On Friday we covered a video that showed the Galaxy S6 Edge bends just about as easily as the iPhone 6 Plus. It was filmed by SquareTrade, which bent the iPhone 6 Plus, One M9 and Galaxy S6 Edge on video under varying degrees of force. Samsung recently offered an official response to the video, and the company isn’t pleased.
“First, the video assumes a very specific condition – 110lbf (50kgf), which rarely occurs under normal circumstances,” Samsung said. “The normal force that generated when a person presses the back pocket is approximately 66lbf (30kgf). Our internal test results indicate that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are not bendable even under 79lbf (32kgf), which is equivalent to putting pressure to snap a bundle of five pencils at once.”
Samsung also said that SquareTrade only showed the durability of the front side, and believes that all angles should be tested to show the full durability of its smartphone. “All our devices are put [through] rigorous high-quality validation tests before they are delivered to consumers,” Samsung explained. “These tests include various conditions, such as dropping, bending, and breakage. And we are confident that all our smartphones are not bendable under daily usage.”
Samsung included its own 3-point stress test in its post, and you can watch that in the clip below: