Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (bend test 001)

Samsung may have won a contract to build Apple’s next-generation mobile processor for 2015 iPhones and iPads, but that’s not stopping the firm from milking the Bendgate meme for all it’s worth.

Having poked fun of Apple in a series of tweets after the controversial YouTube video suggested malleability of the iPhone 6 Plus, the South Korean firm on Thursday posted a two-minute video on its blog showing off the three-point bend test process behind its latest Galaxy Note 4 phablet.

The rigorous testing procedures have been designed “to give you, and your back pocket, peace of mind” because “leaving things in your back pocket can lead to, well, bent things,” remarked Samsung alluding to Bendgate.

“Our hips are strong – stronger than we give it credit for,” continues the post as it outlines some of the rigorous tests the Galaxy maker runs both during and after development and production of its devices.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (bend test 003)

“This video shows some of the tests that Samsung runs to give you, and your back pocket, peace of mind,” says the firm.

Here, check out Samsung’s clip.

Like Apple, Samsung is employing a three-point bend test which measures the length of a fatigue crack created at the tip of the notch by cyclic loading. The device withstood a force of over 250N (about kgf).

In a human weight test that simulates the device being repeatedly sat on, the Note 4 was able to endure a 100kg man sitting on it “several hundred times”.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (bend test 002)

The secret behind the durability of the Galaxy Note 4? The metal frame, the magnesium bracket and the mutually reinforcing structure between parts, according to the firm.

The iPhone 6 Plus’s chassis milled from a solid piece of aluminum has been criticized for bending near the volume buttons and the SIM card slot. However, Consumer Reports, the influential U.S. magazine, has put a number of smartphones through its barrage of stress tests, finding that the iPhone 6 Plus is not as bendy as initially believed.

Using a three-point flexural test, Consumer Reports found that the iPhone 6 can withstand 70 pounds of pressure before deforming, and the 6 Plus can take up to 90, beating HTC’s One and finishing behind the LG G3 and Samsung’s Note 3.

Consumer Reports expects “that any of these phones should stand up to typical use.” Responding to the controversy, Apple in an official statement said it had only received nine actual complaints.

Consumer Reports (bent phones scattered on table)

Samsung’s bend-stress video appears to have been published in response to Apple’s PR assault which involved giving journalists a sneak peek inside its iPhone testing facility, where it attempts to “break its handsets before consumers do.”

Consumer Reports (Bend test results)

The iPhone maker performed more than 30,000 durability tests on the iPhone 6 6 and iPhone 6 Plus combined before deciding to start mass producing them.

For what it’s worth, only one-third of respondents in our non-scientific poll were having second thoughts about buying the iPhone 6 Plus in the aftermath of the Bendgate controversy.

[Samsung Tomorrow Blog]

  • Okay now drop something slightly heavy on the front and see whether the glass or display cracks.

    • Ok, at least it won’t bend in your front pocket…

      • Neither does my 6. You continually forget the point that pressure has to be exerted for anything to bend. The devices don’t know they in your front pockets and start bending themselves..

      • The 6 is rigid enough (http://bit ly/1rHdRsB), the flaw is just in the iPhone 6+, which is what I’m referring to…

      • Thats my friend is a terrible photo. I mean all the buttons are on the same side please try again. Funny though.

        Btw if it were a flaw it would be on both of them because they share same internal designs.

      • “Btw if it were a flaw it would be on both of them because they share same internal designs.”

        You better not build any bridges. A longer bridge would require more points of support.

      • Another bad example, some short length bridges have more points for support then longer ones. I passed my engineering courses with flying colors.

      • leart

        much nicer

      • Ignoramus Lover

      • leart

        Why you use my photo, or you are really the superman that your claiming with your profile photo hahaha
        You must be sick 😉

      • leart

        This thing don’t stop now .
        Is to be continued, you will see some great stuff 😉

      • Guest

        the real truth

      • Giovanni Cardona

        The Samsung unedited promo. This has to stop.

      • Kurt

        Samsung did the test with the screen on. Not off like all tests done with iPhones so the metal is colder and stronger. Would have liked to have seen a 3D game on the phone to help drive the point home.

    • archer14

      Both phones’ display will crack. And your point is?

      • My point is the AMOLED display is more likely to crack instead of the glass on either. LCD’s are more durable which is why Samsung uses them on their “Active” devices.

      • archer14

        Utter BS. AMOLED has nothing to do with the durability on display tech. AMOLED tech is perceptible only in viewing and energy efficiency. Google before you spout crap.

      • Rowan09

        AMOLED screens just uses multiple leds instead of a backlight like regular LCD screens. The durability really comes from the glass and casing. AMOLED are suppose to be theoretically more efficient since the backlight doesn’t always stay on like LCD screens.

      • archer14

        So since they use multiple leds they are supposed to be less/more durable? Still talking crap?

