Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bends and breaks under less pressure than Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus

“Remember ‘Bendgate?'” Alexis Kleinman asks for The Huffington Post.

“SquareTrade, an electronics insurance company, used its own ‘bend bot’ to put the new Samsung S6 Edge, the new HTC One M9 and the iPhone 6 Plus to the same pressure test,” Kleinman reports. “The iPhone 6 Plus bent at 110 lbs. of pressure, and it completely broke at 179 lbs. The Galaxy S6 Edge also bent at 110 lbs., and its screen cracked at that point… the Galaxy [completely broke] under 149 lbs. of pressure.”

MacDailyNews Note: The Galaxy S6 Edge’s screen smashed under 110 pounds of pressure, whereas the iPhone 6 Plus’ didn’t.

Kleinman reports, “‘Is this ‘Bendgate 2?'” SquareTrade asks in the video. ‘No, but for Samsung fans it may be worse. Instead of a bent phone, they may have a pocket full of glass.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Cue the hysterical media firestorm that won’t occur because nobody cares about pretend iPhones, only real iPhones.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “ds” for the heads up.]


      1. So how did the ‘flat’ S6 compare to the 3 phones presented? How much harder could it have been to prepare both the S6 and S6 Edge at the same time? It seems more obvious to the layperson that a curved very thin screen will break at a lower pressure than a flat one.

  1. Why? There’s always a scandal surrounding every Apple device. Despite this being a Samsung phone in the test, it still reminds all the link baiters about the so-called “bendgate” issue with the iPhone. This issue should have been dead and buried a long time ago.

    1. I respectfully disagree. Should the Samsung Edge issue be also considered overblown?

      This is an Apple site, well documented in it’s Apple bias. That’s why people bring it up. Did you really need me to say that?

      1. I disagree with your take, applecynic. The key contentions in the Bendgate “scandal” were that the new iPhones (6/6+) somehow represented a huge step backwards in robustness and that people were inadvertently bending them in large numbers. Neither of those were true.

        These test further support the idea that “Bendgate” was mostly hype in the first place. These competing phones are no more robust, and less so in some ways, than the iPhone 6/6+. As a result, if there is no media shytestorm about these Android phone models, then Bendgate should be dead and buried.

        1. Having always worn my phones in back pockets, and never coming close to bending one, I agree it’s a huge step backwards if we really need to worry about it in real life (probably a much more severe test than this one).

          Neither phone is in danger of having me as a customer, and I root for no one.

  2. Also, remember that this is 6 or 8 months past bendgate, which means Samsung can’t beg ignorance of the fact that people will be looking at the bend resistance of their phones. I’m sure some engineer(s) said, “hey, wait: look, this thing bends really easily” but they were shut down by upper leadership, who wanted to rush a “better than iPhone iPhone” out the door as quickly as possible.

    1. The only real world difference thus far is no one has yet posted an article of any S6 Edge owner complaining of a bent/broken phone after having it in their back pocket. And ‘evidence’ photos..

  3. I fully agree with the MDN Take on this. When Apple came out with Touch ID, everyone was concerned about the accessibility of the fingerprint data, when Samsung copied Apple the following spring, nary a peep. No one’s going to hear about this unless people start cutting themselves on a pocketful of broken glass.

    1. Got that right…double-standard. We should be used to it by now, but it can still be frustrating. For Apple, failure is defined as the lack of perfection. For others, success is defined by the lack of utter failure.

      1. You might be unpleasantly surprised that I agree with you. Who set those expectations? Apple and their fans. Apple (and fans) put themselves on the perfection pedestal. “Magical” thinking!

  4. “Antennagate” for iPhone 4 was an even bigger so-called “scandal” in the eyes of the media. The media was making all the noise, not actual iPhone customers. And six months later, NO ONE cared anymore. The media acted like it never happened; they were embarrassed by their hyperventilating “disaster coverage.”

    Same with “Bendgate”… No one cares anymore (at least when it comes to iPhones). 🙂

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