Remember the Nexus 6P bend test that went viral? Well, now there’s a follow-up video from the very same YouTuber. After the first bend test garnered many negative responses, he decided to do the test again with a brand new Nexus 6P. The outcome? Not pretty.
In his original durability test, JerryRigEverything subjected the Nexus 6P to various tests – one of which involved burning the display – before actually performing the bend test. Needless to say, the order in which the tests were done raised a few doubts, especially the flame test, which could have weakened the chassis.
To put these doubts to rest, the YouTuber decided to purchase yet another Nexus 6P and performed a bend test right out of the box. You can see how the new unit fared in the video above – the actual test starts from the 4:25 mark. Turns out, the second Nexus 6P bent just as easily as the one in the first video.
Is this a bad thing? Depends, really. The reason why many people started performing bend tests to evaluate a device’s durability is due to the iPhone 6 Plus. Even then it was only after users started noticing that the 6 Plus was bent while it was kept in the pocket, which is a more concerning issue.
Unless you plan on bending your Nexus 6P for the fun of it, it shouldn’t matter how “bendable” it is. Unless, of course, people started reporting that the 6P bent in their pocket.
(Source: The Verge)