      • No BS. I’m actually repairing a Motorola right now with a cracked AMOLED display and have repaired countless more with broken displays. S3, S4, S5, Notes anything with an AMOLED display will probably have unscathed glass panels. Once there is even a small crack you get no picture.

      • Rowan09

        I never said AMOLED makes it more or less durable, I said the glass and casing makes it more or less durable.

      • I know, Im just not a fan of the pen-tile display type nor their fragility.

      • Kurt

        Pen tile pixel arrangement sucks.

  • iBanks

    Who cares? The iPhone will still outsell the note by far. I can’t even recall when the note became a statistic. Their s5 takes the cake in their lineup.

    • Adam

      Of course, because we the iSheeps will always buy them even if they give us an outdated phone and a bendable one.

      • Have you ever stopped to think that people prefered iOS over Android. I for one would get another manufactures phone if iOS could be installed on it..

      • Guest

        Same thing here. I don’t like android at all, yes it has changed and it’s better than ever. But not my thing, I keep buying iPhones for iOS I think that iOS is the only thing that has Apple alive right now.

      • Well their hardware an warranties are great too. Not to mention the availability of being able to go directly to an Apple store for support.

      • Rowan09

        Apple stores is one the main reasons why Apple is on top.

      • Guest

        I agree. Whenever anything goes wrong with your products you know exactly where to go.

      • Adam Bowman

        I used to feel the same way, but when Apple decided to offer a phone screen of over 5″ WITHOUT the ability to run two or more apps side by side, that feeling somehow dissipated.

        It’s just too bad.

      • Rowan09

        What happens when it comes out on 8.1? Let me guess Apple copied Android right? How many devices over 5″ runs apps side by side?

      • therealjjohnson

        that is the exact reason i will have an iOS device for the foreseeable future. I just prefer the OS over android. For some reason people just dont understand that.

      • Kurt

        We’re not talking about stock iOS right?because that’s garbage. Jailbroken iOS is a different story.

      • Decio Arruda

        Do you get paid or something to come here with these comments?

      • have_gun_will_travel

        My guess is, YES, he does!

      • Do you get commanded or something to ask such questions?

      • Decio Arruda

        No, it just bothers the hell out of me that people would read a site called iDownloadBlog emphasis on the “i”DownloadBlog just to call us all iSheeps.
        I mean, hell no b1tc4!
        I use Apple products because I love Logic Pro 9/X and my iPhone works perfectly with my computer. It just works man, seriously, I’ve never had problems.

      • An iSheep is the one you’d see mindlessly praising Apple and buying their products without thinking. Sadly, that’s the character of most readers here on iDB.

        I and many others read this site for the sake of keeping up with news related to Apple and express our opinions on them. It’s an Apple related news website, not an iTardsOnlyBlog (where every negative talk about Apple is forbidden).

    • Adam Bowman

      Who cares? Well, since you’re asking — I care. If I’m paying top dollar for my device, I think it’s reasonable to expect durability. And for sure I would not expect it to score among the lowest when it comes to durability tests.

      And while you may be right that the iPhones will outsell all other smartphones, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the best. I know this analogy is far from exact, but McDonald’s sells more burgers than anyone else in the world. They are not the best burgers.

      • therealjjohnson

        My iPhone is in my back pocket as I sit her typing this. I weigh 204 pounds. My phone is unbent. Non factor.

      • Rowan09

        You must be sitting on it wrong because the media has told us all iPhones will bend. What a joke.

      • archer14

        You sit her? Better ways to do it bro.

      • iBanks

        And why care? You paid for the device, yes, but when have you known Apple not to find an resolution to any device problems? So again, I ask who cares? An issue arises, apple takes care of it. That’s like crying about waiting on newer generations and not having the 1st generation of a new product because of kinks and issues. The manufacture will typically replace their product. It’s an non-issue.

      • Rowan09

        Would you take a Rolex and drop it on the ground and then do a durability test with a Casio watch? Your analogy with McDonald’s wouldn’t compare because the iPhone is one of the best if not the best performing phone on the market.

      • Kurt

        Does it perform 4k? No
        IR blaster? No
        Etc etc…you see where I’m going with this. iPhone outperforms others in a few areas. Very important areas though. Gaming is a good example.

      • Rowan09

        4K screens and ir blaster are on how many phones? Regardless these have nothing to do with a drop test showing durability due to cost of a product.

      • Kurt

        You were talking about durability? Oh then notes would out perform. Not sure about note 4 since it doesn’t have a raised bezel but a curved screen. I’ll have to check it out later.

      • archer14

        I keep blasting IRs all day yo.

      • Saeed ghattas

        I think this ends it

  • Comparing plastic and aluminum…

    • If I’m not mistaken the Note 4 has an aluminum external bezel. Much like the Galaxy Alpha. For some reason it also has breaks in the bezel like quite a few iPhones.

    • Adam Bowman

      Comparing build quality and decisions behind design.

