SquareTrade is a third-party warranty vendor for devices and electronics, so it is probably in their best interest to know the breaking point, or damage point of the devices they warranty. They have released a video showing some bend tests on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and the HTC One M9, and the results are not favourable for people with, or wanting, either device.
The iPhone 6 Plus is mentioned here only because it appeared in the video. I assume it was used as a benchmark because after all the hype in 2014, everybody knows about the bendy iPhone – even people who don’t know what an iPhone is …
|iPhone 6 Plus||Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge||HTC One M9|
|Bending force||110 lbs||110 lbs - screen cracked||120 lbs|
|Breaking force||179 lbs||149 lbs||120 lbs|
If and when I find more stats I will add them to the table above.
Although SquareTrade’s testing may seem a bit extreme, it is still interesting to see the breaking point of some devices you may be considering. If nothing else, you may know enough now to remove your phone from your back pocket before sitting down 🙂