Bendgate: Other flagships put on test against iPhone 6 Plus to see if they will bend
#BendGate; What is Bend Gate?
#BendGate is a hashtag used to troll the iPhone 6 Plus on Twitter, Instagram and everywhere else on the Internet after users of the smartphone found out their device was getting disfigured under little pressure.
If you are a buyer of an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus, by now you must be feeling the weight of the disaster that awaits you when you mistakenly sit or apply much pressure to your precious device. This is because your phone was made out of precious aluminum that experts say is not too strong.
Does other smartphones bendgate? Metal and non metal?
However, to confirm your worries, the guys at Unbox Therapy has made a comparison session to test and see if the iPhone truly cracks and to confirm whether other flagship smartphones suffer the same problem.
The results came out too familiar, all the phones bended but quickly returned to their normal state once pressure was released — except the Apple iPhone 6 Plus whose aluminum body stood disfigured after creaking noises were heard. It’s important to note that the Moto X hardly twisted under pressure. The Apple iPhone 6 also got a negligible slight deform on it’s casing during the test.
To return the phones to it’s normal state, the narrator of the video said the screen on the iPhone 6 Plus broke, and he said you shouldn’t try that. Meanwhile another user posted a video of the Samsung Galaxy S5 undergoing a similar test but the phone, thanks to it’s plastic shell, refused to deform after pressure was released.
What’s the solution?
While Apple has been oddly silent to this situation, we suspect this might cause them a whole lot of trouble as the thought replacing over 10 million smartphones will not be an easy task. Let’s await official statement before we can make further assumptions.
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