Nov 15 2010Can You Heat Me Now?: Cell Phone Grill Test

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Because destroying expensive electronics is the new white (or is it black?), here's somebody grilling (literally) an Android, Windows Phone 7 and iPhone 4. Any idea who lasts the longest? I'll tell you if you really want to know. Just kidding, sitting through shit you don't really want to only to find out something you don't really care about is all part of life, kids. A big part. F***ing huge. Actually, that's pretty much all being an adult is about. That and the constant fear of dying. But enough about your bright future, why's everybody on this gadget destroying kick lately? Because did you know there are places in the world where people don't even have cell phones? It's true -- only land lines. "NUKE THE PRIMITIVES!" Riiiiiiiiiiiight, let's just not and say we didn't.

Hit the jump for the OMGWTFBBQ'ing action.

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Can someone take away the trust funds from these attention seeking whores.

couldn't they have taken that money wasted in this retarded video and just given it to me? i could really use it. I, like many Americas, don't have any fucking health care....and these assholes are buying and activating high-end cellphones for the singular purpose to destroy them for their amusement?
4chan, find this person's address. i'm gonna loot their house and cut off their balls in their sleep..

Place phone on fire for 2 hours, flip every 30 min, serve hot when battery acid leaks and burst into flames. Serves 1.

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what a waste of a perfectly useful ez grill

this is not 4chan... Oh, and GTFO my Geekologie AND /b/

More interested in the distance you can get with a 3 iron.

He presented it well, at least.

Yeah, these stupid shock "HEY IT'S SOMETHING YOU WANT BEING BROKEN" videos are a freakin' waste of bandwidth. It happens every time any new, expensive, in-demand tech item hits the market. Phone, computer, console... someone is bound to wait in line, buy one that COULD go to someone who would actually use it*, and then proceed to destroy it just for a few hits on the internet. I remember one of the worst was the Wii one where a guy actually managed to get first in line on its release day, take the system out of its packaging right there in the store, and then smash it on the ground in front of the people who were behind him in line. That kid should have been castrated.

*I think this is my biggest beef with the whole thing: Okay, you've got money to burn, but someone else out there could have actually used these phones the way they were intended. Pompous pricks, all of these video makers.

@9 I agree, the concept is retarded. Blame the douchebags at 'will it blend'

I can't watch this. I'm still too mad at those guys for wasting pepsi and mentos.

@10 what about those douchebags who bleach hair in "will it blonde". Or that porno "will it blind". Or that Bieber song "will it bland".

its great because it makes all of you people so angry.

@13 IM NOT ANGRY STFU!

Come on now, Really! It is so easy to get phones for review if you're a journalist. These were probably review units that they were finished with and didn't have to send back.
Fire Departments may be interested in the data too.

I think this is a good exemple for the young and less young. Destroying thing is part of the human psyche; it,s in our nature! Using expensive gadget shouldn't be. We don't need all these crap. The shit you won, end up owning you. You being so angry for the destruction of some meaningless piece of hardware proves it.

Should've wrapped them in bacon first.

@12 yes it's their fault too, especially that happy fun-ball 'will it bounce' & the deaf black guy with the t-shirt that reads 'will he beatbox'

well , we use tanks and rockets that costs billions to destroy And kill other people and their billions-dollar-worth nations ....
as i see it , burning a 1900 dollars phones is much more cheaper and safer ...
sorry

Hell, I don't mind people destroying shit for my entertainment...in fact I applaud them for it. But at least put some THOUGHT into it.

Putting the phones on first, and THEN lighting it resulted in the edges burning first and the middle not heating up for far longer than the rest. The reason the windows mobile (or whatever they're calling it this week) phone lasted so long is because it didn't have fire under it.

toasty part made my dat <:

Everybody chill out. This is just advertising for the EZ Grill.
http://www.youtube.com/user/EZGrill
You spend 1800 on 3 phones, make a viral video of them burning and voila: more revenue.
http://www.ezgrill.com/Grilling-Products/Original-EZ-Grill

Should've sandwiched some marshmallows and chocolate between them for s'mobiles.

thanks for releasing all those awesome chemicals into the atmosphere fuck heads. Kill yourself/selves.

"warning: the droid farts under intense heat"

now they need to include this or we can sue.

