Sep 24th, 2014 publishUpdated   Sep 26th, 2014, 2:18 pm

HTC One M8 bend test

Earlier today #bendgate was making the rounds across social media It was inescapable even. A hashtag used to describe reports of bent iPhone 6 Pluses when combined with a pair of skinny jeans, earlier today we actually showed you guys what happens when you attempt to bend a Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Because inquiring minds want to know — how do other devices stand up to the bend test? Well, Unbox Therapy is back yet again, this timing performing his very scientific bend test with the all new Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen), the HTC One M8, iPhone 6, and a few other devices. Let’s take a look see.

Before he even started, right off the bat I could have told you not a dang thing was going to happen to that new Moto X. Motorola did a great job at building one of the most solid pieces of smartphone we’ve ever had the pleasure of using and if you feel so inclined, you can learn more about the device in our full review here. The HTC One M8, however, didn’t fair so well and although it did have a good amount of flex going on, apparently it was able to bounce right back to its original shape. No harm, no foul.

So what did we learn from all this nonsense? Well, it’s really hard to bend smaller smartphones and it’s only when you get into super thin phablet territory that the laws of physics take over and tell you that you may run into some problems. If this is really that big an issue, for the love of Cheezus, just buy a belt clip or one of those cool fanny packs (I keep Chapstick in mine) and get it over with.

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