. Let’s get started. [Intro] Turns out that the phone wasn’t dead out of
the box. The phone has a massive old-school removable
3800 milliamp hour battery that has some tape over the battery contacts. And once I got that tape off everything started
working. We do durability tests here on my channel
to make sure… [ Weird song starts playing from phone] …to… make sure the manufacturers are giving us
quality durable products. And that includes this Frankenstein monstrosity
of a cellphone shaver. Let’s see what this thing is made from, starting
with the screen. I have a set of Mohs picks that visibly show
us what the screen is made from. Glass is a level 6. A diamond screen would be a level 10. But since this unique machine is only $30
on eBay, the screen is plastic, scratching at a level 3 with deeper grooves at a level
4. It does have the brightest flashlight I’ve
ever seen on a phone though. So if you’ve ever wanted to call your grandma
while shaving in the dark, this phone is for you. The front buttons are painted plastic – kind
of what we would expect to find on the lower end of the quality scale. A higher end plastic button example would
be the embedded buttons on the Nintendo Switch. We aren’t just here for the buttons though. Let’s shave the shaver. The side buttons are made from plastic. It seems to be a reoccurring theme throughout
this phone. The back panel is also made from plastic. The center logo thing has more of a clear
rubber over the top. The flashlight on the top of the phone has
a plastic lens which is fine and normal. The camera lens though is also plastic. It’s a bold move. That little piece of plastic is protecting
all .3 megapixels of the camera, so it’s pretty safe to say that quality pictures were not
the first priority on this flashlight shaver that happens to make phone calls. The little flap doohickey down at the bottom
protects the micro USB and regular sized USB slot, and hasn’t stayed shut since I unboxed
this thing. So I think that waterproof claim is completely
bogus. It will be nice to use that full-sized USB
slot to charge up some other accessories though. It’s interesting that the dedicated shaver
switch on the side doesn’t have a safety lock. I imagine this shaver randomly going off in
your pocket is going to be a real issue…still more useful than Bixby though. Let’s give this thing a shot at shaving. You might be thinking to yourself, why is
this grown man shaving his arm with a cellphone, and you’re right. This is an incredibly weird situation. I think maybe we should just clear your search
history and not talk about this again. But if I’m being completely honest, this is
the best shave I’ve ever gotten with a cellphone. 10 out of 10. I’m legitimately surprised it even works. Fair is fair though. Let’s see what an actual razor can do. Dollar Shave Club has this starter box they
send out for $5 with free shipping. It has all kinds of goodies. They even have stuff like toothpaste and hair
styling products, for those of you who have hair, that you can add into the kit later. Not just razors. And the best part is there are zero contracts,
so if being clean is not your thing, you can quit whenever you want. Not a bad deal at all for just $5. Replacement blades are sent for just a few
dollars a month after the first batch and I’ll leave a link in the description. The razor is just as, if not more, efficient
than the shaver phone. And it won’t awkwardly go off in your pocket. Grab your own $5 kit with a link in the description,
or head to It’s pretty easy. Thanks to Dollar Shave Club for sponsoring
this video. Let’s finish off the durability test and see
how this shaver phone works from the inside. One of the biggest flaws in this phone is
the lack of games. There is no Snake game, which is kind of a
deal breaker for me. The 2.6 inch screen is covered by that thick
layer of plastic so the heat from my lighter doesn’t penetrate down into the display below. But we can see it melting the outer plastic. It did last about 18 seconds before turning
into a molten mess. Which is good to know if you happen to be
shaving outside by a campfire. Structurally, if it looks like a brick and
feels like a brick, there’s a good chance it’s actually a brick. And that is indeed the case with this random
conglomerate of gadgets. The shaver phone is surprisingly sturdy. I still have massive doubts about the waterproof
claims though, since there is no actual IP rating and the back panel and bottom flap
keep opening up on their own. So maybe don’t get this thing wet while shaving…you
might lose your $30 investment. I vote we open it up and see how the shaver
operates from the inside. It’s actually rather simple with 2 screws
holding the bottom together, 4 invisible screws holding together each of the golden metal
side rails, and 2 more Phillips head screws up at the top. There’s one last tiny little guy guarding
the battery housing, and then the whole phone can start to open. The problem with opening up this phone is
that the screen is semi clipped into the front housing, and since there are no Lego connections
holding the screen to the motherboard, I shredded all the soldered ribbon cable between the
two. Kind of like how we saw on the World’s Smallest
Cellphone, except for I didn’t break that one. The motherboard has the silver grounding tape
all over it, but once that gets peeled back we get our first look at the circular vibration
motor and the even bigger loudspeaker sub-woofer thing. Remember that catchy little jingle that played
when I turned the phone on? [Weird song playing from phone.] This speaker is probably the biggest speaker
I’ve even seen inside of a cellphone. The shaver motor, which is quite a bit bigger
than the Nex S front camera motor, is soldered directly onto the main board. No Lego connectors anywhere inside of this
phone, but there is an aluminum heat sink on the back of the LED flashlight diode. The thing is so powerful and bright that it
needs it’s own mini heat dissipation system, which is actually super cool. Thumbs up for that. Let’s see how the shaver portion works. The top metal circular foils pop off allowing
the insides to be clean. But under those triangle pins is another trap
door with massive white circular gears. The big motor inside spins it’s singular gear,
which in turn rotates the two larger gears attached to the bottom of each of those triangular
silver posts. Which then rotates the shaving mechanism underneath
the circular metal foils. Pretty brilliant. We can snag a closer look at the under side
of those foils. You can see that the gaps in the foil are
just big enough to let hair through, but not big enough that the little metal twisty bits
can snag on your skin. The same basic principle applies to all shavers,
it’s just super interesting to see it here on a cellphone. I would put the whole thing back together
again, but somebody accidentally ripped the screen off and destroyed the ribbons. So it’s kind of incapacitated at the moment. Still a super interesting phone though. Grab your own $5 shaving kit from Dollar Shave
Club using my code and link in the description. With free shipping, it’s cheaper than even
your local grocery store. Would you ever use a phone like this? Let me know down in the comments, and then
come hang out with me on Twitter and Instagram. Thanks a ton for watching. I will see you around. [Phone playing weird song… again]

100 thoughts on “A Phone you can SHAVE with?! – Durability Test”

  1. Shave in the dark while calling grandma = OK
    Shave in the dark while calling grandma taking a shower near a campfire = NO

  2. For anyone wondering what watch he is wearing it is the xiaomi youpin ciga automatic mechanical watch. I fell in love with it and had to find it!

  3. Zack: we need durability test here im my channel to make sure….

  4. Me: Zzz
    Phone: emits bootup noise
    Me: wakes up AAAAAAAAHHHH! runs away

    This is what happens when the shaver phone wakes you up during the night

  5. "rugged"
    So… they wanted guys to take this hiking, or something…? With your manly, diy guy friends and a six pack of beer and lots of sweating and body hair, and then all of a sudden a vibrator goes off in your pocket?

  6. ”It even has hairstyling products, for those of you who have hair 🙄” 😂😂😂 I feel sad for Jerry, I'm pretty sure he'd look better with hair

  7. Jerry: We do durability tests here on my channel to make sure…
    ????: [DADADADA SONG]
    Jerry: …to… make sure to manufacturers are giving us quality durable products.


  8. here in our country.. that kind of shape of a phone , we call it a "safeguard".. a brand name of a soap…

  9. My dad works in YouTube and is gonna copyright this video for the jingle that was part of an actual song.

  10. You use it to shave your balls in a school then you get caught and they think you are making the phone vibrate

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