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Humor: YouTuber Hammers Galaxy S5, Gets What He Deserves

When new phones are released, folks take to YouTube in search of views and ad money, running over flagships with Tesla cars and dropping them to test their durability. While most of it is absolute crap, the newest test video to catch our attention is this poor guy who decided to take a hammer to a brand new Galaxy S5 from Samsung.

Why you need to hammer test the Galaxy S5, I have no idea, but the results make for one fantastic Internet video.Β 

As you will see, Samsung clearly planned to have the battery in the Galaxy S5 explode upon impact, set to release a noxious black gas into the air that would then be breathed in by the unsuspecting victim, resulting in a cancer-causing cough. Should the dude with the hammer sue? I think he might have a case. Poor guy.

Get some Febreze or something!

  • TrixzD

    Battery: screw this I’m outta here before he kills me

  • jeffster423

    I have a new S4 but cannot figure out how to convert my music from I Tunes to load into it. Any ideas?

    • Tyson TJ

      Download iSyncr, they have a free and paid app. If you use iTunes I recommend getting the paid app.

  • Brandon

    My dad saw this on MSN last night and told me about it, I just went to go look at it now but the dude removed it!

  • DimStyle

    PFFT! That is the problem right there, he used a Kobalt hammer instead of a 16oz Estwing. The Estwing is pretty much standard as far a smashing phones goes. This guy is a two bit hack! Kobalt!? Come on! Use good tools, get good results.

  • Chris

    Removed. πŸ™

  • AndrΓ© Santos

    really? hammer the battery? lol

  • Jason Strudwick

    What a numpty! How can people afford to do this stupid crap!

  • Gamblor77

    That’ll teach that jackass. Why the hell do people smash $700 phones? What a waste!

    • Aparently because said guy is american, has a lot of money and don’t think a 700 dollar device is expensive… So, aparently that guy is just a moron or a brainless idiot.
      I invite that brainless idiot to come to my country and try to buy that “inexpensive” device for just 15.000 pesos (more than 9 times it’s cost in dollars and prorbably 5 times my entire salary) and just brake it, IF he has the balls.

      But sure enough, some people think that is cheap and don’t feel the need to just give the phone away to someone who really USE IT.

      • Jkdem85

        or he has the warranty that only costs $100 to replace if you loose the device. The add revenue alone will more than cover the $100 or the value of the phone. For $700 bucks and being stupid he has been covered by virtually every tech blog, and many mainstream sites.

  • Lost faith in humanity when something so expensive seems to be just a toy for someone to just destroy. It took time, dedication, work labor and a lot of mind to design that device. Sure enough if some IDIOT thinks that buy this to just brake it is an idea of “fun” then, humanity is lost. for sure.

  • JusticeDROID

    TechRax is a Flipping Moron im waiting for this kid to cut himself or really hurt himself. never wears safety equipment, plays with liquid nitrogen. Kid with too much money on his hands. I hope he got sick from this.

    • Jim Davis

      There’s a big market for videos made by “Flipping Morons”. As long as people keep watching him do stupid stuff, he’ll keep doing stupid stuff.

  • Alan Paone

    Man, it was nice watching someone smash a Samsung with a hammer

  • LiiIiikEaBau5

    Self defence! Apple wont sue Samsung for their Samsung Galaxy S5

  • Milton

    I wonder what could’ve happened if he tried that with a nokia phone, a nuke?

  • Brian

    Here we see the Galaxy s5’s defense mechanism being used. I warns off the vicious Internet troll, but sustains heavy losses.

  • Annoyed

    Dear author of the article: you are just as stupid as the dude in this video if you really think he should sue Samsung

  • Johnny Poon
  • Lithium gases down his throat and lungs, and he wants Fabreze or something.

  • nosedive94

    Videos like this anger me. Drop tests and knife/key tests are good. In fact, they’re a public service. Tell me how the device will hold up in real world situations. But this is just wanton destruction for no reason of a valuable piece of tech. It’s like gadget rape porn.

  • DJyoSNOW

    “Michael get some febreze”

  • M3D1T8R

    He should have got an M8, could just send in the broken phone for free replacement!

    • Ian

      That’s actually just on the screen, I’d say he broke more than the screen.

      • jay

        Actually it’s not I broke my screen and got a whole new phone

  • M3D1T8R

    Man, Proctor & Gamble’s guerilla marketing has really gone too far.

  • BOB Dudek

    Supposedly one of CNN’s 699 theories was that FLT 370 had leaking cargo > ..I.E. same type BATTERIES.

    Hmmm. Wolf you should see this..video.. πŸ™‚

  • Dave

    Terminal cancer in 3…2…1…

  • Derf Defard

    A swig of Febreze to wash the taste of lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide out of his mouth? Reasonable.

  • MichaelFranz

    who in their right mind gives phones to these idiots just to smash and bash….

  • Stone Cold


  • The Galaxy S5 was not going down without a fight!

  • Kevin N

    Haha what a tool!

  • VBM

    Get some Febreze!!!!

  • Zee Masai


  • tomn1ce

    What a moron…..

  • Sean Plantz

    LOL I used to work at a battery plant and can tell you, that battery actually shut down gracefully considering the retardedness that guy delivered to it. Hes lucky it just vented and smoked a little bit. Ours would shoot flames and ping about the room like a little rocket.

    • Damn, now I wish that would have happened instead πŸ™

  • Grits n Gravy

    This is Murica, sue for millions of dollars

  • StockGS3er

    He obviously didn’t read any of the included safety materials prior to the use of that hammer.

  • MikeSaver


  • Terrell Canute

    He came in like a wrecking ball!!

    haha this actually made me Laugh out loud..

