Samsung Galaxy S6 edge bends just as easily as the iPhone 6 Plus, more likely to break too

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge bends just as easily as the iPhone 6 Plus, more likely to break too
SquareTrade, a company that offers smartphone insurance plans in the United States, has a lot of interest in finding out which smartphones bend and break more easily. The company recently posted the results of internal testing that proves that the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge bends just as easily as the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Furthermore, the Galaxy S6 edge is more likely to break and be rendered useless than the iPhone 6 Plus under the same test conditions.

SquareTrade tested three smartphones side by side in an attempt to find out how easily they bend and break. The devices in question are the Apple iPhone 6 Plus (the smartphone at the center of the famous "Bendgate" scandal), the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, and the HTC One M9.

To test the smartphones, the company used what they refer to as "BendBots", robots that detect how much pressure a smartphone can handle before bending and breaking. SquareTrade claims that the BendBots simulate the forces that occur when a person sits down with a smartphone in their back pockets.

The video that we've reposted below shows that it takes 110 pounds of pressure to bend the iPhone 6 Plus, which is the exact same force required to bend the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. However, although the iPhone 6 Plus only shows a bent chassis, the display on the Galaxy S6 edge cracked exactly on one of the curved edges. Both smartphones worked at this point.

By gradually increasing the pressure, the company found out that it takes 179 pounds of force to render the iPhone 6 Plus useless, while the Galaxy S6 edge was completely shattered at 149 pounds.

Wondering how the HTC One M9 fared in this bend test? As it turns out, the aluminum chassis of the new HTC flagship can take 120 pounds of force before bending. Unfortunately, once the chassis bended, the power button snapped, rendering the One M9 useless.

In the past week or so, we've seen a few videos which prove that the Gorilla Glass 4 on both the front and the back of the S6 edge holds up extremely well against scratches and drops. Unfortunately for Samsung, it looks like the situation may be a bit different when it comes to bending the smartphone.



source: SquareTrade

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90 Comments

1. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

May I be the first to say, "bravo, Samsung".

13. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

SuperNova won't like this kind of article.

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

LOL got to love the Apple flock racing here to act like this helps them. Fortunately, everyone already knows the testing for the iPhone 6/+ bending was skewed in favor of Apple by applying pressure where it didn't bend as much. As verified by many youtubers and kids running into stores and bending iPhones with their bare hands, the iPhones bend like twigs under much less force than 110 pounds (unless those are some very buff kids). Also, an insurance company telling you they need their product and conducting "independent" testing....that's probably reliable.

25. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

I'm no fanboy and I find these bending issues ridiculous. It's just a simple logic: Metal bends especially when it's thin. And those thin phones, whether they are Iphone or Samsung phones, will surely bend when applied with enough force.

31. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I'd highly disagree with you. It depend on the design of the phone as well as the implementation of aluminum. Plus, the test only shows that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is as bendable as the 6+ though I would say it's unclear whether a regular joe can bend it. Also bendgate is very rare and old news so why are you ignorant fandroids always bring it up?

36. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It is about design and the Moto X 2014 shows that you can make a fairly thin and metal phone that doesn't bend. Also, the vast majority of phones didn't bend when simply using hands unlike both iPhone 6/+. Also, it is because of Apple that bend testing is now a thing ("can't innovate my ass" indeed). It was never done before Apple made a phone that could bend easily under every day use and then defended it by saying it was only a handful of users affected when literally every 6+ was affected. They handled the situation fine, but for a company who boasts about quality and design as much as Apple does, a lot of their recent products have proven to be made cheaply and badly. They should be called out for it and they rightly were

48. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The Moto X 2014 is not thin by any 2014/2015 metric. Hell, it is thicker than some Lumias, which is ridiculous.

44. Exempt1 unregistered

You say it's rare and old, but it's not. Every single unit which doesn't have the structure fix is still affected, waiting to get bent. It was/is a big deal. Also, to see the true strength of the S6, type in on google "S6 crushing walnuts", a whole bunch of crazy tests have been performed, and this phone is just insanely durable.

91. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

WE are talking about SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 EDGE not galaxy S6 !!!

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

True, but how much force is to much. I will say this. Phones have been carried in pockets for years, it shouldn't bend in your pocket. Now having said that, because phones are much bigger and don't fully fit in pockets of "some" clothing, then it would mean you need to not use your pocket which is lame or get a rigid case. The pocket I use isn't tight, So I don't worry about either. But this is something to consider. Metal is a terrible material for a phone that needs to be thin and can handle some rough handling. There are better material which can handle extreme stresses like Titanium.

