Date: Friday, April 3rd, 2015, 08:41
Category: Fun, iPhone, News
Remember all the grief Apple and iPhone 6 owners went through last fall when they found that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus could be bent, thereby resulting in “Bendgate”?
The same is apparently true for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone and the HTC One M9.
A recent video issued by third-party warranty firm SquareTrade showed the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bending under no less than 110 pounds of pressure and the One M9 to bend at 120 lbs of pressure.
Although the Galaxy S6 Edge’s pressure limits are comparable to the iPhone 6 Plus’ testing, the Galaxy’s screen ended up cracking under the pressure instead of slightly bending similar to Apple’s plus-size iPhone model. The HTC One M9 lasted further than its two competitors, reaching 120 lbs of pressure, but the phone was rendered useless thanks to a faulty power button following the pressure test.
Testing to the point of “catastrophic failure”, the iPhone 6 Plus survived 179 lbs of pressure, beating out the Galaxy S6 Edge’s 149 lbs stress test. As SquareTrade points out, the Galaxy’s stress tests proves the phone could be worse for users due to the smartphone’s screen cracking under intense pressure.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.