Originally Posted by Gilles3000
Originally Posted by JackCY
Batteries explode, especially lithium ones, nothing new under the sun.
If someone falls from a bike on his ass and bends, punches, pressurizes or even punctures the battery in the process, well of course the battery will ignite.
I blame the ever so stupid strife for thinner phones. They're trying to pack as much battery as possible in an enclosure that doesn't have enough space, so compromises are made, either to the battery or the structure.
A couple months ago, I got thrown over the handlebars of my bike when my front tire tracked into a narrow deep ditch at over 30kph, slammed down on my right side and my OnePlus One took a pretty serious impact. And guess what happened, nothing, nothing what so ever. Because its a somewhat chubbier, curvy phone that's still working perfectly to this day with nothing but a few roadburn marks that mostly rubbed out.
Companies push their phones to the absolute limit when it comes to performance, this is why almost every new phone in the past few years have been running hotter and hotter.
They might be more efficient, but that doesn't stop phone companies from putting a larger battery and proccesor in it.
in hindsight exploding phones were almost inevitable to happen.
Wasn't there some gel battery that is less likely to explode and holds more charge? I dont know enough about battery tech to make statements on that.