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

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  1. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    End the thinness madness! Stronger, thicker, more battery life.

    That'll do. :eek:
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Odds of Android websites reporting that the S6 bends as "easily" as the iPhone 6?? -- near zero.
     
  3. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

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    Please no. His tests were almost opposite of what actual scientific testing found.
     
  4. thekeyring macrumors 68040

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    This just shows that both phones were strong, but people like to hate on Apple.
     
  5. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    Well yeah, it's basically an iPhone clone.

    Would love to see the Samsung fanboys reaction to this and the fact that their beloved phone can't switch out the battery or use sd slots anymore. They always loved to gloat about that.
     
  6. Eadfrith macrumors 6502

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    ...or anyone reporting it.
     
  7. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    And last year we got this from Samsung. Haha. :D

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  8. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    Of course not. Samesung is barely relevant anymore.
     
  9. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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  10. aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

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    I expect them to down play this and I also say that the media won't pick it up. Since it probably won't generate as many views anyways.
     
  11. MVallee macrumors 6502a

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    It's too bad that the mainstream media likely won't even report on this. Stories were everywhere about the iPhone 6 Plus bending (even my small town local news covered it) but nobody really cares about Samsung news so the general public will likely never even hear about this.

    The only reason I care is because I still get people from time to time who see my iPhone 6 Plus and ask "has it bent yet?" or "aren't you worried about it bending?":rolleyes:
     
  12. OT2000 macrumors regular

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  13. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    Where are you finding these people? Sure isn't the comments section on here...
     
  14. Eadfrith macrumors 6502

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    One has, although the response in the comments are just as you would expect lol

    http://www.androidauthority.com/video-galaxy-s6-edge-one-m9-bend-test-598528/
     
  15. gotluck macrumors 603

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    It would be more interesting imo, or an in the pocket type problem
     
  16. jayducharme macrumors 68040

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    Like this:

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  17. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Why is this an issue? I feel more stupid just from reading this news/post. Something thin bends when heavy narrow force applied to it...DUH? News flash my phone broke when I smashed it against the wall...story at 11.

    Seriously, is this an issue other than those idiots who put their phone in their back pocket and sit on them?
     
  18. McTaste macrumors regular

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    Can we please come up with a different term for the iPhone 6 plus? Plus-sized is a term of the phone-shaming technoarchy and its use must stop! All phones are beautiful.
     
  19. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Look at them side by side, anyone who thinks it's a clone is seriously handicapped visually.
     
  20. tito2020 macrumors 6502a

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    why do they need a machine to bend the s6? let's do a ass test see who bends first lol
     
  21. nia820 macrumors 68020

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    I wonder why they chose the Galaxy s6 edge and not the regular s6. They should have tested the regular Galaxy s 6
     
  22. kemal macrumors 65816

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    I carry the Moto X (2nd gen) next to the iP 6 to make sure the iP doesn't bend in pocket. The secret to the MX (2g) not bending? It is a plastic phone with superior engineering. The metal antenna band around the edge is very thin and molded into the plastic mid-frame. The metal has no where to go when bending force is applied.
     
  23. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    They should've stopped getting thinner with the 4S. That's my phone and it feels thin to me.
     
  24. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    Let's see if this takes off the same way Bendgate did.
     

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