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  • James Latief
    James Latief 2 months ago +13519

    Samsung: It's not swelling up, it's just an 8.5% inflation.

    • spacetoast7
      spacetoast7 Day ago

      @KINGDOM It's highly unusual. As far as I know it hasn't happened in US history.

    • KINGDOM
      KINGDOM 2 days ago

      @spacetoast7 sometimes during a recession there can be inflation too.

    • spacetoast7
      spacetoast7 2 days ago

      @DevilMan. I never said they do.

    • DevilMan.
      DevilMan. 2 days ago

      @spacetoast7 What increases of price cause a recession.

    • spacetoast7
      spacetoast7 7 days ago

      @Adélaïde Who are you talking to?

  • fuzz11111111
    fuzz11111111 Day ago

    Yeah at work (software developer) we keep a fair collection of many different brands and it definitely seems more prevalent with Samsung's (as does battery failure in general actually). I mean we've got HTC's that are over 10 years old and still work (including dev version of the HTC Dream aka the first Android phone) but the Samsung's are mostly dead after a year or two of non-use.
    I will say that the worst case of it I ever saw was an ipad that had one side of the screen pushed out a couple cm (about an inch) from where it should be, but that thing was mounted to a wall and running (on charge) 24/7

  • Dawndeather
    Dawndeather Day ago

    Happened to me! I had an old S8 sitting in a drawer, and when I was cleaning it the battery was swollen. I took it to Best Buy for recycling.

  • Moishy Korf
    Moishy Korf 13 hours ago

    Mine and my wife's S10e phones both did this, in about a year while being used. Swollen batteries caused a number of issues including the camera, then cracked the back, and cracked backs voids the warranty.

  • Aiden Kwak
    Aiden Kwak Day ago

    all batteries naturally create gas over time due to chemical reaction from electrolyte + electrode + charge. You see those swelling in pouch/prismatic batteries usually due to improper degas or there is a small pinhole/dent.

  • YTshashmeera ශශ්මීර

    Remember the old times when you can just...remove a battery from a phone haha

    • Cozzy
      Cozzy 4 days ago

      ​@Top Tier Tech inductive coil in a sticker inside the back cover. Sprung connections to contact points on the body of the phone. Easy.

    • Cozzy
      Cozzy 4 days ago

      ​@ChronicBongitis420 no it wouldn't, you'd have the induction coil in a sticker on the removable back and sprung contact connections to the main body. It would be simple.

    • Tiny Assassin
      Tiny Assassin 5 days ago

      I still use a phone with a removable battery, and I have never once had en actual problem with the battery falling out

    • Sh'heih
      Sh'heih 10 days ago

      ​@Top Tier Tech For my Treo, I had a couple batteries that I'd charge before work and switch out as they died partway thru my 10 hour workday. I used the phone for music because you couldn't get a good radio signal in the building.
      I like the battery power of my newer phones, but I still miss my Treo. Still wonder how big they'd have been if....

    • Lucky Maheshwari
      Lucky Maheshwari 10 days ago

      ​@Top Tier Tech oh my god what a problem

  • Goomity
    Goomity Day ago

    I still use my old Samsung phone with the removable battery just for watching Clip-Share when my main phone needs to charge and it's still going strong and the only probably is a slight screen burnout

  • Mandingo _
    Mandingo _ Day ago

    It happens to phones thats been stored and not used. I stored my old phone with full charge, then after a year checking its bloated.

  • Miller Duval
    Miller Duval 23 days ago +368

    “if you have a old samsung phone stored somewhere…check on it?”
    oh lord what am i boutta find

    • numpty
      numpty 19 hours ago

      Ild s8+ 🤣 i still use that one, havent got a newer model yet

    • Navi
      Navi 5 days ago +1

      Me: Thinking about that one time I bought a galaxy S3 and praying I threw it away years ago

    • Pixels
      Pixels 5 days ago

      Dude, just found my S7 and S9+ swollen. Managed to tear off the back glass and disconnect the battery. I'm keeping them inside an aluminium container now and planning to dispose them properly tomorrow. Makes you wonder why the Note 7 series exploded. I guess they had something sharp near the battery so when it starts swelling the battery gets punctured.

