Samsung battery QC poor - large risk of fire / explosion due to battery swelling (allegedly).

VirtualLarry

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I've had a few phones swell, as well. One of them was a Samsung, IIRC. I don't remember the other one.

I've had some cheaper laptops with non-user removable batteries swell as well, including an IdeaPad S100.
 

PCmodder78

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I got excited and clicked on the video to see some phones exploding to only hear some over-dramatic storytelling! Batteries are bound to swell up if unused or as they age. I have had macs, iPads and yes Samsung phones have bulging batteries. This is why you should never keep these for long!
 

WelshBloke

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I got excited and clicked on the video to see some phones exploding to only hear some over-dramatic storytelling! Batteries are bound to swell up if unused or as they age. I have had macs, iPads and yes Samsung phones have bulging batteries. This is why you should never keep these for long!
Conversely I've never had a battery swell and I have a galaxy S2 knocking about somewhere! (Although it's in the drawer of dead electronics, I've not checked on it in a while!)
 
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Oyeve

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Ug, I hate that dbag guy. His vids are so annoying. I have owned every samsung galaxy and note phone, including the Note 7 (which I still have) and never had a battery issue, no swelling, fire ever. On the other hand, I also have a ton of apple products and 2 mac book pros have had swelling batteries so bad that the touchpad has popped off both of them. I had a few iphone 6 overheat and die. I have on my office floor, and ipad 1 that has a shattered screen because the battery swell. He is such an apple loving dbag.
 
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legcramp

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I have a sample of older phones (about 35 Google pixels 2-3 and 15 Samsung Galaxy S5s) running 24/7 mining veruscoin. 100% of the pixels have swelled and cracked the screen/backplate while only one samsung swelled up out of 15. Decommissioning the pixels today because I don't want to run them while the batteries might cause a fire any moment. These phones have fans blowing at them 24/7 also.
 

tony78

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I got excited and clicked on the video to see some phones exploding to only hear some over-dramatic storytelling! Batteries are bound to swell up if unused or as they age. I have had macs, iPads and yes Samsung phones have bulging batteries. This is why you should never keep these for long!
Yes, it is all about battery quality. All batteries will swell as they age. A good quality battery may give one or two more years but will swell over time.

But about battery explosion, I feel most news is an exaggeration.
 

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