With all the oooohhsss and aaaaahhhs of Apple’s latest reiteration of their famous line of iPhone, the iPhone 6 an the iPhone 6 Plus, it sure has been such a suspect to many scrutiny among Apple aficionados and, well, Android fans alike. Being one of the most famous smartphone brands around the world, Apple has at last given in to many of its users request for a much larger screen. Top Android OEMs, such as Samsung, Sony and HTC have all been quite ahead of this trend 2 or 3 years ago, with Samsung being the first to tread this waters and capitalize in it. There has been such many other OEMs who have tread the big screened smartphone category. With Apple’s launch of both a 4.7 inch and 6 inch iPhone it has finally catered to its well established market, who has been clamoring for bigger screens.
But treading into the phablet category is not as easy as Apple might have thought. While many Android OEMs have been in it for a few years already (so much practice going into it), Apple’s iPhone Plus (despite it being an Apple product) is still an infant going into this stage of the category, and being a very well scrutinized (or often criticized) product with such high expectations (because of the so unreasonable price) the last thing you’d expect from it is being able to BEND….easily. Yep, that’s right folks. It bends as easily and that is not even a feature. According to Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy channel in YouTube, iPhone 6 Plus users have been clamoring of how easily the phone bends while in their pockets. It is easy to assume that this being in their back pockets, but some, according to Lewis, had only their iPhone 6 Plus in front of their pockets. Such measly mistake their by Apple iGuess. LG has even gotten into this by tweeting their very own LG G Flex.
— LG Electronics UK (@LGUK) September 22, 2014
And so here is the video.
A lot of people who have seen the video, also wanted to know how Samsung’s own Note 3 would stand up to the #Bend test and this guy readily did a followup video of him bending a Note 3. While the iPhone 6 Plus was made of anodized aluminum and stainless steel, the Note 3’s back is made of plastic and it’s internals are reinforced by metal. I am a Note 3 user and can really attest to how durable the phone is, except of course putting it in torture tests as seen in those Youtube videos. Well, below is the bend test comparison of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
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