Last week, SquareTrade conducted a bend test on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and found that the smartphone is not only as bendable as the iPhone 6 Plus, but is susceptible to breaking as well. Before another Bendgate saga kicks off, Samsung has refuted the test results by conducting a bend test of its own. Also Read - Best battery smartphones under Rs 15,000: Redmi Note 10T, Realme Narzo 30 and more
SquareTrade’s test showed that the Galaxy S6 Edge bent under 110lbf, but the much talked-about curved display couldn’t handle the pressure and cracked. To check its breaking point, the folks increased the pressure, and the handset broke apart at 149lbf. Also Read - Upcoming phone launches to expect in August 2021: Redmi 10, iQOO 8, Realme GT, Samsung Galaxy A52s, more
Samsung however claims that in real world conditions, the force generated when the phone is in one’s back pocket is approximately 66lbf. Furthermore the company conducted internal tests of its own and found that both its flagship smartphones could withstand pressures around 80lbf. The South Korean giant also says that the front as well as the back side of its smartphones can withstand different degrees of pressure. Also Read - Top 5G smartphones under Rs 20,000 in August 2021: Samsung A22 5G, Redmi Note 10T, etc
To further drive in its point Samsung conducted a three-point bend test of its own on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. But it didn’t lose the opportunity to take a dig at the likes of SquareTrade, saying, “This video was not produced to satisfy sadistic desires by attempting to destroy phones, but to show how Samsung’s mobile devices are designed and tested to endure physical stress.”
Samsung put both the smartphones under similar bending machine, and both could withstand pressure of around 80lbf. It also boasts that every smartphone in the company’s lineup is put to test under different conditions like dropping, bending, and breakage.
While Samsung persists that its smartphones are not bendable in real world conditions, it refuses to acknowledge SquareTrade’s test results. In their tests the Galaxy S6 Edge bent at 110lbf, which is not far off from the 100lbf at which the iPhone 6 Plus bent.
Will Samsung be facing Bendgate 2.0? With the smartphones going on sale later this week, we won’t have to wait long to find out.