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Xperia Z1 frame bending for no reason, claim users

0. phoneArena 14 Jan 2014, 08:07 posted on

Sony might be getting into the business of bendable smartphones before Samsung or LG, it seems, as a bunch of users are reporting that the metal frame of the flagship Xperia Z1 handset has allegedly bent for no reason, leaving their phone in the state that can be observed in the pictures below...

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posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:09 6

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


So they claim it just suddenly bends while it's sitting on the table? Hmmmm OK...

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:27 2

10. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Processor does this happen. i guess

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:47 3

19. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Snapdragon 800 doesn't heat up enough to melt aluminium. Or to just make it soft enough to bend "for no reason".

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:45

18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


News flash - Sony is found to be using liquid metal in the frame of its flagship smartphone! Apple and MIT file suit for patent infringement.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:58

22. haney.alsaaidy (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


Probably This is because the expansion in one side of the phone

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 09:24 4

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


go back to high school

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 09:22

25. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Another reason to go for the Compact model instead of the big framed one....

Compact with have a better structure specially for being thicker...

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 09:32

28. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Agreed. That bending looks horrible. Really waiting for Compact.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 10:45 3

33. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Or they claim thinking they are trying to bend the phone trying to look like the G Flex. I have my Z1 since OCT no problems here.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 11:14

35. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I KNEW Sony was selling that magic self bending metal. That's why I ordered a Z1S yesterday.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:10 13

2. Diego! (Posts: 642; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Sony Xperiz Z1 Flex LOL xD

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:17 1

6. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Ahaha I thought people wanted a phone lig the LG G flex or galaxy round xD

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:52 1

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


Experience the best of flexibility on a Sony smartphone.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:12 1

3. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Kind of unlikely.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:13 7

4. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


I wondered who paid them to comment that their phones bend on their own on the table... Just out to ruin Sony's name

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 13:30 1

37. Sauce (unregistered)


The same people who keep trying to ruin Apples name lol xD

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:17 1

5. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Not just waterproof
Its also a a bendable

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:28

12. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


They water and dust resistant, But not B#t resistant yet.
Hmmmmmm, Better patent this idea

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:18 3

7. adjou (Posts: 104; Member since: 06 Jul 2010)


Wait, let me get this right.

So they prolly sat on the phone which was in their back pocket to make it bend, so they decided to blame the manufacturer for making a phone that bends on its own...

Wow... -_-'

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:23

8. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


But if you sit on it , the glass would probably crack

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:25

9. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Then again , aluminum phones aren't very durable ! Plastic FTW ! All my devices except my now broken iPod touch 4G are plastic
http://m.technobuffalo.com/2013/10/07/iphone-5s-bends-just-like-the-iphone-5-early-adopters-report/

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:28 1

11. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


What kind of reasoning is that?

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 09:06 1

24. Doakie (Posts: 2107; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Are you new to the idea that aluminum dings and dents way easier than polycarbonate? My HTC One got a pit in the aluminum while inside of a Seidio Surface case from a tiny piece of sand getting caught inside the case. Needless to say screw aluminum, I'll stick with polycarbonate.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:30 3

13. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


from Xperia blog's comments

kevinlow • 14 hours ago
(I am an engineer)

To debunk the heat argument: We can rule out heat and heat alone as the cause, because heat cannot permanently deform aluminium as long as it stays below melting point. Yes, below melting point things still deform, but they bounce back after the heat is removed, like the spring in your thermostat needle. Heating aluminium enough so that it is bendable by smaller forces than usual is also ruled out, because the amount of heat needed to do this is at the level of a blowtorch. The fact that the phone still works, and the undamaged plastic bits in the areas where the aluminium is bent show that this level of heat was not reached. So we can conclusively say that a force, not temperature, caused this deformation (forces can be external or internal).

The only source of large internal forces in a smartphone that I am aware of is from failed Lithium ion batteries expanding. The pictures supplied clearly show that this is not the case, since there is no evidence of the phone bulging in the area where the battery is installed.

This only leaves me to conclude that the most likely cause of the damage is from external forces, the sources of which I leave to your imagination.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 09:59 1

32. deeson22 (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Ah,? It does not take a blow torch to melt Aluminum,Aluminum will turn to liquid Aluminum at 1350* Degrees,And it depends on the Alloys in the Aluminum as to weather it will bend and stay with a certain amount of heat,(5052) Aluminum will bend with low heat,(6061) Aluminum will not bend with low heat,(6061) Will Break before it bends Because of the Greater amount of Titanium,Silica,and Magnisium,So unless you know the exact Grade of Aluminum that is used to build the Frame of the device you cannot determine the tinsile strenght,bending point,and breaking point....

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 14:30

38. shahrooz (Posts: 764; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


As far as I remember from "strength of materials" course, materials can have internal stress due to bad cooling in the first place. It may be the cause. It is not my field of study, just suggesting.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:36 1

14. kalalemuhammad (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)


I owned an xperia z and it really bended suddenly on me and the glass cracked. I am now using HTC One and nexus 4.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:37

15. kalalemuhammad (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)


By the way I am from Nigeria where I can't claim Sony warranty.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:40 1

16. aranauser (Posts: 58; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


the same problem was reported by even xperia z users

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:45 1

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


So, they claim that their Z1 suddenly bends itself automatically when it's sitting on the table? :P
Sigh...paid shills.

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