    • F3Rari
      F3Rari 6 days ago

      Mines fine and I have no clue what the password could be it’s a swipe pattern

    • F3Rari
      F3Rari 6 days ago

      Mines fine and I have no clue what the password could be it’s a swipe pattern

  • Roberto Duran
    Roberto Duran Day ago

    My old s8+ that's been just sittin in a draw for the past 2 years just fine, cool to the touch even. Just now pulled it out after seeing this

  • FYES Labs
    FYES Labs 2 months ago +7355

    "Now just because something happens to you or doesn't happen to you doesn't mean that it's statistically true". Facts

    • Freddy Jason
      Freddy Jason 21 day ago

      @Leogizz2cool yes a phone exploded and killed a girl

    • Leogizz2cool
      Leogizz2cool 21 day ago

      ​@Freddy Jason you mean a girl was dead by using 📱 which exploded

    • Nassah Rakim
      Nassah Rakim 27 days ago

      @Emanthegman he's a kid, can't read a few paragraphs lol

    • Nassah Rakim
      Nassah Rakim 27 days ago

      @Spaced Out the new Apple watch is literally set as the same price as the iPhone 14 standard one I believe, so apple has a habit of overpricing. Honestly dc what anyone says, overall as a phone Samsung's UI is much more flexible for a user than IPhone's even if it is more stable. iPhone doesn't change whereas we've seen countless upgrades of the galaxy series phones considering how many options there are to buy a Samsung phone

    • Nassah Rakim
      Nassah Rakim 27 days ago

      @Spaced Out I agree, honestly the only reason people buy it is because of popularity and security. But now because of the recent battery bursting, Samsung's in a rough position now. Hopefully the s23 can surprise us I'm hoping a major improvement and better battery and camera than ip14

  • Alauddin Syahmi
    Alauddin Syahmi 23 hours ago

    so i have a samsung galaxy j4 that i got like around 4 years ago and have been sparsely using it until a few months ago, where i suddenly started using it practically every day. Somehow, its battery is not showing any signs of bloating at all. Is these a reason for this and should i be worried about future bloating possibilities?

  • Besoindunpseudo
    Besoindunpseudo 14 hours ago

    Its just when you store them without charging them ...

  • rique  hurturfeelings
    rique hurturfeelings 17 hours ago

    The only phones that have done that are samsung and i was bumed out cause it messes up your sd card that you leave in them😢

  • David Harness
    David Harness 5 days ago +1

    It's really common. I see more swollen batteries from Samsung specifically in the shop. I try to have them in stock but even ones that have sat in inventory for a long time start to swell. Keep in mind this is inventory so it's not plugged into a device.

  • C B
    C B 22 days ago +2

    @MKBHD please make a video on electronic waste and recycling. The general public is insanely ignorant/uninformed on how to. You have a superb platform and an ability to communicate across many demographics. Thank you for following your passion!

  • Ty Mosley
    Ty Mosley 22 hours ago

    Just a casual drawer filled with at least 30k+ in flagship phones 🥴

  • MrWildbill47
    MrWildbill47 10 days ago +2

    I had this happen on my Samsung and its the one I use all the time. I had to replace the battery but it did make opening the back a lot easier :)

  • Celina Abrey
    Celina Abrey Month ago +1

    This happened to my pixel 2 that was in storage. I contacted Google and they replaced it for free! That was a nice surprise since the pixel 2 is still a great phone (only stopped using it because the camera had gone very glitchy).

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  • GameWorldRS
    GameWorldRS 2 months ago +6

    I work in batteries and the reasons they inflate is due to reactions that happen at high voltages with the electrolyte. Samsung either uses a different electrolyte that's more prone to gassing, or do not have an additive that prevents gassing

    • IljasCustoms
      IljasCustoms 2 months ago

      makes it double the fun since they use the strongest battery adhesive of all manufacturers, with no pull tabs either. I work in phone repair btw.

  • Gregalos6
    Gregalos6 Month ago

    You're the biggest tech creator, you should do more videos on electronic recycling and help the infrastructure grow

  • Connie Carroll
    Connie Carroll 10 days ago

    Thanks for talking about this, when I went to buy a new phone last year they discovered my phone has already began swelling and the battery the cause. They still went through with the deal and let me keep the old phone.

