Phone Water Cooling is REAL! But does it work?

  • Published: 11 June 2019
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Comments • 5 362

  • Sebastian Nurkowski
    Sebastian Nurkowski  39 minutes back

    there is something called 3D can just print mounting for it...
    even if it still dont work too well XD
    ps better idea--- snall radiator and fan

    • ALI
      ALI  1 days back

      That thing is really not practical...

      • Adandhel, just adandhel

        why tho

        • Melanatedone
          Melanatedone  2 days back

          2019 and these are the extremes we need to go.

          • Lewis
            Lewis  4 days back

            Linus: **goes to airport**
            *HES GOT A BOMB*
            Linus: No no that's just my phone case

            • Thomas Bullik
              Thomas Bullik  4 days back

              i think you are supposed to put the radiator inside of a phone case...

              • Dreamy
                Dreamy  5 days back

                What’s up Injustice 😭

                • nikolai60
                  nikolai60  7 days back

                  Super late, but figure I'll add: something to consider is heat can shorten the life of a phone, typically through battery, sometimes other components. Yes there's repair and replacement (minus apple products, because, well if you're a techie you know why), but janky as this is, it seems like a valid way to extend the life of a phone for a heavy user, especially with some of the phones that are more prone to heating up.

                  • Allan Lehtla
                    Allan Lehtla  1 weeks back

                    buy a small lathe and you can make yourself any adapter related to this kind problems

                    • dondibanmagnet YT
                      dondibanmagnet YT  1 weeks back

                      That doesnt work. It does not have rgb

                      • Sam
                        Sam  1 weeks back


                        • Ethan Wilson
                          Ethan Wilson  1 weeks back

                          I like Linus and his videos but this is the dumbest thing ever.

                          • JJ the Parfait
                            JJ the Parfait  2 weeks back

                            A teeeny tiny toilet.

                            • Waffle Squad
                              Waffle Squad  2 weeks back

                              WHO LIKES WAFFLES

                              • Supernatural
                                Supernatural  2 weeks back

                                Impressed it worked so well! Not practical but still.

                                • otterpat
                                  otterpat  2 weeks back

                                  I was literally just talking about this wondering why we need 8 cameras on a phone that gets hotter than the suffice of the sun when gaming

                                  • SeoulfredRay
                                    SeoulfredRay  2 weeks back

                                    Me: Oh thats pretty small and affordable

                                    Linus: *pulls out radiator, pump, resevoir, and tubes*

                                    • Jadon Campbell
                                      Jadon Campbell  2 weeks back

                                      Aside bed to make a water cooling system for rog phone 2

                                      • NICOLAS BISGARRA
                                        NICOLAS BISGARRA  2 weeks back

                                        I think you make a mistake with the test of benchmarking whit out cooling , in real situation your hand make the phone cool when it is over heat (because a have a s10 snap and whith hands the thermal throttling is lower than yours)

                                        • Shashin Maharjan
                                          Shashin Maharjan  2 weeks back

                                          Just go in ANTARTICA :3

                                          • Kevy Kev
                                            Kevy Kev  2 weeks back

                                            That was my favorite video you’ve ever done. When I’m bored I benchmark phones and tablets while they’re in the fridge. Moving them around on the cold glass every few seconds. It’s fun but I’m too lazy to record the results so it was awesome to see you break it all down.
                                            I wonder how a simple small active AirCooler with a tiny battery would work. Or a small portable power bank with one built on.
                                            If only I had the tools. (Hint hint)

                                            • 바다하늘
                                              바다하늘  2 weeks back

                                              What is the benchmark program?

                                              • Adam Carter
                                                Adam Carter  2 weeks back

                                                @Linus Couldn't you just go swimming with the waterproof S10 phone to test thermals? You could swim around in a pool that would essentially be the same as liquid cooling the phone :)

                                                • Corporal Rng
                                                  Corporal Rng  2 weeks back

                                                  He looks like the guy from new kid
                                                  who's the biaaatch now

                                                  • Theyn Smith
                                                    Theyn Smith  2 weeks back

                                                    20c drop? That's crazy

                                                    • Алексей Гриднев

                                                      I tried to play around with an augmented reality app on my Samsung S9, it heats up within a couple of minutes of usage and crashes. Have to cool it down with a small USB fan 😀 it also got RBG, by the way 😀

                                                      • Aikano9
                                                        Aikano9  2 weeks back

                                                        I need this for my iPad Pro Gen 3 12.9”

                                                        • Mark Rey Competente
                                                          Mark Rey Competente  2 weeks back

                                                          Thank you I already bought 1

                                                          • Micaellano Eric
                                                            Micaellano Eric  2 weeks back

                                                            why nobody make a hardcase with copper material?
                                                            or at last make it copper inside of a hard case...