I feel like this could be really fun to do if you made sure each phone were on equal heat. Somehow, with it being a $10 grill, it could be unbalanced. I am not saying any phone is better or worse, just that things could be different if one were more careful to control the experiment.

@2 NYPA

What does the phone's OS have to do with how fast the hardware fails under high heat? A better test would have been Motorla, HTC, and Apple phones. It's not like Windows mobile casts some special heat protection shield. This was dumb...

I liked the music.

17 is the most logical.

this was a poorly designed experiment. if you watch the flames the outside edges start burning before it reaches the middle. essentially leaving the windows phone in the middle untouched until the flames finally start converging on the center. meaning the outside phones always get fried before the middle one.

I am sick of all the people who think they have some divine entitlement to everything. If a person or company wants to destroy a product they legally purchased then that is their decision. You, lazy scumbag who thinks everything you need should be handed to you for free, have no right to tell them they can't spend their money on something just to destroy it.

I say burn them all!

i wonder whut wudda happent if dey put hawt dowgs on there instead of phones.

Great, the Windows 7 Phone can withstand a burning flame for longer than it's competitors, meanwhile, an Xbox will overheat if you sit a glass of lukewarm tap water on it.

Just FYI, Android and Windows Phone 7, unlike the iPhone 4, are operating systems, not phones. The phones pictured

Number 32 had it right.

The flames were on the outside of the edges long before the moved to the center. Not matter which phone was in the center, it would have survived longer. If you are going to waste electronics for an "experiment", then at least do it properly.

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I totally agree with 33 here. this video was a riot to watch, funny and the music was great too. But to me the second best thing about this video is I get to hear my favorite sound in the the world. The pointless stupid moans of self entitled losers with nothing better to do than try and make the world feel sorry for them. The world owes you nothing, if I want to go out and buy the newest piece of electronic equipment then smash it with a sledge hammer in front of the crowded line of people trying to get in to buy one I can. I salute people and shows like "will it blend" and "is it a good idea to microwave this" for destroying things for my amusement.

@21 Totally

Am I the only one who thought the video was hilarious? I actually lol'd at "Toasty!" and the part at the end: "Fastest. Longest... iPhone 4"

@Bre
Totally agree. They should have had some way to provide an even, consistent heat source like an electric stove or an oven. It would have almost been valid then.

GW just explained adulthood as it has never been explained before and you jerks are arguing about insignificant shit!

love the MK III reference at 1:33

you have to take into account that this was not a "controlled" expirement. All 3 phones were placed at different parts of the grill. The HTC, being in the middle, while the sides were obviously more "on fire" if you will, lasted longer because it wasn't as close to the flames as either the droid or the iphone.

I hate people with too much money.

Yeah, these stupid shock "HEY IT'S SOMETHING YOU WANT BEING BROKEN" videos are a freakin' waste of bandwidth. It happens every time any new, expensive, in-demand tech item hits the market. Phone, computer, console... someone is bound to wait in line, buy one that COULD go to someone who would actually use it*, and then proceed to destroy it just for a few hits on the internet. I remember one of the worst was the Wii one where a guy actually managed to get first in line on its release day, take the system out of its packaging right there in the store, and then smash it on the ground in front of the people who were behind him in line. That kid should have been castrated.

*I think this is my biggest beef with the whole thing: Okay, you've got money to burn, but someone else out there could have actually used these phones the way they were intended. Pompous pricks, all of these video makers.

Yeah, these stupid shock "HEY IT'S SOMETHING YOU WANT BEING BROKEN" videos are a freakin' waste of bandwidth. It happens every time any new, expensive, in-demand tech item hits the market. Phone, computer, console... someone is bound to wait in line, buy one that COULD go to someone who would actually use it*, and then proceed to destroy it just for a few hits on the internet. I remember one of the worst was the Wii one where a guy actually managed to get first in line on its release day, take the system out of its packaging right there in the store, and then smash it on the ground in front of the people who were behind him in line. That kid should have been castrated.

*I think this is my biggest beef with the whole thing: Okay, you've got money to burn, but someone else out there could have actually used these phones the way they were intended. Pompous pricks, all of these video makers.

Maybe the next thing they should try is what burns the fastest? A $100 bill, a $20 bill or a punch in the face. See, this is what happens when red necks win the lottery.

I wonder what they taste like?

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