Outer Folding Phones: It's Time to Stop!

Folding phones now come in all shapes and sizes and I'm sorry for all the insect facts
Cicada facts: jnanobiotechnology.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12951-017-0306-1.pdf
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Phone provided by Royole for review.


  1. Gabriel Rosario

    Gabriel Rosario16 ימים לפני

    That makes sense I used to pluck "Dragonflies" and wasps off the still hot grill of my truck when I was little.

  2. Gabriel Rosario

    Gabriel Rosario16 ימים לפני

    "Folding phones come in all shapes and sizes, and I'm sorry for all the insect facts...." I'm litteraly reading this while you're going off on a tangent! 😂 😂 😂 🦋

  3. A. M.

    A. M.24 ימים לפני

    Not only outer folding but it's time to stop ALL folding phones. It's a dead end. It's pointless, flimsy, unreliable and childish. Rollable is the future. It makes far, far more sense. Plus, rollable screens will not suffer from those problems that plague folding screens.

  4. Timmity3

    Timmity320 ימים לפני

    That is one of the stupidest things I've ever read. Foldables have fewer moving parts, no motor, and more room for a battery than a rollable. Rollables when deployed are literally filled with air. Not like a little bit; most of it is air. If you want to talk flimsy, half of your internal volume being made of *literally* nothing is kind of a problem. We have seen one rollable actually functional. It has a crease. You know what doesn't? Mate X2. A foldable.

  5. Jemerson Canaya

    Jemerson Canaya29 ימים לפני

    Cicada wings explanation is when Vsauce and MKBHD collaborated. 😁

  6. noomy 663

    noomy 663חודש לפני

    If this had been developed a decade ago, what we see daily at home may have changed.

  7. noomy 663

    noomy 663חודש לפני

    Once it can be folded into two, they don't need to stick to a certain shape.

  8. Shadxw

    Shadxwחודש לפני

    ah yes the 3ds phone

  9. Ken Bina

    Ken Binaחודש לפני

    I'm stoked about the outside folding form factor. While it isn't perfect, I like the flexibility and utility it brings. The Huawei X series is the best example of this imo.

  10. Daniel Moon

    Daniel Moonחודש לפני

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  11. Jeremiah Lim

    Jeremiah Limחודש לפני

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  12. Jeremiah Lim

    Jeremiah Limחודש לפני

    Chinese rushing to long BSV at under $200 before start of massive rally. BSV is in talks with CEOs of wall street and Asia to invest in Satoshi whitepaper BSV. BSV academy to teach the truth to CEOs...

  13. [][]

    [][]חודש לפני

    honestly, this is the most efficient way of doing a folding phone. Samsung's approach is kinda wasteful with 3 screens when at a time you need at most 2. this formfactor is much efficient as they need much less hardware. but i think the most efficient might be a rollable phone.

  14. Rajin Obayed

    Rajin Obayedחודש לפני

    Biology classes with MKBHD

  15. Trey Shenzhen

    Trey Shenzhenחודש לפני

    I work in China and I can tell you directly that this phone has terrible software lag there is a lot of lag, Also the screen and the android version they use makes me feel like I'm using a Samsung Galaxy 8, Seems they cut a lot of costs in the screen pixel graphics. You'll have to try it yourself and feel it out but trust me there's a lot of lag. I've been using the Samsung fold1 and it's the greatest phone I've used for a year haven't had any problems that been mentioned all over ILmines. I like using the Samsung Fold1 soooooo much, when folded you can use 1 hand and your thumb to type, my hand remembered the old Nokia phones that allowed use to type with 1 hand, Samsung fold2 still can but too wide, again 1 year with my Samsung Fold1 absolutely no problems or screen damage 😀

  16. DUCK_

    DUCK_חודש לפני

    my pitch ... make screen fexible ONLY in areas where its being bent ... the rest can be hard as regular screen ...

  17. punkfruit

    punkfruitחודש לפני

    i like the lg wing,..

  18. free grammer

    free grammer2 חודשים לפני

    You should take their technology seriously. The flex oled really has a durability problem. Royole might be the answer. Even in China, every tech cynical is laughing at them. But time will prove.

