Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 'Scientific' Bend Test Results

For me, nothing beats scientific comparative testing -- or at least, in this case, using a mechanical instrument to make sure that all factors remain constant through the entire process. This procedure, I believe, doesn't only yield more accurate results but also inspires confidence in viewers.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test

Taking Unbox Therapy's Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 manual bending videos a level higher, the peeps at uBreakiFix made use of this hardcore stress-test lab equipment in applying an equal force of 100 lbs right on the middle part of both devices -- not just in the area where they're most likely to bend.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test

Again, this was all done in response to complaints posted in social networking sites about the Apple iPhone 6 Plus' tendency to bend rather easily under 'conditions of normal use' like putting the phablet inside your jeans' front pocket and sitting down and - perhaps - to prove claims that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which has the same screen size as Apple's first smartphone-tablet hybrid, performs better in this 'department'.

So what are the findings? Well, first, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 actually bends more than Apple iPhone 6 Plus (4.5mm vs. 3.25mm) when subjected to the same force of 100 lbs. But since Samsung's 2013 flagship phablet is predominantly made of plastic, which is less malleable, it simply goes back into its original form. In contrast, the iPhone 6 Plus flaunts a real metal shell, which is highly pliable and more susceptible to be bent out of shape. Looks like there are quite a handful of advantages to keeping a plastic-clad phone after all.