Will the HTC One (M8), Motorola Moto X, Apple iPhone 6 and Nokia Lumia 1020 go on a bender?
posted by Alan F. / Sep 25, 2014, 5:17 AM
After receiving requests from people asking him to try to bend other models, Lewis gathered together an HTC One (M8), a Motorola Moto X, Nokia Lumia 1020 and an Apple iPhone 6 to see if they were as vulnerable as the 5.5 inch phablet version of Apple's latest smartphone. First to go on a bender was the Apple iPhone 6. The latter received a small dent, but was "far more durable" than the iPhone 6 Plus. With normal use, Hilsenteger feels that the iPhone 6 will not run into the same problem as its brother did.
The most requested non-Apple phone to test was the HTC One (M8). That was probably because of the use of aluminum on the model, shared by the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. But the HTC One (M8) has a superb build quality. While the sound of glue ripping from the screen was heard, and at first glance it appeared that the glass had popped out, the phone was actually fine. The glass lifted a bit, but came right back into place. As for the Moto X, "That baby is solid," was all that Lewis could say. That device made nary a sound during the attempt to bend it. The Nokia Lumia 1020 also had no give. And as a bonus, an Apple iPhone 5s happened to be hanging around and was quickly recruited into the testing, where it did well.
The bottom line? Any type of movement on the devices tested in this video, was not lasting and things quickly popped back into shape once the pressure was removed. And that does beg the question about the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Will Bendgate end up as big as Antennagate was for the Apple iPhone 4? Apple sent out rubber bumpers back then, which temporarily solved the issue. But what can it do about a phone that bends during normal usage?
source: UnboxTherapy via TechCrunch
I got the iphone 6 after my dad took my m8 dual sim phone for himself after his 5s stopped working, I love both the m8 and ip6 but i beleive the m8 is more durable and has a better battery life, thankfully didnt get the plus as where i am from apple service is really bad.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 5:32 AM 11
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Yeah, M8 is much better. iBendgate. Apple was very good in keeping this secret as we got no rumors regarding this new iFeature.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 5:50 AM 13
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The iPhone 6 did bend. It wasn't as harsh of a bend as the iPhone 6 Plus but alas it did bend. Now imagine sitting on it in a couch or on a park bench... The bend will be much worse with human body weight compared to the hand & thumb test. Motorola, Nokia, & HTC all have a long history of EXTREMELY durable devices. I was not surprised at all. Apple since the iPhone 4 has sacrificed durability for looks & that's why their phones almost never take a fall or always warp/bend.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 7:39 AM 11
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LOL Apple's first bendable phone. I had so many phones from other manufacturer they don't bend like that.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 5:33 AM 13
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didn't the 5 or the 5s have this problem too?
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 6:14 AM 1
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I want to see Z2. Because I guess it might bend a little. I have tried (just with little power) and it bent a little. But it didn't stay there it straightened up immediately like the Note 3 in the video. But as I said I didn't want to use much power so yeah.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 5:42 AM 3
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Use the force. Do a video of you doing it on your Z2. If your Z2 didn't bend, and when Sony sees that, they might send you a Z3 for thanking you to help them advertise the durability of Sony devices. No, don't do it. Seriously.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 5:44 AM 4
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I've had my Z2 for one month now and put it in tight jeans and it's kept its form. Nonetheless the Z2 and the coming Z3 have front and back glass panels so I guess it not only could bend with lots of pressure applied but also it may break easily.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 8:22 AM 0
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As the usual....Nokia has QUALITY :)
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 5:43 AM 9
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Nokia quality is always a propaganda, glad I sold my n95 for good
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 5:45 AM 3
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You better give a really good excuse for making such a stupid comment. Have you forgotten the Nokia 3310? The N8? N9? Lumia 900/920/1020? Go and watch some drop tests on YouTube and then clear your head out.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 5:54 AM 6
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