    • > Implying aluminum is premium…awesome joke.

      Jacques B. Poirier: “plastic plastic plsstic – There’s 10,000 kinds of plastics, from your grandmother tumbler that melted in the dishwasher to the visor on astronaut’s helmet capable of extreme temperatures and stopping micrometeorites travelling at 17,000 mph. The latter is polycarbonate, a triumps of molecular engineering that is aslo the stuff used in Galaxy phones and unbreakable tennis rackets. Get a grip, plastic-haters! Look and feel =/= build quality.”

      ‘nough said…

      • Rowan09

        Are you kidding? Premium build has to do with looks more than durability. I’ve fixed Samsung devices and the plastic isn’t some premium unbeakable material it’s just damn plastic.

      • That’s what you and other die-hard Apple fans think. The reality is, build quality deals with all of the the following:

        – Fit and Finish of the hardware (which is all that die-hard Apple fans seem to look at)
        – Ease of use and ergonomics
        – Versatility/flexibility of the hardware
        – Durability in everyday use
        – How future proof it is

      • Rowan09

        Durability with build quality is the last on the list for any device whether electronic or not. Future proofing doesn’t have anything to do with looks which is what build quality is about looks. The iPhone and M8 looks better than the Galaxy phones.

      • “Durability with build quality is the last on the list for any device whether electronic or not. Future proofing doesn’t have anything to do with looks which is what build quality is about looks”

        K…thanks for confirming my point; the look and feel is all you keep an eye out for.

        “The iPhone and M8 looks better than the Galaxy phones.”

        Plastic is better than aluminium ’cause it doesn’t bend as easy or scratch as easy, is more durable, and is replaceable. As for the looks, it’s all subjective. I think aluminium doesn’t look better, ’cause you can’t make aluminium look like leather, you can’t make it feel soft like a Nexus 5, or something like the LG G3 where it looks like metal, metal stays the same with all its flaws.

      • Rowan09

        It was my opinion on the iPhone and M8 looking better which many tech blogs, etc would agree on. So you would take a plastic casino over a Rolex because plastic has all those advantages over metal?

      • If both only tell time and are free, then I’d go with the Rolex. If the Casino looked decent with plastic yet had way more dimensions of usage, then I’d go with it over the Rolex…look and feel isn’t everything to me.

      • Rowan09

        Good, but most people wouldn’t say look at that plastic Casio looking better than the metallic or Gold Rolex. Hey bro if that happens you can keep the G shock and I’ll take the Rolex. Hit me up first please. You deserve this

      • dpacemaker

        I agree with your point on it is all subjective. I would also say that a plastic phone done correctly would work. I don’t buy my devices based on looks, I buy based on OS. So if Apple went 100% plastic I would still buy the phone and enjoy it. I could care less about what it’s made out of as long as it works as demoed.

      • Cameron Chao

        its all in the head, premium is what people make it out to be, metal > plastic no matter how much science proves the latter to be better. My jacket says Armani no matter how much “better” the North Face is. Welcome to the real world.

    • Kurt

      I’ll take plastic with the manyyyyyyyyyy superior aspects to metal.

      • It will never look as good, no matter how much you troll.

      • Guest

        It’ll never look as good, it already looks better…

  • whats this gap on note 4 i keep hearing about

    • Alberto Espinal

      Its a credit card holder!

      • i thought they had square built in

      • Alberto Espinal

        You know I was being sarcastic, right?

      • i know, i was too with the square comment

      • Kurt

        Can you post a vid? I haven’t seen or heard anything about it. Thankssss

      • Alberto Espinal
    • Rowan09

      I read they tried to release it early to compete with the 6+ demand and end up sending out a lot of defective phones. Where’s the “gap gate” articles all over the web and YouTube?

      • there’s none because no one cares for samsung like they do for apple

      • Rowan09

        Basically it wouldn’t be news, but hey it comes with the territory for Apple.

    • Slifur

      Thats the gap where u can put the s-pen if you’re tired.

    • archer14

      HUEHUEHUEHUEHUE

  • Yujin

    If they used little people for the sit test is unfair. We need some heavy ass people to really take the stress test lol

    BUT on another “note” many reviews claim the Galaxy note has build quality issues. Like GAPs in between the screen and that sort of thing. Don’t take my word for it. Google it and you will see. Lol.

    #gapGate #crapGate #tooBigToFail

  • Fanboy 

    But can they deliver even close to 10 million sales opening weekend?

    • Yujin

      Shhh Samsung only uses market share numbers from their $10 phones.

    • Definitely not, they don’t have that much loyal sheeps…which is good; it forces them to make much better products to gain customers.

      • Rowan09

        Why must you lie? Samsung sells more phones than any Android device maker. What about the Galaxy devices trumps other Android phones might I ask? You seem to always imply everyone is playing catch up to Samsung.

