One of the most frustrating things about being a smartphone use is how increasingly difficult it is to get a repair done on your device on your own terms—not to mention at a decent price. But newcomer Teracube is back with a second repairable phone, and besides its exceptional warrant and promise of easy repairs this one is also so cheap it might just convince some to chuck that pricey flagship phone.
With the $200 Teracube 2e, the company’s second Android-powered smartphone, the company is rolling out a more earth-friendly device at a lower price while maintaining a lot of the perks of what makes the Teracube so great. For those who aren’t familiar with the company’s original wallet- and repair-friendly device that debuted last year, Teracube promises a four-year warranty with accidental repair coverage at a flat $40 fee that covers shipping, parts, and labor—regardless of
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 has survived having dirt dropped on it in a new durability test from YouTuber Zack Nelson (aka JerryRigEverything), backing up Samsung’s claims that its hinge is more durable on this year’s device. Nelson’s test involved dropping a handful of dust and dirt on Samsung’s new foldable, and he reported the phone continued to feel just as smooth to open and close. That indicated the worst of the dirt hadn’t made its way inside the mechanism.
Durability was one of the key promises Samsung made when it announced the Z Fold 2 back in August. To illustrate its point, the company even used a clip from Nelson’s original Galaxy Fold durability test. He found that a handful of dirt dropped on the foldable would immediately find its way into its hinge mechanism, making it feel crunchy to open and close and generally sound horrible. Check it
While Codemasters’ Dirt 5 will offer free next-gen upgrades for both PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S players, the former will not be able to transfer any progress from the PS4 version of the game when making the jump to the newer console.
This was confirmed on the game’s official Twitter account in a response to a fan question. When upgrading Dirt 5 from PS4 to PS5, the game will allow you to move across any Playground track creations but no progress from its campaign, any in-game currency, and custom livery designs. By comparison, all of these are supported when moving your save from Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S.
Dirt 5 is supporting Microsoft’s Smart Delivery program, which makes its cross-gen save situation easier to understand. But it’s now another game in a growing list of PS4 titles with next-gen upgrades that won’t support save transfers.