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Galaxy S4 bursts in flames while gaming, Hong Kong man claims, fire spreads to house and Mercedes

0. phoneArena 30 Jul 2013, 04:07 posted on

A Hong Kong guy claims his Galaxy S4 exploded while he was playing "Love Machine" on the couch, startling him and forcing him to throw it on that same couch, which burst into flames in its turn, along with the curtains...

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posted on 30 Jul 2013, 07:12 2

47. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

*dint happens? dude go home you're drunk

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 06:06 6

39. samsony (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)

No way a plastic phone can pulled off something like this.
1. Must know when a plastic is on fire. MELTED and SMELLY. He should know it.
2. No way a fire starts from the plastic.
3. Throw it under a sofa? GENIUS
4. Phones hottest temperature ever recorded is about 100c (on an old Sony phone if i'm not mistaken) it's boiling water temp and he should throw it already. Flames starts at 200c up on flammable stuff like paper

This guy lies in a horrible way. I bet he smoke or something and and the smoke fell to couch or something and he thinks i should blame samsung on this.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 06:35 1

41. samsuper (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)

In my opinion Samsung is way better than others in heating problem. I don't believe it.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 06:39

42. mercorp (Posts: 1023; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Samsung Galaxy Grenade/bomb?

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 07:09

45. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

Samsung galaxy S4 designed for HUMANS...and comes with a free S-bomb feature

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:08

78. hypergreatthing (Posts: 43; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

S-bomb feature only available in asia

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 07:43

49. ibap (Posts: 752; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

Threw it under the couch? Give me a break.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 07:56

51. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

he stole it and real owner nuked it

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 09:09

55. jfuente11 (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)

There is something fishy about the story...

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 09:47

58. newuser1 (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

a phone would cause this much fire?

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 09:48

59. johnriii (Posts: 238; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

i'm calling shenanigans on this. if it "burst" into flames, you would drop it, right? oh no, this dude cocked back, while it's still burning, in his hands, and flings it up under the sofa. yeah, right. #liarliarpantsonfire

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:30

61. horsecock (unregistered)

Its not a coincidence that these "explosions" only happen over seas! I bet his "GS4" that exploded was just as bout as real as the "Jordan's" he had on his feet. Hell, I bet he had a real "Versace" shirt on too...SMH @ knockoffs...

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 11:44

63. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

use that money to buy a 5S. problem solved. unless he gets shocked next lol

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 17:19

70. roscuthiii (Posts: 2203; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

A few observations:

1. With the stories of Samsung and Apple phones exploding, catching fire, discharging electricity, etc. it could very possibly be more of a bad batch from the manufacturer. If memory serves, they both use Foxconn, as do many others, but in order for Foxconn to meet the supply demands of the two mammoth companies I think that quality control was thrown out the window leading to a lot of faulty devices in circulation.

2. We all know that companies warn of using 3rd party parts, and it seems to be third party chargers that are shouldering a lot of the blame, however... location can't be overlooked. It seems many of these stories are taking place not in the US or Europe, but in the Asian/Pacific theater. That leads me to wonder whether it's not faulty hardware, 3rd party or not, but instead faulty electrical wiring in the building, or faulty electrical current regulation from the utility provider.

3. Companies like Samsung and Apple do have lots and lots of phones produced. They can't possibly have every single phone that comes off the production line be perfect. Some have to be defective. Are the contracted manufacturers like Foxconn and Pegatron disposing of the defects as they should be? Or are they letting a few slip out the back door or fall off a truck and be sold to turn a profit all the while telling the companies they're contracted with that they destroyed bad handsets?

Just some things to mull over...

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 17:24

72. roscuthiii (Posts: 2203; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

4. And then there's always the possibility i'ts just the machinations of human greed.
It does seem rather suspect he didn't immediately move the couch after he threw it under there for some reason? How flammable was his household?!
He could be looking to make a quick buck.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 19:53

74. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

If one examines this story carefully how the incident unfolds one can almost conclude that it was staged to take focus off Apples dilemna .Why did the man throws the phone under the flamable couch and why not try to out the fire ?How big a fire could a phone produce to stop one from extinguishing it ..instead of running away..

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 03:37

75. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

A phone cannot cause this much fire, this is the stupidity of the man who threw it on the couch.

BTW don't play "Love Machine", may be it's the game feature, otherwise you would be next victim. :P ;)

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 07:57

76. _PHug_ (Posts: 444; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

I guarantee this guy is drowning in debt and was trying to cash in on an insurance policy.

On the other hand it could be true because I always soak my living room in gasoline before I play Angry Birds.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 20:53

79. maulgandhi (unregistered)

i Have been using android phones and tablet for years. i dont know what kind of games these guys play. my phone would get hot and at the same time phone will runt out of juice too. so it would never reach a point where phones had to burst in flames. I remember one time, on my lg optimus 2x; it would get really hot while playing games that phone itself would shut down. of course, i had extended batteries installed on the phone.i think this extended batteries has to do with these kind of incidents. or could it be a conspiracy???
If you guys ever notice that every time an incident happens with Apple products, with in few days there's an incident with android products. is that a coincidence?? i smell something fishy here.

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