Most people appreciate the convenience that cell phones and laptops offer.
In fact, cell phones are the most popular electronic device among American adults under the age of 65. According to the Pew Research Center, about 85 percent own a cell phone.
Around 91 percent of mobile phone owners state that they feel more secure when they have their mobile phone with them. According to the Pew Research Center, this is especially true for women.
But the very thing that makes most people feel safer can also put them at risk.
It’s older phones that aren’t used often that need to be watched more closely.
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According to Android Police, Samsung seems to be getting the most attention for allegedly having batteries that swell faster than other brands.
And swollen batteries, whether in a cell phone or a laptop, can be not only dangerous, but life-threatening.
“I’ve experienced several Samsung phone batteries bloating years after I stopped using them. Never any other brand,” wrote podcaster and web video producer Marques Brownlee.
Years after I stopped using them, several Samsung phone batteries have swelled. Never any other brand.
— Brands Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 27, 2022
According to PCMag, there are a number of warning signs that come with bloated device batteries.
Some have a bulging phone screen, the device wobbles when placed on a flat surface, and phone seams that begin to unravel.
Device batteries generally swell due to heat and gas formation. The accumulation can happen because the materials of the batteries have deteriorated or stress has occurred from overuse or physical damage.
According to Tycorun Energy, if the swollen battery overheats, is punctured through excessive use, or perhaps dropped, it could potentially cause a fire or explosion.
The best way for people to stay safe while using their devices is to stay alert and pay attention to the physical condition of their electronic devices.
However, according to WIRED, the latest battery issues Samsung is encountering are nothing compared to 2016.
Galaxy Note 7 cell phone battery overheated and then caught fire.
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