Unless you’ve managed to avoid the Internet entirely today, I’m certain you’ve seen at least a couple reports of the iPhone 6 Plus being surprisingly vulnerable to bending. A video from Unbox Therapy is the extreme example that is getting the most attention, but there are reports from many users that after carrying the iPhone 6 Plus in their front pocket for a few days, they are starting to see a permanent bend in the phone.
Here’s the aforementioned Unbox Therapy video that is causing quite a stir. TL;DW, the iPhone 6 Plus comes away pretty severely bent just below the volume buttons.
Not surprisingly many Apple fans came to their defense immediately saying that of course any phone will bend and break if you put a great deal of pressure on it. Well Unbox Therapy took that feedback and made a second video attempting to bend the Galaxy Note 3 in the same fashion. TL;DW the Galaxy Note 3 bends and apparently makes quite a bit of creaking in the process, but ultimately shows virtually no ill effects from having been bent.
The results really shouldn’t be terribly surprising given the aluminum construction of the iPhone 6 Plus versus the plastic found in the Galaxy Note 3; however, Samsung fans are going to have a hard time passing up rubbing this in the face of Apple fans after years of hearing about the superior build quality of Apple devices.