Samsung Galaxy S5 Hammer Test on Video Turns Out Surprisingly Dangerous

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  1. dgstorm

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    Even though we know that most of you guys wouldn't do this anyway (primarily because of the expense of it), the above video is a good example of "don't try this at home" when doing potentially dangerous things. You would think that smashing a Samsung Galaxy S5 with a sledge hammer wouldn't be too challenging. You just need to grab a pair of eye-goggles, find some open space, and go to town on it. Appearances can be deceiving.

    A fellow with the online moniker TechRax decided to do the ultimate "stress test" by seeing how well the Galaxy S5 fared in a battle with a sledge hammer, and for his trouble he got sprayed with toxic fumes after the battery explodes. I guess TechRax didn't think that through all the way...

    Sidenote: maybe the mobile tech gadgets are finally tired of seeing their friends drowned, burned, hammered, cut, stabbed and shot, so they decided to fight back! :p
     
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  2. Jeffrey

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    Why would he ruin a perfectly good knife?
     
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    *snicker*

    It farted. : )
     
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    Senseless tests

    whats the point of these tests anymore? its still the same gorilla glass that was tested on every other phone for the last few months. why keep trying to scratch etc.
     
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    Frebreeze, how about some new sinuses and another pair of lungs? LOL What a moron.

    And he'll probably sue Samsung over this....................
     
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    Typos happen. ")

    Thanks for the catch!
     
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    Oh i would sue like crazy. A battery shouldnt do that. That looks like a major bug/defect to me.
     
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    It has a built in defense mechanism like a stink bug :tongue-b: Serves him right for torturing the device.

    ** I am a proud, card-carrying member of P.E.T.E.D. (People for the Ethical Treatment of Electronic Devices) :wink-b:
     
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    Never understood these types of extreme tests and found them to be pointless. IF someone is angry enough to take a hammer to your phone it's going to get broken, period. If someone is angry enough to take a knife to your phone, it's going to get cuts, period. These phones were not meant to be put through these types of stresses so why bother testing it? I mean do people realistically believe that their phones shouldn't receive any damage if either a hammer or knife were taken to it? Every manufacturer puts their phones through stress tests of their own in more realistic situations such as cold, heat, and controlled drops. I'm sure they test how much force a phone can take as well, but at least it's done in a safe and controlled environment.

    A battery shouldn't explode like that, but what does he expect when he takes a hammer to a Li-on battery device that has been on for a few minutes, if not hours or days. Dumb guy got what he deserved imo, and his case would never hold up in court because it doesn't fall within the normal uses of a phone.
     
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    I can't wait for the videos of people taping the phones to their chest, then getting their buddy to shoot them point blank range with a 9MM to see if they are bulletproof. Time to kick natural selection back into gear, hopefully those fumes made that guy sterile.
     
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    Hahahhaha!!!!!! Get some febreeze.....omg....to funny!! Well.... that made my day.
     
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