  19. free grammer

    free grammer2 חודשים לפני

    they have different flex display tech other than korean oled. You should really take it more seriously.

  20. David W.

    David W.2 חודשים לפני

    Outer Folding might not be the best way. Yet, for companies like Huawei and Royaole, Outer Folding is the only way since their technology limits them to Outer Folding. They just can't do inside folding phone due to Limited Technologies.

  21. Ulises Tapia

    Ulises Tapia2 חודשים לפני

    That hinge would probably fit perfectly with the z fold if it didn't make any creaking sounds

  22. Predz

    Predz2 חודשים לפני

    3:23 wasted opportunity u couldve said "also 2 flex pais in one room, that pretty rare, weird flex PAI but ok"

  23. Alpha Male

    Alpha Male2 חודשים לפני

    Genuine question, is it possible that the screen for folding phones to be made out of glass? And the part where you fold it is made from plastic? Like partially glass and plastic. If it is possible then it would have much better protection for the screen

  24. Mark Gonzalez

    Mark Gonzalez2 חודשים לפני

    2 flex pies in the room. weird flex but okay 3:27

  25. Mark Gonzalez

    Mark Gonzalez2 חודשים לפני

    So know ones going to talk about his floating shoe. 1:36 its blurred

  26. CF542

    CF5422 חודשים לפני

    Alternate formfactors are simply devices looking for an audience. I asked my rep at the carrier store who sells the Galaxy Fold 2 and the Razr fold how many they sell of them...None.

  27. c2g1980

    c2g19802 חודשים לפני

    I actually like Huawei's interpretation, the best. I like that the outer display is more of a practical form factor, but I don't like that it's always exposed. The Z Fold 3 will be my next, primary device, tho. I just wish it had more of an 18:9 ratio, when closed.

  28. Robert Harvilla

    Robert Harvilla2 חודשים לפני

    I liked the nanopillar skin twist, but I was so hoping for a joke about how the hinge is as loud and annoying as a cicada. Loudest most annoying animals ever. LOL

  29. Devlok Avenue

    Devlok Avenue2 חודשים לפני

    well well well ... marques is starting a biology tech channel now

  30. GuidetteExpert

    GuidetteExpert2 חודשים לפני

    If it falls, does it break?

  31. Perriey Interleud

    Perriey Interleud2 חודשים לפני

    Just put in a cotton case

  32. TechE Kenny

    TechE Kenny2 חודשים לפני

    So we’re not going to talk about the spinning slipper in the background. 🤷🏾

  33. szewei1985

    szewei19852 חודשים לפני

    Haha cool

  34. Priyanshu Raj

    Priyanshu Raj2 חודשים לפני

    Dont know why this phone looks outdated, like a phone from 2015 or before

  35. Lloyd Turner

    Lloyd Turner2 חודשים לפני

    Is this mkbhd or hoonigan autofocus/build biology?

  36. Fellow Loganger

    Fellow Loganger2 חודשים לפני

    Bruh looking like the ds when mom finds it under the pillow

  37. Rakesh Pandey

    Rakesh Pandey2 חודשים לפני

    In my opinion, Samsung's galaxy z fold and z flip are the best designs for foldables.

  38. Rakesh Pandey

    Rakesh Pandey2 חודשים לפני

    Apple : compares their phones to last year's phones Samsung : compares their phones to other phones Royole : compares their phone to a *cicada*

  39. Ahmed Dewan

    Ahmed Dewan2 חודשים לפני

    The cyberpunk joke 😂😂

  40. Ronnie Jones

    Ronnie Jones2 חודשים לפני

    I'm waiting on a rollable phone. There is great potential

  41. 24Elliottwaves

    24Elliottwaves2 חודשים לפני

    Yeah, I will not recommend that one because it looks like two phones put together. LOL.

  42. tabiri ibrahim

    tabiri ibrahim2 חודשים לפני

    I like your videos. Keep it up

  43. Aqil Curry

    Aqil Curry2 חודשים לפני


  44. mrPmj00

    mrPmj002 חודשים לפני

    I want an iPhone 13 with the Razor's tucked screen!

  45. Root3264

    Root32642 חודשים לפני

    I love the sound of the ocean!

