#bendgate: Elephone P8000 vs iPhone 6. Does it bend?

ELEPHONE p8000 specifications

#Antennagate and then #bendgate, Apple’s iPhones have given the internet a lot to talk about. And this is also something Chinese companies leverage when marketing for their own phones, as you shall see here.

Elephone’s newest flagship (that exists) is the P8000. It has a MediaTek MT6753 CPU and 3GB RAM, fingerprint sensor… just the usual 5.5-inch flagship from China. The previous flagship, i.e., the P7000 suffered from bending issues, which seem to haunt Elephone. Which is why the company is keen on making future buyers realize they’ve done work on the chassis of the P8000 to make it better.

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Elephone just posted a video in which a guy is shown bending the chassis of the P8000 and the iPhone 6. Naturally, the iPhone 6 chassis is shown to be a lot easier to bend. The dude even completed the last rites by breaking the iPhone 6 chassis into two pieces.

Gimmick or feature? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Oh and yes, don’t forget to watch (and enjoy) the video!

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  1. Tremaine Underwood
    July 22, 2015

    Isn’t it slightly lame to rip off Apple for being bendable. Surely when you have a huge flaw like that, you shouldn’t be pointing it out in other brands 🙂

  2. Rookie
    July 22, 2015

    MediaTek MT7653? I think you made a typo.

  3. David Gardner
    July 22, 2015

    not quite scientific, a) should use a machine to apply pressure b) bend the phones are the same point and not on the sim tray of the iphone 🙂

    im sure it is less prone to bending and also even if it did, its cheaper to replace than an iphone 🙂

    • Rob
      July 22, 2015

      This was exactly what I was thinking, needs to be done on a machine that measures the amount of force required. Secondly, how do we know the iphone is a genuine one and not some cheap Chinese fake? Not that I’m defending the iphone as I hate Apple as a company, but this video really proves nothing except that Elephone are obviously worried after the disaster that is the P7000!

      • David Gardner
        July 22, 2015

        im with you on the iphone front, i think the Chinese phone manufactures have come a long way BUT they need to make sure their defence doesnt open up more questions than it answers.

        Elephone – if your reading this, send me a phone and i will produce a video that will show scientifically that your phones harder to bend…. also one to use too 😉

  4. saor
    July 22, 2015

    Who the fuck would want elephone if offered or could afford iPhone 6? Even if it’s a different OS.

  5. MaxPower
    July 22, 2015

    this promotional video tells everything about the company. nothing professional at all.
    half of the video we are watching the junk of that guy. seriously? couldn’t they pick an effin’ background?

    • July 22, 2015

      You missed the bermuda shorts.

      • MaxPower
        July 22, 2015


  6. Tyrone Ricardo
    July 22, 2015

    Im pretty sure the design of this phone was made and produced before they even released the p7000? do they think people is stupid? This video was plain worthless as its not a complete phone? like who the fu*k is going to carry around a shell of a phone in pocket……

  7. Ben Liu
    July 23, 2015

    Bendgate was applicable on the Plus model only and its also known that Apple secretly updated the design with extra reinforcement to the button areas that had a gap in the frame. The “new” iPhone 6+ was a few grams heavier than before as a result.

  8. Jean Carlo Palmisano Rademaker
    July 24, 2015

    Imo the empty chassis of the elephone looks made of a stronger metal. but thats just me, Also how many fake Iphone 6 are there? could very well be fake ones right?