      • Why must you hypocritically act like Samsung’s flagship sales match Apple’s? Samsung sells more affordable phones than anyone for sure, but that’s due to them being affordable. Not due to the phone being better than others.

        When you get to the flagship SmartPhone side though, they not only make the most versatile SmartPhone hadware (with water resistance, digitizer pen support, storage expansion, IR blaster, etc), they’re also durable and great build quality devices. Plus their touchwiz is packed with lots of features that I jailbreak for on my iPhone 4s. Unfortunately, it’s also packed with loads of Manufacturer and Carrier bloatware, which would require root access in order to remove them.

      • Kurt

        Apple copies Samsung for a reason. Samsung is the trend setter nowadays. Facts are facts.

      • Guest

        LOLZ. Time to take a stroll down memory lane,

      • Kurt

        Samsung was king of copying. I take that stroll often on this site. 2007-2011 apple was being copied like Apple copies samsung now

      • Rowan09

        With what? Please don’t say screen size. Dell did it first with the Streak 5.0, then HTC made the first hugely popular 4+ inch device with the Evo and then the S3 came out. Before the Note came Samsung failed with the Galaxy Player and the Note 1 wasn’t a huge hit either. It wasn’t until the S3 and the court cases when people started to pay attention to Samsung. I give Samsung credit for making big screen phones the in thing again, but they were not the first. Since you are quick to point out when Apple is not the first, do the same for Samsung.

      • Kurt

        Didn’t I write out a long list to you more than once? Not doing it again buddy. Go back and re-read them.

      • Rowan09

        No you wrote a list of why you thought the Note 3 was better, but not why Apple is now copying Samsung.

      • N&LH

        Samsung still copying
        Apple copies Samsung now. How?

      • Kurt

        Oh sorry, Apple not only came out with all their ideas/designs themselves. Hey they even invented the telephone. Bow down to Apple. Praise Tim Cook. He loves you.

      • dpacemaker

        Yeah Samsung hasn’t copied Apple in quite a while. They did rush out a fingerprint sensor though, but it wasn’t copying in my opinion. Have they came out with a 64bit phone yet? They mocked Apple at first, then announced they would too be releasing a 64bit phone. Again, not copying, just the direction the tech was going in. I would say Apple has been taking elements of Android over Samsung.

      • Kurt

        Funny you mention the 64bit. The Note 4 Exynos varient is 64bit haha. I just wish Apple would copy even more. We get better devices and they have to push themselves even more to differentiate themselves. It’s your opinion Samsung didn’t copy the fingerprint scanner, but in my opinion they did and from Apple. Not from Pantech or Motorola that preceded Apple. We have different opinions on that. I just hope you are pro-copying (or whatever term you prefer).

      • dpacemaker

        How did Apple copy the 64bit chip? The 5s was before the Note 4, and the 64bit exynos chip was also after the 5s. I don’t know if that is what you were saying, but the “haha” threw me off. I don’t think anyone is really copying anyone at this point. Technology is just moving in a certain direction. The fact that Samsung was able to put in a scanner in just a few months shows they had already been working on it. I think Apple has a better scanner, but tech was going in that direction anyways. If it would have been a Apple copy it would have been the same type instead of a swipe gesture to use it. I brought up the 64bit because I don’t think that Samsung coming out with one is copying. You could say I’m pro copying, I’m pro anything that drives technology to become better and easier.

      • Rowan09

        Yes even the white headset and the alpha looks like a 5, but hey who’s checking beside Samsung fans.

      • Kurt

        The original LG Prada phone first shown off in dec 2006 it’s a clear rip off of the iPhone 4. Apple should sue them.

      • Rowan09

        No one would confuse an iPhone 4 for the Prada.

      • Kurt

        iPhone looks way better but we know where design came from though.

      • Rowan09

        I don’t know maybe.

      • have_gun_will_travel

        Are you drunk, or high?

      • Rowan09

        Who made that statement? Once again I said it is the number 1 selling Android device worldwide and has just as many sheep following as Apple. This notion that they are setting the bar for everyone to follow is just a lie. Samsung is best for making many different devices to find what sticks. They made the Alpha last month which is basically a Note 4 without a stylus, the made the Zoom which is a phone with a camera in the back, the made the S4, then the S4 mini, then the active. Should I keep going. I own a Note 2 and would sell it if I can for a HTC One any day, but it’s not worth the money I spent to fix it. Most of the features on Galaxy devices are not used at all and they follow the same strategy for Touch Wiz, eye scroll, etc. You are quick to give them credit and bash Apple. I don’t hate Galaxy phones, but I don’t believe they are the best Android device. Are trying to say if a phone doesn’t have an iR blaster it’s lacking somehow? Sony started the waterproofing game not Samsung and expandable memory is on almost every Android and Blackberry devices and is far from new. Man you are just amazing.

