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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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo



78. wildabeast84

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

I feel like I made the right choice going with a brand new G Flex 2 for $250 was considering paying $499 for this Chinese Garbage.

75. blueghost211

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

I understand the reasoning behind these bend tests, but two broken Nexus 6P's? It's frustrating to watch this. Lol

74. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Why Android manufacturers try to copy every feature of previous iphone...... does bendgate even deserved to be copied.......

79. bungid

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 16, 2015


73. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

How do we know that he hasn't tampered with the phones internal structural integrity before bending it?

71. wg1234

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 09, 2015

is there a recent test of him doing this to a 6Plus? Anyway the 6P don't seem to bend in your pocket only under extreme force that one would not encounter in day to day usage of a phone. It's like 2 guys snapping my monitor, if it breaks it does not really mean anything in the real world.

70. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Hahawei. What a joke company.

77. bungid

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

good one :)

69. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

Google shouldv never allowed Chinses company to manufacture haha chienses quality!

76. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Where do you think Foxconn is located, you know, the factory that builds most of the phones out there, including the iPhone? China

68. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I will never understand the obsession you all have with bending.

67. mixedfish

Posts: 1574; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

And who was going to buy the Nexus 6P? Nobody.

66. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

Hey Michael Heller where you at?? Lol...

60. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Glad I got the Nexus 5x instead. Lol Being cheap for once paid off. Although I probably would have still went with the 5x because the 6p is huge!

54. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

As usual, it took more than one year for Google to imitate Apple!!!!!!

88. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It took Apple 4 years to add NFC to their devices after Google did. However Apple limited it's use to Apple pay, not allowing for share between devices as well. How far was Apple behind on LTE? BTW, do you have ANY criticisms concerning Apple. I like Android and all but it has it's faults like anything else. Going by your comments, you seem to think Apple is infallible.

51. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Nexus owner and android fans can't accept that it can break easy the Nexus 6P

49. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Well that sucks. You would've thought with all the noise made around the iPhone and HTC One having this issue that Huawei would've tried to eliminate it from this model. However, the only thing I find odd about this situation is that out of all the 6p's currently out there, only two are reported being bent, and both by this guy. If it was as easy as he makes it sound/look, wouldn't either some end users have experienced this or wouldn't other people doing bend tests have also been able to recreate it? Has anyone here seen or heard of someone else who's bent a 6p, either end users or people on YouTube?

52. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Saw a video that led me to this picture. The guy in question, @Zacksjerryrig on Instagram, is freaking huge. Now I don't feel so bad about it anymore. http://i.imgur.com/2ZuxXob.jpg

53. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

and he likes to bend android phones

57. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

There has been a couple of reports on reddit

87. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I wonder if it was through normal use or were they trying to bend them.

36. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

If he knows so much , then doesn't he make a perfect phone by himself . Otherwise , he a joke himself .

86. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Or he could have a job he really likes and doesn't care to spend the time to make one...pretty tard statement you have there.

34. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Very Chinese for my tastes, I do not understand why Google did not give him the opportunity to Sony.

35. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I completely agree. The z5 premium would have been perfect for this phone. I'm guessing because sony wants SD card slots and Google doesn't.

59. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I played with the Z5 at the bell stores for the past few days and unfortunately, I remember the Z3 performing better. My Z3 tablet compact certainly does. Not sure how the Z5 premium will perform but I can't see if being any better.

37. carlemillward unregistered

Sony turned Google's offer down. They do not want Google dictating them as what they should do with design and software.

50. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I have never understood why people keep clamoring for a Sony Nexus. If you look at the Nexus S, 4, 5, 5X, 6P... They use Google's design language, not the manufacturer's. A Sony Nexus would be no different. It would not be an Xperia Nexus.

33. carlemillward unregistered

I want to see a Huawei Mate 7 or Mate S bend test.

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