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  1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have gone through several online forums and seen several YouTube videos, and never before have I seen so much conflicting information. Some people seem adamant that the Nexus 6P is very poorly constructed, and can be bent rather easily. Others, however, refute this and claim to have no problems with their phones over several months. Even on YouTube, there are both videos that show the phone giving like warm butter, and ones that show the phone to be as sturdy as any other. I don't know who and what to believe any more. Can somebody please this issue to bed once and for all?
    04-07-2016 02:08 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Without having the slightest knowledge of, or indeed interest in, the facts, I am going to assert that any bending stories are untrue.
    Now, let's see whether I'm right, by trying to locate a 6P owner.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-07-2016 02:53 PM
  3. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    I have gone through several online forums and seen several YouTube videos, and never before have I seen so much conflicting information. Some people seem adamant that the Nexus 6P is very poorly constructed, and can be bent rather easily. Others, however, refute this and claim to have no problems with their phones over several months. Even on YouTube, there are both videos that show the phone giving like warm butter, and ones that show the phone to be as sturdy as any other. I don't know who and what to believe any more. Can somebody please this issue to bed once and for all?
    ANY phone is going to have a "bend point" If you wear skinny jeans all the time and put your phone in your back pocket and sit on your phone all the time it is probably going to bend eventually. If you just put it in your pocket or whatever and are not putting some kind of crazy force on it the phone is going to be fine. I have had the 6P and it was a very solid phone. Like I said EVERY phone is going to have some kind of bend point it all depends on the pressure.
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    04-07-2016 02:59 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! If you try hard enough, yes you can bend it. But if I tried hard enough, I could bend a steel bar that's the width of the phone. In real world use, reports of bending 6P's are pretty rare, and most likely related to excess torque or stress from sitting on it in the back pocket or front pocket. The way I see it, a user should treat their $600 phone as if it cost them $600. If you do that, it won't bend.
    04-07-2016 02:59 PM
  5. LeoRex's Avatar
    The way I see it, a user should treat their $600 phone as if it cost them $600. If you do that, it won't bend.
    Very much this. I see so many people treat their phones like throw-aways, then complain about its fragility after the thing gets scratched to Hades because they jammed their keys in the same pocket.

    Can it bend? Sure. Will it bend easily? No.
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    04-07-2016 03:12 PM
  6. Aquila's Avatar
    Please say no to FUD.
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    04-07-2016 03:16 PM
  7. bjrosen's Avatar
    I've had mine since it came out, there are no bending problems.
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    04-07-2016 03:24 PM
  8. maverick7526's Avatar
    I've had mine for 4-5 months. Keep it naked, and in my back pocket, hasn't bent at all. Still looks great.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-07-2016 04:33 PM
  9. dc52ltr's Avatar
    Had mine 4 months now,I use it every day at work and at home...if I go out for a few drinks with the missus it`s with me,if I take the dog for a walk,along comes my 6P,if I go for a spirited drive in my Jap sports coupe,yep ,it`s in the car.I keep it in a jacket pocket,my trouser pocket, my shirt pocket.It`s treated with respect as anyone should for an item which cost me ยฃ430,around $600.It`s got a $7 clear case and a glass screen protector and if you take even reasonable care with it...NO,IT WON`T BLOODY WELL BEND.......rant over.
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    04-07-2016 06:34 PM
  10. Lepa79's Avatar
    Had mine since it came out. Back pocket, front pocket and no case. Guess what? No bending what do ever.
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    04-07-2016 08:20 PM
  11. NameyMcNameface's Avatar
    No, It doesn't bend.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-08-2016 10:06 AM
  12. GreatCanadian's Avatar
    No issues with bending on mine. However, I have taken care of it and haven't exposed it to any great physical forces.

    GC
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    04-08-2016 10:52 AM
  13. xTrey's Avatar
    exactly in your position, wondering to get S6 or 6P... except that "bend problem" 6P > S6, it needs extra treatment as phone is big, but it does not mean it will bend in half like in jerryrig video... and if you put enough pressure, you can bend airplane
    even though i know all this, still wondering
    04-08-2016 12:28 PM
  14. belodion's Avatar
    exactly in your position, wondering to get S6 or 6P... except that "bend problem" 6P > S6, it needs extra treatment as phone is big, but it does not mean it will bend in half like in jerryrig video... and if you put enough pressure, you can bend airplane
    even though i know all this, still wondering
    Welcome.

