Unstoppable: Charging A Nokia 3310 Brick Phone With A Million Volts

May 24, 2018


It's alive!

This is a video of Youtuber kreosan attempting to charge a classic Nokia 3310 brick phone with a million volts of electricity. Does it survive? SPOILER: Of course it does, it's a Nokia 3310. He then tries the same thing with a modern smartphone and it tweaks out the entire time before rendering itself unusable. They sure don't make them like they used to. Also, dude must really believe in the Nokia 3310 because he's sitting awfully close to that thing in the event it explodes. "I'd trust it with my life." Clearly, you just did.

Keep going for the video (skip to 0:30 for the action to begin), while I roll back my mobile technology to a Motorola Bravo LX pager in see-through Bimini blue just like I used to have.

Thanks to asdfasdf, who agrees when it doubt, crank it up to 11 and see what happens.

  • StressedSalmon

    when thunder comes.... out of your phone

  • adsffda

    but how many amps?

  • GeneralDisorder

    Prepare yourself for some nerding out. The smartphone would have better shielding than the old brick for the internals (main board, antenna, etc).

    What fried (and the guy says it in the video) is the capacitance sensor for the touch-screen. When you shove a gigavolt up your capacitance sensor shit goes awry and it just up and fucks off on ya.

    That phone is almost certainly repairable. But you probably have to replace everything.

    I'm equally surprised and not surprised about the Nokia brick though. Surprised that phone never made it to the US. Not surprised it's tough-as-nails (because the Nokia that did make it to the US was solid enough to play hackey-sack with it and still be ready to roll any time).

  • Jericho

    "That phone is almost certainly repairable. But you probably have to replace everything."

    The most efficient way to do this is by buying a whole new phone :P

  • TheQiwiMan

    This is the exact amount of English dub that I want in my life.

  • Bling Nye
  • GeneralDisorder

    Eh, it's only like... one milliamp. You could jam that electrode right in your... yeah, I just thought about it. Don't do that.

  • Jenness

    Back in the day, things were built to last. *she says in an old wise gramma voice*

  • kriptikchicken

    Damn right, back in those days we all had 8310's... fricken bomb-proof! And if you cracked the screen etc. - just clip on another fascia... SORTED!

  • Eric Ord

    I can't believe you got first instead of me :'(

  • Bling Nye

    Probably the first time you've ever said that to a woman, no?

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