Consumer Reports Uses Instron for Bend Testing Smartphone

Consumer Reports sought to test LG's G Flex smartphone, which claims to bend to life's curves. The material properties of rigid plastic, aluminum, and glass typically are used in mobile devices, and one would assume they would be difficult to bend.

LG has claimed that the smartphone can withstand 88 pounds (about 40 kilograms), but the bendability is limited: "Do not bend inward or twist." Watch Consumer Reports prove that the G Flex phone can withstand more than LG indicated.

This video reveals the amount of load placed on the electronic device with an Instron system:

Originally posted on August 07, 2014 , Updated On August 28, 2023