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Okay, not really intended to make you worry too much but had to share this evolving news around Samsung phones continued issues with battery expanding/swelling.

See this video from Mrwhosetheboss:

P.S.: I am a Samsung S20+ user, mom uses a Samsung M51 and just bought a Samsung S21FE for the missus in the recent sale. Now, I'm worried!

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Everyone wants 100W rapid charge, when a sane 18W is looked at as backdated, right? Not only samsung, each brand going for such rapid charge is susceptible to fire and blasts...

Exploding mobile batteries is not related to charging. Yes there might be some cases with charging. There is logic board inside battery connector & motherboard which communicate each other & regulate charging voltage accordingly. Even if you short positive & negative terminal of mobile battery it would not going to short or blast due to BMS protection. (Battery management system) The main cause of blasting of battery is not proper insulation between  electrodes.
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That's the interesting bit. These incidents seem to be happening mostly with Samsung phones, and they are not even big on ultra-fast charging. 

Most of their phones (barring 1-2) support max 25W charging. Despite that, seeing these issues with the world's largest smartphone maker are worrying!

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Everyone wants 100W rapid charge, when a sane 18W is looked at as backdated, right? Not only samsung, each brand going for such rapid charge is susceptible to fire and blasts...

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Everyone wants 100W rapid charge, when a sane 18W is looked at as backdated, right? Not only samsung, each brand going for such rapid charge is susceptible to fire and blasts...

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That's the interesting bit. These incidents seem to be happening mostly with Samsung phones, and they are not even big on ultra-fast charging. 

Most of their phones (barring 1-2) support max 25W charging. Despite that, seeing these issues with the world's largest smartphone maker are worrying!

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Looks like they took the batteries from poco 

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Back then i was to buy phone and was considering samsung , i heard that samsung note 7 exploding issues and message by dgca that anyone with samsung jote 7 wont be allowed boarding ,, and note 7 was their flagship phone at that time

I thought if samsung cannot make quality control even in their flagship so cosly phone , god knows what they do in their non-flagship phone

Stay away from samsung , Lg are crap too  better to stick with iphone-american /nokia-finnish/ maybe motorola which at least have clean interface

I had a htc phone and its good so far , battery last for like 7 days i use it only for calling

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agnivo007 wrote:

Everyone wants 100W rapid charge, when a sane 18W is looked at as backdated, right? Not only samsung, each brand going for such rapid charge is susceptible to fire and blasts...

Exploding mobile batteries is not related to charging. Yes there might be some cases with charging. There is logic board inside battery connector & motherboard which communicate each other & regulate charging voltage accordingly. Even if you short positive & negative terminal of mobile battery it would not going to short or blast due to BMS protection. (Battery management system) The main cause of blasting of battery is not proper insulation between  electrodes.
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demerius2020 wrote:

Back then i was to buy phone and was considering samsung , i heard that samsung note 7 exploding issues and message by dgca that anyone with samsung jote 7 wont be allowed boarding ,, and note 7 was their flagship phone at that time

I thought if samsung cannot make quality control even in their flagship so cosly phone , god knows what they do in their non-flagship phone

Stay away from samsung , Lg are crap too  better to stick with iphone-american /nokia-finnish/ maybe motorola which at least have clean interface

I had a htc phone and its good so far , battery last for like 7 days i use it only for calling

You're still using a HTC? Which model, how's it holding up? PS Nokia and Motorola both are owned by Chinese companies now.
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I'm not sure if people have actually watched the video or not but he clearly states this only happens to phones that were completely discharged and kept aside for a loooong time. Daily use doesn't cause the issue and they don't just "Blow Up" they bulge. That being said samsung should and is looking into the issue and should take responsibility of these devices. 

They even state in the video that phones that are in use aren't affected by this at all. Unless u have a couple of s20/21/22 lying around in your cabinet and you plan on hoarding them for the next 2-3 years with fully discharged you basically have nothing to worry about. 

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Li-ion batteries should be stored at 40% charge for longterm storage and not completely discharged. I noticed Xiaomi does so at 30% SOC for replacement batteries. Still it's a mystery that it only seems to afflict Samsung devices.

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Troubling news for Samsung + buyers . If this news get wide media attention, people will start getting anxious with every phone (new) delivered with 0% charge (Happened with quite a few phones in the recent times with 1+ yr old manufacturing date, the most recent one being Mi 11T pro from Croma ). That being said, i have 5+ phones (purchased from 2015-2018) lying around with 0% charge and none experienced battery bulging (Some don't pickup charging instantly but eventually they do.. after 10/20min)

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Who needs grenades when you have Samsung phones at your disposal 

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Samsung is most durable with respect to mi/vivo/oppo/redmi/realme etc
Have seen people using 4-5 years old Samsung phones including my mother a5-2017 working in absolute good ux.
While hardly seen anybody uding Chinese vendors phone in working condition after 2-3 years.
Now many will comment on Poco F1.
That phone is somehow holding good which may be an exception.
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popopotato wrote:

I'm not sure if people have actually watched the video or not but he clearly states this only happens to phones that were completely discharged and kept aside for a loooong time. Daily use doesn't cause the issue and they don't just "Blow Up" they bulge. That being said samsung should and is looking into the issue and should take responsibility of these devices. 

They even state in the video that phones that are in use aren't affected by this at all. Unless u have a couple of s20/21/22 lying around in your cabinet and you plan on hoarding them for the next 2-3 years with fully discharged you basically have nothing to worry about. 

