Monday, September 29, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus stronger than iPhone 6 and HTC One (but a lot less than iPhone 5 and Note 3)

The bendgate iPhone issue is still raging on all over the internet, with some discarding it as a non-issue, while others keep claiming there's a structural problem with the new iPhones. To try and put things to rest, Consumer Report put the pedal to the metal - I mean, the bend to the metal - using adequate machinery instead of "fingers", and there's some curious findings.

All the videos of the iPhone (and other smartphones) bending under the pressure of someone's hands doesn't mean much. Most people will be able to break a smartphone or tablet if they really want to. The key being: does it bend under any slight pressure you may exert accidentally on a normal daily basis? That's what consumer reports set to find out.

With all the reports setting their sights on the iPhone 6 Plus it is curious to find out that the iPhone 6 Plus is in fact stronger than the iPhone 6 and the HTC One, requiring 90 lbs of force to deform instead of 70 lbs. So, if you never though of the HTC One as "bendable" you shouldn't worry much about the new iPhones.

That being said, other models, like the "old" iPhone 5, the LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 fare much better, enduring about twice as much pressure 130/150 lbs) before deforming. So... if you really want a device that can handle some stressful situations... these should get you covered.

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