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" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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55 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Get the febreeze, is priceless.

9. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Boom Boom Pow

18. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Who does this in everyday's life that too with the costly flagships at home or away? BTW this is Sammy's new feature SFirecracker. ;)

31. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Shoulda gone with S-plosion.

49. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

smart ass, but i like..+1

54. preetmalhotra

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I have a N95/N96 spare battery... M going to do the same.. :D ^_^

13. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Cough, cough, gag... That's what that stupid guy gets for such a dumb test... Who in their right mind would hammer a cell phone like a mad man!?! O.o cough, hurry Michael.

53. preetmalhotra

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

You need cough-syrup!!

17. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I have to agree 100% here... EXTREMELY priceless. lol +1

20. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

He should bust out some OxiClean for the stain & he would have been alright. lol

39. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

S5 got his revenge

45. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Absolutely. I can't stop laughing after that.

48. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

hahaha... bettery leakage is funny :)) this guy got what he deserves, a spray of fresh current... must be revitalizing

2. Carlitos

Posts: 649; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Galaxy 1 Wasteful due 0

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Galaxy 5s lol.

4. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Does anybody know what gas was this battery releasing after it exploded ?

10. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

it was releasing samsun Fart..!! lolll

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

And science call combination of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen, methane, and hydrogen sulfide make fart.

28. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

A lot of highly toxic acid, lithium cobalt oxide, lithium iron phosphate, lithium manganese oxide etc. Based on his bodily reactions, he's got some of it in his lungs and eyes, both now likely damaged. Things ppl. would do for youtube celebrity, the human race is priceless...

5. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

plastic bomb....!

6. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

The world of Galaxy comes from GIRL and AXE. lol.

12. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

lol ... great find

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Man who cares about such tests. Blend test, bullet test, suv test, knife test and this. The only day to day test i'm concerned about are water test and drop test.

8. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

hahaha priceless xD

11. Diego!

Posts: 860; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

hahahahahahaaa xD Samsung FTW!!! That was awesome! hahahaa

15. mrvid

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 02, 2008

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

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

19. BigBoss10

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

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

21. newbey123

Posts: 699; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

LOL, love it.

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

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