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Ok - well if all you want to do is throw insults and blatant non sequiturs then no point continuing the discussion.
It's an interesting look at why the phone fails where it does under bending, but it doesn't remotely prove a design flaw. All structures will fail under sufficient load, and most structures will fail preferentially either at weak points or stress risers. So explaining why it fails at the buttons (which is the trivially obvious weak point) doesn't mean the design is flawed.That would require one of two possibilities: either the design called for inadequate strength for...
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 One of the somewhat unique and entertaining aspects of this forum. One never knows what obscure side road will be explored.
 Right - but firstly, no one has been complaining about the HTC One - in fact it is a highly regarded phone, and secondly, until now it has not been a metric for acceptance that a phone cannot be bent using ones bare hands. Somehow, the assertion that the new iPhones will bend if kept in a pocket (apparently no significant evidence of this) has been conflated with deliberate manual abuse - a fate that most, if not all large phones are subject to.
 I'm not sure I agree. If Samsung or Google do something related to Apple (anti-Apple commercials etc.) it certainly attracts articles and negative comments, but I think that news specific to Android devices relatively gets little coverage here.
 Oh - I see what you are getting at. I'm surprised that the central ridges (that would be missing due to the logo) are tall enough without compromising usable volume to contribute much strength, but I haven't seen the details. 
 Fascinating. I lasted a few minutes reading that forum but the sheer, overwhelming ignorance and stupidity was just to much. I couldn't find a single post that resembled a reasoned discussion. Who are these people?
 Right - but if you think of the longer phone as just being equivalent to the shorter phone with extra length added on, then any given element of the structure will have similar strength, but the overall structure can be subjected to greater bending moments for equivalent forces because they can be further from the fulcrum. Adding extra reinforcement to the longer phone (as you postulated earlier) obviously can make it arbitrarily stronger, but adding similar extra...
 That may be the explanation. However, all other things being equal I'm not sure that a longer structure is ever more resistant to bending, irrespective of how the forces are distributed.
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