Consumer Reports used a three-point flexural test to determine how much force different large devices could take before bending. In short, here are the results:
|HTC One (M8)||70 pounds||90 pounds|
|Apple iPhone 6||70 pounds||100 pounds|
|Apple iPhone 6 Plus||90 pounds||110 pounds|
|LG G3||130 pounds||130 pounds|
|Apple iPhone 5||130 pounds||150 pounds|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 3||150 pounds||150 pounds|
Here is an important point:
The reports stated that Apple applies 25 kilograms (slightly more than 55 pounds) of force to an iPhone 6 Plus to test flex. What does 55 pounds mean in context? Using our Instron, we found that it’s approximately the force required to break three pencils.
Basically, as I have been saying all along, bendgate is a tremendous amount of BS. There may be some defective phones out there but the ones I tested were not bending, despite extreme pressure.
OK, now we resolved that… Next issue please.