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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1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Couldn't this happen with any battery if pushed to the limit?

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The short answer is yes.

48. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The long answer would be. Any Lithium based battery will do this when provoked, as seem by several video's and tests with lithium battery.

30. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1348; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

In other news the sky is usually blue, most plants are green and water is wet.

36. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

How is water wet?

37. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Salt is salty.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it is not. Salt has its own natural flavor. Salty is cause by excessive use of salt. Salt can't be salty, just like water is not wet.

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Water is not wet by definition. In order for something to be defined as wet, it would have to be capable of having a state of dryness. Water can never be dry and then get wet. LOL IQ failure!

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: 1605; 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: 17480; 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: 17480; 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...

49. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The general dislike doesn't come from 'hipster' or such, as someone who tries to be neutral myself, Apple's way of marketing, Apple's pricing scheme, are just insanely anti consumer. And downright lies. Now, sure, that's most marketing. But take the whole 'courage' thing this time around, for removing a feature. It doesn't take courage to remove a plug so you have to use their proprietary plug, which people have to pay to make accessory for. It is a smart business move, but courage? no. And then they market it as 'better'? which is a flat out lie, but hey, marketing. Apple has done this soo many times I find it sickening, and they keep getting people to parrot their marketing department. It is great for them from a business perspective, but from my perspective, hearing those that defend them? yeah.... That said, I still recommend Apple's products to those that might benefit from them. But Smart phones was not Apple's invention, we were already heading that way and several companies were working towards it and came out with similar products near the same time, but thanks to Apple's marketing, that is forgotten by most people. I don't hate them, I'm just annoyed at how they can make people completely ignore the actual facts.

19. Foxgabanna unregistered

And galaxies aren't? Lol

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: 17480; 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.

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.

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?

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...?

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...?

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