      • Right, so in other words, you were playing the pathetic bait switch game. The original commenter stated that Samsung sales won’t reach Apple’s, I confirmed that and said they don’t have that many loyal sheeps, then you came impotently raging that they sell a lot of devices.

        “This notion that they are setting the bar for everyone to follow is just a lie. Samsung is best for making many different devices to find what sticks.”

        Yeah, call all their attempts at making distinct and innovative devices plain throwing stuff at the wall. When they make something different, you just ignore it as their way of seeing what sticks to the wall…when Apple sees what sticks and makes a similar device, then you call that “Apple doing it right”…gimme a break dude.

      • Rowan09

        Samsung does have many loyal sheeps and they are number 1 when it comes to Android, so don’t try to pass it off as if they lagging in sheep following. Apple does not have the luxury to do a whatever stick approach. Please give me this whatever stick device they made since the iPhone was released? I’m not mad at Samsung strategy but it IS their strategy. They are releasing the Note 4 and just released a new phone Alpha last month which has the same metallic sides. They release many different phones at one time and that’s just what they do. Please tell me who asked for a Galaxy Mega or Zoom?

      • They certainly have such loyal sheeps (I see a lot in their YouTube section), just not as many as Apple is what I stated.

        “Apple does not have the luxury to do a whatever stick approach.”

        Right, they can’t make their own factory with the hundreds of billions of dollars they have in their account…dude, it takes only 4 billion to do that if they had any intentions of such. Seriously, they only focus on a fraction of the products Samsung makes (PCs, Home Appliances, etc.). They should be able to stay miles ahead of Samsung in the PC industry. But no, no need to innovate and go through trial and errors when they’ve got more than enough sheeps to milk and still make loads more cash than most other companies.

        “Please tell me who asked for a Galaxy Mega or Zoom?”

        And who asked for the iPhone back in 2007? That’s the whole idea of bringing something new/innovative to the same industry. You don’t see the use, nothing wrong with that. I too have no use of a Galaxy Mega, but there are those who prefer their phone replacing all their needs of a tablet, and the Mega accomplishes that for some people. Neither do I have a use of the Galaxy K Zoom, but there are those who prefer their phone replacing all their needs of a pocket point and shoot camera. The Galaxy K Zoom accomplishes that.

      • Rowan09

        Why not make a phone with a cooler because there are those who want to keep their drinks cool? Come on man. The Mega and Zoom flopped and was far anything innovative. I don’t hate Samsung but to believe Apple can follow the same approach is laughable. Apple makes record profits year over year and yet investor aren’t satisfied. You believe they can make a Galaxy Zoom or even release a iPhone 6b (b for before 6) and then release the 6 a month later? I remember when they made the iPad 2 I believe and released the New iPad later in the year, people were upset and they gave people refunds to purchase the new device. Samsung’s model will not work for Apple especially since Apple actually makes the products and the software while Samsung only focuses on the hardware. Why don’t Samsung go to Tizen since they are so innovative and hurt the Android ecosystem?

      • “Why not make a phone with a cooler because there are those who want to keep their drinks cool?”

        That’s a new idea, imagine some ice beam phone that accomplishes such…maybe sometime in the future. We already have Samsung projector phones.

        “The Mega and Zoom flopped and was far anything innovative”

        Flopped implies people didn’t want such yet, doesn’t make it a bad product. That’s Samsung taking the risk to do trial and error with new/innovative SmartPhone design. Maybe you have your dingbat-definition of what innovation is, but the conventional definition is

        “to introduce something new; make changes in anything established.”

        And right now, SmartPhones are established as having a no optical zoom, the Galaxy K Zoom aimed to change that. Also, they were established as being an additional device to carry with your tablet, the Galaxy Mega aimed to change that.

        “Samsung’s model will not work for Apple especially since Apple actually makes the products and the software while Samsung only focuses on the hardware. Why don’t Samsung go to Tizen since they are so innovative and hurt the Android ecosystem? “

        Yeah the Samsung model uses standard and compatible software, with little to no control in their hands. They already have their SmartPhone store, so, maybe in the future they’ll build a Tizen SmartPhone that’s backwards compatible with Android APKs…won’t be innovative though, BlackBerry already does that.

      • Rowan09

        Your definition of innovative is off. Simply bringing something new doesn’t constitute for being innovative if it fails to make a change in how others make devices. An innovative product or idea changes the industry and neither of these phones changed anything.

      • “Your definition of innovative is off”

        Right, thanks for proving that you have a dingbat-definition of what innovation is, ’cause that’s the conventional definition (bit ly/1CHHGOB)…

      • Rowan09

        Yes but the Mega didn’t bring anything new and neither did the zoom.

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    The Samsung babies strike again.

  • Maxim∑

    Notice how its facing down in the video. Probably to hide the screen gap widening even more than it already is.

    But to be fair… yes the Note 4 is obviously sturdier

    • It had to break at some point. Duh.