42. engineer-1701d unregistered

Plus don't forget Apple fixed most ip6 by changing design to stop bending

63. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

This article is the biggest click bait ever. I want to see a video of someone bending a Galaxy S6 Edge by hand. The iPhone 6+ was bent by everyone & their mother! Yes & they were using their hands! SMH!

69. Sauce5 unregistered

I don't understand why you have to result to trolling to vindicate for the comments you don't like reading. Just because the S6 Edge bends just as easily as the 6 Plus, and is more likely to break too, doesn't mean -you- should race here and start spewing angry hate around. Calm down man, Samsung doesn't pay you to defend them. You get nothing. Stop racing to comments like a fanboy and contribute some healthy debating and commenting =)

81. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Per the title of Walking Dead season 1 Ep3: Tell it to the frogs.

40. engineer-1701d unregistered

These bend machine are pointless everyone in the world knows that problem is it bends because of force in one point all of them, correct way is to have bend points at 1/3 and 2/3 of the phone for real test put a diamond under a pressure plate and it will break around the same force as steel or others but diamond is still the "toughest"

80. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, SuperNova has exploded, and turned into a white dwarf. He'll be a black hole a few weeks after the launch, and YouTube is flooded with bendedge gate vids.

17. dirtydirty00

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

The test doesn't say which iP+ was used. Was is the current model or the original one that was prone to bendgate? Although Apple never admitted a problem, as they never do (nor compensated any customers that had faulty units) they did quietly add reinforcement to the inside of the iPhone6+ chassis. One should look up these results from when the + was first released. Bends at 60 lb? Who knows....

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The main problem with the iPhone 6+ is that its volume buttons cause a weak point due stress concentration If they moved the loading pin to where the volume buttons are it would take much less force before it snapped But to Apple's credit, they have added extra metal support to the frame, which is why it doesn't bend as easily any more

27. Retrospective1

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Bad Samsung press so BGR/Verge etc will defo post this.. Is it bending in pockets though or via the hand is the issue. Hope these guys are not USA shills for Apple like BGR and Verge etc.

79. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Samsung will always be the best Company, no matter how many mistakes they make. Well actually, they can't make mistakes, because the Company is perfect. Anybody who thinks otherwise can fill up a pillowcase with 367 skittles bags and beat themselves with it.

53. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Best solution to prevent your phone from bending.http://youtu.be/-LH2Ii3kryM

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Stupid. I have a better answer. How about, a phone that cost above $1000 shouldn't bend in your pocket. We've been carrying phone sin our pocket for years and the vast majority have never bent. I expect that the more expensive a phone is, the better it should be. Not worse.

56. Jast2015

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Square Trade did the bend test at the center. The iPhone 6 Plus was actually pretty sturdy at the center. It was near the corner area where the iPhone bent with just by hand.

94. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I am actually happy for samsung, the whole "bendgate" thing will definitely make the s6 and samsung more popular no matter in a good or bad way. Laugh everyone, share to everywhere you want, make this viral, and I’m sure this will make the s6 launch even more popular. :DD

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I don't know how they came to the result, but from what I saw, S6e's frame is definitely sturdier, but just the glass broken. In real life, we cannot put the pressure the same way as the test. And as I remember, Apple did something to fix the bending problem of iPhone 6 Plus. Here the test's result is different https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0-3fIs2jQs

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, Apple have added extra metal support to the frame, which is why it doesn't bend as easily any more Also the main problem with the iPhone 6+ is that its volume buttons cause a weak point due stress concentration If they moved the loading pin to where the volume buttons are it would take much less force before it snapped

43. engineer-1701d unregistered

Most important thing to note is the test above is fine screen up turn it around different story and 60lbs and 70lbs for ip6/+

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

If you try really hard to break something, you will. News at 11.

76. TheOfficialOpinion

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If Samsung Fans see an iPhone that can bend, they make fun. However, if Samsung Fans see a Samsung that can bend, it's no longer a big deal and it's the owner's fault. News at 12. -Sent by an Android user

78. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

*Sent by an idiot who doesn't realize that Samsung is literally the best company in the world. Besides, these reports are fake. I know because I just know Samsung wouldn't be dumb enough to make a phone that can bend as easily as an iPhone 6. Apple tards lol it's simple logic. Now feel up a pillow case with 200 doggie biscuits and beat yourself with it.

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