An earlier video made by YouTube channel JerryRigEverything showed that the Huawei Nexus 6P’s screen could be easily scratched and that the smartphone, although constructed out of aluminium, could be easily bent, much easier than the Apple iPhone 6 Plus (Bendgate). Critics, however, claimed that destroying the Gorilla Glass 4 that protected the screen would make the device easier to bend. Some even claimed that Jerry rigged the structural integrity of the device to make it easier to bend. In reaction to the criticism, he has made a new video to prove his findings.
In Jerry’s new video, he performed another bend test on a new Huawei Nexus 6P fresh out of the box. He points out that there are “three fatal structural flaws” in the phablet’s design. The first can be found on the bottom of the device where an aluminium mid-frame is supposed to make the Nexus 6P harder to bend. The flaw here is that the aluminium mid-frame is not attached to the housing. Only a thin film of glass and plastic dovetail joints hold the frame in place.
The second flaw is the thin sidewalls used on the rear aluminum back.
The third flaw is found near the power button. This is where the battery and motherboard come to an end, making the area to make a bend.
Going back to the video, Jerry does not scratch the Gorilla Glass 4 film, which was the reason why the Nexus 6P bent so easily, according to critics. Despite not scratching the glass, the phablet bent just as easy like in the first video.
Here’s the video:
So what does this new video prove? First of all, it proves that Jerry did not receive a poorly built Nexus 6P in the first video. Secondly, the Gorilla Glass 4 doesn’t need to be scratched for the smartphone to bend. Third, this bend test done on the Nexus 6P was not rigged.
Despite revealing a flaw in the Nexus 6P’s design, Jerry does say that there are a lot of things that make the phablet a great device. Just take good care of it, and don’t put it in your back pocket or drop it.
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