Just when you thought your smartphone couldn't withstand much of a drop, UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has decided to test a number of devices to see which could potentially withstand the depths of hell. The company selected the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, HTC One Mini 2, Nokia Lumia 630, LG G2 Mini and Sony Xperia Z1 Compact for a specific test – to be blasted by a flamethrower.

While not a test that will likely alter your decision making when it comes to choosing one of said devices (come on, who owns a flamethrower capable of heating smartphones of up to 1000 degrees Celsius?), it's a humorous look at how smartphones of today can withstand some unusual circumstances.

Via: Twitter (@Desmond)