Will the HTC One (M8), Motorola Moto X, Apple iPhone 6 and Nokia Lumia 1020 go on a bender?

Will the HTC One (M8), Motorola Moto X, Apple iPhone 6 and Nokia Lumia 1020 go on a bender?
When stories about the Apple iPhone 6 Plus bending in user's front pockets first surfaced, Unbox Therapy’s Lewis Hilsenteger was one of the first to sacrifice his personal handset in an attempt to prove or disprove the rumors. Taking what had become his daily driver into his hands, Hilsenteger was able to bend the phone noticeably.

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



1. Sid91 unregistered

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.

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, M8 is much better. iBendgate. Apple was very good in keeping this secret as we got no rumors regarding this new iFeature.

19. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

No one could beat the founders of smart phones, the two greats. NOKIA & MOTOROLA

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hopefully the Chinese are better to Motorola than Microsoft has been to Nokia though.

33. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

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.

40. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

If he had bent the regular iphone 6 at the weak points, which is where the button holes are on the side, it will easily bend for sure. Much like the iPhone5 and 5s.

52. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I remember Obama saving apple's @$$ now it's PA to the rescue. Writing this kind of article to justify the $1000 phone

31. vincelongman

Posts: 5804; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I also think the curved back of the M8 and Moto X naturally helped make it stiffer as well

49. newbey123

Posts: 703; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Yeah, the M8 is definitely a better phone, at least yours isn't the plus,lol.

51. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

for a second i thought i posted this

2. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

LOL Apple's first bendable phone. I had so many phones from other manufacturer they don't bend like that.

17. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

didn't the 5 or the 5s have this problem too?

38. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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.

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lol. Yeah I probably won't :) Such many risk doge

23. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Much risk...such bend...no thanks...wow

39. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

May the force be with you.

36. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

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.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Glad to see that these phones doesn't have the new iBend feature, especially the iPhone 6.

5. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

As the usual....Nokia has QUALITY :)

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Apple has iBENTley.

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Nokia quality is always a propaganda, glad I sold my n95 for good

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

^This dude is ruining the party. We would like to see you bend your Xiaomi Mi4. P.s. Xiaomi phones have great quality, but since you're trying to ruin the party, you should do that on your Mi4.

20. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I really hate the UI of Xiaomi MI3

34. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Ui of xiaomi is one of the best and easy among android UIs

11. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

It's true, though... :-)

14. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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.

24. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Maybe the cure for the iPhone 6+ bending issue is to place a Nokia 3310 on top of it to straighten it out and it'll be good as new.

35. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

not drop test he should go ahead watch torture test.....!!!

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