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Can smartphones bend in front pockets while bending?

Can smartphones bend in front pockets while bending or sitting considering today's smartphones have big screens of 6 to 6.5 inches?

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Sure they can bend, however once bent they might be damaged beyond repair and won't be covered by any manufacturer's warranty. The issue with the iPhone "Bend-gate" a few years ago comes to mind.

Just take the phone out of your pocket if you expect you might be bending over to be safe.

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Have to answer yes.

And in current phones this is bad for many reasons. Also since you didn't detail if the pocket had give or slack space then for a baggy shorts pocket it won't be stressed but the point remains. If you bend your phone you eventually will have a bad day.

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no problem here

I have carried phones in the front pant jean pocket for years. not a bend in sight. just make sure it is not a phone with sharp corners and no tight pants.

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You can avoid it.

You can avoid it by simply buying jeans/trousers/shorts which have a huge size pocket. It can also be avoided by wearing you jeans/shorts/trousers low waist(not extremely just in alignment with waist bone). Try this your phone will never bend unless you are carrying a tablet, then you have to carry some kind of bag with it.

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