What happens when you hit a smartphone with a hammer? That’s (hopefully) a rhetorical question, but some just haven’t got the message yet (hint: it breaks). When you hit a Galaxy S5 with a hammer, it bites back. In a comical but unforeseen ending, the video below shows why you should follow the lesson you learned in grade school.


The video highlights what we hope is the end to a trend that is long passed its prime. The drop tests and torture tests have just ran their course. At this point, there is no comedy in folly — you’re just wasting hardware. Take a knife to a smartphone? It’ll scratch it.

Take a hammer to a device? It’ll break it. Especially when you bash it enough to break it purposefully. There is no science, here — only disturbing behavior. Take a hammer, bash it into a phone, and marvel that it broke. This is for what purpose, exactly?

The Galaxy S5 got its revenge, though. After smashing the screen to bits, our “hero” turns the phone around to smash the device into oblivion. Rather than take the beating, the GS5 battery swells and spits at the guy like a Velociraptor. What does he ask for when it’s all said and done? Febreeze. Brilliant.

The lesson here? The same one you learned all those years ago: don’t hit.

Thanks, Dean!