Ya, but the question remains why this occurrence only with Samsung phones? The video clearly highlights that there are phones from other manufacturers as well - which are kept at the same full-discharge level for years; and none of them had cases of batteries bulging/swelling, etc. so why should this be only with Samsung phones?? What is it that they are doing that's so terribly wrong compared to all other smartphone manufacturers. 
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Demondealer wrote:

i hope indian army can buy all the old sam phones and use them as lithium ion bombs on enemy country. very good budget bombs

who is our enmy?
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You're still using a HTC? Which model, how's it holding up? PS Nokia and Motorola both are owned by Chinese companies now.

Lenova and motorala both are owned by lenovo stil motorola phone have always are better then lenovo for one word quality control

Chinese phone and apple iphone both are made in china but still You can see the diff ... one word quality 

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Demondealer wrote:

i hope indian army can buy all the old sam phones and use them as lithium ion bombs on enemy country. very good budget bombs

Ye post delete kar do else someone would complain you of soemthing... instead make fun of russian army

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Cool07 wrote:
Samsung is most durable with respect to mi/vivo/oppo/redmi/realme etc
Have seen people using 4-5 years old Samsung phones including my mother a5-2017 working in absolute good ux.
While hardly seen anybody uding Chinese vendors phone in working condition after 2-3 years.
Now many will comment on Poco F1.
That phone is somehow holding good which may be an exception.

Xiaomi devices are equally durable if the custom ROM scene is considered. Massively larger sample size than your anecdotal evidence. Besides personally I have 2 budget Redmi devices deep into their 6th year running well albeit both needing a touchscreen replacement years later. Did suffer numerous falls which might have been a factor in the touch dying and/or Xiaomi's infamous cost-cutting at work. Buggy MIUI updates can be to blame for unmodified devices not lasting very long. 

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LIMBO wrote:

Xiaomi devices are equally durable if the custom ROM scene is considered. Massively larger sample size than your anecdotal evidence. Besides personally I have 2 budget Redmi devices deep into their 6th year running well albeit both needing a touchscreen replacement years later. Did suffer numerous falls which might have been a factor in the touch dying and/or Xiaomi's infamous cost-cutting at work. Buggy MIUI updates can be to blame for unmodified devices not lasting very long. 

Please share approx  how many percentage of users with budget devices are familiar or heard Custom ROM  ?

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Cool07 wrote:

Please share approx  how many percentage of users with budget devices are familiar or heard Custom ROM  ?

Xiaomi devices with the best custom ROM support are mostly the budget Redmi devices. Anyway I was trying to illustrate the fact that Xiaomi devices do survive several years of usage unlike what you chose to believe from your (limited) personal experiences. 

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LIMBO wrote:

Xiaomi devices with the best custom ROM support are mostly the budget Redmi devices. Anyway I was trying to illustrate the fact that Xiaomi devices do survive several years of usage and not what you chose to believe from your limited personal experiences. 

It would be fun to have a poll on this about the limited personal experience on most durable Brand in Mobile phone category.
Lets see what other dimers have to say !!!
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Cool07 wrote:
Samsung is most durable with respect to mi/vivo/oppo/redmi/realme etc
Have seen people using 4-5 years old Samsung phones including my mother a5-2017 working in absolute good ux.
While hardly seen anybody uding Chinese vendors phone in working condition after 2-3 years.
Now many will comment on Poco F1.
That phone is somehow holding good which may be an exception.

Parents are not good examples. Even my mom used her Lenovo P2 for 5 years. The phone was still working perfectly when I exchanged it for Poco M4 pro. Dad used Redmi Note 4 for 3.5 years. Heck my friend still uses his 4 year old Asus phone with only a battery change last week. 

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Cool07 wrote:
It would be fun to have a poll on this about the limited personal experience on most durable Brand in Mobile phone category.
Lets see what other dimers have to say !!!

No need. Xiaomi's marketshare is proof enough. 

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Cool07 wrote:

https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/811211/original/image.png?1664440723

https://www.counterpointresearch.com/india-smar....

Its on decline buddy.

Xiaomi was the largest smartphone brand in the world in Q3 2021 IIRC. So it could just be a blip in the larger scheme of things. Still the 2 big Chinese OEMs have cornered over 60% of the market share whereas Samsung has stagnated despite finally deigning to compete in the lower mid-range segment as of the past 2-3 years. 

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Samsung is crap looting people 

Mine 1.5 y old s20plua got white screen , no physical damage watsoever 

Now they asking for 18k to replace sscreen 

Just search how many S series mobiles are getting display issues JUST AFTER warrenty period is over and after a feburary update 

And now this battery issue 

I am scared to keep any samsung device around me while i go to sleep now . Only god knows shall i wake up or will i get a new deformed exploded face


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popopotato wrote:

I'm not sure if people have actually watched the video or not but he clearly states this only happens to phones that were completely discharged and kept aside for a loooong time. Daily use doesn't cause the issue and they don't just "Blow Up" they bulge. That being said samsung should and is looking into the issue and should take responsibility of these devices. 

They even state in the video that phones that are in use aren't affected by this at all. Unless u have a couple of s20/21/22 lying around in your cabinet and you plan on hoarding them for the next 2-3 years with fully discharged you basically have nothing to worry about. 

I never understand this anti-intelligent thinking, phone are getting blast , one can die , even why the battery budge and nothing to worry about

Its more like

Use samsung at your own life risk 

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