Samsung's Galaxy S6 Bends as Easily as iPhone 6 Plus

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Third-party warranty firm SquareTrade recently released a video showcasing the durability of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and HTC One M9, discovering the Galaxy to bend at 110 lbs of pressure and the One M9 to bend at 120 lbs of pressure.

    Although the Galaxy S6 Edge's pressure limits are comparable to the iPhone 6 Plus' testing, the Galaxy's screen ended up cracking under the pressure instead of slightly bending similar to Apple's plus-size iPhone model. The HTC One M9 lasted further than its two competitors, reaching 120 lbs of pressure, but the phone was rendered useless thanks to a faulty power button following the pressure test.

    Testing to the point of "catastrophic failure", the iPhone 6 Plus survived 179 lbs of pressure, beating out the Galaxy S6 Edge's 149 lbs stress test. As SquareTrade points out, the Galaxy's stress tests proves the phone could be worse for users due to the smartphone's screen cracking under intense pressure.

    Following the "Bendgate" controversy last year, both Samsung and HTC parodied Apple's woes on social media. Though SquareTrade's pressure tests are meant to measure intense circumstances, it's still interesting to see where each smartphone lies on the durability scale when compared to one another.

    Article Link: Samsung's Galaxy S6 Bends as Easily as iPhone 6 Plus
  2. JoEw, Apr 3, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2015

    JoEw macrumors 68000


    Nov 29, 2009
    You're telling me the thinner these phones get the easier they can bend and crack?
  3. mKTank macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2010

    Where are all the Samsung fans from September? I'd like to see what they make of this.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    This isn't really all that shocking is it?
    granted its incurring the damage a lot sooner then then the iPhone but phones bend when significant pressure is applied.
  5. ianKent macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2014
    They even managed to outbend Apple. Applause.
  6. DavidBlack macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2013
    Somewhere In Apple's HQ ;)
    Well, if you copy someone's design you will get their design problems also.
  7. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    I can't wait to hear what the Samsung fanboys are going to say about this.
  8. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

    Jun 15, 2010
    Washington, D.C.
    So we're calling this a feature of smartphones now, right?
  9. Eadfrith macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2011
    I wonder if this will make national news, like Apple did.
  10. Fresh1 macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2010
    Maryland, USA
  11. zubikov macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2014
  12. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    So they make fun of Apple for their bendy iPhone as a PR attempt to preserve profits on their older models. Then they try to make a similarly thin and beautiful phone and it bends even worse than the iPhone. Brilliant.
  13. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

    Aug 22, 2014
    We need the unbox therapy guy to try to bend it. Anything can bend with a machine. How easy is it to bend with your hands?
  14. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    so its actually an iphone with samsung brand on it.
    they even copy the bendgate !!
  15. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Sure, they have copied everything :D

    EDIT: Beaten...
  16. jhts macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2015
    The number of people that are surprised by thin aluminium bending under pressure is more of a worry than anything.
  17. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    Not surprised. It is the cost of going thin. The thinner they become the more susceptible they will become to bending. Maybe the manufacturers will have to take a second look as to whether or not they should try going any thinner.
  18. bbeagle macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2010
    Buffalo, NY
    Wait until those same people find out that getting the Apple Watch wet makes it slippery.
  19. c0venant macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    But but... that's not what they said during the keynote.:eek:

    "In official hands-on videos of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge released by Samsung, the company noted that the smartphones are constructed with a metal casing that is made out of aluminum 1603, the same material that is used in manufacturing airplanes.

    "Basically, this stuff will not bend," the video said, poking fun at the infamous "Bendgate" that was triggered by iPhone 6 Plus smartphones apparently bending if kept in a user's pocket for too long while sitting."
  20. jsmith189 macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2014

    But in all seriousness, it's funny to me that the things they poked fun at Apple about they're doing in their new flagships. Storage, the "wallhugger" campaign, the "bendgate" ****-talking...
  21. sshambles macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2005
    Samsung's head of global marketing, IT and Mobile Division Young-Hee Lee -
    "In fact it's the toughest in the market. Also, the special metal that we use is 50% stronger than the metal in other high-end smartphones."

    His first language isn't engineering. It's BS.
  22. k1121j macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2009
    New Hampshire
    LOL i love ..... guess all this thin phones are the same not surprised at all
  23. the8thark macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    It's a shame Samsung copies the bendability of the iPhone 6 and not the other qualities of it.


    Expert in BS is a job application requirement to hold a senior Samsung Position though.
  24. dugbug macrumors 65816


    Aug 23, 2008
    Somewhere in Florida
    Samsung calls it S-bendgate
  25. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    Let's just quote Samsung from their launch event:

    "The Samsung Galaxy S6 gold model shouldn't bend when a user places in a back pocket and sits down, as certain other smartphones do."​


    "Samsung has ditched its typical polycarbonate designs in favor of metal and glass on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and the devices are already receiving rave reviews for their look and feel. Although Apple has been using metal and glass for years, Samsung said it has one-upped its rival by using a metal that is 50 percent stronger than the metal on other high-end smartphones, noting it won’t bend under pressure.

    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were infamous for the so-called bendgate incidents that occurred upon their release: Some users found the devices would bend when they placed the handsets in their back pockets and sat down.

    Back to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge: The smartphones come in color options including black, blue, gold, green and white. The back panels provide a translucent look. As a result, the black model takes on a dark-bluish hue, while the gold model transitions between gold and silver, depending on its angle.

    Samsung’s employment of Gorilla Glass 4 on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge means the devices are pretty well protected from shattering in the event of drops. Currently, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use Gorilla Glass 3."​

    This is the spiel given to the press for them to repeat in their articles.

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