Samsung conducts its own bend test with the Samsung Galaxy S6 [VIDEO]


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Last week we wrote about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge undergoing a bend test. The results showed that the S6 Edge can bend just as much as the iPhone 6 Plus. Apparently, Samsung was not happy with the buzz that this test created. To clear the air they’ve conducted a bend test of their own, including the regular Samsung Galaxy S6.

Like the SquareTrade video, Samsung uses a 3-point bend test to test the rigidity. That means the device is propped up on the both sides while a third point presses down from the opposite direction. The test shows that both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge can withstand around 80 pounds of force. To put that into perspective, about 66 pounds of force is put on a phone while in someone’s back pocket.

So what can we take away from all of these bend tests? Phones bend when put under a lot of pressure. They always have and they likely always will. Manufacturers have been performing reliability tests like these before #bendgate was ever a thing. It’s really not something we need to worry about.

[via Samsung Tomorrow]

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. So their were results were worse than yours? 80 pounds vs. 110 pounds. Guess they should have been happy with your test.

    1. From what I can tell, the squaretrade test was under different conditions than the Samsung test. Samsung places the bottom supports near the edge of the display. Squaretrade placed the supports closer to the center (which was the same place for the 6plus, that is why they had very similar breaking points).

      The further out from the center, the easier it is to bend. The square test wasn’t really accurate to begin with.

    2. No, the Samsung one is better. They actually test the phone for the pressure points where most damage would occur.

  2. The back glass on my S6 Edge broke when it slipped under my butt while driving (I was holding it between my legs). I didn’t have anything point in my pockets nor in the vicinity. I am horribly disappointed. I ordered a case to cover the damage for a while because I am not looking forward to the $175 deductible to have it fixed. :(

    1. Here’s a pic.

      1. Samsung should really have known better than to throw glass on the back as well. I foresee a lot of these type of reports.

        1. I think people just need to take better care of their stuff.

          1. I was babying this thing like crazy. It was literally under my right thigh when this happened because I didn’t want to put it in the cup holder since it slaps back and forth in the cup holder. It wasn’t in my back pocket (where you might expect a bending kind of motion). It was a flat, even pressure. How could that make a break that is focused in a corner?

          2. Never 1 time, not once, ever, have I put my phone in my back pocket. Ever. Front pocket only.

            I see girls seem to ONLY put it in their back pockets.

          3. Have you seen the size of girls’ front pockets?
            Some of them can’t fit a quarter, much less a phone.

          4. Heh, one pair of my wife’s pants have fake pockets! It’s like they ran out of pocket material that day and said “screw it, sew them closed!”

          5. I only carry my phone in a belt holster pouch. I would never put it in any one of my pockets. Still, the move from sturdy and shock-proof polycarbonate to a fragile glass backing is one of the things that kept me from exchanging my current phone for a GS6. What’s the point of having those kind of materials if you need to hide your phone in a bulky case anyway?

    2. On ebay, in time, I bet will be back glass replacements for like $10. I have done a few front replacements for busted S3, S4 screens so maybe backs for the S6 will come.

  3. Honestly, who cares if it bends. All phone’s bend with excessive force. More importantly, does the phone return to its original shape once you stop exhibiting the force.

    1. I am for once happy for samsung, this will definitely make the s6 and samsung more popular no matter in a good or bad way. Laugh everyone, share to everywhere you want, make this viral, and I’m sure this will make the s6 launch even more popular. :D haha

  4. *plot twist*
    Samsung is just trying to stop people from making money on stupid tests like a bend test by making their own bend test to put on Youtube. Why watch someone else when you can see it straight from Samsung themselves?

    I say it’s ingenious.

  5. Unless the phone is made of adamantium or something tougher, I WOULD NEVER put my phone in my back pocket. Its like sitting on something sharp and hoping/praying you won’t get hurt.

  6. I am for once happy for samsung, this will definitely make the s6 and samsung more popular no matter in a good or bad way. Laugh everyone, share to everywhere you want, make this viral, and I’m sure this will make the s6 launch even more popular. :D

  7. I like that is shows the Edge has the same stiffness front to back, with both sides being glass, as opposed to the Standard being stiffer glass down.

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