Galaxy Note 4 three-point bend test uses a robotic butt

October 2, 2014
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Lots of talk about bending smartphones has been going around after some iPhone 6 Plus devices turned up bent after being carried in pockets. Apple's response was to say only a few devices have actually bent, but the negative press affected the image of the device and led to a number of other smartphone makers feeling like they need to prove their devices won’t bend.

Samsung has performed a bend test on its phablet device, the Galaxy Note 4, and the smartphone came away unfazed by the testing. Samsung performed a basic three point bend test using a machine that put about 25kg of pressure on the screen of the phone.

The device distorted a bit, but snapped back to its original straight shape when the pressure was removed. The coolest test performed involved a robotic butt. This test had a machine with a couple butt cheeks on it wearing denim jeans.

In this test the robot butt sat on the Galaxy Note 4 several hundred times and simulated a 100kg man's butt. The Note 4 survived the robot attack without lasting physical injuries.

SOURCE: Samsung


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  • Barry

    no comments from apple fans?Shame….

  • steve

    Now for the icrap 6 plus in the same test. Go for it samsung

  • mobilenuetral

    This is dumb marketing for Samsung. It is basically saying our phone doesn’t bend with small amounts of pressure. Consumer reports did this test and the all phones tested withstood more weight that this test. The iphone 6 plus withstood 90lbs and all phone withstood 70lbs. Were they scared to try to match other phones?

  • Donut

    I weigh 150lbs, which means approximately 65kg. I don’t think you understand the difference between lbs and kg. 100kg is the equivelant to a 220lb person sitting on the phone hundreds of times.