There have been a lot of news covering how the larger iPhone 6 Plus has the unfortunate ability to bend while in the pocket of its user. Thankfully Apple will be replacing the bent devices as it is covered under the warranty. Now we’re sure many are wondering – what about the 4.7-inch iPhone 6? Does that bend too?
The unfortunate answer is that yes, albeit not as drastic as the iPhone 6 Plus. This is thanks to a video put together by Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy in which he tries to bend the iPhone 6 along with a bunch of other devices (like the HTC One M8, and Moto X, just to name a few). However as you can see in the video above, the smaller iPhone 6 has turned out to be less malleable compared to the iPhone 6 Plus.
Try as he might, there was not much damage done to the iPhone 6 during Hilsenteger’s test aside from a small dent, versus the more pronounced bend in the iPhone 6 Plus, leading him to conclude that the smaller iPhone is “far more durable”. It should also be noted that we doubt many users will encounter the same force Hilsenteger applied to the phone in their pocket, so the conclusion is that the smaller iPhone 6 will most likely escape the same fate.
If you’re still trying to decide if you should go for the iPhone 6 or the 6 Plus, perhaps this video will convince you that maybe bigger does not equal better. We’re not sure if Apple will do something about the production process to help strengthen the larger iPhone 6, but if you can do without the Full HD resolution and optical image stabilization and larger battery, then maybe the iPhone 6 is worth considering.