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Has the bending Nexus 6P video affected your decision to purchase?

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  1. PlanetScott

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    Just wondering. I had already ordered mine when the video posted. I am one to never place a device that cost that much in my back pocket, so I don't see it as an issue. Also, I never felt a need to expose it to open flame. Call me crazy.
     

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    ummm, purposely torturing an electronic device is just plain stupid IMO, and only asking for heartache in the near term.

    I have worked on electronic stuff since 1958, and regardless of the material it is made with, if you bend it, it will eventually break.
     
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    Nope. Those videos are amazingly stupid. I hate to be one of *those* folks but in this instance I think it's earned: the money wasted on destroying those two phones would have done a charity a world more of good.
     
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    If there are videos surfacing of the 6p being slightly bent and wonky from day to day use like the iphone bendgate thing, then I'd be concerned. But purposely bending it, nope not concerned.

    I get that it may be weaker than other phones, but i'm sure it'll be fine for texting, emails, and calls lol
     
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    Do you plan on texting with a hammer? That might be a problem.
     
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    If you try to bend a phone something will happen to it. Don't be stupid.
     
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    I think people are too obsessed with durability. These are thin slabs with giant SCREENS and electronic components on the inside. Of course there's going to be a degree of vulnerability. If you're that concerned get insurance or a badass case or both. Or switch to VZW and buy a Turbo 2. See? Ya got options. Stop worrying about your phone. :)
     
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    BREAKING: If you try hard enough to break something, you'll probably break it.
     
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    I will admit I was worried -- at first.

    But if you watch the other 6P videos out there (that *didn't* first crack and burn the screen before they finally tried bending the phone), you'll see that the Nexus is holding up just fine. Especially when you compare it to the early iphone 6 plus bendgate videos... The amount of force used to bend the iphone wasn't very much at all. Especially compared to the vids of people's fingers turning red from the force of trying to bend the 6P -- and failing.

    So far the only one who has successfully bent the phone was the one who first damaged the supporting structure of the screen with diamond hard tools and then burning it.

    It's like letting out all the air of a sports car's tires and then complaining that the allow wheels are "a joke" because they got damaged while jumping off a ramp.... 50 feet in the air. Doesn't make much sense at all.
     
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    I bought my daughter the high performance HTC One M9 and it has that curved back on it.

    I gave her a warning, don't ever let it get flattened out, it will break it.

    she bought a case for it, all pretty with butterflies, problem solved.
     
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    I've seen a few performance Mustangs crumbled after a wreck, but that didn't stop me from buying another one. Anything will fail if it's used incorrectly. So many people complain about the price of a premium phone but then think it should be indestructible.
     
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    Nice analogy! :thumbsupdroid:
     
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    Nope, not at all.
     
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    Yeah, good analogy.
    I bought a high performance '65 Plymouth Satellite and slid it into the back of a pickup on a slick road, I didn't quit driving, I just modified my attitude on slick roads.
     
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    I don't plan to burn my screen and then apply pressure enough to bend it. I bought mine even after seeing the video.
     
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    Only just watched them, I have never sat on my phone, and the kind of pressure he applies would be very unusual in day to day use. Mine is also in a case, so not worried about that.

    The burning test is absurd, how does that relate in any way to day to day problems?

    The only concerning thing is the scratch test that resulted in a crack very easily. But again, its probably from a long straight scratch he put on the phone, something that is again very unusual.
     
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    Goriila Glass 4 is rated to about 7 hardness (from what I recall, 6.8), using the Moh scale he was using. So the glass works exactly as expected, it is only when he starts using the tool of 7 Moh hardness that he starts scratching the phone. The issue is, he continued with the 8 and 9 hardness tools, despite the fact that the screen (and this is any GG screen) isn't rated that high. Naturally, when using a sharp tool that is much harder than the screen, it is going to put deep gouges into the screen. It is not surprising, after scratching the screen as badly as he did that it would crack.

    Again, this has nothing to do with the 6P but will be the same with any phone with Gorilla Glass.
     
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    He does make the fair point however that sand can be a 9.

    But watching the video back it is fairly obvious how unusual the damage he is doing is, he goes back and forth up and down in the same scratch, no real world scenario is going to mirror that.
     
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    Actually, sand is typically at most a 7; at least the type of sand you find on a beach or will otherwise encounter in nature.

    There is a version of sand, silicon carbide, that can be a 9 -- but it is typically manufactured -- it is very rarely found in nature. It isn't the type of thing you will typically need to worry about your cell phone encountering.
     
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    So it is (after a google, quartz being a 7), plenty of playing fast and loose with the truth in that video then!
     
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    [youtube][/youtube]

    So who's seen this, then?

    After watching it, took my N6p out of it's case and placed it flat on a table and tried it out. The top right corner slightly rocked a bit when placing a bit of pressure. None of the other corners did. Turned the phone over on to it's screen, and no rocking on any of the corners.

    I messaged my friend to try it out on his, and he had the same results. Think it has something to do with the curved back on the lens.
     
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    I got mine over a week ago, and having held it in my hand, I'm skeptical that video was real. The phone feels really solid, despite that fact that it's so thin.
     
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    Mine rocks ever so slightly as well. Not as pronounced as shown in the video. I've had mine for a week. I did not perform this test when I first got the phone, so I do not know if it just came that way or if it deformed in the past week.
     
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    Interesting reddit post https://m.reddit.com/r/Nexus6P/comments/3rzsmy/i_just_noticed_that_my_nexus_6p_is_already/

    Some are reported to be slightly bent like ours, but straight out the box.

    Do you use the Adopted case that you can buy on the Play store? My friend and I do, and wondering if it could be that?

    As much as I dislike the guy in the original bending video a couple weeks back, I think he does have a point when he says the phone is quite weak.
     

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