      • Maxim∑

        Yeah

        But you do realize 250N is 56LBS which is nothing. Even the 6 plus could withstand 90LBS. Which means Samsung is playing games again

      • Right, we’ll see how it holds up to the new bend test when it goes on sale…

      • Have you seen the Note 4 bend test (http://bit ly/Ztidtr)? Turns out that it does bend (seemed much softer than the Note 3), but can be bent back without cracking the screen (that might be what gapgate was for)… unlike the iPhone 6+ which will crack (http://bit ly/1B588ij) if you attempt bending it back.

      • Have you seen the Note 4 bend test (http://bit ly/Ztidtr)? Turns out that it does bend (seemed much softer than the Note 3, almost as soft as the iPhone 6+, http://bit ly/1yH7zMe), but can be bent back without cracking the screen (that might be what gapgate was for)…unlike the iPhone 6+, which will crack (http://bit ly/1B588ij) if you attempt bending it back.

  • Nuno Xavier

    Doesn’t quite seem like a 100kg weight impact tho.. Seems more like a slight bump…

    • Beta382

      That just goes to show that the Note 4 is more resilient to bending than you want to believe.

      • Nuno Xavier

        Is not that i don’t believe, i just like to see these kind of things in a live scenario, because if you put a phone on the back pocket of your pants, it’s not just the force from the weight, it’s also the actual pocket forcing the object to curve (just look at a butt, it’s round), and this goes not just for this phone.. But if it stands that, awesome then for the owners 🙂 !

      • archer14

        “pocket forcing the object to curve” Seems like you know exactly jacksh1t about what you’re talking about. Carry on. Let’s have some more of your wisdom, or whatever you might call it.

      • Nuno Xavier

        I’m sorry if my english vocabulary doesn’t match yours, to explain myself better, your highness… oh by the way, unless your ass is flat, yours curve too when sitting, you don’t need an object in your pocket for the pocket to curve, following you butt line, or physics in my country is different than in yours!?

  • Seed Justice

    If only Samsung’s marketing team were in-change of making there flagship phones maybe and maybe the Ugly S series designs will disappper from the face of the earth.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Typo : In 2nd last paragraph..
    There are 2 6’s.
    The iPhone maker performed more than 30,000 durability tests on the iPhone “6 6” and iPhone 6 Plus combined before deciding to start mass producing them.

    • archer14

      Wow, yay, I found a typo! I’m special, I’m unique. I’m a sharp shooter.

      NOT.

  • Fevostone

    Is it just me having problems playing videos on safari..? Plz let me know people.

    • Allen B

      Update to the new firmware there’s a fix for that!

      • Fevostone

        I am on iOS 8.0.2 this
        Is the new firmware.

      • Yes Pause Button Makes Video Go Black Also Alot More Video Cant Play

      • Fevostone

        Hopefully iOS 8.1 will sort it and I hope it bring airplay back. The icon is missing in safari

  • Alberto Espinal

    Keep on dreaming Samsung, too late to the Bendgate game, China’s reservations surpassed 2 millions, people dont care, they know its an extra delicate device so people will take care of them, so it is over!! Good bye Samsung so long!!

  • Allen B

    People will really put a stress test on the phone when it comes out, they look like they were scared to put some real pressure on it and we’re taking it lightly. We’ll see when it’s realeased

  • Allen B

    They should of went until the phone snapped, like they can’t afford it.

    • Kurt

      When it snaps it reproduces into two fully functioning Note 4s in mint condition. Pretty remarkable! Think Different

  • justme

    I think, samsung testers have “fun” with dat ass after done the video.. LOL!

    • archer14

      No, it;s just you.

  • @dongiuj

    People still in denial or can’t really face reality on the TOPIC.

    • Rowan09

      There’s no denial, the iPhone 6+ is Apples most fragile phone to date, but now since people are aware now what? Samsung is fighting a losing battle with this one because they just rushed the Note 4 to many defective orders with a huge gap in the screen. This “bendgate” nonsense is just old news now.

      • theemptyhead

        Please define huge. Go to YouTube and watch “Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Unboxing and First Impressions!” uploaded by Android Authority. You’ll know how huge the gap is. Those are not defective orders. Those are designed like that. If that tiny gap design will bring any kind of issues for its consumer then you can accuse them. I’ll also accuse them. But for now keep your factless accuses to yourself.

      • Rowan09

        Dude I’m not the one that made these statements, Google it I don’t own a Note 4. The gap is big enought to put a credit card was what I read. I’ve fixed all the Samsung devices (excluding the S5) and if that’s actually the size of the gap that’s huge. Does it mean all the Note 4’s are defective no, but apparently many defective units went out especially since they did release the phone early.

      • Jason Jones

        From the owners manual:
        “Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.”

        Yeah, that instills confidence.

