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It was bound to happen - LG pokes fun at the iPhone 6

It was bound to happen - LG pokes fun at the iPhone 6
Today has not been a good day for owners of the shiny, new iPhone 6, particularly for the ones who have the Plus variant. There is a slight tension in iOS-land and that comes from the fact that several owners of Apple's phablet have reported that their gargantuan, yet thin, smartphones tend to bend on their own from just staying in one's pocket. Some users report it occurring when the handset is in their front pocket, so one can't even point at sitting on the phone as the culprit.

Of course, the tech community has taken up to Twitter, posting a various array of funny, and not-so funny, jokes, marked with the #bendgate (or #bentgate) hashtag. Now, one of Apple's competitors has done one of its own, and no – this time, it's not Samsung (at least not yet) – it's LG. And, by now, you probably have a pretty good idea what LG tried to communicate.

Yep, using as little words as it can, LG UK's Twitter profile has posted one tweet, saying "#bentgate ??? #GFlex", and another one, carrying the #bentgate hashtag and a link to a video ad of the G Flex.

The LG G Flex is a unique phone that sticks out with its curved design and incredible durability, when it comes to bending the phone. Perhaps this is what LG was trying to point out, though, we can't say we don't think that LG UK could've done a better job at delivering a punchline. How about "Our phone was bent before it was cool"? Can you think of a fresher one? Share it with us in the comments below!


source: LG UK (twitter) via GSMArena

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posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:45 45

1. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Finally everyone understands that 6+ is direct competitor of g flex. Case Klosed.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:48 13

30. Scott93274 (Posts: 4605; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Going forward, all android users will instruct iPhone users to "get bent" when in a heated argument.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 12:12 6

42. michaelny2001 (Posts: 110; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


ahahaha.... true that.

I can't believe i was actually considering going back to an iphone... i feel stupid just for thinking about it. I think i'll wait for Nexus 6. It should be a good upgrade from Galaxy S4.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 12:54

45. Scott93274 (Posts: 4605; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I'm sure the Nexus 6 will be a good choice, but I'm going to push the Moto X on you. I have last year's model and I love it (The Motorola custom features both software and hardware are unmatched). A really awesome alternative to the Nexus line as it runs near stock Android and has fast OS updates beating all others excluding the Nexus line.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 09:34

55. michaelny2001 (Posts: 110; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Thanks Scott. That is great point. I like the new Moto X and as far as i know Motorola has the best reception and clarity. I remember those beepers. lol

Anyway, since i am trying to move away from AT&T to a pre-paid carrier, i guess whichever has a better value, i'll go for. I don't know about the SAR values, not that i talk too much but i keep the phone in my pocket most of the time. I guess that's not too good either. :-(

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:46

2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12979; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The Flex wasn't a big seller. Why's LG taking potshots?

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:50 32

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Just because the LG Flex wasn't a big seller doesn't mean that the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus are any less bendable. lol

Dude Apple only cares if the phone looks good. They sacrificed durability for looks. You have to treat an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus better than a new born. Something is clearly wrong with that!

Check this video out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwM4ypi3at0

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:15 1

18. bigdawg23 (Posts: 448; Member since: 25 May 2011)


They may not be less bendable, but Samsung devices will crack. I own a Note 3 and had one crack. It happened when I had my phone out of its case. Personally every phone I have goes in a case as it make resale a piece a cake as they look brand new.

On a side note my 6 Plus is running awesome, its nice to always get a good signal and no more chopping phone calls like my Note 3. Besides, I have my Note Pro 12.2 to do everything an more that my Note 3 did.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:22 16

23. tury694 (Posts: 167; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


No they will not crack under the same pressure needed to bend the iphone 6 plus. Check out the comparison done with the note 3 by the same person who did it to the iphone 6 plus. Just visit androidandme where the video is posted.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:28 6

26. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Any device that is primarily all glass on once side will crack no matter the size. Bending is a totally different story, as the video I posted clearly shows. Thank you for stating the obvious.

Also it's widely know that metal phones have poor reception compared to plastic phones so you are just talking for the sake of talking... I also really love those ugly lines all over the back of the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus. It looks so avant-garde...

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:30 3

27. T.Law (Posts: 414; Member since: 10 May 2014)


Cool story bro.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:34 4

29. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


I believe that anything is possible, but this you'd have to do so serious damage for it to crack. I've had my Note 3 out of the case since I got it and aside from scuffs on the plastic border, this phone has taken every clumsy drop I've accidently thrown at it, along with me carrying it in front & back pockets and smashing it in between the drivers seat & the rail in my tiny MKIV R32. Nothing has happened to it (yet).

