Samsung shows how strong the Galaxy Note 4 is by using a three-point bend test and a human weight test

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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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

1. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

love it

19. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

pretty solid and durable

25. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

It is mighty and elegant smartphone but i wish it was waterproof :(

31. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

probably Note will never be water proof, unless they will loose the stylus.

34. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

+1 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 :)

40. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 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)

16. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

No wonder ppl call Note 4 --->> The Beast... Great stuff Sammy :)

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2379; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

18. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 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.

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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 "

38. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I already start seeing many customers holding ip6... so bendgate and low specs are not going to effect iphone sale

3. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

That butt test lol.. apple take NOTE of that

22. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

The butt test....seemed a lil...erotic. :-l

4. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Note 4 FTW!!

5. KickRocks

Posts: 283; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

C'mon 10/17 and T-mobile, deliver my first ever note, The Samsung Galaxy Note 4!!!

21. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

on the same boat, waiting for first ever note

35. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 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

6. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Best ever, sets the standards.

7. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

8. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 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

10. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

23. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I personally like 16:9 since I hated the upper/lower black bars on the OG Note when watching 16:9 videos.

9. Malaperdas

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

11. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Good Job Note 4!!! King of Phablet

13. kwirin

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

It's strong enough to bash the head of Tim Cook

17. engineer-1701d unregistered

let tim cooks skinny ass stand on n4 show him phone is more man

20. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 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! :)

24. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 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.

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