  • JozipF. Alonzo
    JozipF. Alonzo Month ago +2

    I have three Samsung phones swelling currently. A Note9, S8+ & a Note8. All have been being used regularly, charged & discharged through daily use. A Note4 that has been off for as long as the Note5 has existed is still in pristine condition. It easily took a charge & runs like a chanp. As do several tablets of old.
    Two Note5's have swelling as well. Collecting these devices together for warranty claims from the folks on my family plan was arduous enough & the cost of replacement for these devices is amazingly expensive.
    A Note3 that was only used for about a month is in perfect condition. As is an S9 so I do not put ANY stock in the idea of non-use being more *THE* not *A* causal factor but very much second the recommendation of cycling older devices &/or currently unused devices. If for no other reason than to check on them.
    I have been struggling with this issue since my SIII was almost three-fourths of a year old. It used to not be a big warranty issue as my family plan has so many devices but as this problem has become more prevalent, it is becoming unsustainable to stay with Samsung as warranties have been altered to no longer include battery swelling as they once did.

  • Goofball Biscuits
    Goofball Biscuits 20 days ago

    We deployed dozens of iPad Airs and Pros as kiosks at my previous employer. Every single one lost the wifi card right before the battery began swelling. They went full spicy pillow right after warranty like clockwork. If you notice your iPad can't see any networks and is hotter than normal, please check if the case is starting to form a gap! This became a massive fire hazard for us.
    The joke with local techs maintaining these was that the iPads were "going full Samsung" and eventually we had to say they were going full Apple; we had more iPads blow up in our system than the entire Samsung tab fiasco reported in the news.

  • CwaiCwai
    CwaiCwai 2 months ago +1497

    When your family home has tonnes of old phones so now you have to go through them because of this very alarming suprise

    • Nicholas Dovgi
      Nicholas Dovgi Month ago +1

      Just checked my S8 thats been sitting in a drawer for a couple of years and the battery is very swollen which is pretty alarming. He's definitely not blowing smoke.

    • Simbian Gaming
      Simbian Gaming Month ago

      ​@Clip-Share Pizzer REPAIR

    • Galaxy rock Studio
      Galaxy rock Studio Month ago

      @VulLord666 the thing is, what if you want to keep your old Samsung as a memory or an antique to show your children?
      iPhones never had that issue, matter a fact I don’t think ANY OTHER BRAND has that issue just Samsung
      And people think Samsung is the future🤦‍♂️ bro in the future they would all explode 🤯 😂

    • VulLord666
      VulLord666 Month ago +1

      To be fair its not a new issue. It's always been dangerous to keep around old electronics with batteries you don't use for long periods of time. Growing up we had a problem of battery acid with the battery powered toys I didn't use for a long time (because I was a child with no attention span).
      The problem here is that it's happening faster (or maybe its not a problem and will encourage people tor recycle phones they don't use OR give them to someone else or trade them in; realistically its just a big waste for everyone to sit around with old phones no one is using).

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      Soace Space Station Month ago

      @Aluani Netshituni why should we believe is jeSUS

  • Crystal
    Crystal 8 days ago

    This happens because they are still decently charged when going into storage. This theoretically shouldn’t occur with the batteries discharged.

  • Isaiah Huff
    Isaiah Huff 7 hours ago

    Samsung phones give a bad name to androids

  • VonSchpam
    VonSchpam Month ago

    This happened to my mothers Samsung phone, twice. I went to swap the SD card and when I removed her phone from the case, I discovered the removable battery pack was swollen. So I replaced it with another OEM Samsung battery. Months later... that battery did the same thing.

  • Nate
    Nate 2 days ago

    Finally an explanation why their rebates have been so insane. I have traded in my last several Samsung phones for massive credit towards my new ones.

  • Frezieduh
    Frezieduh 2 months ago +71

    This literally just happened to my S8+ last week. Was going thru some older stuff to throw out came across it and the back was damn near popping off. I have other phones from the early 2000s that are fine.

    • Croissant Productions
      Croissant Productions Month ago

      Yeah I have an old iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and iPhone 3G and none of them are swollen.

    • Frezieduh
      Frezieduh 2 months ago +4

      @Young Dab OnePlus 7 pro

    • Tommaso l
      Tommaso l 2 months ago +1

      My s8 too

    • pauld
      pauld 2 months ago +5

      My s7 edge bloated and it was three years ago. Good thing I got rid of that bomb

    • David Ngo
      David Ngo 2 months ago

      If you're still using the phone then it's fine

  • AlexDeFoc
    AlexDeFoc Month ago

    Marques I have a question, maybe it has with the fact that phones make many magnetic fields and I heard that these in a collection of phones, them interacting a lot may have "errors" with the chemical molecules withing the batteries.