      • @dongiuj

        “Old news”. I’m not going to try to get into a pointless heated discussion about “old news” but from what I’ve experienced over the past few years is that when apple has an issue it is almost imediately classed as “old news” but when it’s another tech company the news keeps coming back again and again by apple fans. Funny that, isn’t it?
        Like I said, I’m not going to get into a pointless heated discussion about this so that’s all I’m going to say on this topic.

      • Rowan09

        It’s old news because everyone media outlet, YouTube videos, etc are making it played out. Please educate me on any issue from any other company that gets blown up like something involving Apple? Even if this was any other company I would say the same thing, it’s just old now. How long will this go on until the 6s+? I guarantee they’ll make a video doing the 6s+ bend test when it’s released.

    • TwinSon

      Denial about what? Face the reality of what? Everything you say is always nonsensical banter with and you never actually successfully convey a point (which you say you’re not trying to make).

      Apple is still going to sell and 9 defective phones isn’t going to change that. You didn’t even know how NFC worked so where exactly is your footing to stand on?

      • @dongiuj

        I do know how NFC works. Known it from EXPERIENCE for the past 7-8 years in a similar way as to what it sounds like apple has in mind to copy. Nothing to do with google pay or anything you decided to bring into the conversation that wasn’t even mentioned in the article back then. Not my fault you couldn’t understand the fact I was pointing out about apple pretty much copying a pay system almost a decade old.

      • TwinSon

        You’re focusing too much on the “when” and should be focusing on the “why”. I honestly doubt your experience of “7-8” years because the Nexus S was the VERY FIRST smartphone to have an NFC chip and that was in 2010 and a little Nokia flip phone was the first actual NFC phone in 2006. Still want to stick with 7-8 years of Experience?

        Secondly, you wouldn’t even have a smartphone if were not for the original iPhone being the skeleton for modern smartphones, so that blows up your second point about “copying”.

        Lastly, NFC is not even a Pay System so I don’t even know where that came from? It’s a two way comm system that just happens to be useful as a contactless payment system if implemented correctly. And up until now, it HASNT Been.

        So outside of you MAYBE having had used a couple NFC tags or sharing a picture with someone via NFC (which is a novelty) anytime AFTER 2010, nothing you said holds any weight.

        Just give Apple some credit for incorporating NFC into their phones and creating Apple Pay because that is the catalyst needed for widespread use of NFC.

      • @dongiuj

        Oh my god. I’ll tell you AGAIN. Not sure how many times you need to be told this bit this is the last time. A payment system using NFC tech started BEFORE SMARTPHONES in japan.
        DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
        Lived in Japan 7 years ago, did you? Still living there? Been living there all this time while it’s been in use? Oh, ok then.
        I can’t be bothered with you anymore.

      • TwinSon

        NFC is a Smartphone and Mobile Device standard, bud. So tell me how you use NFC before smartphones when NFC is FOR smartphones.

      • dpacemaker

        NFC was a standard on Flip-Phones in Japan in 2006. Like @DonGiuj:disqus said it was a standard form of payment in Japan back then. Even Brian Tong on CNET references this whenever NFC is discussed.

      • TwinSon

        Go back and read what I said…..I swear.

      • dpacemaker

        Japan has been using NFC as a norm since 2006, and it was being used before that. It was being developed and marginally used in Japan in 2004, with full adoption in 2006. I read what you said and what you said was wrong.

      • theemptyhead

        How stupid and stubborn you are. it is called nfc/felica. When i first came in japan in 2005, the first phone i bought was from docomo p902i. It was able to use for payment just by touching my phone. Yes, it was not smartphone and still you can use it for nfc payment.
        This new nfc payment system might be something new and exciting for you but for people living in japan there’s nothing new or exciting.

      • theemptyhead

        You seriously have no idea what he’s talking about. Nfc payment system was introduced in cellphones in Japan since 2004. Still it is being used by vast majority of japanese people.
        You can use your phone to pay at all the public transportation, buy drinks from vending machine, shop at departmental stores, convenient stores, etc etc Iphones took a little longer to be popular in Japan mainly because iphone lacked this payment system. Even now in japan most aged people carries two phones. One smartphone and other japanese phone for their nfc payment.
        The same thing is being done by apple here. Just the difference is they’re putting it on a smartphone.

      • TwinSon

        You didn’t even read what I said….because NFC’s first introduction to cellphones in 2006 is the exact same as 2004 right? Stop it.

      • theemptyhead

        I read everything you said and you still lack some knowledge. Do some google and study first.

      • @dongiuj

        Words falling on deaf ears. He has zero actual experience of what we are talking about. I have lived in Japan for 12 years now and this thing kicked off and used as a selling point for certain “clamshell phones” (before smartphones were on the market) approximately 8 years ago. It’s like he can’t accept that he’s wrong. He’s just gone so far with it I guess it’s too difficult to admit something now. I don’t understand what his problem is….Denial? Ignorance perhaps? I’ve no idea. But what I do know is, from now on I’m just going to ignore him.

