How Do You Kill a Samsung Galaxy S III?

How Do You Kill a Samsung Galaxy S III?

This is what a dead Samsung Galaxy S III looks like


We’ve all done it., killed a phone at one time or another.  I’ve had one die in the toilet, I almost lost my G1 in a glass of tea, and I broke my first PDA by dropping it on the floor at church.  My friend from church lost his in unique way; that picture above is his Galaxy S III after it was chopped up by a bush hog lawn mower.  It’s a good thing he had insurance!

Come on, fess up!  What is the worst thing that you have ever done to your phone?  Has it changed what you do with it?  Have you found a rock-solid case for your favorite phone killing person?  Tell your story of woe below.

About the Author

Joel McLaughlin
Joel is a consultant in the IT field and is located in Columbus, OH. While he loves Linux and tends to use it more than anything else, he will stoop to running closed source if it is the best tool for the job. His techno passions are Linux, Android, netbooks, GPS, podcasting and Amateur Radio.
  • Shades of that blender series of humorous videos “Will It Blend?” 🙂

    • dancohen

      That series always kind of bothered me. It’s one thing to look at devices that have been unfortunately destroyed for one reason or another and quite another to take a brand-new device and simply throw it into a blender for entertainment. Just strikes me as so incredibly wasteful. Don’t mean to be a killjoy or a fuddy-duddy it’s just I look at them now and think to myself – “really?”

      • And this from the guy who relentlessly begged me to use my original nook for target practice! 😉

        • TrvlngDrew

          That is hilarious!!!

  • I am still freaked out by what the screen did — it looks like a dirty and torn sock (or something worse) — until you see ‘Samsung’ at the bottom of it!

  • David Min

    My best story involves a bicycle.

    I was riding my bike fairly quickly through an intersection (25 MPH) and hit a bump caused by a transition from concrete to asphalt. Normally I don’t manage to time the light so I have to stop so I wasn’t aware of how significant the “bump” was. In any case, when I hit the bump, my phone flew out of the bike pack in which I kept it during the ride and landed in the middle of the intersection. I stopped and tried to get the phone when it was safe, but by that point it had been run over by a car.

    The main problem was that it was one of the over-sized phones (LG Intuition) and as a result, I couldn’t fully close the velcro fastener for the pouch, which allowed the “bump” to dislodge the phone. Needless to say, it made me rethink the whole super-sized phone paradigm.

    And yes, I did (thankfully) have insurance.

    • Absolutely agree – that was a problem I had with my Droid 4 … it didn’t fit in smaller belts/pouches/etc. That is something I love with the iPhone 5 – fits everywhere!

      • Exactly, I fully agree. Big screens can be beautiful, but my an iPhone’s compactness makes it easier to carry for me.

  • Mitchell Oke

    Kinda love that the piece that people often dislike most because of it’s “cheapness”, the back cover, looks perfectly intact!