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  1. flyingkytez's Avatar
    So I just visited my friend who still has an iPhone 5 (released in 2012 i think?) his battery swelled up and the screen started to pop out on its own. I can't help but think about sealed phones like the S8. Anyone worried about it? Would you keep the phone for that long?
    08-03-2017 12:22 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Nope.
    08-03-2017 01:11 AM
  3. sweetypie31's Avatar
    08-03-2017 01:24 AM
  4. thoughtjunky's Avatar
    Not worried. Since the Note 7 batteries catching fire, Samsung has implemented some of the most thorough quality controls in the industry.
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    08-03-2017 02:47 AM
  5. amyf27's Avatar
    For one thing there's no way Id keep the S8+for three years. I'm not worried about the swelling battery. I hope your friend is upgrading asap with that happening on his iPhone.
    08-03-2017 04:18 AM
  6. o4liberty's Avatar
    As long as I am under warranty I really don't care.
    08-03-2017 06:21 AM
  7. uncaged74's Avatar
    A few weeks ago I switched from my iPhone 5S to the S8+ and couldn't be happier. If the S8 had the battery problem it would have showed up by now.
    08-03-2017 06:24 AM
  8. Armeniandave's Avatar
    BTW my daughter had the same problem with her iPhone 5S. Apple has or had a note in the system to replace the phones even if out of warranty. Not sure if they are still doing it but worth a shot.

    Like others have said I probably won't have this phone in a few years so I'm not worried.
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    08-03-2017 07:19 AM
  9. Troneas's Avatar
    does its capacity increase if it swells?


    if so I'm all for it
    08-03-2017 07:26 AM
  10. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    No.
    08-03-2017 08:08 AM
  11. gknicks's Avatar
    Restart your device weekly, this will help keep the battery running effeciently. I get a new phone yearly anyway
    08-03-2017 08:56 AM
  12. tube517's Avatar
    I have never seen an OEM battery swell up, even on older phones.

    I have seen the cheap Chinese Ebay knockoffs swell up though, on phones w/removable batteries.
    08-03-2017 09:06 AM
  13. flyingkytez's Avatar
    For one thing there's no way Id keep the S8+for three years. I'm not worried about the swelling battery. I hope your friend is upgrading asap with that happening on his iPhone.
    Yeah he is. He's bummed about it, apparently he still likes small screen phones. He would've probably kept using it lol. He's getting the iPhone 6, sucks cause he really liked the headphone jack so he didn't want the iPhone 7. A punch to the gut for true Apple fans.
    08-03-2017 12:52 PM
  14. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I have never seen an OEM battery swell up, even on older phones.

    I have seen the cheap Chinese Ebay knockoffs swell up though, on phones w/removable batteries.
    If you worked at Best Buy before, you've probably seen it. I saw many times, phones that are 2 years or older, battery starts to swell.
    08-03-2017 12:54 PM
  15. flyingkytez's Avatar
    does its capacity increase if it swells?


    if so I'm all for it
    Opposite actually. Battery can't hold a decent charge anymore.
    08-03-2017 12:54 PM
  16. ClintRo's Avatar
    Yeah he is. He's bummed about it, apparently he still likes small screen phones. He would've probably kept using it lol. He's getting the iPhone 6, sucks cause he really liked the headphone jack so he didn't want the iPhone 7. A punch to the gut for true Apple fans.
    He should get the SE size he would like but same internals. Batteries will swell, as long as we are dealing with millions of mass produced phones it will happen.
    08-03-2017 12:55 PM
  17. flyingkytez's Avatar
    BTW my daughter had the same problem with her iPhone 5S. Apple has or had a note in the system to replace the phones even if out of warranty. Not sure if they are still doing it but worth a shot.

    Like others have said I probably won't have this phone in a few years so I'm not worried.
    Really? Can you give me more details? Maybe I can let my friend know... that'd be great because he'll be able to keep the phone as a backup.
    08-03-2017 12:56 PM
  18. flyingkytez's Avatar
    As long as I am under warranty I really don't care.
    Only 1 year warranty though. Samsung didn't even want to replace my S6 Active's SIM tray under warranty, told me it was my fault it broke. Wanted me to send in the entire phone to inspect it. Paid $17 for an aftermarket one. Cheapos.
    08-03-2017 12:57 PM
  19. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    I keep my old phones. That's one reason I'm not a fan of sealed batteries.
    08-03-2017 01:03 PM
  20. tube517's Avatar
    If you worked at Best Buy before, you've probably seen it. I saw many times, phones that are 2 years or older, battery starts to swell.
    Yeah, I do take care of my phones and usually have had replaceable batteries so I didn't wear my OEM batteries out as much lol.
    08-03-2017 03:30 PM
  21. Tali099's Avatar
    does its capacity increase if it swells?


    if so I'm all for it
    Funny... Huh!😂
    08-03-2017 03:43 PM
  22. Lepa79's Avatar
    does its capacity increase if it swells?


    if so I'm all for it
    LOL LMAO. that was halaroius
    08-03-2017 06:56 PM
  23. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Funny... Huh!
    Now that would be magic! Watch everyone starts to try it
    08-04-2017 12:03 AM
  24. Armeniandave's Avatar
    Really? Can you give me more details? Maybe I can let my friend know... that'd be great because he'll be able to keep the phone as a backup.
    Your have to go down to the Apple store and talk to someone there. They'll enter the information of the phone and if it's covered under the program they'll tell you. It's worth a shot, worse they can say is no but it is a known issues to them.
    08-04-2017 07:46 AM
  25. LeoRex's Avatar
    I have never seen an OEM battery swell up, even on older phones.

    I have seen the cheap Chinese Ebay knockoffs swell up though, on phones w/removable batteries.
    I've seen it happen on OEM phones, phone with aftermarket replacements, etc... These types of batteries can and do swell. Sometimes it's because the battery is of poor quality (3rd party batteries are sometimes made using cells that failed OEM testing and got rejected).... it could be because they took some sort of unnoticed physical damage, or got too hot (left on a car dashboard in summer for instance)or were subject to abusive usage.

    Now, ALL of them swell over time, but given normal conditions, the swelling isn't significant and the phone should have tolerances designed to allow for this. If you have a phone that is showing visible signs that the battery is swelling... like if the back or screen is bulging or pushing out... DO NOT USE THE PHONE... that sort of extreme swelling is a sign that the thing is damaged goods. Most of the time, nothing will come of it, but you don't want one of these things to have a thermal runaway and go all Note 7 on you.

    Now... the S8... You better believe that Samsung learned a hard lesson last fall. They aren't going to tickle that dragon again and I am sure the S8 and S8+ have more than ample tolerances to allow for a little bit of swelling (Note 7 had none).
    08-04-2017 11:43 AM
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