Everyone knows that once a potential flaw is discovered in the new iPhone then all phones in existence must be tested for the same flaw. It happened with Antennagate and now it’s happening with Bendgate.
The Apple iPhone 6 Plus proved easy to deform under pressure so the smaller iPhone 6 was put under the same test along with the iPhone 5s, the HTC One (M8), another aluminum phone, the Motorola Moto X (2014) and the Nokia Lumia 1020.
The iPhone 6 has the same basic design as the iPhone 6 Plus but it’s shorter and narrower, which gives its body more rigidity. It gave way a little bit but the problem isn’t anywhere near as severe as on the big phone.
The champ – surprisingly! – proved to be the Moto X. It has a metal frame but the back is plastic, wood or leather. It would have been interesting to see an Xperia be tested to see if a metal frame is more rigid than a metal unibody.
Of course, no phone will be put under such pressure in normal usage but the question is how it will survive a year or two being stressed in front and back pockets.
If you want to see phablet-sized devices (iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 3) bend, check out the earlier article.