Carphone Warehouse blasts multiple smartphones with fire in awesome durability test

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)

Rich Edmonds
  • I guess some people need assurance that their device will be able to travel to Hell with them. I wonder if Verizon is the only carrier providing service down there? :-P Posted via Android Central App
  • Ok, that was good.
  • ZING! That was good.
  • They should do this test again but with a load tough handsets like Galaxy S5 active, Sonim XP6700 and the iPhone 6 (if it has a sapphire screen)
  • That Lumia though. Posted via Android Central App
  • Lmfao at the G2 Mini on fire near the end. The M8 is durable as hell though. Posted via the Android Central App on my T-Mobile LG G3
  • OK and the point is?
  • Guess - To show that they have a flamethrower capable of throwing falmes at tempratures of upto 1000 degrees C