Here are several pictures of a Galaxy Note 7 setting ablaze during a battery test

People aren't safe when using a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, at least one that's been purchased before September 15. This phrase was something unthinkable before the launch of the smartphone back in August. Now, it's Samsung nightmare, a stain on world's biggest smartphone brand.

Since the global recall of the Galaxy Note 7, there have been quite a few units that exploded, some even injuring people in the process. Even though Samsung issues numerous statements asking customers to exchange their faulty units as quickly as possible or at least power them down, some ignored the company's call or perhaps the message did not reach them in time.

If you're on the fence on whether or not to buy the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which is supposed to be safe since it comes with a battery manufactured by another company, then you should know that recently a “safe” Galaxy Note 7 caught fire in a plane.

And in case you're wondering what damages a Galaxy Note 7 set ablaze can do, we've prepared a few pictures for you, which should be more than suggestive.

A Singaporean battery lab thought it would be wise to do a stress test on the Galaxy Note 7's battery to learn its limits. Well, you've probably guessed the outcome, but if not, you can check out the pictures below.

Suffice to say, that it didn't take long for the phone to overheat and eventually going up in flames completely after more pressure was applied to it. The good news is, if we're allowed to say that, the phone will start smoking for a while before catching fire, so you should have enough time to get rid of it and avoid injuries. Or not, which is why it's better to not own a Galaxy Note 7 at all, at least for the time being.

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50. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

"Here are several pictures of a _________ setting ablaze during a battery test" a) Apple iPhone b) Android phone c) Windows mobile phone d) Blackberry phone e) All phone with Li-ion or Li-Po battery

43. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

From the pics, it looks like the battery was punctured, so of course it would explode and catch fire. Hasn't anyone ever read the warning labels on batteries and boxes that say "do not puncture or incinerate batteries".

42. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Samsung must stop the selling of Note 7 and produce Note 8 as soon as possible!! It will better for them and for us!

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Pushing a phone past it limit to cause it to malfunction and catch on fire, does not tell me how that could happen to anyone else. First off, I'm not pushing my device to those same limits. "A Singaporean battery lab thought it would be wise to do a stress test on the Galaxy Note 7's battery to learn its limits" A stress tests that takes he device, beyond its design limit, does not explain the issue or why it happens. It just shows, if aI take a charger and charge the phone harder, it will blow up. DUH. If I take nitrous and attach it to a car, not designed for my car, to make it go faster and I stress the engine and causes it to blow, that does not tell me anything vs using the same car engine under normal conditions and it just blows up. This article is stupid and is nothing more than more PA fodder click-bait hate for Samsung. Yes there si an issue. But a stress test isn't going to provide an answer. Stress tests pushes a device beyond it designing safe operating zone. So this says nothing. Samsung and whoever si helping them, needs to find out what part of the phone is faulty and is allowing the battery to either be overcharged, or causing it to get to hot and causing it to catch on fire. Is it getting to hot and the heat not being able to escape is causing the issue? Or is the battery some new tech that has failed? Are the batteries being stress tested by other means? Because if the batteries aren't exploding during production and during in-house tests, then something in the phone is faulty. It has to be the controller that handles the charging.

32. Konsento

Posts: 139; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

i swear this is like phonearena's 7684th article on the note 7 explosions it benefits them because it adds views and clicks, and trashes the iphone's prime competitor at the same time

44. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

you should know by now that this is iPhonearena

25. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

This was not an ordinary battery stress test for charging or overheating but they put hydraulic press pressure on the device till the battery got punctured and caught fire. Nearly every phone with a lithium battery will catch on fire this way. This news is just silly and clickbait again. The Note 7 got bend, dropped in several ways and even dropped from 1000 feet without any battery problems.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Survive better than the iPhone 7 did - But both of these are stupid and just prove people are idiots.

22. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Without stating what the stress test actually included this means s**t. They could've charged it at 220V or something. What values they used (volts and amps) compared to standard charger? Without those numbers no conclusions can be drawn.

17. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Why cant they make a damn video when they've got enough patience to take multiple pictures...?

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because it's easier to take pictures than edit the video to remove the flame-throwing part

16. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Why cant they make a damn video when they've got enough patience to take multiple pictures...?

12. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015


13. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

And it exploded yo ass

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Is your caps button broken?

11. acruzlu unregistered

Cosmin, if this was apple would you post anything? Probably not. Again how sure are people that the "safe" ones are allegedly exploding. @truthwins also the alleged note explosions haven't killed anyone get your facts straight.

3. truthwins unregistered

one plus 3 is the flagship killer whereas samsung note 7 is the people killer

9. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

nice poem

21. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sounds like you got your hands on quite a lot of IQ killer.

29. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You realize apple is the only phone that has cought fire and caused death.

38. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Droid on droid hate crimes.

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I'm sure it's Apple's fault, i mean, it has to be. Anyway iPhones are overpriced crap

6. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

bitterness at its finest. Lol!

7. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I don't understand the contempt for Apple (I am as neutral as they come). People just hate because they can. And if wasn't for Apple, they would arguably still be using a 'dumb' flip phone.

8. Jimrod

Posts: 1607; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Exactly, it's a hipster/nerd thing, Apple were popular with the hipster nerd crowd until they became popular with the masses so now it's "hip" to hate them. In short at least. Apple didn't invent the mobile phone and various tards will say some Vertu phone no-one ever cared about was the inspiration for the iPhone but in reality the iPhone shaped and made popular the format of phone we all use today whether they like it or not, regardless of any ideas it stole or borrowed, regardless of anything else.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No one has a problem with Apple getting credit for popularizing the smartphone. The problem is with the claim that everyone since just copied Apple.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There were legitimate reasons to dislike Apple in the recent past. They filed ridiculous lawsuits based on frivolous patents meant to stifle the competition, which made competing devices not only less capable than they could be, but also more expensive as the costs of litigation were passed along. They took advantage of the broken patent system to ensure that others couldn't compete. They've largely stopped that, not coincidentally since Steve Jobs passed away. They're still filling over broad, non unique patents, but they're not suing like spoiled children anymore.

45. Furbal unregistered

^^^ This. With Jobs at the helm, they were literally trying to stop competition through bogus lawsuits. Plenty of reason to hate them. Now they are just another company.

31. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

This isn't even remotely true. I was using a smartphone long before apple decided to supersize the ipod and call it a phone/ The only thing that apple "revolutionized" was the "app" store. Just look at the hodgepodge of trying to find "apps" for winmo devices. That was one of the things that doomed Windows Mobile. Then MS put the final nail in the coffin trying to follow apple with their locked down, nearly unusable WP7. That's when I moved to android. Anyone who claims that "apple revolutionized" anything, clearly have just bought into the hype. Apple devices were far less capable than any WinMo device at the time, and I'm sure BB's were even more capable. I can't speak for sure on the latter, as I never owned a BB device. But I know the first iPhones were a complete joke, and people bought them, like they do today, just because of the name. No different than people buying under armor, nike, oakley, etc.

46. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Agreed, even till today, iDevices still remain officially too dumb to even do what dumb phones were capable of...

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