  • Chief Denis
    Chief Denis 9 days ago

    My lg g5 battery also swole up.
    This is interesting because, lg g5 actually uses exactly the same battery as samsung galaxy s7 with only a different connector, some g5 owners have converted the s7 battery into their phones by transplanting the connector from an old g5 battery.

  • nick
    nick 17 hours ago

    Please may I have one of your stored phones swollen or not I won’t complain 🤣

  • Jose Ramos
    Jose Ramos 8 days ago

    Yeah, this is happening on mostly Samsung phones, but also other brands too. My old ZTE AXOM 7... I miss that phone, but it too had a bulging battery issue.

  • Alias Anybody
    Alias Anybody 2 months ago +33

    That actually happened to me with an old Nokia from around 2010 approximately 2016 after it was just lying around for 2 years minimum. It's actually a "life hack" to regularly (maybe every 3-6 months) pull out the old devices you want to keep for one reason or another, then discharge and charge them again to 50-70%.

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  • gabi ailincai
    gabi ailincai Month ago

    My Pixel 2 XL just did that last year, but it was plugged in all the time - I'm using it for photo backups, so it's basically a server now. Just wanted to mention this because a. it's not just Samsungs, and b. it's not just the ones who are unused. The second battery I got off another Pixel phone has been used in the same way and didn't swell yet for the past year or so.

  • no.
    no. 10 days ago

    I have used Samsung nearly exclusively in the past, I have not noticed this happening in the batteries that I have outside my Samsung phones.
    My s2 and s4 don't have their batteries inside and never did that. Their batteries are in the same place beside them and are just as flat as when I stopped using them.
    So could this be just correlated to the phones where they stopped letting us remove the batteries?

  • JSpencer89
    JSpencer89 Month ago

    As long as I've been repairing Samsung and Apple products this has been a common issue with Samsung but it does also occur with Apple

  • Delicate Director
    Delicate Director Month ago

    I have a Note 9 since release, never had a problem with this phone. IMO its the Samsung Note Perfected, its one of the best leaps in features ever imo

  • Whee Jones
    Whee Jones 2 months ago +1162

    That loop though "Say no to spicy pillows, because"

    • Aperez
      Aperez 22 days ago +3

      Still not a fan of loops on Clip-Share Shorts tbh…

    • Very POG
      Very POG 22 days ago +2

      ​@Dooléy imagine thinking that an "exploding" phone is equivalent to a time bomb 🤡

    • John O.
      John O. 2 months ago +8

      Marquis is legendary with loop scripts...these creators do the most😭👍👏

    • Dooléy
      Dooléy 2 months ago +13

      Yeah until someone’s house burns down because they have a ticking time 💣 in a box stored away that they haven’t used in years

    • fffwe
      fffwe 2 months ago +22

      samsung give out a lot of free phones to tech influencers. thats why they are willing to shut the hell up about this inconvenience.

  • MademoiselleCM1
    MademoiselleCM1 Month ago +2

    That is precisely what has happened to my S20+5G. I use it every day and I could not understand what happened like all of a sudden.

  • Aniruddha rao
    Aniruddha rao Month ago

    I had a similar spicy pillow from my previous Lenovo 2010A that had been kept unused for over a year. It could be that Li-ion batteries need to be cycled regularly

  • Zujul
    Zujul 16 days ago

    Question: Best way to archive old technology? Like the phone wall. Would it be to recycle the battery and keep the phone itself?

  • Digital Nick
    Digital Nick Month ago

    As a former repair shop owner I can attest this is absolutely true. It does also happen to iPhone’s but not as often. I feel like Samsung batteries have a smell that could be those electrolytes evaporating! We used to remove them and bury them in sand inside a fireproof box…..

  • Chris Watson
    Chris Watson 2 months ago +235

    Side note: i think we found out why Samsung's trade in deals are so good lmao they really want you to send that phone back lmao

    • River Bons
      River Bons 2 months ago +3

      @Phoenix Whiler Yeah... I highly doubt that. Samsung has really, really good trade ins.

