JerryRigEverything was infamously known for bending the lights out of a Nexus 6P back toward the end of last year. The reason behind the bend test failure was a design choice to use a dovetail joint to connect plastic parts to the Huawei handset’s aluminum frame.
Jerry is back with a scratch test and bend test of the Moto Z whose outcome didn’t disappoint. Motorola’s rigid and high-quality build is to thank for the phone’s survival of the bend test. While there definitely is a point of no return, Jerry was unable to reach it with his hands only.
The phone reaches a limit of how far it bends and always tries to keep its original shape, proving your Moto Z should not bend if you were to sit on it occasionally.
On the minus side, Jerry takes a razor to every material that is found on the Moto Z’s exterior. Many of the materials found on the exterior were easily scratched by the razor except the Gorilla Glass 4 front face. These materials included the metal frame, rear and front LED flash lenses, fingerprint scanner, camera hump and the back metal plate of the Moto Z as well.
The Moto Z is now available in the US alongside the Moto Z Force. Both phones are Droid editions and exclusive to Verizon in the US. You can check out our review of the Moto Z here as well.