Bendgate is back: Watch the Nexus 6P fold insanely easily

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Here we go again. Photo: JerryRigEverything
Here we go again. Photo: JerryRigEverything

Bendgate is back, and this time, it’s an Android device that’s at the center of it.

Google’s brand new Nexus 6P, which is being dubbed the company’s best smartphone by critics and consumers, is nowhere near as durable as it is pretty. Check out the video below in which the device scratches, cracks, burns, and bends surprisingly easily.

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus reminded us that metal smartphones can bend, and to prevent a repeat of last year’s fiasco, the Cupertino company’s latest devices are made out of stronger Series 7000 aluminum. And Google is probably wishing it had some of that right about now.

In the four-minute video below from YouTuber JerryRigEverything, the Nexus 6P undergoes a brutal durability test in which its screen and aluminum unibody are scratched and burned. The device is then bent, and that’s where things get really worrying for Nexus 6P owners.

It’s hard to tell how much pressure was applied to the Nexus 6P, but it doesn’t look like it needed a lot. The device doesn’t just bend, either; it completely disintegrates.

“I am being completely serious when I saw my little sister could have bent this phone in half with her hands,” says Zack of the JerryRigEverything channel. “The Nexus 6P is a joke — hands down.”

I don’t want to blow this out of proportion; as I’ve mentioned before, almost every phone will bend if enough pressure is applied. But as a smartphone user who doesn’t like to use cases, I must admit I’m more concerned about the Nexus 6P’s durability now.