    • Draggy654
      Draggy654 2 months ago +1

      @Goose Crack i got 1000 usd for my 12 pro max 128 gb storage when buying a 14 pro max

    • Darian
      Darian 2 months ago +8

      @Phoenix Whiler not if you trade directly to samsung via their website

    • Phoenix Whiler
      Phoenix Whiler 2 months ago +2

      I do Verizon trade ins they’re all equivalent
      iPhone=Samsung=google

    • Goose Crack
      Goose Crack 2 months ago +12

      Those trade in deals do be pretty good tho

  • Rachel Werner
    Rachel Werner 5 days ago

    I had a S8 that did this in an old phone box. I found it and was curious what was in it...not only did it look crazy, but it stank lol

  • Crazy Cat Lady
    Crazy Cat Lady 13 days ago

    Happened to my old Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 a few years back. When it started happening I could only use it plugged in but now I just put the tablet up and not use it anymore. The tablet stopped working a few years back and ran slower than molasses in January. Oh well, tech isn’t meant to last forever unfortunately.

  • Dragon101201
    Dragon101201 21 day ago

    I've had samsung devices since i got my first phone all still work. No battery problems samsung should definitely look into it batteries shouldn't just randomly start blowing up.

  • Melanie Baxter
    Melanie Baxter Month ago

    We had an issue with our old lg phones doing that (think lg g2-4ish). We finally made the switch to pixels as a family because those lg batteries were dangerous IMO

    • Leogizz2cool
      Leogizz2cool 21 day ago

      I never had issues with LG 📱🔋

  • Ricardo Smith
    Ricardo Smith Month ago +21

    This is actually how I ended up switching brands. My S7 battery some years ago swelled up to the point that the back glass started to pop off.

  • zamani victor tshabalala

    Say no to samsung

  • Jt
    Jt Day ago

    Why I switched to apple 🍎 after galaxy s2

  • Damocles54
    Damocles54 4 days ago

    I had a Samsung tablet that the battery swelled so much it popped the screen out of the device.
    My warranty replacement was an awesome upgrade though, so it worked out well for me lol

  • Edgarcast11
    Edgarcast11 8 hours ago

    I still got my s3 s5 s8 note 10 s20 and they just chilling

  • Vaibhav
    Vaibhav 2 months ago +8

    This is true, I've experienced this with a lot of Samsung phones too...from today's Samsung smartphones to the older feature phones from them.

  • nenmeu2
    nenmeu2 26 days ago

    Ive been using a samsung s6 edge for almost a decade. Its a good phone. I sold it because it got too old and batteries were in a very bad shape at the same time. But still an amzing phone..

  • Drill_Fiend
    Drill_Fiend Month ago +1

    Can we go back to the good old days when we could remove battery packs from phones without disassembling them? Good times...

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  • Sidicas
    Sidicas 9 days ago

    No, the phone battery is getting too hot when it charges which causes a conversion to hydrogen gas inside the battery. Turn off the quick charge feature, make sure you aren't running a lot of apps when its charging.

  • NoahW1901
    NoahW1901 3 days ago

    I had a galaxy s8 since they released and about 90% of it's life it was in an Otterbox. Let's just say I used it so much the case disintegrated. Well I ended up taking it out of the case for a couple weeks while I was looking for what to get next and when I took it out the back glass was almost completely separated because the battery had swollen up so much.

  • Jack Taylor
    Jack Taylor 2 months ago +159

    Checked my phone box after mrwhosetheboss put out his video, 2x s8+ and 1x S10+, both spicy pillows and popped the back off, the S10 had stuff on the edges, so it actually broke the glass as it expanded, all 3 have been put in a bucket of sand outside while I sort out to recycle them

    • David Hill
      David Hill Month ago

      I pulled a Sony Ericsson phone out of my drawer the other day with a battery about 4x it's original thickness. I've seen it with plenty on Nokias back in the day too. I think heat and maybe humidity accelerate the issue.

    • 先生CherryPepsi
      先生CherryPepsi Month ago

      @Alex Uhe you are absolutely trying to get someone in this comment section killed, this is terrible advice

    • Jack Taylor
      Jack Taylor 2 months ago

      @microman well they have been in that box for over a year, maybe closer to 2, so no idea when they blew, my wife has taken care of her current phone, so I havent had to dig a reserve phone out for her haha

    • Czy B
      Czy B 2 months ago

      @microman it's probably all planned by samscumg they had made their battery quality terrible intentionally to get people to purchase newer models as they aren't doing well on s22 series.