                                                          • 24IceGamer
                                                            24IceGamer  2 weeks back

                                                            what app is that the heat sensor please

                                                            • nada
                                                              nada  2 weeks back

                                                              search in yt "electro boom thermal camera"

                                                          • IdealSound & Performance

                                                            Dunno if its just my device (tab s2) but this video full screen doesn't scale aspect ratio properly. Been watching a few LTT vids just now, none of the others had an issue. Aspect ratio is fine if not fullscreen. Dunno if its just YouTube or your format or whatever.

                                                            • IdealSound & Performance
                                                              IdealSound & Performance  2 weeks back

                                                              Hmm I can reproduce.. only this vid.. I get black bars when windowed too and don't with any other video. Maybe I'll be nice and post screenshots on yer forum

                                                            • IdealSound & Performance
                                                              IdealSound & Performance  2 weeks back

                                                              And flipping around trying to take screenshots it stopped..lets blame youtube

                                                          • THE-ULTIMATE-MO
                                                            THE-ULTIMATE-MO  3 weeks back

                                                            “Avid mobile gamer”

                                                            • Mega
                                                              Mega  3 weeks back

                                                              Why tf do you use the iPhone 5 as a thermal camera?

                                                              • nada
                                                                nada  2 weeks back

                                                                why tf not ?

                                                            • mjc0961
                                                              mjc0961  3 weeks back

                                                              I predict this will accomplish nothing. Most of the heat won't be making it through all the layers of stuff between the cpu and the water block fast enough for temps to decrease.

                                                              Also, the background music in this one gets a bit grating after a while.

                                                              • mjc0961
                                                                mjc0961  3 weeks back

                                                                Well then. It does work.

                                                            • Luther
                                                              Luther  3 weeks back

                                                              Check this out

                                                              • Fahlur
                                                                Fahlur  3 weeks back

                                                                mini cooler? perhaps? Like that infrared sensor have an attachment on both sides, 1 is the radiator and the other is the pump.

                                                                • Ucan Kizmiaz
                                                                  Ucan Kizmiaz  3 weeks back

                                                                  i have a vision of teens sitting in the subway with water tanks on their back and playing games on their phones.
                                                                  what a miserable life i had so far - NOT

                                                                  • Shadownoob Noobslayer
                                                                    Shadownoob Noobslayer  3 weeks back

                                                                    gz u turn smarthphone in to motorola from early 90's

                                                                    • Jimmy ;-D
                                                                      Jimmy ;-D  3 weeks back

                                                                      @manfactuer of copper plate...
                                                                      Combine several of those small pipes to spread cooling more.
                                                                      Better yet, 1 size larger and flattened, then have a larger combined output.

                                                                      @LMG you might wanna find the devices with the largest heat output...
                                                                      Simply look for those that become hot according to complaints and reviews.
                                                                      Toasty devices would benefit, with that said, this could lead to a run on cheap devices used as stationary high end devices that pair well with water cooling.
                                                                      Which in the end would mean, slow wire and tube -less fairly slow and fast as stationary with tube and where needed a power bank.

                                                                      Combine it, and as mentioned in some videos...
                                                                      It would be nice for on the go and as soon as one sits down with mouse and keyboard and/or gamepad (connected to an external source) one could connect battery bank, cooling and seriously game.

                                                                      I could imagine the next gen chipsets of for example nvidia support such a feature on gaming tablets.

                                                                      The next nvidia shield?
                                                                      Gaming without tubes and wires in HD HDR high frame rates.
                                                                      Gaming in UHD/4K with low frame rates and slightly lower colour accuracy.

                                                                      Gaming in 4K HDR (10+) with high frame rates and masses of computational power when inserted into a case that enables cooling, charging (speed depending on performance usage and temps), fast connectivity.. .AND no more bottlenecks.
                                                                      (Increased number of FALD active?, I mean it is the heat limitations that would then decrease the number of active FALD zones)

                                                                      Imagine that....and then allowing users to play with 2 players on a device in high resolutions and high colour spectrum accuracy with high FPS when cooling case is used.

                                                                      nVidia, you folks wanted a concept idea back in the days for your devs....
                                                                      Here it is! (Just play nice and let others develop tech claim it for open source pls)

                                                                      The idea of the Nintendo Wii(iiiiiiii) has worked out great, they earned there spot in the 90's and had there chance to get it back up there like Doom has....

                                                                      Now it is time to not just look at the automotive industries as suggested mentioned and conceptually pitched back in the days.
                                                                      But in stead, get back into the roots of nVidia, high end gaming....
                                                                      And since PC and workstations have gotten so far. Ray tracing and Doom for example.
                                                                      Get on and back into Mobile and Modulair design plus.

                                                                      A tablet with resolutions and specs better then the Shield 32GB LTE...
                                                                      And modulair usage as stationary (or in a case with cooling) AND mobile with a thad better specs while gaming on the go and without tubes and wires.

                                                                      For the ultimate experience I would not mind to wear a unit in a bag or backpack.

