When the iPhone 6 Plus was released last year, Apple faced serious criticism from a number of customers who claimed that their new iPhones had bent in their pockets. Companies like LG, Samsung, HTC and even BlackBerry took advantage of the ‘Bendgate’, though it was short lived and the issue was in fact not as serious as it was portrayed by an allegedly fake YouTube video. And with the new iPhone 6s Plus, Apple has made the chasis virtually unbendable by using 7000 series aluminum. But for Google’s latest flagship phone (made by Huawei), the situation looks much worse.
Apparently a YouTube user JerryRigEverything has performed a bend test on the new Google Nexus 6P and looking at the video, it seems that the device is extremely easy to bend and it absolutely destroys the Nexus 6P. The device’s metal body and screen bend over in half, way easier than the iPhone 6 Plus ever did.
According to JerryRigEverything, the Nexus 6P has three major structural flaws.
- The rear frame and side frame are attached only with basic dovetail joints, which are relatively weak compared to screws.
- Sidewalls are very thin.
- There’s a space between the battery and the motherboard inside the phone that can act as a pivot point for bending.
Google is however yet to officially respond to the apparent catastrophic structural failure. Check out the following video and judge for yourself:
Here’s another bend test, dubbed ‘Round Two’, to show again how bendy it really is, after viewers doubted the authenticity of the first video.
Well, it now appears bend-tests are the new drop test. What do you think about the Nexus 6P and its durability?