The 4.7-inch iPhone 6, the HTC One M8, the new Moto X, and a Nokia Lumia go through the same "bend test" that left the iPhone 6 Plus distorted, so how do they fare?
The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus may have drawn plenty of interest, but the smartphone is apparently facing some warping and bending issues.
Just days after Apple released its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, reports started to pile up in regards to a bending issue with the larger model. More specifically, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus apparently bends and distorts under normal pressure, such as being kept in a front pants pocket.
Numerous users uploaded images online showing warped iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, and a video demonstrating just how the device warps under hand pressure went viral in no time. The Internet had a field day with all sorts of jokes and mockery, such as calling it the "iPhone 6 Flex," or photoshopping a rolling pin as a product in the Apple Store, sold as an iPhone 6 Plus repair kit. These are just a couple of examples, but the #bendgate fiasco is gaining new dimensions as we speak.
After seeing the slew of reports in regards to this iPhone 6 Plus bending issue, YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger of Unboxed Therapy made the aforementioned video that went viral, showing how the smartphone was indeed bending when he applied pressure with his hands, without much effort.
Due to popular demand, the YouTuber is at it again, this time trying to show how competing smartphones react when subjected through the same "bend test" as the iPhone 6 Plus. After hearing about these bend issues, many were concerned whether the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 would experience the same problem, or whether the HTC One M8, which also has an aluminum construction, would warp under pressure as well.
In the latest video, Lewis took the iPhone 6, the HTC One M8, the new Motorola Moto X (second-generation), and a Nokia Lumia, and put them through the same bending attempt the iPhone 6 Plus went through in the previous clip.
It's worth pointing out that such videos are far from scientific testing, but considering that Lewis was previously able to bend the iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands, with no great (or noticeable) effort, it should help interested watchers get a better idea of how other phones would react.
The iPhone 6, for instance, apparently handles this test far better than its larger counterpart, without bending or warping as the iPhone 6 Plus. The HTC One M8, meanwhile, slightly groans under pressure and the display jumps out of place for a little, but no permanent damage seems to affect the smartphone. Again, there's no bending or warping like with the iPhone 6 Plus. The Moto X seems to put up a great fight, and Lewis is actually impressed with its durability and strong build. Lastly, the Nokia Lumia makes a creaking noise, but suffers no damage, which is not exactly surprising from a Nokia device.
To see the iPhone 6, HTC One M8, the new Moto X, and a sturdy Nokia Lumia go through this unscientific bend-test, check out the video below.
If you missed the previous video showing the wibbly-wobbly iPhone 6 Plus, check it out now.
Needless to mention, do not try this at home.