Watch the Galaxy S5 battery explode like a firecracker during a routine hammer&knife test

Watch the Galaxy S5 battery explode like a firecracker during a routine hammer&knife test
Samsung's Galaxy S5 is still young and fresh and water-resistant. It has been buried in a poolput in the sink under pouring water, and dropped from reasonable heights. If you have been worried that there are no hammer or scratch tests on Samsung's seasonal finest, you can sleep tight now.

The phone gets fairly gently smashed and scratched in the video below, like every routine smartphone hammer&knife test goes, and takes a decent overall beating, before it begins to crack. The utmost surprise, however, comes at the end, when the battery fights back, and dashes away like a firecracker. Yep, the impact of the hammer slap makes the juicer's innards go crazy, and it starts to spin, speeding off the table better than a swirling firework at the Chinese New Year. 

The thousands of milliampere hours in today's smartphone batteries are packed so tightly together, that the tension makes them prone to some combustible and explosive chemical reactions, so, don't do this at home, and don't leave the S5 on the dashboard when in Arizona, too.

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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55 Comments

55. me.si

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

OMG o_O

52. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

It's like a baloon.

50. boomboom

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

The battery must be screaming 'never ever do that again to me' lol

47. Arirank

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Eat tht poison gas ,,, you idiottt XD

44. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

great force=heat=explosion... tip:dont overcharge it will easily explode...

43. SPIDERMAN4

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 13, 2011

you desrve it

42. BigBoss10

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

The biggest IDIOT of the year 2014 LOL :D

41. rns122112 unregistered

oh come on. seriously? if somebody had a phone that cracked that bad wouldn't they stop using it once the screen stopped working ALTOGETHER? he said he was going to finish till the phone died. obviously once the screen shuts off beyond damage then that means it's dead done finished fatality. no he wanted to be greedy and give it a brutality. dumbass

40. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh samsung is really a biiiig shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

37. Blackrod5000

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

Omg now that's just plain stupid who would do all that to their cell phone made an X trying to get back at you

36. hockc17

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

What an idiot, "Let me hammer this out until its death!"

35. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

He actually grew a 21st finger.

38. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

WOW! 11 more fingers!!!

34. hurrycanger

Posts: 1777; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

watching this makes me want to go throw my old iPhone 3gs away asap. The vattery of that thing expanded to the point the back cracked and the screen popped off. Scary scary craps. LoL.

33. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Is it me or any battery that you smash with an hammer will explode?

32. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

stupid... hammer any battery and that'll happen, he's lucky it wasn't worse.

30. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

well Samsung s5 is simply "s"plosive

29. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I hope the dip$#!+ is alright. Lithium battery gas is very toxic.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All I can say is,wowwwwwww. Durable glass, so so build quality, and that battery thing might actually be an issue. One hard drop on it's back, could cause a small explosion.

27. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

pretty sure, a hard drop will NEVER become anywhere near as hard as that hammer, when you drop a phone its only its own weight that adds to the impact plus how hard the surface is it lands on. heavy hammer swung with force....yeah....pretty sure that's a ton more force then any drop can give.

46. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

the disadvantage of a removable plastic back! lol!

51. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well, with the way he was smashing at it, I would think that given how thin the metal is on most metal phones it wouldn't make that much of a difference, dunno, maybe he can make a video where he does the same to the back of a metal phone? Though that said, pressure increase situation inside a sealed metal box vs none/lightly/plastic sealed box. Both are dangerous, but only one is a potential bomb with metal shrapnel, not that any phone should ever be treated like this.

25. HASHTAG unregistered

Is it bad that I LMAO at the end when he started coughing after the battery exploded?

24. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

yes... Lets hit the phone repeatedly with a heavy hammer and see what happens, I wonder what happens when you hit a thin battery with a heavy hammer. It breaks..... why would anyone think tests like this show anything useful, no phone is ever going to get into situations like this at all, so of course they are going to break. Frankly I'd be more concerned if this happened with a metal phone (not saying metal is bad) but with the battery being sealed within a metal case, battery expands or try to, gasses can't be expelled correctly....that's a bomb in the making.

23. SamsungELITE unregistered

Whoever made that video is completely idiot. Of course, no smartphones will survive on a hammer (heavy force smash) and that's what he gets for doing that (battery explosion) I wonder if he's in the hospital right now or not. Common sense whoever made the video.

22. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

this demo means that the south is getting ready for the north... S5 Korean style! LOL

21. newbey123

Posts: 707; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

LOL, love it.

19. BigBoss10

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Idiot your good for the Quarantine now and I hope you will not turn into a Zombie lol :D

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Whoa no good. Anyway who would smash his/her phone like that lol

15. mrvid

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 02, 2008

The S5 must have had Taco Bell's new breakfast!

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