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Here are the crazy detailed battery checks Samsung enforced to make sure the Galaxy S8 does not catch fire

The recalled Galaxy Note 7 and its exploding battery was probably the biggest disaster for Samsung throughout its whole history of making phones. It seems to have also been the biggest lesson it learned from.

To make sure that exploding batteries and recalls never happen again in Samsung phones, the company has enforced some of the most rigorous battery testing in the industry and it has now published an impressive video showing all the things the company does to ensure its phones do not overheat and that batteries do not explode. Samsung has gone the extra mile and even ensured that a pierced battery will not explode like most other batteries do.

Just watching the sheer scale of the testing procedures, the hundreds of Galaxy S8 phones out there, however impresses. It shows a level of commitment that is commendable. And while we will not know for sure that the Galaxy S8 battery does not explode until the time passes and a few months of real-life use give it a real test, we know that this time around, Samsung really cares about safety. And that's reassuring.

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posted on 19 Apr 2017, 03:16 5

1. Mr.Pussy (Posts: 115; Member since: 16 Feb 2017)

Awesome! Didn't explode or catch fire with that nail went thru? Great jobs Sammy!

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 03:19 12

2. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3503; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

They nailed it! ;)

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 03:19

3. nh1402 (Posts: 122; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)

Yeah, like they didn't do this before.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 04:39 1

4. deewinc (Posts: 383; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

There is a Youtube video where I saw a Note 7 battery being pierced and it caught fire even without being under compression.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 18:23 1

8. LyannaStark (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Apr 2017)

Litium ion batteries in general can be pierced and catch on fire, not just the Note 7 batteries.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 04:44 1

5. TerryTerius (unregistered)

The thing is... there are always going to be freak accidents. My fear is that if a phone catches fire for whatever reason (which is a near certainty), people will freak out about it it. I just hope that the media doesn't plaster that everywhere and sensationalize it.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 15:10

7. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

I don't think it was over-sensationalized. What I did hate is that, other OEM's like Apple have had phones explode on planes, on buses, in cars, in homes and killed people, and until that person posts it online, you don't hear about them

Here is a fact...All OEM's make MILLIONS of phones or products. Every company in the world has had at least one defective product even if it didn't show.

The car you drive right now, surely has a defect. However, the only defect that matters are the ones that lessen the safety of it being used.

A phone that could readily catch fire is a severe safety issue. Well at least in the USA.

Consider a phone in a bag on plane catching fire and with the cabin being compressed, a flame could get out of control and cause a plane to crash. SO it was serious.

But Samsung did the right thing in stopping sales and shipments immediately.

They did rush to fast to get the phone back out, and that is why a second recall happened.

The Note 7 could have been saved if they didn't rush it back out the door.

My Notes never caught fire.

What was blow out of proportion si PA constant posting of articles every time one did catch fire. Less than 60 out of 100 that actually showed any issue actually caught fire out of nearly 5M produced.

But the iPhone has killed people and they have never been recalled. So the US Gov't basically were much harder on Samsung than they were with Apple.

Until an iPhone blows up on a plane and kills them, and their families bring a lawsuit on Apple, the US govt wont do anything to Apple and that sets a wrong precedent.

The CPSC should have banned the iPhone 6 after it was shown to be bent with bare hands. A phone that can bend that easily smashed in a bag in the cargo hold of a plane and catching fire could kill people.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 07:43

6. trojan_horse (Posts: 4569; Member since: 06 May 2016)

Way to go, Samsung! This kind of robust battery tests should be consistent when proof-checking all Samsung phones, especially the flagsgip ones

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 19:59

9. hgroove4 (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

Maybe I'm wrong but I can see many red-tinted screens in the video. Is it an issue or not?

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