    Bear in mind that the YouTube persons who post 'What happens if you do X to a phone?' care nothing about the damage done to the reputation of the manufacturer and to the sales of the product being abused. Of course, they do care about the money that they receive thanks to their foolish subscribers.

    I remember when the iPhone 6 was new, and slandered by some as a bendable device. It had the effect of making me want to go out and buy one, to prove them wrong.

    The manufacturers make very sure that they get the structural strength right at an early point in the design process of a new device.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-08-2016 03:48 PM
  15. Pirate Arr's Avatar
    I have gone through several online forums and seen several YouTube videos, and never before have I seen so much conflicting information. Some people seem adamant that the Nexus 6P is very poorly constructed, and can be bent rather easily. Others, however, refute this and claim to have no problems with their phones over several months. Even on YouTube, there are both videos that show the phone giving like warm butter, and ones that show the phone to be as sturdy as any other. I don't know who and what to believe any more. Can somebody please this issue to bed once and for all?
    Nope. I have had my 6P since December and while it might not be as long as others have had it, it has not bend nor suffered any structural damage while I've had it.

    #TeamFrosty Nexus 6P
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    04-08-2016 04:05 PM
  16. mogelijk's Avatar
    I was one that preordered the 6P the first week, and have been using it since the first of November and the phone has not bent. Most of the time I've kept the phone in a Spigen Hybrid clear case, though I did go for a month without it in a case, and I carry it in my front pants pocket. It is a very durable phone so long as you don't intentionally try to bend it. I'm additionally very impressed with Gorilla Glass 4, the screen looks great with no scratching.
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    04-08-2016 06:30 PM
  17. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Just take care of it and it won't bend.
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    04-09-2016 09:47 AM
  18. Soundtallica's Avatar
    JerryRig just happened upon the weakest point of the 6P and applied force there, and that's why he bent it so easily. I'm sure that he would've done the same in many of his other bend tests if he attacked those phones at their weakest points, which he didn't happen to find. The 6P was just unlucky with JerryRig

    I wouldn't worry about the 6P bending, especially if you keep it in a case. It feels rock solid and mine hasn't bent in the 2 months I've been using it. Of course it will bend if you try to do so with enough force, but so will anything else in the world.
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    04-09-2016 01:41 PM
  19. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I have had mine since November, in and out of countless pockets and no bending what so ever!
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    04-09-2016 02:09 PM
  20. hallux's Avatar
    Don't we have a "bending and breaking" thread stickied and locked?

    That said, mine hasn't yet, have had it since Nov.
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    04-09-2016 06:22 PM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    JerryRig just happened upon the weakest point of the 6P and applied force there, and that's why he bent it so easily.
    It's also worth noting that JerryRig appears to be a pretty large guy. It's fairly clear in the videos of him bending phones that he does have to exert a decent amount before the phone bends. So a really strong guy trying really hard to bend something will often result in successful bendy-wendy.
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    04-09-2016 08:16 PM
  22. LeoRex's Avatar
    It's also worth noting that JerryRig appears to be a pretty large guy.
    There an ad for one of those foldable laptops... Where the second dude goes to fold another one only to realize that he busted the thing... I immediately noticed that the second dude was built like a brick... So as to make it look like he gave it zero effort to hyperextend it.
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    04-09-2016 09:04 PM
  23. maverick7526's Avatar
    Jerryrig is stupid. His '15 mins of Fame' should have stopped 60 mins ago. The 6P doesn't bend, so relax and don't believe the fud. I can equate his videos to, taking your car driving 40mph into a telephone pole, and being mad your front end is pushed up into the windshield. If you try really hard to bend something, it will bend. The solution to this problem is simple, don't be stupid and purposefully bend your phone and it'll be fine.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-10-2016 07:34 AM
  24. dyastrab's Avatar
    It's complete nonsense. The phone is rock solid. It doesn't bend.
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    04-10-2016 09:28 AM
  25. electricrelish's Avatar
    If you try really hard to bend something, it will bend.
    Posted via the Android Central App
    I disagree with this line of thinking. JerryRigg tried to bend the LG G4 and the Moto X Pure Edition and couldn't.
    04-10-2016 10:11 PM
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