                                                                      Wireless and tubeless Shield Tablet usage scenario...
                                                                      120Hz or better FHD(+) HDR (and FALD zones number depending on heat dissipation due to environmental factors) a 6000Mah battery or better.
                                                                      Also...when watercooling comes to mobile on a mass scale....battery charging times could be cut to e VERY short time due to per battery cell fast charging capacities....
                                                                      DUAL USC C with up to 200W inputs become viable and a serious potential....

                                                                      And the dual USB Type C standard could become viable and could include.....
                                                                      Yes!, PCI over USB.
                                                                      Why?, because PCI 4.0 is around the corner.
                                                                      And an updated PCI 3.1 could be the step up towards that for mobile devices (likely mostly phablets and tablets due to require surface area and battery due to bandwidth and fairly power hungry chipsets)

                                                                      With that a whole new potential and angle to modulair designing, usage (scenarios), and in the end...
                                                                      Imagine modulair usage of devices around the globe....
                                                                      Latency is getting lower overall on and between devices.
                                                                      And next to that, usage of devices Point to point and peer to peer is getting more and more mainstream.

                                                                      Personally, I bulk spend towards high end hardware with the view on long term usage and for mobile I prefer to keep mine powered as much as possible.

                                                                      I just miss the available potential out there of having modulair usage possibilities, usability and development overall.

                                                                      When I bought an AVR, I missed having the option to upgrade by combining hardware.

                                                                      To the creators of PCI, firmware, software and connectors and connectivity overall.....

                                                                      Is it not time to create new and next standard that will allow for example pair a 7.1 AVR with a quad (mono) speaker or better audio system and allow upgrading to for example Dolby Atmos.

                                                                      Or allowing PCI 4.1 to be integrated with mobile devices, workstations, servers and the many millions of other devices....
                                                                      And let a layered inter-communication standard decide and trigger for example the allowed usage scenario's like sharing computational and connectivity availability as well as removing some bottlenecks.

                                                                      Downside would be the requirement of a chipset like the Bridges nowadays implemented into CPU's lanes sharing a encryption chip(set) to ensure also the PCI data could be ensured to be safe and encrypted point to point/peer to peer.

                                                                      In the end, standards like PCI and having PCI available on more devices globally could again like in its early days make a difference for the environmental impacts as well as allowing the so much missed standards of sharing computational power between devices through high bandwidth links.

                                                                      To all, good luck, hoping this could make a positive difference.

                                                                      And the end, take the time and choose whisely how and where to implement because over time.
                                                                      Usage of one or the other and its implementation could make the difference between removing bottlenecks and moving and shifting them around to other infrastructures...
                                                                      In the end, sharing is caring but just shifting bottlenecks to other infrastructures can also break a lot...just as well.

                                                                      Greetings one the the globes many conceptual thinkers.

                                                                      • Testsubject276
                                                                        Testsubject276  3 weeks back

                                                                        Or- Or you can just run an emulator on a water cooled PC?

                                                                        • Alloy TUBER
                                                                          Alloy TUBER  3 weeks back

                                                                          Why are you doing this?
                                                                          Your tourchering us cb cringing us!

                                                                          • Samuel Waltzing
                                                                            Samuel Waltzing  3 weeks back

                                                                            Dude stick somme ice pack on your phone XD it work and is smaller.... aspalt 9 tested

                                                                            • Yusuke Octo
                                                                              Yusuke Octo  3 weeks back

                                                                              just put it in a frigde

                                                                              • Nebula357
                                                                                Nebula357  3 weeks back

                                                                                What same person games on a phone

                                                                                • Neel Waghmare
                                                                                  Neel Waghmare  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Just sit in the refrigerator while playing

                                                                                  • David plays
                                                                                    David plays  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I know that this will be funny but i to coo my phone i put it in fridge xdddd im not lying i swear i do this thing lol

                                                                                    • Gwo Gaming
                                                                                      Gwo Gaming  3 weeks back

                                                                                      My cooling trick:
                                                                                      Shut it off
                                                                                      Put in fridge
                                                                                      Fully cooled

                                                                                      • Evil Chronic
                                                                                        Evil Chronic  3 days back

                                                                                        @Brando De awesome I did it too, until 1 time I left my phone in the freezer for 2 hours. I pulled it out and it was almost completely frozen. I had to warm it up with my body just to get it to turn back on. Had noticable gotten slower afterward.

                                                                                      • Brando De awesome
                                                                                        Brando De awesome  5 days back

                                                                                        I used to do that but I stopped

                                                                                      • Brando De awesome
                                                                                        Brando De awesome  5 days back

                                                                                        Samuel Waltzing it damages your phone

                                                                                      • Gunslinger
                                                                                        Gunslinger  2 weeks back


                                                                                      • Samuel Waltzing
                                                                                        Samuel Waltzing  3 weeks back

                                                                                        I put my s10 plusit in the freezer when i play asphalt 9

                                                                                    • Yehuda Appelbaum
                                                                                      Yehuda Appelbaum  4 weeks back

                                                                                      That is possibly the silliest looking phone I've seen with all the equipment