Consumer Reports: At what force do smartphones deform? Here are the answers (in pounds):
- HTC One (M8): 70
- Apple iPhone 6: 70
- Apple iPhone 6 Plus: 90
- LG G3: 130
- Apple iPhone 5: 130
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3: 150
In his interview with Charlie Rose, Tim Cook boasted, â€œItâ€™s never been about just making a larger phone… itâ€™s been about making a better phone in every single way.â€ I realize heads of companies exaggerate, bend the truth a little, in the name of marketing. I also realize I am being a bit picky, but the Consumer Reports bend test shows the iPhone 5Â â€” I assume the iPhone 5s will have similar results â€” can withstand up to almost twice as much force than the iPhone 6 before it deforms. I do not think anyone would consider that better.
Read The Blind Pursuit Of Thinness for more of my thoughts on why it was a mistake to make the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus so thin.