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Consumer Reports puts ‘bendgate’ to bed, finds iPhone 6 easier to bend than Plus model

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Consumer Reports puts ‘bendgate’ to bed, finds iPhone 6 easier to bend than Plus model

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Consumer Reports released a new video today taking over claims of overly-flexible iPhones which have appeared on-line lately. Apple famous that solely a handful of complaints have come in and gave journalists a look at its testing procedures. Regardless of Cupertino’s claims, Consumer Reports kept its promise to conduct testing that was a bit extra scientific in nature than earlier YouTube movies.

To handle these claims, a number of totally different telephones have been examined underneath up to one hundred fifty kilos of strain to see when every model would cease “snapping again” to its unique form. The units examined have been the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5, HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and LG G3.

Overall, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus weren’t the sturdiest telephones examined, although additionally they weren’t the weakest. That title goes to the One M8, which buckled beneath solely 70 kilos of strain. Surprising—and opposite to current studies—the iPhone 6 Plus managed to maintain till the ninety pound mark, placing it 20 kilos forward of the smaller model and making it the 4th strongest telephone examined (out of 6, thoughts you).

Taking the highest prize for sturdiness was the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which solely started to deform beneath one hundred fifty kilos of strain. The iPhone 5 tied for  second place when it misplaced its form on the one hundred thirty pound mark, on par with the LG G3.

Consumer Reports additionally examined how a lot drive was wanted to trigger the show to truly separate from the case, discovering that a further 20-30 kilos was wanted for many telephones, with solely the G3 and Note 3 requiring no further weight to separate.

So whereas we will from these outcomes that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are under no circumstances probably the most sturdy telephones available on the market, they’re not as doubtless to take any everlasting injury out of your pockets or naked arms as current studies would have you ever consider.

You can watch the complete check within the video under.


Filed underneath: iOS Devices Tagged: bend test, bendgate, Consumer Reports, htc one m8, iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iphone 6 plus, LG G3, samsung galaxy note 3

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