A us consumer magazine has put the screws on 6 topmobiler, including the new iPhones. Conclusion: they made up every one, but plastic is best.
Early rumors about unfortunate iPhone 6 users have created a wave of negative publicity by Apple’s latest products. As a follow-up to the rumors went bloggers from Unbox Therapy in the flesh on the big iPhone 6 Plus and managed to bend the big iPhone for open screen. iPhone-torture quickly gained viral legs to walk on and has now been seen small 50 million times. Trend #bendgate was to end.
Whether there are teams in the accusations of cheap aluminum and fragile design, Apple has understandably denied. The brand behind Apple points out at the same time that new iPhones go through rigorous testing before they are let loose. The American consumer magazine Consumer Reports tests now Apple’s claim by performing a bend-test of 6 popular topmobiler.
Consumer Reports puts the new iPhones, its predecessor iPhone 5S, Samsung’s Note 3, HTC’s aluminum Mobile One (M8) and LG’s G3 on pine bench.
Plastic hitting metal
The test consists in pushing an increasingly greater pressure in the middle of the phone-just until the phones deformed and can not fix itself out longer. Each test sequence adds 10 additional pounds, or roughly 5 kg until phones have to succumb.
Common for all phones is that they all can stick to a considerable pressure before they give in. Apple’s iPhones are designed to withstand a stylus pressure of 25 kg, a pressure as both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both can withstand without giving in.
First victim of torture will be HTC’s otherwise Hardy One (M8). Metal enclosure must, literally, bowing to the pressure when it hits 32 kg, after which it is permanently deformed. Apple iPhone 6 must give way at the same pressure, but may, however, make a slightly higher pressure before the phone is split apart.
Here is doing the maligned iPhone 6 Plus it actually better, as there must be further 9 kilos pressure before it will be deformed permanently.
The test, however, is Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 duks, the bends to a large extent, but the dishes themselves out again, even after a ferocious press 68 kg. The smaller iPhone 5S and LG’s flagship G3 occupies both the top 2 with a maximum pressure of 59 kg.
Finally, Consumer Reports points out that in the case of extraordinary high forces the phones will be exposed. Under ordinary use will the phones hardly overloaded for a point load, pressure will instead be apportioned over the phone chassis.
It is also worth noting that several of the phones ever worked in their curved shape.