Just a few weeks ago, the media world erupted in chaos over a viral video which depicted Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus model being easily bent by the hands of the YouTube channel Unbox Therapy. While it was fairly odd to see so much attention being directed at this scenario since it was far from a “normal” use situation, there were a few reports from iPhone 6 Plus users whom claimed the device become warped due to the confinement of their tight pants' pocket. The result of these reports and this viral video spawned a phenomenon dubbed “Bendgate”.
There are a lot of people out there who love to hate on Apple customers regardless of any legitimate reasoning so the social media sites were being bombarded with bending iPhone Memes as well as satirical images and videos of which poked fun at the Bendgate scandal.
Many of these people who were bashing the new iPhone models consisted of Samsung users and many boasted that the new Galaxy Note 4 would not fall victim to the same test. These assumptions had been fairly warranted after Unbox Therapy posted an identical video with Samsung's Note 3 passing the same scenario with flying colors.
However, Unbox Therapy finally got their hands on the new Note 4 handset just a few days ago and decided to see for themselves as to whether or not it would meet the same fate as the iPhone 6 Plus. Surprisingly enough, the Note 4 did bend just like the iPhone 6 Plus and in the same general area despite its predecessor surviving without issue.
This just goes to prove to you that both the iPhone 6/6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are not indestructible, and frankly neither were designed to withstand such a non-realistic durability test like this. Both devices are excellent products, and while they differ in many areas, you can't go wrong with either option depending on your specific needs.
For those of you who are hesitant to buy an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus strictly due to the overblown Bendgate issue, I hope the realization that the Galaxy Note 4 also suffers from a similar issue eases your worries. The truth is that 99.9% of prospective iPhone buyers will be able to utilize the device for its entire lifespan without ever encountering a bending issue throughout normal use.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.