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Samsung shows how strong the Galaxy Note 4 is by using a three-point bend test and a human weight test

Samsung shows how strong the Galaxy Note 4 is by using a three-point bend test and a human weight test
The iPhone 6 Plus #bendgate saga isn’t over yet - despite the fact that Apple ruled out the issue as being an isolated one, with only 9 customers having formally complained about bent iPhones. Following lots of bend tests (performed on iPhones, as well as on other handsets) and numerous jokes about the whole story, Samsung today released a video which shows that its brand new Galaxy Note 4 will have no problems related to bending.

Samsung has conducted a “three-point bend test”, as well as a “human weight test” to prove how durable the Note 4 is. The latter test simulates the handset being repeatedly (hundreds of times) sat on by a 220 pounds (100 kg) person. Of course, the Note 4 bends in both tests, but it regains its initial shape with no damaging effects, according to Samsung. The handset maker says that the secret behind the Note 4’s durability is related to its metal frame (including a magnesium bracket) and a “mutually reinforcing structure between parts.”

Samsung didn't comment on the Note 4 hardware gap issue that we reported about a few days ago - likely because this is, in fact, a "necessary manufacturing feature" rather than an issue.

The Galaxy Note 4 went on sale at the end of September in South Korea, and will be released in 140 other markets around the world by the end of this month. In the US, all major carriers will offer the Note 4 starting mid-October.



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posted on 01 Oct 2014, 20:26 32

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


Excellent quality phone, this. Doesn't bend permanently under stress and 100kg test. iBend on the other hand..... Btw, the ad at the beginning is funny too. Props to Samsung. Note 4 FTW.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 22:32 4

15. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


love it

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 23:04 3

19. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


pretty solid and durable

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 00:26 2

25. f35hunter (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


It is mighty and elegant smartphone but i wish it was waterproof :(

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 03:16 4

31. TheOldOne (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


probably Note will never be water proof, unless they will loose the stylus.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 09:09 2

34. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 188; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


+1

Even i think the same. But it's a mere hope that at some point of time in future #Note series becomes waterproof with use of some special coating inside the Stylus area.

Best mobile series of all smartphones in the World though :)

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 15:23

40. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Tiny rubber oring at the end of the stylus and housing should do it! I really did wish the N4 was waterproof too (a little jelly of my GF's S5)

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 22:35 7

16. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


No wonder ppl call Note 4 --->> The Beast...

Great stuff Sammy :)

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 20:28 33

2. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Ouch, poor Apple can't get a break lol. The media and other firms are eating them up over bendgate. But rightfully so. Mediocre products with low-quality material shouldn't be tagged for as much as a $1,000.00. Talk about overpricing and under-delivering on the design, internal hardware, and software front.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 21:31 12

12. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The post-Jobs Apple is nothing more than a big money grab until the train finally jumps off the rails. Every decision is made so that it maximizes short term profits.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 22:39 2

18. tacarat (Posts: 785; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


Aww, you make it sound like the execs can't not run the company into the ground so badly that Microsoft had to bail them out '97.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 22:30 8

14. ibend (Posts: 5076; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


they arent thinking about innovation, best hardware / software, they still use their old way of thinking: "people wont care about hardware, they will buy my overpriced phone as long as i say its better than the last iphone, they're not that smart anyway :D "

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 11:00

38. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I already start seeing many customers holding ip6... so bendgate and low specs are not going to effect iphone sale

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 20:33 23

3. hellonerds (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


That butt test lol.. apple take NOTE of that

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 23:18 1

22. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


The butt test....seemed a lil...erotic. :-l

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 20:33 20

4. bigmaster (Posts: 198; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Note 4 FTW!!

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 20:35 4

5. KickRocks (Posts: 168; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


C'mon 10/17 and T-mobile, deliver my first ever note, The Samsung Galaxy Note 4!!!

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 23:06 1

21. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


on the same boat, waiting for first ever note

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 09:19 1

35. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 188; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Me too but actually its my 2rd Note though coming from Note2, now the beast #Note4.

This will make a healthy competition next year as people who are experiencing #Bend in there iPhone will wait for a good 2 months b4 going to line up for dayzz. So that Apple will make corrections if any in those 2 months.

Looking forward to people reaction next year. Whether they will wait for a good review or Blindly go buy iC$$p & suffer later :P

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 20:53 9

6. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


Best ever, sets the standards.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 20:54 3

7. promise7 (Posts: 882; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Unboxings already underway,

http://youtu.be/bvBEgkiPeOg

http://youtu.be/Mdneth_AKKA

Benchmarks,

http://youtu.be/fswpNWQ2780?list=UU9cbw1mHe71NbNE-21TLoug

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 20:54

8. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


My ip6 is nice... But my OG-Note needs upgraded faaaaast! I hate that the Note isn't 16:10 anymore... 16:9 is cool but I love the wideness of the Note 1. "Phablets Users Unite" O.o

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 21:06 3

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


True, that is one thing that has always bugged me about the Notes after it. It was one of the main attractions to me how much wider the display was. But of course, everything is in 16:9 now so it only makes sense for them to follow as well.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 23:23 1

23. DnB925Art (Posts: 1023; Member since: 23 May 2013)


I personally like 16:9 since I hated the upper/lower black bars on the OG Note when watching 16:9 videos.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 21:06

9. Malaperdas (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Apr 2013)


I am a Note 3 owner (I will buy maybe Note 5 when it comes out) BUT THE ADV. is LAME not mention Funny-ish in a ridiculus way.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 21:07 8

11. phantom_six_man (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


Good Job Note 4!!! King of Phablet

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 21:57 7

13. kwirin (Posts: 26; Member since: 16 Sep 2014)


It's strong enough to bash the head of Tim Cook

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 22:36 6

17. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


let tim cooks skinny ass stand on n4 show him phone is more man

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 23:04

20. flipjzn (Posts: 257; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Well, Note 4 is 8.6mm compared to 7.1mm iPhone plus. That's a lot of difference to build a sturdy device.
Anyway, what I really hope for is that the Edge is sturdy because I want it so badly! :)

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 23:25 4

24. DnB925Art (Posts: 1023; Member since: 23 May 2013)


But the problem is, when is a phone just too thin? I like having a little heft on the phone for durability and grip. A few grams of extra weight is not a big deal if I can have better grip, durability, and battery endurance.

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