    • microman
      microman 2 months ago +1

      Why did they go off near the same time though. Why did the s8 wait until the s10 swelled.

  • unknownkw
    unknownkw Month ago

    It is surely not gas build up, but a reaction that increases the volume of the solid material taken place inside the cell. Usually this is inherently safe unless the battery have a lot of charge on it, which won't happen if it is stored for a long time as lithium ion batteries self discharge fairly quickly, once the charge nearly deplete it is no longer that flammable.

  • bngr bngr
    bngr bngr 11 days ago

    I’ve had an Apple 6s for ever. The battery never swelled. Recently the battery wasn’t holding a charge. I took it to Apple. They ran a diagnostic, everything was fine. They changed the battery for $50.

  • Nick Willard
    Nick Willard 6 days ago

    I've noticed that all of my samsung phones experience screen burn in a lot more than any other brand I've had.

  • James McDonald
    James McDonald 28 days ago

    Dam dude, thanks for the info. Checked my drawer with my Samsung Curved Edge and definitely swelled. That being said my Note 2 is still perfect...

  • YouKnowWhoIAmYt
    YouKnowWhoIAmYt 2 months ago +12

    Like he said, check your old gadgets in general, specially your old PSP. My batterie also became a spicy Pillow and I read online that this has happend with many PSP's over time.

    • F.ELEVEN
      F.ELEVEN 2 months ago

      Mine still has an original battery without problems tho, maybe heat or something may cause it to go fat

    • Kresna 113
      Kresna 113 2 months ago

      Agreed, that's the main reason I'm not surprised with this findings. PSPs has done it ages ago! The forbidden caprisun if you may
      On the bright side is, I am playing my old psp again since!

  • AtlasNiju22 Arts
    AtlasNiju22 Arts 10 days ago

    Here's the thing, I was forced to swap my Samsung s10+ for a newer model even though I would use the phone every day. So now I'm looking for an explanation to that

  • Sean France
    Sean France 2 days ago

    The same thing happened to my iPhone 6. Swelled enough to crack my screen and that’s how I found out about it.

  • B
    B 9 days ago

    I had an old Samsung phone i think it was an a2 or something. I lasted close to 4 years with that phone. I only got rid of it because my husband gifted me a galaxy S22. It still works great and my kids use it for apps

  • Jordan Seay
    Jordan Seay Month ago

    I like keeping my old tech for nostalgia. I use apple products so when I get a new phone, watch, etc, I put whatever that product just replaced in its box in my closet. Haven’t had any issues though.

  • Arkangel Arkangel
    Arkangel Arkangel 2 months ago +50

    I actually just replaced by Samsung Note 9 with a S22 plus ... because my Note ripped open like this. I thought i was the only one honestly thankful for yours and the other guys recent video.

  • Momo Chan
    Momo Chan Month ago

    Honestly kinda crazy. I have an s7 that I use for VR ok occasion and an s10 that I use for gym and haven't had these issues. I wonder why storing them unused does this.

  • Fish Barbeque
    Fish Barbeque Month ago

    This happened to my mom's phone, I was wondering what was going on...Thank you!!!

  • etatwell1229
    etatwell1229 Month ago +2

    The fact that we don't even know why this is happening is insane. Knowledge has a price.

    • FaintAcrobat
      FaintAcrobat 10 days ago

      The liquid in the battery is decomposing and creating gas because it's not being used.

  • Philbo boggins
    Philbo boggins Month ago +1

    We had a Samsung tablet explode in my brothers room,… thankfully we were home and we threw it out the window. it landed on the cement in our driveway and we now have a burn stain on our carpet. The thought that our house could’ve burned down that day is terrifying…

  • Uncle Tango
    Uncle Tango 2 months ago +31

    Happened to me too. So weird this came out now, just a week ago I dug up some old s9s in storage and they were swollen

    • Veganpotter Thevegan
      Veganpotter Thevegan 2 months ago

      @TrulyNintendoContent by matt 2 months isn't very long. I always keep 3 phones. My daily, my most recent daily as a backup and another phone on WiFi to control things in the house when my main phone is charging so it's charging down every 3 days or so. Just recycle your old phones you don't use.

