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Remember the Galaxy S6 edge bend test? Samsung posted an official answer, guidelines for a second test

Remember the Galaxy S6 edge bend test? Samsung posted an official answer, guidelines for a second test

A few days ago, extended warranty service provider SquareTrade ran its infamous bend test on Samsung's newest handsets – the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge – and compared how they fare against other flagships on the market. The video of the process showed that the S6 edge would bend at 110 pounds – the same force that it takes to bend an iPhone 6 Plus – however, the edge also showed a cracked screen. Further cranking the pressure, the futuristic Sammy flagship would shatter at 149 pounds, while the iPhone 6 Plus gave up on its will to exist at the 179 pund mark.

Today, Samsung Tomorrow – the company's official blog – has posted an official statement about the video and it has a couple of points to argue. Firstly, Samsung says that a pressure of 110 lbf will very rarely fall on a smartphone – in a normal “backpocket against the bench” scenario, Samsung says the pressure is around 66 lbf (doesn't this depend on a person's weight and the angle at which the phone gets stuck between the body and the seat?). The company further goes on to say that both the S6 and S6 edge have been tested to endure up to 79 pounds of pressure (which is just about enough force to break a stack of five 2B pencils).

As a second argument, Samsung wishes to point out that the phone's front and back sides have different kinds of durability, which SquareTrade's video did not show – we are guessing this has to do with the fact that the S6 edge's screen cracked under the 110 lbf force and Sammy doesn't want you to think that the phone will get damaged if you just look at it the wrong way.

All of this said, Samsung claims it will deliver this statement to SquareTrade via an official channel and will ask for another video to be made, showing the phones' durability on both sides. Whether this will happen or not, we wouldn't bet on. Furthermore, Sammy posted a video of it stress-testing its phones and you can enjoy it below.


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posted on 06 Apr 2015, 03:04 5

1. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


nice samsung.
please fight the rise of chinese smartphones! stay on top, please.
you're slowly crawling out of the ugly label. keep it up!

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 03:28 23

7. vincelongman (Posts: 4081; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I think the S6 edge bendgate is pointless
The reason the iPhone 6+ bendgate was a problem is it bent under "normal" situations in people's front pockets
The iPhone 6+ only takes 66lb/30kg to permanently damage
The S6 Edge at take double that force before permanently damage

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 03:57 6

11. KRONeage (Posts: 142; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)


It's all about being the KING of Technology Hating Antagonist here at phone arena for Paul K. He's going to HATE for Hits and Ad income sake, no matter what device brand he's trying to destroy.

But.... yeah, his only proves what an illiterate moron he is about technology in the first place. I mean his little child like digs are right out of grade schooler's textbook on "How to write comments on YouTube 1st"! lol.... like in a 5yr old knowing only how key First or 1st on YouTube videos! .....and quite frankly he's like the kid crying fire, standing by his locker, after tossing a book of matches into it! :DDD

I don't think he'll ever budge from that sort of childish behavior, usually only reserved for totally brain washed Applewellian Doublethinking Proles and Trolls!!! lol.... He loves the NEGATIVE SIDE (backside lower rear end gas emissions) of Worthless Technology Writing. Since he apparently has no real technology expertise to speak of in the first place. He's a company man... boy... only bent on getting more views/hits, so he can be thrilled as he counts them all up, on 10 fingers and 10 toes! ;-P

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 07:12 2

25. kevin91202 (Posts: 518; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


For someone who can't seem to be bothered with the rules of proper English writing, just take it for what it is: another incoherent rant by a ten year old who hasn't quite grasped the nuances of commas, colons, semicolons, hyphens, en dashes, and periods. You are better off asking your adolescent child for driving tips rather than expecting Paul K. et al. for real tech news.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 03:57 4

