With the release of the iPhone 6 Plus, comparisons to the Samsung Galaxy Note series have been circulating like crazy, and it's only natural. The Note was panned as an oversized gimmick when it was released, but after its enormous success, Apple caved and built their own "phablet," something that Samsung took little time to call them out on.
Samsung has a point, and they were certainly the innovator in the space, but that's not what we're here for today. As people started picking up the 6 Plus, reports began to surface that some of their devices began showing a noticeable bend in its frame after extensive time in their pockets.
Hmmm, remind you of Antennagate much? The guys over at Unbox Therapy decided to put these claims to the test. First, a bend test for the iPhone 6 Plus...
And then they did the same with the closest available competitor to the iPhone 6 Plus—the Samsung Galaxy Note 3...
The verdict seems pretty clear based on this very unscientific test: the iPhone 6 Plus definitely bends (and surely doesn't bend back... that poor screen), while the plastic Note 3 survives fairly unscathed, save for a slight warping of the frame.
With a metal-clad Note 4 right around the corner, is this a marketing boom for Samsung, or just unnecessary grief for Apple? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
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