    • Andrew Tate
      Andrew Tate 2 months ago

      It happened to my s8 too, I replaced the battery

    • wisico640
      wisico640 2 months ago +1

      They didn't go cheap, seams like they freaked out on the note 7, put a bunch of additionnal security layers (they blow out, but don't blow up anymore, even when stabbed) but one or some of those are making this blow out happen sadly :/

    • Czy B
      Czy B 2 months ago

      @TrulyNintendoContent by matt depends many factors could affect the battery. All phones can become swollen just samsung is going cheap with their battery so I recommend not storing above or below room temperature.
      Or just don't get samsung for the past decades samsung has bad reputation for battery's like their explosive battery and battery that couldn't even store electricity.

  • S3MTX
    S3MTX 28 days ago

    Very similar to the original Xbox clock capacitor issue. Swelling, leaking and guaranteed failure given enough time.

  • Patrick Asplund
    Patrick Asplund 12 days ago

    This happened to all 5 of my old Samsung devices- the S6, S7+, S8, S8 Active and S10+. Can't wait to see what happens in 2 years to my Samsung Fold 3 when I toss it in the drawer...

  • Sub or Gulag
    Sub or Gulag Month ago +294

    My S2+ just chilling 🗿
    I should try booting it sometime

    • Damony
      Damony 4 days ago

      Hello great comrade stalin!

  • Jonas Fermefors
    Jonas Fermefors Month ago

    I've had this problem twice with laptops (1 Samsung and 1 HP). Having old batteries is generally a bad idea.

  • GOBLUEBOY777
    GOBLUEBOY777 Month ago +344

    "I'll leave a link in description on how to recycle your phone" just literally a "where to recycle my old phone" google search link LMAO

    • PondTurtle
      PondTurtle 13 days ago

      Tbf it's not the same for every country. I don't think mine even has trade ins.

    • AJ Bemrose
      AJ Bemrose 27 days ago

      @Bukki13 you’re on an American website soooo, maybe stop whining?

    • Bukki13
      Bukki13 28 days ago +6

      @Jordan yeah it‘s so annoying when the creator links a store page in the description and it‘s an American store that either has super high shipping prices to Europe or that won‘t ship to Europe at all
      THERE ARE 748 MILLION PEOPLE IN EUROPE. THAT‘S MORE THAN DOUBLE OF THE PEOPLE IN THE USA (335M)

    • Top Tier Tech
      Top Tier Tech Month ago +12

      @Daniel B none. It’s just a google search

    • Daniel B
      Daniel B Month ago

      Wonder how much £ that link makes him

  • Zack Diaz
    Zack Diaz 12 days ago

    Yeah this actually true I checked on some of my old phones I kept in a drawer and all 3 had swelling batteries that popped out the back of the phone only 1 still turned on

  • Erei
    Erei Month ago

    i noticed this with my brand new samsung a13 5g. i've only had it since june and the battery swells enough that the screen bends slightly.

  • Nit3H8wk
    Nit3H8wk Month ago

    This happened to me with a pixel 3 xl. Ended up having to throw it away instead of trading it in.

  • Vanquished
    Vanquished Month ago

    My Amazon fire phone that I had had its battery swell. My HP work laptop also did. No issues with my Samsungs yet.
    The reason this doesn't happen to iphones is because they brick your phone long before it ever gets old enough for a swollen battery

  • Jenifon H.
    Jenifon H. 2 months ago +65

    I just checked on a samsung device i have hidden away, and just noticed this exact issue! The back cover has come off from it and the battery is swollen…

    • facu rojas
      facu rojas 2 months ago +2

      @opax 🥇

    • opax
      opax 2 months ago +12

      @Mason because you beg

    • Mason
      Mason 2 months ago +1

      2 things I don't understand:
      1: Maths
      2: why no one gives me a chance and no one watch my videos even tho I spend so much time:(

  • Tridium Master
    Tridium Master 17 days ago

    I have had Samsung phones from day one. I currently have an ultra 22. I use my phone because thats why I buy them. I keep a phone for about 4 to 5 years. I'm on number 4 and came from a 7 edge. Never ever, ever have they ever swelled. My daughter's and my wife use apple, my daughters I Phine 5 literally caught fire while charginging one day. Thank God it was on the front patio. I'm just saying this has been my real-life experience.