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 15:18 2

49. tedkord (Posts: 11629; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Ummmm...no.

Galaxy Note 3 Bend Test (iPhone 6 Plus Follow-up):http://youtu.be/FwM4ypi3at0

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 01:53 1

54. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


looks? that damn phone looks ugly as hell, ohh the stripes and the potruding camera, it makes me wanna punch tim cook in the face and makes me want to revive steve jobs from the grave!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:50 1

4. MichiGo (Posts: 173; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


So they can feel cool like the rest of the Big companies

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:52 11

6. xondk (Posts: 1388; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Because the iphone gets praised to high heavens and beyond, now when a clearly objective flaw is found, people are definitely going to poke fun at them.

If apple didn't promote the idea that 'they' are the 'biggest' and 'best' innovators all the time, things would be different.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 12:40 1

43. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Promoting themselves as the biggest and the best made them the richest and the most talked tech company in the world.... They are at such a high level that they don't even need to spend their time in replying to the ones poking fun at them. The other companies should make more money and survive because if they don't , it will become a monopolistic competition and its not good.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 13:49

46. xondk (Posts: 1388; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Yeah, unfortunately it has been very effective for them, that said Steve jobs knew how to promote his brand, and did it with great effect, and if you just want a phone that does the things they say it does, and nothing more, then the iphone is perfect, and many people just want this.

Is it a bad thing? In itself no, but when it almost becomes a religion as it is now, then it is bad.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 14:30

48. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Exactly.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 15:22 2

50. tedkord (Posts: 11629; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The RDF is fading slowly as we get further from Jobs' death. Events like this will help hasten its demise. But there will always be some who cling firmly to it.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 12:47

44. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


We need more operating systems and more OEMS in different countries...if that doesn't happen then both the consumers and the employees will suffer.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:52 1

7. caesantos (Posts: 86; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Because iPhone 6 Plus is "flex" and it's a big seller. They are wondering why. And it seems that iPhone 6 is also "flex".

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:06 9

13. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


You don't need to be a big seller to take a jab at someone, it's called sense of humor.

Oh wait, sore knee troll doesn't have a sense of humor. He's still bending his iPhone 6 Plus like a track from a roller coaster.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:13 2

17. Scott93274 (Posts: 4605; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Oh! Now you come out of hiding. I've been meaning to troll on you all week long!!!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:22 4

22. Scott93274 (Posts: 4605; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


They're aloud to poke fun at Apple because your big awesome company has a massive design flaw that pool little LG solved over a year ago.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:50 1

31. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


because it actually was a good seller.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:51 3

5. middlehead (Posts: 114; Member since: 12 May 2014)


I figured they'd push the idea that the GFlex was FLEXible, rather than pre-bent.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:53

9. caesantos (Posts: 86; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


That's it!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:53 10

8. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


The iPhone 6 is better concept, because the user can shape it the way he wants (according to his exact body-a.. shape).
As usually Apple steal existing concepts BUT REFINE THEM, make them JUST WORK , and sell millions of them, to the most intelligent part of the population.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 06:54

56. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


LOOOLLL!!!!! love it!!!!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:55 8

10. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


The iphone transformer. When Apple's consumers asked for more customization, I don't think this is what they meant.

John B.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:34 4

28. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


John B. Making jokes... How refreshing!

+1

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 06:55

57. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


hahahahahah u said it!!!!!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:56 18

11. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


LG should poke fun at Apple by saying "Hey fruity, you're bending it wrong! (shows the G Flex beside the bent iPhone 6 Plus)"

Samsung should poke fun at Apple by saying "Well, plastic may be cheap, but the one that bends is the cheapest. Cheaper than the dollar store. (shows the bent iPhone 6 Plus with a big word 'CHEAP')"

HTC should poke fun at Apple by saying "Can't even use a proper aluminium? Look at us, we build quality. Look at you cheapy, you eat money! (shows the One M8 beside the bent iPhone 6 Plus)"

Huawei should poke fun at Apple by saying "Ya, people call us copycats, look who got thin and got big now? Oh, and bends as well! (shows the Ascend P7 with a troll face looking at the bent iPhone 6 Plus)"

Sony should poke fun at Apple by saying "LMAO...big squarey bending puncake...Ain't nobody got time for that! (shows the Xperia Z3 beside the bent iPhone 6 Plus and with a text below the Z3 "If you want to get round, at least make it look round...and doesn't bend.")"

