Remember #bendgate? It was all the rage back in 2014, after Apple released the rather bendable iPhone 6 Plus. Ever since that point, some people have taken to constantly testing new phones for such behavior. But after a while just doing bend tests becomes boring, we assume. Hence, the video you can see below goes even further with Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 edge. Aside from the obligatory bendiness review, you also get a scratch test and… a lighter trying to burn the phone.
The scratch test is the most comprehensive, covering the handset’s screen, its glass back, as well as the glass covering the camera lens and the plastic that’s on top of the LED flash and heart rate sensor. Finally, the aluminum frame faces the knife too.
The effect of the flame on the S7 edge’s display is certainly interesting, as is the fact that you can’t break it by bending, but the back panel does lift up at one point compromising the phone’s water resistance.