How the Galaxy S6 was made: thermoforming, nanocoating, no iPhone #bendgate

The new Galaxy S6 uses a grade 6013 aluminum, while most other smartphones, including the iPhone6/6 Plus, make do with a derivative of the inferior 6063 grade. While 6013 is not the highest end 7075, it is in-between, and is still used to make things that need to be light and durable, like plane fuselage, cars, yachts, mountain bikes, and so on. In fact, the 6013 aluminum is 1.5 times stronger and 1.2 times more scratch-resistant than the type of aluminum used in the new iPhones.
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44 Comments

33. Hellouser

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

i see lots of articles not mentioning bendy phones. maybe its just the ones you see

40. Scorpion67 unregistered

Want to see Applfan's side? visit BGR or MacWorld, Android fans are not even close as hateful as Apple fans.

44. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

that place full of sheep flock.. their comment section just brainless

22. kerginaldo17 unregistered

The headline shows some bully with Iphone's users.Or not?

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I know most iPhone fans don't understand or care about engineering terms, because they think Apple is the best designer of devices. But now we have full confirmation that the iPhone do use very cheap materials. Aluminum is the 3rd most abundant element on this planet. It is superceded only by air and water. This makes it cheap. In the USA, 1LB of the stuff is valued at 1.60USD. That means every iPhone that has use metal have used less than $1.00 worth of total materal on the final product. So explain why the newer model was raised $100 for a small amount of extra material, when the hardware inside was nearly 100% identical to the 5S. Same CPU/GPU with speed bumps, same camera only the rear getting OIS, same amount of RAM and 3 year old 1080p display and 5 year old 720p display. Ye look how fancy the S6 is and the price will remain the same $650 off contarct and the Edge is only 20% more which is nothing. Basically the same price as the Note which starts at $699. Samsung devices have the best and fastest LTE models with WiMO, they have top of the line cameras, they have verified and bonified stop display technology, they use the fastest possible RAM, they have the fastest possible internal storage, they have some of the fastest SoC's and more. Yet all these fans have so much hate for something that is better? I have the Note 4, I am buying the S6 Edge as my daily driver and my Note 4 will become my backup or vice versa. The carriers are going to be pushing the Edge. I hope they subsidize it down to 199 so it will sell fast and drop ghr S6 to $149 so they sale fast too. Also the models will have 32, 54 and 128 which make sense vs Apple with 16, 54 and 128. For the extra $100 they added, and since they charge $100 for more storage that cost only $25 on retail, they could have made the 32GB the entry level model. But see, the fans don't bitch about that. They actually love getting ripped off because they are ignorant and stupid. Enjoy your flimsy cheap POS iPhone made out of the cheapest aluminum found and your 4 year old components that we all had years ago. While we enjoy better stuff at a better price.

28. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

I see somebody just started their cycle today. Calm down and stop with the insults. You are not changing anybody's mind on here. Going down your list of things, I guess everybody should buy Samsung because you think they are the best? To hell with Motorola, Sony, HTC, and everybody else since Samsung's hardware is so superior. I do not understand why it is so hard for folks who speak like you to understand that people's needs and likes are different so they will choose accordingly. People also see value a lot differently than you and your view on the matter does not make yours superior. You have your preferences and so does others. I for one can tell you that I fully enjoy my 6+ after spending the past 6 years using Android exclusively. So that would make me stupid now lol? Well I have the education and career to debunk that foolishness so why don't you go change your tampon, take an aspiring, eat some bon bons, and calm down.

38. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Agree with greathero1.

45. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

6 year android user changed to iPhone? now thats weird o.O

36. kerginaldo17 unregistered

With the s6 - s6 edge, Samsung consolidates its position as #1 in smartphone makers, not only in quantity but also in quality and beauty.

46. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and technology advanced

39. Dmitry

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

7075 - old good material inverted in 1936 in Japan. 6013 is modern, produced by Alcao from 1986. Property of aluminium alloy products are determined by its heat treatment

41. Scorpion67 unregistered

7075 is the toughest aluminum alloy out there. 6013 is not even close to 7075 in terms of toughness, I thought 6013 sits in the middle of the list?

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