While Phones Have Been Exploding On Their Own, A Nokia And Huawei's P8 Stopped A Bullet

Both the phones saved their owner's lives in the process.

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In this modern times, where a mere drop on the floor can shatter a smartphone bad enough to give you a heart attack, would you believe if we told you that a handset by Nokia stopped a bullet?

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Yep, that's exactly how this SAYS writer reacted, too.

A few days ago, a Nokia Lumia stopped a bullet, saving an Afghan man's life in the process, according to Peter Skillman, a Microsoft employee who used to be on the team that worked on the phone

Image via Peter Skillman

Peter tweeted the above images yesterday, 5 October, that shows how the bullet got stuck in the middle of the phone's body, destroying the device completely but keeping its user out of danger

Well done, Nokia!

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And if you find the above claim hard to believe, that's not the first time a Nokia phone has saved someone's life by stopping a bullet:

However, it's not just Nokia, even Huawei seems to be a strong contender for the company that builds phones that can save lives

Earlier in August this year, Siraaj Abrahams, a 41-year-old father-of-five was ambushed by two armed robbers outside of his home in South Africa.

He, however, has his Huawei P8 handset to thank his life.

According to Xinhua, the Huawei device, which was in Siraaj's jacket pocket, took a 9mm bullet fired at him and stopped it from fatally hurting Siraaj.

The Huawei P8 Lite that stopped the bullet.

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As if their device saving a man's life wasn't enough, the people at Huawei decided to do more good by Siraaj, by sending in the Huawei P9 Lite as a replacement.

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Meanwhile, Samsung and Apple seems to be having exploding issues with their phones:

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