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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

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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
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: 190; 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: 172; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


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: 1969; 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: 770; 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: 4615; 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: 314; 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: 6005; 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: 166; 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: 172; 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: 877; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

Unboxings already underway,





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: 3108; 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: 1011; 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: 256; 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: 1011; 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.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 01:40 3

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

Knowing Samsung the Note 4 probably would have been 7 mm or 6.9 mm thin if they didn't need the stylus and Wacom digitizer. They have the engineering and manufacturing chops to out thin anyone if they really wanted to. Case in point, the g alpha.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 02:01 3

27. gabrielvoica (Posts: 65; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

I just want to say something about this gapgate that you and other iphone sites like u PA are trying to create:Read the manual for all the Note's previously released and see that Samsung says there that this gap exists and for certain reasons...so stop lying to people and stop being biassed!

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 09:28 1

36. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 172; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)

It was 1st reported that, #Gapgate issue is in few phones only & Samsung has already jumped on the issue saying replacements will be given(Also apple was criticized at that time for being arrogant "Say:Only 9 Iphones are bent to date".

Now PA is saying Sammy is numb on the issue bcoz the gap is intentional & some User manual crap. I really din't get this PA ???? Soo biaased :(

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 02:05 2

28. droidmanX (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jan 2014)

Good luck to those who want to purchase iphone 6. Really apple is ruthless towards its customers. That is clear from their response when they said only 9 customers got affected. So what do you mean ? 9 customers who paid nearly 1000$ is ok to have bent phones in their hands? Come on. Either people have to realize how they have been fooled by a sub standard company making sub standard products in polished way and selling them for over hyped rates. As long as people are ready to get fooled apple will survive for more years. If and when people start realizing that they have paid their hard earned money for a POOR product that is when things will begin to change for Apple. Till then half bitten apple survives somehow. But it is no where in competition to Note 4. or any of the Samsung products.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 06:23

33. Pattyface (Posts: 1612; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)

Look at the preorders for China and iPhone 6.. 6 million in 24 hours. They are saying it's shaping up to be the most successful launch in their history

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 09:33 1

37. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 172; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)

Actually as the initial report about #Bendgate came in, millions of people who bought the phone got insecured & immediatly they put case to protect their $1000 phone from Bending Lolz.
Else the reported claims would be in Millions as well Lol

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 02:22

29. John2014 (Posts: 43; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)

I don't see any meaning of it. My phone is weaker than this maybe but no problem. Samsung can't change the design because of Samsung. We will see something in few years.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 03:14 1

30. solidsnake695 (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)

samsung phones only explode not bend

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 05:10 3

32. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

nice try

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 11:06

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

but samsung phones doesnt cause forced evacuation from plane like iphone did by catching fire

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 21:14

41. NijaKyng88 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)

...what? It won't bend? What kind of nonsense is that? Leave anything in your pocket long enough while sitting down and it wil not only be extremely uncomfortable but it will bend and in the case of a smart phone the screen will probably crack too. This is bulls**t, Samsung has always made cheap plastic crap hardware and now they make one with a METAL FRAME (not any other metal in the device) and claim its a "super phone" able to withstand the likes of nature? Lmao this is ridiculous...great phone for holding your business cards though lmao

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 03:55

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

you are surely a stupid... I alway have my phone in my pocket and I am sitting most of the time during my duty... none of my phone ever bend or screen cracked... for your kind information I am using 5.5inch screen or above from last one and a half year

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