  46. MysticStrike Force

    MysticStrike Force2 חודשים לפני

    When that I carly episode is coming true where the kid brought a huge phone and got make fun of now look at where we are.

  47. International Media

    International Media2 חודשים לפני

    Great video. The K dramas have been pumping the Samsung foldable for 2 year now. They look cool on scene but over time I see the bend wearing down. We'll see

  48. EverY Shop

    EverY Shop2 חודשים לפני

    Technolgy🤔 good luck cheers

  49. Владимир Петров

    Владимир Петров2 חודשים לפני

    Hey, I think that we have to respect their try to make a better phone. Don't buy the phone, if the cracking sound is problem for you, but don't say of somebody how to spend his time and money.

  50. B s

    B s2 חודשים לפני

    I like the concept of this phone. Getting double screen size and being able to fold and put it in my pocket.

  51. B s

    B s2 חודשים לפני

    I wonder why makers didn't consider the point of screen getting scratched outside .

  52. 獅子猫又NiffirgkcaJ

    獅子猫又NiffirgkcaJ2 חודשים לפני

    The cicada's nanopillar structure on their wings also happen on copper, that's why it's antibacterial.

  53. Azraq

    Azraq2 חודשים לפני

    ok mkphd

  54. Roger Skagerström

    Roger Skagerström2 חודשים לפני

    I don't get it - why don't they just make an inner screen folding phone with two regular screens that go edge to edge when opened up? I think a sharp cornered kind of edge display - perhaps with some prism peice covering the gap, would be better to use and be a lot less fragile than a soft film.

  55. Ahren Scholz

    Ahren Scholz2 חודשים לפני

    There is no point in having the big screen on the outside , you can only use one side at a time

  56. Tom Corin

    Tom Corin2 חודשים לפני

    I thing the galaxy fold 2 style has the most promise as a different form factor cause its is much more practical the the other options

  57. Rhyex

    Rhyex2 חודשים לפני


  58. Edith Shao

    Edith Shao2 חודשים לפני

    I think they meant 薄如蝉翼 for the wings lol

  59. Justus Kovanen

    Justus Kovanen3 חודשים לפני

    Guys, can we talk about the spinning sandal in the background? 1:35 to 1:48 in two shots

  60. Abdullah Al Masud

    Abdullah Al Masud3 חודשים לפני

    Why a biology teacher reviewing a phone?😄

  61. Shantelly Mariie

    Shantelly Mariie3 חודשים לפני

    Omg you’re cute 💓

  62. Gacheru Mburu

    Gacheru Mburu3 חודשים לפני


  63. Fayadh bari

    Fayadh bari3 חודשים לפני


  64. Fayadh bari

    Fayadh bari3 חודשים לפני

    no but why i will made real all of thing this is chemical for me and everyone teeling lie this is your problem give more video

  65. Fayadh bari

    Fayadh bari3 חודשים לפני

    if you teeling lie i will made real you know me

  66. Fayadh bari

    Fayadh bari3 חודשים לפני

    you know me i can see i made real

  67. Amina Zahra

    Amina Zahra3 חודשים לפני

    1:42- Him: Talking about the phone. Me: Staring at the spinning sandal😂😅🤣

  68. Brayan Enriquez

    Brayan Enriquez3 חודשים לפני

    3:10 look at how the screen folds holy shit

  69. freake_brixs

    freake_brixs3 חודשים לפני

    Starting to think of it which phone does he use🤔

  70. freendy sinaga

    freendy sinaga3 חודשים לפני

    naaaahhhhhhh that insect footage. i'm out. youtube videos need insectophobia warnings like the one with Epilepsy Seizures

  71. The Omega Channel

    The Omega Channel3 חודשים לפני

    Learning Tech and learning about science at the same time it's something I'm down to see more of

  72. Terreos

    Terreos3 חודשים לפני

    The galaxy Fold style is my cup of tea. Just the idea of having basically a foldable tablet it awesome. For some it would replace two devices.

