Does the HTC One M8 Bend or Doesn't it?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Jayson A, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Jayson A macrumors 68000

    Sep 16, 2014
    Consumer reports says the M8 bent with the same force as the iPhone 6, yet every other video shows the M8 being unbendable with bare hands.

    So which is it? Does it bend with 70 lbs of force or is there something else going on?

    In my opinion, I think the Consumer Reports test was flawed somehow.

    According to Consumer Reports, the iPhone 6 Plus is the strongest out of the iPhone 6 and HTC One M8, but it seems to me that people are bending the iPhone 6 Plus the easiest out of the iPhone 6 and HTC One M8.

    I saw the original #bendgate guy try and bend an iPhone 6 and he BARELY made a dent. He also tried bending the HTC One M8 and couldn't get it to budge.
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    The bend issue is pretty played out already.

    The forum & moderators are burnt out of endless threads on the same issue.

    What else is there to say really?
  3. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2013
    I also thought that was weird. Ive never heard complaints of the m8 being fragile or anything either.
  4. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    force being applied by a machine and force being applied by hands are two different things.
  5. Wadd macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2014
    ^^ exactly.. there is more leverage on the bigger iPhone... and less on the 6 and M8

    If you see the guys trying to bend the M8, it succeeded in poping out the screen...
  6. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
  7. pullfocus macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2009
    LA, CA
    Guys, do you think my arm should bend? Is that considered normal usage?
  8. POLBOSS macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2008
    I sold my iPhone 5S to buy a M8... just to try something new while the iPhone 6 came out... I don't have the m8 anymore... The only complain that I have about the M8 hardware is the 4 megapixels camera... The M8 is elegant and solid... I always carried in my pocket without a case... Had it for almost 5 months, no bending or things falling apart... if the M8 was an iPhone 6 it would be a perfect iPhone... I sold it because overall I don't like android...

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