  • Wrong! iPhones have a unibody design. Samsung devices for the most part have plastic thick backs. Having those on during the test invalidates the results completely! Take the back off the phone and watch the phone snap with hardly any pressure. These tests crack me up. Everyone of the tests on youtube as well as the so called official ones.

    • archer14

      Yeah you’re right. I always take the back off my phone when I put it in my back pocket. Just so that it doesn’t invalidate the FIZIX of an iphone.

    • Kurt

      Thick backs? Why lie? Why desman tale the phone to make it weaker? What? The back is super thin and has little to do with structural integrity.

      You’re not possibly this dumb are you? You normally are pretty fair so maybe your talking about a different company?

  • TwinSon

    And yet I still bought a 6+ and it hasn’t bent. Guess I’m just one of the lucky ones.

    • Rowan09

      Me too and my brother 3.

      • TwinSon

        Lol I my mom and dad got a Gold 6+ and 6 respectively. I got he Space Gray 6+ and my 2 roommates got a Space Gray 6+ and Gold 6. None have bent, I guess we should all play the lottery. I’m 6’3 215lbs athletic build as well so I’m not exactly featherweight.

      • Rowan09

        I know. All these IOS users and owners yet I didn’t hear one story about a bent iPhone 6 or 6+ from normal usage.

  • Michael Duy

    Who the F@£! Sits on his smartphone? -_-
    I usually put it on my jacket pocket.

    • TwinSon

      Right? Common Sense has never been so uncommon.

  • TwinSon

    Apple’s Ecosystem is the one of the leading reasons why people buy iPhones. iOS tailored Apps, a variety of Accessories, an actual Storefront with people who’re actually knowledgeable about the products they’re selling and provide classes for those who want to know more? Who else does that? It’s an experience that sells itself.

    People want to bitch about specs but if you ask them about their car, they’re probably NOT driving a Bugatti Veyron. I’ve had a Pantech Burst, One X, One M7 an S4, and I would still pick iPhone over Android.

    And besides all that, who actually sits on a device of that size anyways? If you own a device that cost a few hundred dollars, maybe it shouldn’t be underneath your ass when you sit down.

  • springer85

    LMFAO SAMESUNG really are PATHETIC!!
    There is ZERO evidence that Iphone 6 Plus do bend in pockets, that was just some lame gimp telling lies to get attention!!
    Hey SAMESUNG instead of always mocking Apple why do you not actually make a ground breaking device like the Iphone and Ipad like Apple did instead of just COPYING THEM!

    • Turning a blind eye to all the evidence out there doesn’t make them disappear…

      • Dan

        ignore that guy, his stupidity is beyond measure

      • TwinSon

        Listen, what he said was stupid, but honestly there is a lot of questions surrounding the alleged bending issue. I own a 6+ and I just don’t buy that sitting it in my front pocket can do that. i’m 6’3 215lbs and I’m sure that with an extended (as in hours over the span of weeks) amount of time sitting on it in a way that created a large amount of pressure via my back pocket could possibly bend it a little, but the front? Doubt it. There’s more to it than these 9 people are leading us to believe.

      • theemptyhead

        Do you know how many people wears skinny jeans? Try wearing skinny jeans and put your 6+ in front pocket. It’s not just skinny jeans, even in your regular pants if the front pockets are a bit small then you’ll notice.

    • @dongiuj

      “There is zero evidence”
      Are you serious? Apple confirmed it. And your next incorrect statement will be?…

  • Jason Jones

    “The secret behind the durability of the Galaxy Note 4? The metal frame, the magnesium bracket and the mutually reinforcing structure between parts, according to the firm.”

    Nope, it’s the gap between screen and frame that Samsung claims is by design in the owners manual.

    • archer14

      Way too salty bro, way too salty.

  • Matt

    Well, few things for sure. They won’t sell 10 million in a few days, and people won’t be lining up to get their hands on one.
    Oh the jealous of Samsung – gotta love it!

  • have_gun_will_travel

    The Samsung “Three-Point Bend Test” video is rigged. When you move IN the outside points, you VASTLY increase the amount of force needed to make something bend or break. I guarantee you, move them out to the edges, and you will see completely different numbers!

    • Did you miss the 100kg butt sitting on the phone?

  • rockdude094

    Did that guy really sit on the phone a few 100 times ??? Idk if his job sucks or is good :

  • Ian Leon

    that little stickman has a weird butt

  • José Gabriel Rivera Velázquez

    I don’t like the fact that more and more people are commenting on everything. Myself included 🙂

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    Pathetic. Samsung is just jealous of Apple selling so many iPhones in such a short time period.

  • leart

    Sucksung should start do to care about their own shitgates products, so people can choose by their self witch product to buy.
    And all this thing is idiotic since the weakest phone from tests results was htc, but of course bashing apple will make Sucksung to luck like their real competitor is apple instead of Lg or Sony, Htc

  • TJ

    *cough* #gapgate