iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users are in the process of providing much need feedback, while Apple is still in the process of rolling out their new flagship mobile phones. We have already taken a look at the usual drop tests and liquid nitrogen tests, but Apple failed to check one of the most important aspects of owning a smart phone….durability. The last thing new owners could have expected from the highly acclaimed hand-held device is a vulnerability to bending.
The friendly folks over at Unbox Therapy decided to check out the complaints by putting the iPhone 6 Plus through its paces. So, how much force is required to bend the iPhone 6 Plus with your bare hands? Apple fans interested in the iPhone 6 Plus might be less enthusiastic after watching the very stomach turning clip. This is extremely disappointing news considering the overwhelmingly positive response from users that have purchased the iPhone 6 Plus so far. The scary thing is, users on the MacRumors forums have reported that after carrying an iPhone 6 Plus around in their pockets for an extended period of time caused the phone to warp.
iPhone 6 Plus seems most vulnerable to bending right at the area where the bottom volume button ends. Think about sitting down and standing up, or taking out your phone while seated. This is a legitimate concern and hopefully something Apple will fix in the near future.
For good measure, Unbox Therapy also performed a bend test on the Galaxy Note 3 and checked in on the iPhone 6 Plus that was bent in the earlier test. Samsung’s previous flagship phablet proved to be much more durable than the iPhone 6 Plus. We will have to see how the Galaxy Note 4 will perform on the next round of bending expensive smart phones.
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Now what about the iPhone 6? Unbox Therapy decided to level the playing field by performing bend tests on the iPhone 6, HTC One (M8), Moto X and a Nokia Lumia smartphone. The iPhone 6 compared to the iPhone 6 Plus is more sturdier and far less susceptible to bending.
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Well there you have it geeks. The smaller iPhone 6 seems like a safer bet if you are considering Apple’s new flagship phones. Despite the disturbing bending issues, Apple sold ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones in its opening weekend. The new hand-held devices currently lead benchmark tests according to reputable tech-savvy resources. Click HERE for the full report.