Is this iPhone5 usable?

Is this iPhone5 usable?

The attached image of the iPhone shows the screen is raised up and I worry it is dangerous even to handle it.

It still works as a radio and alarm clock. But, the Home button is broken so the phone is barely usable.

Any idea what's going on?

Could the battery be getting ready to explode? I have not idea and hoped someone on EE might be able to offer some advice.

Thanks.
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
The attached image of the iPhone shows the screen is raised up and I worry it is dangerous even to handle it.
???
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Without seeing the image, I can tell you that no home button makes it pretty much worthless. As for the screen being "raised up" that could be from a bad repair/replacement job, OR it could possibly be a fake iPhone. If this is something you are looking at on eBay, I would look elsewhere.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Home button is broken  <-- and the phone is very old. I am not even sure if it uses the new IOS. I do not think so.

It is not worth repairing, so now is the time to upgrade to a new phone.
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I guess my question was specific. It is owned by a friend who uses it for listing to the radio and an alarm clock, and not much else, due to the Home button failure. I worried there could be a battery degradation that caused the problem  which means it is truly too hot to handle.

So, I will take Paul's advice and suggest it be thrown away.

Has anyone ever heard of a battery getting larger?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Batteries may swell up when they are dying. Not always but common enough. I have seen this happen
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Battery getting larger? Yes, I’ve seen this on my Macbook and I had the same thoughts, is it dangerous? What will happen when it explodes and I am not at home? Thus I brought it to recycling. Which I recommend to you too.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
When they swell up they indeed can be dangerous.
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are welcome - happy to assist.
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