Last last week, SquareTrade released a video showing how bendable the Galaxy S6 Edge is. In fact even more bendable than the iPhone 6 Plus. Now Samsung is refuting the claim, and with good reason.
Samsung claims that the video shows the Galaxy S6 Edge being bent (and broken) under a pressure of 110lbf (50kgf). However, that kind of pressure just isn’t the norm. The majority of concern comes from the back pocket, which only generates about 66lbf (30kgf). Samsung’s own testing shows the Galaxy S6 Edge cannot be bent under 79lbf (32kgf). That level of pressure would snap a bundle of five pencils at once.
Samsung also feels that SquareTrade misled customers in that they only tested the front side of the phone, while many smartphones have different degrees of durability for both the front and back. Samsung will be asking SquareTrade to conduct the stress test again by targeting both the front and back sides, and release it to the public. However, they didn’t say they would ask them to do it at a different pressure level.
If you want to see Samsung’s own testing, here is a video showing their 3-point bend test…..