  73. Ricardo Angel Santiago

    Ricardo Angel Santiago3 חודשים לפני

    Weird flex

  74. Tang Kian Siong

    Tang Kian Siong3 חודשים לפני

    Maybe for some games u can grip it completely and the back side will kind of act like a feedback touch

  75. Peter Gregory Cruzata

    Peter Gregory Cruzata3 חודשים לפני

    Can I ask? What happens to the unit they send if your not agreeing to their ideas?? 😊😇🥰

  76. Sparky Rih

    Sparky Rih3 חודשים לפני

    Look at this man flexing! :)

  77. vishnu viswanathan

    vishnu viswanathan3 חודשים לפני

    It going to be innovation when Apple do that

  78. Default Name

    Default Name3 חודשים לפני

    MK Biology HD

  79. Joseph Valencia

    Joseph Valencia3 חודשים לפני

    Can you do a video on the HTC desire 20 pro?

  80. Andrew

    Andrew3 חודשים לפני

    "Hey check out my new phone!" *c r u n c h*

  81. Werner Wippenaar

    Werner Wippenaar3 חודשים לפני

    At the moment form factor is all about being first and selling stuff - but ultimately it will be about application. That's when it will pay off.


    ARKA GHOSH3 חודשים לפני

    can you open a channel on explaining different topics, because you are really good at it. love your work .

  83. Dave Sargent

    Dave Sargent3 חודשים לפני

    hinge pieces may be magnetic, pushing smaller bits down folded and when unfolded, magnet may move smaller bits to click back into place. wild thought

  84. Reza

    Reza3 חודשים לפני

    Tech and biology my two favourite things.. Thanks MKBHD

  85. SONU

    SONU3 חודשים לפני

    Can you give me a phone for my study I don't have any phone.

  86. Loshanth

    Loshanth3 חודשים לפני

    Ps5 pls :(

  87. Pepperidge Cookies

    Pepperidge Cookies3 חודשים לפני

    Is foldable phone a good product? No, even it is perfectly functional. Foldable phone is like 3D TV. Interesting technology but worse product.

  88. BobaXCookie

    BobaXCookie3 חודשים לפני

    Who else never knew phones like this existed?

  89. Ferbz Ride

    Ferbz Ride3 חודשים לפני

    Outside fold is best

  90. Peter Knutsen

    Peter Knutsen3 חודשים לפני

    I’m into the Apple approach, which is to wait until the technology is mature and THEN launch it.

  91. zaidy77

    zaidy773 חודשים לפני

    But...but...but...what if apple or samsung did it?

  92. Nick Cannon

    Nick Cannon3 חודשים לפני

    I like the outie folds because they don't need extra screens and cameras

  93. saeed khan

    saeed khan3 חודשים לפני

    I am indian sir your all vidio seen

  94. colintx800

    colintx8003 חודשים לפני

    6:28 Some Bug Action people.

  95. Mohd Firdaus

    Mohd Firdaus3 חודשים לפני

    weird flex with that champion shirt tho..

  96. Motorized Droid

    Motorized Droid3 חודשים לפני

    More bugs in this thing than Cyberpunk ....LMAO

  97. MAK phone

    MAK phone3 חודשים לפני

    Hey you are the beeeeeest man I love you. I hope 🤞 I could visit you a day

  98. Spastek

    Spastek3 חודשים לפני

    Folding on the outside does prevent the issue of debris getting inside the fold and messing up the screen, we just need more durable folding screens. In that sense, this phone is ahead of it's time. I would like to see them keep working on it though, but maybe only as a concept.

  99. Frankie Polyak

    Frankie Polyak3 חודשים לפני

    That scroll aspect is pretty cool in my opinion

  100. Muaaz

    Muaaz3 חודשים לפני

    Samsung foldable are the future

  101. Jay Dee

    Jay Dee3 חודשים לפני

    Nah. You have to review the Mate X. The flex Pi is bottom barrel stuff. This is a goofy take in my opinion.

  102. babypj

    babypj3 חודשים לפני

    The folding trend is really stupid. It makes almost no sense for a phone. Phone should be easily carried around: the double thickness makes it worse than almost every available alternative. You want to watch a bigger screen? Get a tablet. Most of the time you don’t need the big screen unless you live your life at home.

  103. Jay Dee

    Jay Dee3 חודשים לפני

    Not everything is about you.