Galaxy S6 Edge bends like the iPhone 6 Plus
Will people stop bending phones on purpose, please? We’re not quite sure why folks are still concerned about phones bending, especially when that problem can easily be fixed with a case. Even still, a company named SquareTrade thinks that all consumers should know whether their new smartphones going to bend under pressure (spoiler:t will), sot put the One M9 and Galaxy S6 Edge to the test against the iPhone 6 Plus.
To test the smartphones, the company used what they refer to as “BendBots”, robots that detect how much pressure a smartphone can handle before bending and breaking. SquareTrade claims that the BendBots simulate the forces that occur when a person sits down with a smartphonen their back pockets.
Galaxy S6 Edge bends like thePhone 6 Plus and HTC One
ThePhone 6 Plus began to bend under 110 pounds of pressure, and failed (read: shattered) at about 179 pounds of pressure. The One M9 bent and broke at 120 pounds of pressure and was completely unusable due to a ruined power button. The Galaxy S6 Edge, like thePhone 6 Plus, was able to resist 110 pounds of pressure beforet started to bend. SquareTrade said that, due to the curved display, that’s also when the screen shattered. The phone still worked, however, and finally broke entirely at 149 pounds.
In the past week or so, we’ve seen a few videos which prove that the Gorilla Glass 4 on both the front and the back of the S6 edge holds up extremely well against scratches and drops. Unfortunately for Samsung,t looks like the situation may be a bit different whent comes to bending the smartphone.
Lesson learned here? Don’t put your phonen a machine that applies 110 pounds of pressure. Oh, and also maybe Samsung shouldn’t have been so quick to poke fun at Apple earlier this year.