  • kingofhearts
    kingofhearts 10 days ago

    i had this happen to me once i had a box full of old Samsung phones and ive had them for abt a month and i checked on them and alot of the batteries were huge i was throwing them away and dropped one and exploded

  • JitTrippinIndustries

    I just checked my old A42 5G and it's swollen like a balloon. Literally the front glass is completely gone and the battery is huge. It's a 5000mah cell so I guess that's why it's so big.

  • Mello Jello
    Mello Jello 17 days ago

    I have an iPhone 3G that I checked on because of this video! 10 years later and it’s still perfectly fine. Maybe apples batteries are better 😅

  • Alex
    Alex 2 months ago +30

    I also have an old Samsung Galaxy S7 thankyfully it hasn't swollen, but I still regularly use it a bit, so maybe that's why it's still fine.

    • Dynamique Snapper
      Dynamique Snapper 2 months ago +1

      Yes, if you charge your phone at least once in 3-6 months, then its fine.

    • wisico640
      wisico640 2 months ago +4

      You got the solution. Cycle your battery at least every 3 months :)

  • Bosnian Spartan
    Bosnian Spartan 3 days ago

    I got a secure case on both my old phones... Would that stop the swelling or make it worse?

  • Hiya
    Hiya 6 days ago +1

    this actually happened to my s7 which i used most of the time. wont touch an apple phone EVER. thank god there are multiple different kinds of android phones

    • Pixels
      Pixels 5 days ago

      So far, the only manufacturers I trust are Apple, LG, Asus and Sony since they have quite advanced battery management system, especially Sony and LG with Qnovo charging algorithm.

  • SHASHANKA SHEKHAR DEY

    I still use galaxy j2. And it’s been years now. So I guess constantly using it doesn’t cause a problem. And it’s durability is comparable to 3310 cus I use it w/o cover or tempered glass and it fell in the river once fell in the gravel road while cycling and keeps falling again and again and it still works fine😂

  • Heckin
    Heckin 11 days ago

    a big issue with Samsung phones is that the batteries aren't set properly sometimes, which can cause this more commonly

  • Kaiky C.
    Kaiky C. 2 months ago +4

    I'm glad he mentioned recycling, there are like 0 good reasons to keep storing your old phones when you have no plan to use them.

    • Bendaak
      Bendaak Month ago +1

      I am a collector and have many old smartphones… mostly iPhones. No battery swelling on any of mine!

    • Venator
      Venator 2 months ago +2

      I still plan to use my old phone, I need to find a screen replacement for it.

  • Valium Black
    Valium Black 28 days ago +15

    "Say No! to spicy pillows" Im putting that on a tshit, and printing it out and replacing my roomies pillows with samsung logos 🤣

  • T S
    T S 9 days ago

    It is true…in my collection only Samsung swells . S8plus was my spare phone but not any more battery swelling opened it.

  • Tarrabyte
    Tarrabyte 9 days ago

    I have an S9 Plus mostly because I absolutely love this phone and because I love being able to use Dex mode

  • RowanCrE
    RowanCrE 10 days ago

    I use my S7 every day, and I've never had this problem
    Maybe it's partially because of the semi-cold climate

  • TJ's Climbing
    TJ's Climbing 2 months ago +1043

    "Say no to spicy pillows becaus--" BECAUSE WHY?!

    • Adam R
      Adam R 12 days ago

      @Kanye West Yes you do I’m on my 2021 iPad Pro

    • The Suit
      The Suit Month ago

      @stackpointer point taken, could you be a little nicer while condensating next time though... I don't know how you're supposed to read that positively. I bet if he was Muslim and said stuff about their god, you wouldn't have said that in mockery.... I'm not trying to boss you around, feel free to not listen. But read what you said from his perspective... Sorry I wasn't in a good mood last night...

    • stackpointer
      stackpointer Month ago

      @The Suit I wasn't insulting him in any way, unless you consider the act of being condescending to be an insult?

    • The Suit
      The Suit Month ago

      ​@stackpointer bruh ... you could have just ignored him and left him alone... and or said "Not today"... he didn't insult you, so why'd you insult him!...

    • The Suit
      The Suit Month ago

      ​@Aluani Netshituni true fact, but. your definitely saying this out of nowhere .. slow your role man!...