'Bendgate' returns: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge just as bendable as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

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in iPhone edited April 2015
Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge flagship handset was put to the test this week and found to be susceptible to bending under the exact same force as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, putting the South Korean conglomerate on the hotseat in "Bendgate" redux.




Both the Galaxy S6 Edge and iPhone 6 Plus bent at approximately 110 pounds of pressure, according to tests performed by third-party warranty firm SquareTrade. Unlike the iPhone -- which merely bent -- the S6 Edge suffered a cracked screen as well.

This puts Samsung in a potentially embarrassing situation. The company was one of many that piled on Apple after stories of bent iPhone 6 Plus units began to surface last year. and now finds itself in the same unwanted spotlight.





SquareTrade also tested HTC's new One M9, which bent -- and broke completely -- at 120 pounds of pressure.

SquareTrade said that while these results may not constitute "Bendgate 2," they could be even worse for Samsung fans than Apple's own PR issues of last year.

"Because instead of a bent phone, they may have a pocket full of glass," they said.
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  • Reply 1 of 110
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,185member
    LOL! What's good for the goose...
  • Reply 2 of 110
    drowdrow Posts: 121member
    live by the bend, die by the bend
  • Reply 3 of 110
    andreidandreid Posts: 96member
    Just as when the story came out soon after the release of the iPhone 6 , this is a nonstory. Nothing here to see or conclude. Move on with your life!
  • Reply 4 of 110
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 19,223member

    Ha ha ha.

     

    Couldn't happen to nicer folks!

  • Reply 5 of 110
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,185member
    andreid wrote: »
    Just as when the story came out soon after the release of the iPhone 6 , this is a nonstory. Nothing here to see or conclude. Move on with your life!

    They are competing non-stories. Which one do you think gets all the clicks? The Apple one, naturally.
  • Reply 6 of 110
    waterrocketswaterrockets Posts: 1,231member

    Man, they're copying everything.

  • Reply 7 of 110
    jbdragonjbdragon Posts: 2,134member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AndreiD View Post



    Just as when the story came out soon after the release of the iPhone 6 , this is a nonstory. Nothing here to see or conclude. Move on with your life!

     

    If would have been a NON-STORY. but since fandroids had to turn it into one, and in fact I still hear about it daily and the whole Apple Said only 9 Bent crap has been getting old.  Then Samsung had to jump on the bandwagon.  Hell I'm going to plaster this everywhere!  It's not #S6EdgeBendgate

    #S6EdgeGlassshattergate

     

    Oh ya,. spread the word!!!  To Bad Apple has more class then Samsung and won't say anything about it.

  • Reply 8 of 110

    This just shows how much Samsung copies the iPhone. They even copied our exclusive bending feature! <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 9 of 110
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 1,968member
    This proves to those who always like to be anti-apple psychology that principles of physics are universal. And android Samsung is not above.
  • Reply 10 of 110
    I hear that newer phones are made from memory-metal.
    So if you happen to bend them, you just put them in the oven for half an hour, and they straighten right out.

    And if it s a microwave oven, they get charged at the same time too!
  • Reply 11 of 110
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,154member

    While the iPhone story got alike a billion youtube views, was posted on every single blog on the internet, shared by every single mainstream views organization, and became a mockable "thing" for Apple hating turds and trolls to mock for months (and even Apple "fans"), this won't make a fucking peep. Not that it should, but it shows the hypocrisy of all these Android fans, who now wont give a shit. 

  • Reply 12 of 110
    OMG YOU MEAN PHYSICS APPLIES TO ALL PHONES!!!!!!111

    Color me shocked.
  • Reply 13 of 110
    gijoeinlagijoeinla Posts: 213member
    Man, they're copying everything.


    LOLOLOLOLOL!!!

    No shame in their game -- I guess!
  • Reply 14 of 110

    CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 95

     

    I guess they are following their own advice

  • Reply 15 of 110
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    andreid wrote: »
    Just as when the story came out soon after the release of the iPhone 6 , this is a nonstory. Nothing here to see or conclude. Move on with your life!

    So are we going to see oneofthenine.com for the Galaxy?
  • Reply 16 of 110
    andreid wrote: »
    Just as when the story came out soon after the release of the iPhone 6 , this is a nonstory. Nothing here to see or conclude. Move on with your life!

    It's perfect karma for Samsung.
  • Reply 17 of 110
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post

     

    Man, they're copying everything.




    This was meant as a joke but its even more true than you realize.

    What Samsung sees is: "Did you see when the 6 came out, there managed to be some kind of hype that let every non techy person in the world know that there was an 'iPhone 6'? WE gotta get us some of that."

  • Reply 18 of 110
    This is NOT a bendgate.
    Only Apple haters with YouTube channels can officially declare a new bendgate. They gave the HTC One a pass, and they'll look the other way on the S6 because Samsung is beloved by fandroids and Apple haters everywhere. [B]Rule of the troll:[/B] [I]It's only a -gate when it happens to Apple.[/I]
  • Reply 19 of 110
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AndreiD View Post



    Just as when the story came out soon after the release of the iPhone 6 , this is a nonstory. Nothing here to see or conclude. Move on with your life!

     

    Sorry, it's 100% relevant. Samsung not only made fun of the iPhone 6 last year (over bending), but made claims in the GS6 announcement videos that "Basically, this stuff will not bend" while talking about the aluminum alloy they used was 50% stronger than "other" smartphone vendors and was the same alloy used in aircraft construction. They also stated this at their launch event: "The Samsung Galaxy S6 gold model shouldn't bend when a user places in a back pocket and sits down, as certain other smartphones do."

     

    I see this is gaining traction already, on a holiday no less. All the major sites now have articles up.

  • Reply 20 of 110
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 2,366member

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