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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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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47 Comments

1. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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!

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 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

11. KRONeage

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 17, 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

25. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 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.

12. Twayn

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 16, 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.

28. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

45. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 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"

46. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 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 66lbhttp://www.computerbild.de/artikel/cb-News-Handy-iPhone-6-Plus-Bentgate-10924548.html

29. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Samsung is South Korea and not Chinese.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

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...

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.

14. drunkenjay

Posts: 1696; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

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

37. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 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

9. tedkord

Posts: 17409; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right

17. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 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."

18. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 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 :)

34. Tajiseo

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 03, 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

38. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

36. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 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.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

15. KRONeage

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 17, 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

24. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

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

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

10. tedkord

Posts: 17409; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But only one bends in a front pocket.

30. Cease

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 18, 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?

40. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 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

5. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

8. thefminor

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

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