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Nexus 6P bend test video raises some serious questions

by Jacob Kleinman | October 30, 2015October 30, 2015 10:00 am PDT

The Nexus 6P has received pretty unanimous praise so far, but Google’s new phone may not be as great as we thought. A new video shows the Huawei-made device bending like butter in the hands of YouTuber JerryRigEverything.

We’re not really sure what to make of this video to be honest. If it’s accurate, and it seems to be, Google could have a pretty big scandal on its hands (remember BendGate?), though this is the first we’ve heard of any structural issues with the Nexus 6P. JerryRigEverything has a pretty solid track record when it comes to testing out new devices.

Before actually bending the phone, he also puts it through several other stress tests. That includes slicing the Nexus 6P’s display with a razor blade and holding a flame up to the screen. It’s possible all that damage weakened the phone a bit, though you’d think the metal frame would be tough enough to withstand some pressure on its own.

That doesn’t seem to be the case though, and JerryRigEverything has some pretty harsh words to describe the device. “I am being completely serious when I say my little sister could have bent this phone in half,” he notes. “The Nexus 6P is a joke, hands down.”

Hopefully we’ll get a better sense of the Nexus 6P’s durability soon, though in the meantime you may want to be extra careful if you’ve already purchased the new smartphone.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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