12. Twayn (Posts: 18; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)


Finally! Someone that realizes! We are talking about REAL WORLD USAGE, of course if we start testing phones putting 3 elephants on them, they will all bend; but we saw the iPhone 6+ bent by only pressing with your thumbs. Seriously, I don't know what those "bend testers" are thinking when applying such weights on phones, the result is going to be nearly the same in all phones, please do them so that it tests REAL LIFE situations.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 07:49 1

28. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


So true. All phone will bend when you use a machine that can applies hundreds of pound in force.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 21:19

45. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


would you pls provide where do u read iphone 6+ bend under 66lb?

as far as i know , galaxy 6 edge bend more easily than an iphone 6 plus in normal "situation"

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 22:21

46. vincelongman (Posts: 4081; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


It's a German site, not exactly the same setup, but its shows the iPhone 6+'s weak spot, it says 30kg, which is 66lb
http://www.computerbild.de/artikel/cb-News-Handy-iPhone-6-Plus-Bentgate-10924548.html

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 08:01

29. xfire99 (Posts: 789; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Samsung is South Korea and not Chinese.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 03:04 11

2. AlikMalix (Posts: 5014; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Even though these tests are pointless with a huge "DUH" at the end... It is kinda a funny now when Samsung is trying to reply to the bend tests saying that basically "you're bending it wrong" that 110lbf is too much and you should only apply under 79lbf... Where was all this when Samsung took jabs at iPhone 6+ with their advertisements regarding bendgate?

Overall, another cheepshot at getting paid on YouTube...

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 03:26 1

6. seven7dust (unregistered)


You hit the nail in the head , all those youtubers who made bendgate such a big deal did it for Money hits and fame and the stupid apple haters supported those attention seeking youtubers. But reality was completely different.

Ask the guy from unbox therapy to do a bend test on a galaxy s6 , he wouldn't cause it won't get the same attention as a a iPhone.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 04:08 7

14. drunkenjay (Posts: 857; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


he will dont worry. even the note 3 got 3 million views.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 11:26 2

37. j2001m (Posts: 2784; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Nope it had nothing to do with that at all, it's becasue the buttons where weak and you can easy bend the phone in like 5 sec before Apple,fixed it

http://youtu.be/gJ3Ds6uf0Yg

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 03:39 9

9. tedkord (Posts: 10191; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They weren't taking jabs at the iPhone for any test or psi measurement. They were taking jabs at the phones bending from the stress of a front pocket and normal use. No one expects any phone to stand up to being sat on. Everyone expects to be able to carry his phone in his front pocket without permanent deformation (rightly so).

Now, if reports start rolling in about the S6 bending in front pockets, then Samsung will deserve any jabs they get. And if they handle it the same as Apple, I'll be at the front of the line condemning them.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 05:02 2

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 19680; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No, Alik is rough, they were taking jabs. All I know is, this phone had better not fail, once Lou from Unbox therapy gets a hold of it. The next upcoming few weeks will be interesting, to say the least. People are gonna put the edge thru some stuff to see wassup with it. Bet on that.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 09:08

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 19680; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Right

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 04:30 4

17. androidwindows (Posts: 185; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


I'll just copy/paste thefminor's comment for AlikMalix to read:

"The Point of bendgate is the bending point.
iPhone cannot stand 20kg in certain point.
The area of volume button is the real bendgate point."

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 04:36 4

18. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


At least Samsung have quickly responded to that; and the S6 is doing pretty well in real life use whereas Apple didn't take any responsibility for their design flaw. Putting your iPhone 6 Plus in the front or back pocket is kind of risky. Just saying :)

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 08:46 2

34. Tajiseo (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


https://youtu.be/9X0Xglp1IJQ
i dont see why people dont get this...its not the middle part that iphones r weak at. its thr button area and it is extremely weak

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 11:28

38. j2001m (Posts: 2784; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Very very very weakhttp://youtu.be/gJ3Ds6uf0Yg

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 10:49

36. HomerS (Posts: 168; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


You are missing the point. The iphone 6+ weak spot is not in the middle, it's actually pretty sturdy there. The weak spot is where the +/- buttons are. Users could bend the iphone 6+ there with just their thumbs.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 03:04 1

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3712; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Many iPhones are sold out so this doesn't seem a problem for Samsung too despite the bending results.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 04:19 2

15. KRONeage (Posts: 142; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)


I don't think normal people even pay any attention to any of these BendGate, HairGate, CrackGate, GatedGate nonsense anyway. For all of these online supposed technology sites online these days, it's all about getting one side fighting against the other, as they count up Ad revenue.

If it was really about Technology..... most intelligent will ignore all this bogus contrived attempts by SquareTrade to get more customers in a Gypsy Circus Barker and his trained dogs SPOT(trolls, proles and shills).... in their attempt to sell you insurance, most people will never benefit from.

Insurance in itself is basically like a Vegas Poker Con Game. The House is always going to win. Insurance is like You betting a device is going to break, against the House betting it won't break! ......hence the House (SquareTrade in this case) will always be the ultimate WINNER! ....and all of suckers that fall for it, the Ultimate LOSERS!!! ^_*

btw.... I wonder if SquareTrade pays these writers and sites a stipend or stuffs payola into their Xmas Stockings! ;-P

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 07:07 2

24. sipha (Posts: 432; Member since: 12 May 2012)


the iPhone bend test had over 60 million views on YouTube.. there's bound to be a few "normal people" to that!

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 03:05 1

4. seven7dust (unregistered)


I guess the moral is people in glass houses shouldn't fling bricks at others, all smart phones bend HTC is actually easiest

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 03:41 8

10. tedkord (Posts: 10191; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


But only one bends in a front pocket.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 08:08

30. Cease (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


Than explain why I don't know a single person with a iPhone 6 plus that has had a bending issue when we all carry it in our front pocket?

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 11:30 1

40. j2001m (Posts: 2784; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Apple did fix it the new ones do not have this problem and they was taking them back if you bent the old ones I.e. Why you see none

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 03:06 7

5. twens (Posts: 955; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


From the number of drop test I've seen I don't need a further convincing to know this phone is durable. I'm not putting my expensive phone through such torture so I will be fine.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 03:38 11

8. thefminor (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


The Point of bendgate is the bending point.
iPhone cannot stand 20kg in certain point.
The area of volume button is the real bendgate point.
Yeah I know apple is American company.
Keep your pride American.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 07:30

27. sissy246 (Posts: 615; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Yeah the company is American but the iphone is not American made.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 08:43

33. Tajiseo (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


Finally someone who understands! Iphones bendgate was created because there is a certain point (by volume button) where its extremely weak To pressure. Videos that presses on the middle will not prove anything at all

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 03:57

13. PB2000 (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Feb 2015)


Watching this test the first time (6 month ago?) when iPhone got a bad result I was gloating, but after a second time, I realized how stupid / useless these tests are for consumer. It has exactly the same level as "blender", or "hammer", or "bullit" tests. Every phone will break. And are we interested when/why they breaK? It's way out of normal use.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 04:19 1

16. 3_nity (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 Sep 2014)


This site must be rename to SamsungArena.com. :D

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 08:12 1

31. Cease (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


Its hilarious that fAndroids are just now seeing this as stupid and you call Apple fans sheep who are late to the game LOL! I can bend a DVD yet I don't, I can put my knee in the middle of my LED TV and if I use both hands I can snap it in two yet that doesn't happen, and I have had a iPhone 6 plus since October and it has yet to bend because why would I be that rough with a expensive electronics device? This is a stupid test now, it was a stupid test 6 months ago, and its a test I never in my life used to determine which phone I should buy because its a stupid useless test.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 11:33 1

41. j2001m (Posts: 2784; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm, if you got one in oct, take out your iPhone a put your hands just by your buttons and press , there goes your screen

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 05:54

20. 4GDataAbuser (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Anyone know how much force it takes to bend the s6 ? Square trade never said as far as I know.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 06:35

21. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2125; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


110lb of force.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 11:35

42. j2001m (Posts: 2784; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


On the screen side, as if that's going to happen all in one go, the iphome 6 bendgate was linked to weak buttons and it shows that the media and Apple have done there job when users think this as anything to do with bendgate, it's not the same thing

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 06:49 1

22. nctx77 (Posts: 1692; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Hey square trade, your bending it wrong lol! Sammy just stop it! You have been called out and looking real stupid right now!

