Smartphones have been exploding like miniature bombs the last few years, irrelevant of the manufacturer label. From Samsung to Apple devices, cases of bursting devices have been on the rise. While the subject of how and why is subject to an upcoming, detailed Samsung Update article, we can look at some of the most common reasons why smartphones explode.

  1. Overheating or Overcharging

This happens to be the number one reason why smartphones explode. If you want to charge your device while playing the latest version of ASPHALT, you might want to think twice. The same goes for charging your smartphone in a poorly-ventilated place or exposing it to abnormally high temperatures. When Lead Ion batteries overheat, their circuit malfunctions, and that typically leads to rupture or leakage.

  1. Crossing Terminals

Most of us are into the habit of removing a smartphone battery and tossing it into a pocket. Well, this is another prominent reason why smartphones explode. The reasoning behind this is that when the two opposite terminals cross as they come into contact with a key (or some other metallic object), the battery short circuits and ruptures.

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  1. Fake, Fake

As the global market becomes more open and less complicated, counterfeits are finding their way from production factories in China to towns deep in South America. Fake products are often either made using substandard materials, or adequate safety standards are not followed to the letter. This means that the next time you put a fake battery in your device, the next thing you hear might be a small explosion. You can however avoid this by adhering to original manufacturer parts and avoiding substandard accessories, which are likely to cause trouble.

These happen to be the top 3 reasons why smartphones batteries explode. In the coming days, we’ll publish an in-depth article depicting smartphone battery issues, and what you can do to avoid these tragedies.

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