iPhone 6 vs Galaxy Note 3 Bend Test Reveals Clear Winner

Apple’s brand new iPhone 6 and bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus have been arriving to eager buyers for the past week, but this morning some surprising bad news surfaced. Apparently iPhone 6 owners are experiencing bent phones.

Multiple reports have started to surface from all around the web that both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (more so the Plus) are bending in users pockets, with out any added force or unusual activities. Simply due to possibly a poor design, thin aluminum materials, or because of the bigger display.

Read: 5 Best iPhone 6 Wallet Cases

This has caused the internet world to unleash of storm of jokes, funny images, tweets, and of course videos. Rather than the usual water tests, drop tests, or “will it blend” videos we see with a new product launch, bend tests are appearing all over YouTube. We’ve seen a few with terrible results, showing iPhone’s that bend way to easy, but what about the competition? How does the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 handle bend tests? Read on to find out.

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Samsung was the first mainstream manufacturer to release smartphones of such a big size. We’d seen a few in the past from Android manufacturers, but the Samsung Galaxy Note started the “phablet” trend. Over the past few years each new release has received a bigger display, better features, and new things to offer potential buyers.

The new Galaxy Note 4 won’t be available in the United States and around the globe for a few more weeks, so for now we’re starting to see these same “bend tests” for other phones. In an attempt to see if this is truly a problem for Apple, or if out of the over 10 million iPhones sold just a few users are experiencing problems.

Could the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus really be that weak? Does Apple have a serious problem on their hands (lets not mention the iOS 8.0.1 update woes)? We’re not sure. This could be an isolated problem, but at least one YouTuber made a video comparing the Galaxy Note 3 to the iPhone 6 bend test.

While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are both smaller than the large Galaxy Note 3 5.7-inch display, they’re bending extremely easy. So how does Samsung’s flagship Note 3 handle the same pressure? Let’s see:

The guys behind the popular YouTube channel Unbox Therapy posted a quick iPhone 6 Bend Test, and the video above is the successor to that comparing it to the Note 3. Watch it for yourself.

It’s extremely clear which device is the winner here. They applied extreme force to the Galaxy Note 3, more than the iPhone 6, and there’s very minimal results. It’s not bent one bit, but some could argue there’s a tiny tiny curve if you’re really going to be picky. But lets face it, this is an Apple problem. One that Samsung isn’t experiencing on its large Note 3. This is officially #bendgate, which is trending around the world right now.

iPhone 6 bending is a serious problem for new iPhone 6 owners, or could be at least. This news has just started to surface and appears to mainly be happening on the iPhone 6 Plus, but with a similar overall design the regular 4.7-inch iPhone 6 could be acceptable to similar problems. Don’t worry though, because we have you covered.

All jokes aside, the iPhone 6 is less than a week old and has already sold well over 10 million handsets. So while this could be a major problem that leads to a recall, it could also just be isolated to a few who weren’t careful with their new smartphone, and has since blown up on the internet.

We’ll be monitoring this closely over the coming days, but in the meantime if you bought an iPhone 6 and don’t want it to bend, you might want to snag a case from our link at the top of the page. A case can protect your device by adding extra protection and rigidity.

7 Comments

  1. Totolini

    09/24/2014 at 4:35 pm

    People usually say… if it isn’t broken don’t fix it. but with the bad quality control done on this phone… we should say if it isn’t fix don’t break it….

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  2. Travis Pope

    09/25/2014 at 8:32 am

    I’m confused. How did you get bias from any of this?

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  3. Phil Anderson

    09/26/2014 at 9:57 am

    Try the bend-test with the BEST Phablet on the market today – The Nokia 1520

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  4. Phil Pattison-Perry

    09/28/2014 at 9:49 pm

    “…the exact same bend test”
    That’s a shamefully uncontrolled “test”. Is this a satire vid by The Onion?

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  5. littlejon1dj

    09/29/2014 at 2:42 pm

    Hand pressure could easily be faked. Unreliable. Unscientific.

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  6. Roscoe Bonsweenie

    09/29/2014 at 2:45 pm

    I have fixed many an iPhone and about half of them have been bent from being in the kids back pocket. Phone still functions, makes it a bit tricky to replace the screen but it’s do-able.

    Bottom line, this is not new news.

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  7. baseman

    10/03/2014 at 1:23 am

    How about if you don’t carry it in your back pocket? If you really want to test its durability, why not try the sludge hammer test. If the display breaks after just one blow, you know you need to switch to another sturdier brand.

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