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 11:38 1

43. j2001m (Posts: 2784; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Nope, bendgate was linked to weak buttons that made it bend in sec, I.e. I pay to see users go into a shop and easy bend the s6 and s6 edge, it's not going to happen, you are up on Apple redesigning the iPhone 6? It never had a problem with the above type of the tests, it's not what bendgate was about, you toolhttp://youtu.be/gJ3Ds6uf0Yg

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 06:52 1

23. nctx77 (Posts: 1692; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


First, they copied the iPhone. Now, they are copying bendgate lol! Wait, I'm getting reports of phones coming out the box with dead pixels and scratches. LOL! The irony!

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 07:29

26. gamblor77 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


It's sad that Samsung felt they even needed to respond to the stupidity of the bend tests. It's not like they personally made the iPhone bend videos that went viral.
Also the likelihood of the S6 bending in a real world scenario is much smaller than the iPhone 6+ simply because it's not as tall. I've had many phones and bending never even occurred to me until I got my Note 3 and put it in my back pocket and sat down. But even then I felt it pressing against me and realized right away and took it out. But in reality as much as I like to see iPhones smashed, the bend test really was a stupid test and the least likely to happen in real life. Drop tests and scratch tests are a lot more realistic. Not saying the S6 or iPhones do any better at those but at least they're realistic for the consumer.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 08:40

32. Cease (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


"It's sad that Samsung felt they even needed to respond to the stupidity of the bend tests. It's not like they personally made the iPhone bend videos that went viral." Huh what the heck does that have to do with anything? That line makes absolutly no sense at all if you stopped and thought about it for a second. With this fAndroid logic no company would ever have to respond to anything if they were not the cause of the uproar over the same issue with another OEM. Yeah that makes no sense. If you're product has a issue that might keep people from buying it you might want to speak on it or else be prepared to find work elsewhere when sales go down the drain and you're company looks for a new leader.

"Also the likelihood of the S6 bending in a real world scenario is much smaller than the iPhone 6+ simply because it's not as tall." Yet I don't know a single person including myself who has bent a iPhone 6 plus so it doesn't' seem all that likely that anyone who isn't trying to do so would bend a iPhone 6 plus.

"But in reality as much as I like to see iPhones smashed, the bend test really was a stupid test and the least likely to happen in real life." Well that explains this silly comment you're a iHating fAndroid so naturally TODAY bend test are stupid but something tells me you sang a different tune 6 months ago.

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 11:29

39. MyJobSux (Posts: 102; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Is it just me or did they miss bending the S6. The edge would obviously crack based on the curved edge of the screen. Most likely they tried to bend the S6 and it held up without any issues. Who cares about the Motorola phone if their not going to bend the S6. Obviously the footage of the S6 was left out on purpose because it must have held up without issue. If it didnt, then why didnt they show it?

posted on 06 Apr 2015, 11:43

44. j2001m (Posts: 2784; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


They paid by Apple when reports came out about iphone button bend problems they just showed the same tests without any problems at all, it a joke, there is no way a screen is going to take that thing on it for longer than metal, on the other hand I bet the s6 lasts way longer than the iphome 6+ due to size and the metal is better, hm, where is the video please, even the unboxing bend video man as not gone out of is way to show the s6 bend that because you can only bend it under big load, who made this video and bends all the phoneshttp://youtu.be/gJ3Ds6uf0Yg

posted on 07 Apr 2015, 01:30

47. Spedez (Posts: 437; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Samsung went all damage control mode.

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