The iPhone 6 was the hottest thing since sliced bread for a hot minute. Next thing we know, iPhone 6 users are making shocking claims that their phones are bending inside their tight jean pockets. It's a terrifying proposition: what was once the safest place to put your phone is now the most dangerous.

Bent iPhone 6 reports, also known as Bend-Gate, became an international discussion. In fact, experts wondered whether or not the new iPhone 6 is the first sign of Apple's downfall in the smartphone industry. Thankfully, a new video from Consumer Reports is here to add some objectivity to the recent Bend-Gate controversy. Consumer Reports conducted a comprehensive bend-test to pit the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus against its Android rivals including the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the LG G3, and the HTC One M8. As a wild card, Consumer Reports also threw in the iPhone 5 into the mix to see how it will hold up in the bend test.

The bend-test results from Consumer Reports were very interesting. Just as the critics claimed, the new iPhone 6 is the weakest phone in the test. That said, it still required Consumer Reports to dial in 70 pounds of pressure before the iPhone 6 gave in. Let's be honest, 70 pounds of pressure requires some serious finger grip if someone wanted to bend the phone with their bare hands. What's more, iPhone 6 actually shares last place with another phone-- the sleek HTC One M8 also bends at 70 pounds and is just as strong (or weak) as the iPhone 6. 

Next, the larger and slightly thicker iPhone 6 Plus is ranked third from last. In the Consumer Reports test, the iPhone 6 Plus did not bend until the apparatus applied 90 pounds of weight on the phone. Now, the next best phone after the iPhone 6 Plus is more than 40 percent stronger. Can you guess what phone it is? The old iPhone 5 can sustain 130 pounds of pressure before bending. Mind blown.

In fact, the iPhone 5 shares second place for the strongest phone with the large 5.5-inch LG G3 phablet smartphone. Finally, the largest 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 takes the top spot after sustaining 150 pounds of pressure before finally giving up.

The Consumer Reports bend test was certainly a revealing experiment that did a good job to create a systematic test for all the smart phones. However, we argue that the test could be further improved.

If you looked at all the photos taken of bent iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices, the bend usually occurs right at the lower volume rocker as that is where the iPhone is structurely weakest. After all, any iPhone is only as strong as its structurally weakest point. If the test targetted the structurally weakest area of every phone on the roster, the test could reveal totally new data about the phones on the market.

Nontheless, be sure to check out the Consumer Reports bend test for the iPhone 6 Plus below. Now it's your turn: would you still choose to own an iPhone 6 despite despite its weakness? Has the test by Consumer Reports swayed you to purchase a Samsung? Let us know in the comment section below!