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:09 1

14. Ninetysix (Posts: 2378; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


You're trying too hard. Other metal phones will also bend. Galaxy Alpha will bend. HTC metal phones will bend. ETC. Give me a metal phone and I will bend it for you :) You don't hear reports of these for other manufacturers because umm..they're not as popular as Apple.

Example:
http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc-one-m8/381873-bent-m8.html
http://www.cultofmac.com/297404/get-bent-shocking-history-bent-smartphones/

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:13 12

16. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


See guys? The iFanboys are still defending their iBENTley phone 6 Plus and tries to drag other phones into this topic. Poor iFanboy, can't bend his iBENTley phone 6 Plus to 100% but only just 96%. Use the force, Luke.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:16 1

19. Ninetysix (Posts: 2378; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


You mad I don't have an iPhone? Yeah you mad broseph. I don't give a flying F what phone other people prefer. They can spend their money however they want :)

http://youtu.be/J22f5PANBK8

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:18 4

21. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ok yes metal phones bend but the need to be sat on with all your weight or something just as extreme. The iPhone historically can be bent by hand. So again metal phones will bend but some are way easier than others...

iPhone 6 & 6 Plus anyone?

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:25 5

24. jeff327 (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


You found one guy who had a bend issue with the M8. One guy, one M8. A bit if a desperate attempt to say this happens to other metal phones. But if that works for you then great. You defend a phone that bends when you put it in your pocket and I will be happy my LG G3 does not.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:53 4

32. jroc74 (Posts: 6005; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And so it begins.....just like with Antenna Gate.

Its....not.....that....other.....phones.....can ....bend.....its....how.....easy.....it.....can...​..be.....bent.....

When you say other metal phones....please be more specific....because Motorola Android phones from years ago that were metal....never bent. Its the thinness, material and the size that causing the issues. External issues like possibly tight pants also.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 14:10 1

47. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I highly doubt the Alpha will bend. It's stainless steel and it's only around the edges. It might flex but it won't bend mr ifan that apparently has a GS4 for some reason when he is clearly the biggest ifan ever.

Only way you can probably bend an Alpha is to put it in a vice and hammer it.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:57 3

12. Denco (Posts: 118; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


LoGically bent by nature. Original by design.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:10 5

15. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Inspired by iBENTley, it's revolutionary!

*Attention: The word above "iBENTley" has no relations to the car maker Bentley.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:17

20. quakan (Posts: 1373; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Hey LG, I think this is funnier:
http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-smartphone-profit-share-2014-2

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:27 8

25. jeff327 (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


And that somehow makes it OK they charge a small fortune for a phone you cannot put in your pocket of your jeans. That makes it even worse that they make so much money yet cannot build a phone that can withstand being put in a pocket. Nice try but you made Apple sound even worse.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:56 1

34. jroc74 (Posts: 6005; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Thank you.

that shouldnt be funnier....that should be sad.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:56 1

33. jroc74 (Posts: 6005; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I await the Apple "other metal phones bend too" response.

Apple is supposed to be sooo perfect, it just works, etc. Moto went away from metal for a reason. Samsung stays with plastic for a reason.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 11:00 1

35. GenericFanboy (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


That's just a new feature, the iFlex.

iPhone iFlex

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 11:11 1

36. p51d007 (Posts: 234; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


LOL, and now we know why LG came up with the flex. Bend it to fit your pants pocket/legs

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 11:20 1

37. xeonfire (Posts: 91; Member since: 15 Feb 2014)


You shouldn't try to bend if you ain't got the flex, only LG got the Gflex...(and we are pre-bent)

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 06:59

58. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


hollaaahhhhhhh!!!!!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 11:31 1

38. amunarjoh (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


This thread just got bent hilarious.... Love it.
Try to bend the Nokia Lumia 1520 the same way. By the way, I love it...:-)

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 11:36 4

39. Mfa901 (Posts: 280; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


Wao..... iphone changing its shape according body position.... Apple take my money.... INNOVATION INNOVATION.....

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 11:45 2

40. caesantos (Posts: 86; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


iPhone 6 Plus: foldable, premium design. New fashion by Apple. Patented.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 12:01 1

41. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


LG strikes me as a sort of Rain Man to Samsung's Charlie. Brilliant, but just a bit off their rockers.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 16:18 2

51. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


G flex way better than the bendable try hard iToy6

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 16:28 1

52. Totse2k15 (Posts: 458; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Sure lots of others love poking iPhone 6, lol.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 19:52 1

53. scorpeyun (Posts: 26; Member since: 18 May 2012)


I guess apple really was "bent on" catching up on the screen size gap for their phones.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 07:00

59. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


:-D !!!

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