Will the Nexus 6P bend without Gorilla Glass 4 getting compromised?

Will the Nexus 6P bend without Gorilla Glass 4 getting compromised?
Late week, a video from JerryRigEverything allegedly showed that the Huawei built Nexus 6P has a terrible build quality. Not only did the screen scratch easily, but the phone broke in half using about the same amount of effort you might spend when dividing a Hershey bar in two. But smartphone fans quickly pointed out that by destroying the Gorilla Glass 4 protection that covered the screen, Jerry had compromised the strength of the handset, thus making it easier for him to bend.

Other videos subsequently showed that the Nexus 6P did not have an issue, as it was able to survive 90 pounds of pressure with only a small bend. This seemingly would prove that Jerry had either rigged the original bend test, compromised the phone by destroying Gorilla Glass, or received a poorly built unit by the luck of the draw.

Responding to the criticism, Jerry produced a brand new video today. On it, he brought out a new unopened Nexus 6P and quickly pointed out "three fatal structural flaws" in the design. One is on the bottom of the phone where an aluminum mid-frame is supposed to make the phone rigid and hard to bend. But as Jerry points out, the aluminum is not attached to the phone's housing. A thin film of glass and plastic dovetail joints hold the aluminum mid-frame against the rear of the Nexus 6P.

The second flaw, according to the video's host, is the thin sidewalls employed on the rear aluminum back. The third flaw is by the power button, where the battery and motherboard come to an end. This is the perfect area, he says, to start the bending process.

Unlike the last video he made, Jerry does not destroy the Gorilla Glass, and he once again bends the device like Beckham. And yes, he does makes it look easy.

At this stage, we can pretty much rule out the possibility that Jerry randomly received a bad unit. That might happen once, but the odds are against it happening twice in a row. We can also put to rest the charge that by compromising Gorilla Glass, he made it easier to bend. If there is another trick at play here, drop us a line in the comment box below. Otherwise, we might have to consider the possibility that the Nexus 6P is as easy to bend as it appears on this video.



Thanks for the tip!

source: JerryRigEverything

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66 Comments

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple started this obsession with phones bending. Why are idiots just bending phones to get hits on YouTube? Is the Google payout wotmrth it to get 1M hits?

9. Awalker

Posts: 1968; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Apple didn't start this obsession with phone bending. A few people said their 6+ bent while in their pockets and others started bending the phone. Now phone bending has become a thing.

17. techandbeers

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

Um no. Hardcore Android fanboys have started this "obsession" with bending. Now that Android users are experiencing the same, notice how people try to make it a non-issue.

32. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

No one makes it a non-issue, even the Android users.

43. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Who bend their phone in real life? I know that most of my smartphones will bend under the same conditions in the video regardless of brands and models. Still using my Note 3 as a daily driver, no bend yet but i am sure it will bend if put thru the same test.

46. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, iPhone 6 users started it, with iPhones that bent slightly in their front pockets.

62. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I'm so lucky, I've had an iPhone 6 since launch, it's always in my pocket, like all phones I've owned, it hasn't bent. I must have a miracle one!

65. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yes. Only heard about iPhone 6 getting bend in the real world and Apple did reinforce their later batches of iPhone 6. Either way i am not bother about people throwing away good money to support their Apple fathom.

81. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Nope, you're just bothered enough to make cheap shots. You're more transparent than a ghost.

80. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Making pointless comments again tedkord?

3. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Is that this guy's only point? Racking up YouTube hits? I'm not impressed. Until I hear of anecdotal cases of bending, ie not some guy TRYING to bend the phone, I call shenanigans.

4. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

It's already have been proved that's not bending....https://youtu.be/SHBPjCa2_xI.Andhttps://youtu.be/xTx6ypwwgio

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This guy is stupid. Yes cars have safety ratings. But that isn't equal to a phone. Your phone can't travel at an uncontrolled speed. Purposely bending a phone doesn't tell me anything other than you're stupid. Dropping a phone just to see how many times you can before the glass breaks is stupid. If Apple didn't sell an phone that was bending in people's pockets, than idiots wouldn't be doing this. When the S4 bent on a few people, no one went around just bending phones on purpose. But after the iPhone bends, no we go around bending phones saying if one bends before another it makes it less durable. If you drop and electronic device on the ground and it doesn't break, you're just lucky. Be happy and Shutup! I don't care is a phone could break before another. As long as you are careful, have a case and other protection and don't be doing stupid crap with your phone, then it should be fine. But accidents do happen just like they do with cars. Paying $100 or $200 to replace a broken device is way cheaper than if you have an accident in your car that ends up costing more than your insurance can cover. Bending your phone for any reason other than an accident makes you stupid. Dropping a phone on the ground to see how many times it will before it cracks is stupid. As one guy said, if you set out to break your phone, you will.

18. techandbeers

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

Techie, it can potentially bend in pockets.

30. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Well put a case on it. Problem solved.

44. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I think people that don't use case for their smart phone especially iPhone are not smart. Apple can refuse to honor your warranty if the device is scratch. Reason they do device to device swap in most cases not repair. Keeping iPhone in top condition is a must for Apple Care and resell value.

83. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Never had apple refuse a customer because of a scratch. Yes I deal with them all day on the phone. Heck a customer had the actual charging port somehow rip out with a 3rd party charger. I was on the phone while he was at the apple store, since our backorder was 2 weeks. The apple guy literally said "the charging port? that's not supposed to happen one moment..." 2 mins of relative silence as me and the customer chilled together. He then came back, gave him a phone, thanked me and he was off.

8. justReLaxx

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 03, 2015

it's so funny how people were laughing, making fun, talking sh*t when iPhone did this and all of sudden gets all defensive when it starts happening to other phones. same tests were performed but it was funny because, let's face it, it was for iPhones. and now................... people dissing this review are probably the ones who enjoyed the #bendgate the most

11. Chilidog

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

Apparently you don't even know what bendgate was, nobody has had a 6P accidently bend it thier pocket so as of now it's a non issue

14. justReLaxx

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 03, 2015

that wasn't my point but i completely get your point. my mistake. it just seems like this phone would bend just as easy if not easier in tight pockets tho.

63. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Maybe because millions of iPhones are sold on launch day and only a couple of dozen people have a 6P at the moment? :p

84. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

There also isn't a line of people out the door waiting to buy a nexus 6p either...but hey screw stats right?

12. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

this hurts to watch, gonna treat my nexus 6p with care

19. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Watching a phone bend like the great 6P hurts, but its funny to see one person who is critizing the 6P build quality as iirc shares similar traits to the iPhone 6/6S. Wouldn't be too happy if this single video affects peoples point of view of this rather outstanding device too.

22. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

When iPhone 4 came out with glass back, they laughed. Then Nexus 4 came out with glass back, they praise it. iPhone 6 Plus came with bend gate, they laughed. Now Nexus 6P came with bend gate, well...

25. matistight

Posts: 956; Member since: May 13, 2009

Well, LG has some practice on making "high quality" (funny because I call LG Low Grade) parts in the US, whereas Huawei rarely ever has a high quality/costly (I don't want to say expensive, because that is saying the price isn't worth it) device out there. Apple made their first phone with Metal and a little plastic, then went all plastic with a metal bezel. We have finally reached metal with connecting plastic and glass.

29. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I don't care who you are, Apple, Google, Sony, or Samsung. Making a phone, or any highly droppable device, primarily out of glass is silly. There's a reason phones used to be made out of plastic. You want Steve Jobs' legacy, there it is right there. Fragile damn phones.

56. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Glass isn't synonymous with weak. The shatterproof Moto X force invincible part is the glass and not the body. That video with the GS6 edge being chucked on the floor etc. Actually I don't even remember seeing a GS6 drop test where the back glass cracked.

72. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm pretty sure the reason the X Force is unbreakable is because it has no glass. Plastic OLED (a la G Flex) with polycarbonate screen and acrylic screen protector. The innovation was getting plastic screens to perform like glass. And I thought I read about someone's Note 5 back cracking. I just don't buy that it won't happen after enough drops.

85. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It is not glass, it is a poly carb that can take hits that glass simply cannot take. The problem was always making it thin and behaving like touch glass in a phone. Now that it is out, glass will be phased out in a handful of years. Gorilla better start making new screens.

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