  • Inquizitor

    “Get some Febreeze or something!”

  • Misha Bear Lipkin

    It’s an air bag built into the battery so that the battery doesn’t suffer enough damage to explode!? ._. πŸ˜€

  • Chris Bair
    • JSo

      Man, apparently they just like to damage stuff.

    • Joel Gautraud

      They should really link to the original in the article… instead of the jerks that ripped it off.

    • Jim Davis

      Skip ahead to ~3:40 for the good stuff

  • ronald bernard


  • ImmaDroid


    watch this same kid, boiling the S5.

    “Whooa, This is awesome! It’s like a Movie!” haha

  • Liderc

    lol wtf Why would the battery explode though? pretty insane

    • Intellectua1

      Are you joking? Have you never read the label on a battery or know what’s inside one?

      • Liderc

        Yes, I know what batteries are made of. But that didn’t look like he was swinging that hard…

  • Intellectua1


  • David Narada Brown
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  • Ben Udkow

    I bet on Verizon they disable the exploding battery feature and charge extra for it as a “service”. Freaking Verizon………….

    • Truth

      Great point, you idiot. That is so relevant here.

      • Ben Udkow

        Whatever dude…get some Fabreeze or something…

  • Ian

    Can we make this a thing? Whenever something goes wrong…. “Get some fabreeze or something!”

    It doesn’t have to be to the level of FACKWORS but it would still look good on a shirt. πŸ™‚

    • Ben Udkow

      I just used it to reply to a doofus here! It’s everything I hoped it would be and more!!!

  • yummy

    Always good to know there are bigger fools than me. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy about the world we live in. Dude, need a wetnap?

  • Fredrol

    Haha, what a jackass.. Why the hell hammer on the back where the battery is? Jiiiz..
    Got what he deserved though..

    • acras

      Right? Everyone knows the only place you are supposed to hammer your smartphone is the screen, it’s right there in the manual.

      • Fredrol

        Well, common sense.. If you hammer a box of dynamite, a normal person takes out the dynsmite first..

        • acras

          Common sense would say theres no reason to HAMMER your phone. As to your box of dynamite analogy , how did they attach the lid to the full box back in the day? ( hint- they nailed the lid on to the full box)

          • Fredrol

            Yes, they nailed the lid to the box, they didnt hammer the dynamite πŸ˜›

  • TheRobotCow

    Well it’s not like batteries have any sort of chemicals in them right?……..

  • Alix8821


  • zmr333

    I tried to replicate it. I’m very disappointed at my results.

  • TMAN213

    Febreze got to be loving this. Hilarious

  • Mike Aurin

    Off topic, this phone looks kinda of nice. I like the lock screen.

    On Topic, LOL.

  • Derek Duncan

    dude just died

  • TofuWarrior

    Pffft! Hahaha! Really? Yeah, why not smash the battery that contains all the energy?

  • Hans Dirk Kwazneski


  • Gary Hicks

    Retard. Wish it would have gotten in his eyes.

  • Nate

    What What an idiot

  • JSo

    I really hate people who post videos destroying devices. What’s the point? The video is funny though.

    • rawr

      Some people just want to destroy something beautiful.

      Though I hope he doesn’t post here because he is one obnoxious psychopath.

      • JSo

        I wish I was rich enough to just smash expensive stuff for no reason.

        • Wake up dumbass, YouTube has ads… He makes money from it.

          • JSo

            Well let me get my camera then…

          • Zaheer

            Now ! u r funny man lol

          • acras

            how much money do you think he’s going to make? 1,000,000 views and a cool $75 bucks, that’ll pay for a $700 device . He must be part of our government

        • Intellectua1

          You don’t need to be rich, just an idiot.. Rich people normally don’t do crap like that as they understand the value of a dollar. Well rich people who work for their money..

  • Tom

    Please Hammer……don’t hurt em!

  • Cory Corrupted

    What a douche.

  • Cael

    Samsung copied Apple’s exploding batteries? How low.

    • T_Dizzle

      Apple Has filed a lawsuit…

      • 4g63mark

        This is the best comment EVER!!!!

        • 4g63mark-corrected

          *these are the best comments ever

  • jbdan


  • Ray

    febreze for a acid burn wonderful idea

    • MistaButters

      Isn’t lithium an alkali?

  • Tony Byatt

    What an idiot…

  • bobbyp

    I think he might have voided his warranty.

    • Sandcrab3

      I’m pretty sure HIS warranty was voided a long time ago. And now, the phone’s is voided also. lol

      • Lucky Armpit

        This, times 1000. He got what he deserved. Idiot.

  • Mordecaidrake

    Natural selection?

    • Colton

      if he had/has kids, let’s hope they have the IQ of the hammer and not their father

      • JSo

        And if he doesn’t have kids, lets hope he doesn’t reproduce.

      • The Narrator

        Good thing he’s a teenage moron

        • Colton

          was just a joke man..

          • The Narrator

            I’m not. It’s a shame he didn’t have a huge hospital bill so that his YouTube exploits will bite him in the ass.

          • Colton

            Wait….you were calling HIM a “teenage moron”! I thought you were explaining to me he was a teen and calling me a moron lol…
            In that case, i definitely agree haha!

          • The Narrator

            Yeah, him, not you, lol

          • thePromoter

            And Colton and the Narrator lived happily ever after

          • Colton

            show is over everyone, you can go home now.

  • Metal_Link

    Stop. Hammer time.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    Is this for real? Because if it is can I get a WHUTTIFUH.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo


    • Scott Tucker

      You’re missing the joke.

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        Wooosh and now you are.