When reports of the iPhone 6 Plus warping under pressure began to spread earlier this week, many users became concerned about the durability of their brand new devices. Once Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy released a video of himself bending the iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands, #BendGate (or as we prefer to called it, “Bent-gazi”) started trending all over social media.
After a short reprieve, Hilsenteger is back with the final installment of his bend tests in which he attempts to bend the iPhone 6, the HTC One (M8), the new Moto X and a Nokia Lumia smartphone in order to see how other modern flagship devices stand up to extreme pressure.
First up was the iPhone 6. Although some users have reported similar signs of stress on the iPhone 6 as others have with the 6 Plus, Hilsenteger was unable to cause much damage to the 4.7-inch device, no matter how hard he tried. Other than a small dent, the phone stayed intact. An aluminum body with a smaller form factor is undeniably better equipped to handle external stress than the oversized chassis of the 6 Plus.
The Android phones fared even better than the iPhone 6. There was a frightening crack as the HTC One (M8) began to bend, but it turned out to be the glue holding the display in place. The phone itself was completely unscathed. The new Moto X was even sturdier, refusing to budge, crack or emit any noise whatsoever as Hilsenteger pushed with all his might.
Even Nokia’s Lumia device, equipped with its enormous camera, couldn’t be bent. As with the HTC One (M8), the screen temporarily popped out of place, but it didn’t look any worse for wear otherwise.
Watch the full (and final?) bend test video below: