Lab tests find iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus aren’t really that bendable

Independent consumer advocacy publication, Consumer Reports, has run lab tests on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus demonstrating that they are much harder to bend than viral videos would lead individuals to believe.

The publication subjected iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to a "three-point flexural test", in which the phones were supported at two points on either end while force is applied on top. For comparison, Consumer Reports also tested an iPhone 5, LG G3, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One M8.

The HTC One M8 fared the worst, deforming after 31.75 kg of pressure and fracturing at 40.8 kg of pressure. The smaller iPhone 6 also bent at 31.75 kg, but didn't separate until 45.35 kg. It took 40.8 kg of pressure to bend the iPhone 6 Plus, and almost 50 kg to fracture it. The Galaxy Note 3 fared the best, which didn't take any damage until faced with 68 kg of pressure, at which point it splintered and stopped working.

The complete results can be read on Consumer Reports' website.

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