HTC EVO Shift 4G is red hot, leaves burn in the shape of the phone on woman's body
The retailer that sold the device to the victim said that she should have made sure that her HTC EVO Shift 4G had proper ventilation and should have been in a case that prevented the phone from touching her skin. The HTC EVO 3D, another phone in the HTC EVO series, had a history of overheating at times. But because this mostly occurred when the device was being recharged, the battery would appear to be the issue in that case.
In other situations, an overheated phone could be the result of the powerful electronics inside the device, all tightly packed inside a thin case. We've all experienced a hot phone from time to time, although we do have to say that to get branded by your handset requires a pretty high temperature. In this situation, the victim started to feel the phone getting warm before the lack of pockets forced her to tuck the phone into the waist band of her sweat pants.
15. AngryAppleCustomer. (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 May 2013)
iPhones don't suffer from the heat dissipation problems as evident in android. You are wrong.
21. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
Have you forgotten the article a couple yrs back about the iPhone that caught fire? And then conveniently a report comes out on a Samsung phone also catching fire like two or three days later which was probably put on by Apple to take away from the fact that their phone caught fire. Wouldn't be surprised if Samsung is the one behind this.
24. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
Seriously? Is this your first time here?
2. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
The HTC Hot-Pocket. See? Naming phones isn't that hard after all.
3. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
That's what you get with HTC phones.
10. osmaankhaan (unregistered)
Premium quality outter shell should be the top priority no matter if it burns ur waist.... (HTC fanboy's thinking)
19. johnriii (Posts: 236; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
you just HAD to know you were begging for thumbs down, right? don't tease the HTC fanboys out there....
25. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
Yeah I should of known, they're a bunch of baby's that just hate seeing their manufacturer go down the drain along with it's products.
4. mydi.maus (unregistered)
never set on vibrate mode down there..or you'll be on firee!
5. Aeires (unregistered)
Cop out answer from the retailer. I've heard of people using cases to protect a phone or keep it like new but never for preventing a burn. Not only that, wouldn't a case make the phone even hotter?
6. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
7. BattleBrat (Posts: 1318; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
You know, when they said it was a woman doing yard work I was expecting a heavyset gal. But those pictures she has a pretty nice Abs!
8. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)
My phone has also overheated sometimes specially when I use it's full 700 nit brightness. Good thing it only happens when I charge. Normally I point a fan at it xD
9. Jack58221 (Posts: 152; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)
and for the age old question. What came first, the hot phone or the hot abs?
13. skymitch89 (Posts: 1244; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Who ever told her that she should've had a case on it must never have used the device with a case. I had the Evo Shift for almost 2yrs and every time it was in a case it ran hotter than out of the case. My question is where was this at? Was this in southern Texas where it was about 100 today? If so, then it's no surprise that the device got soo hot, especially if it was in direct sunlight. Whenever I had my device just sitting in the sun (or even just sitting out where the temp was high) it would get soo hot that I couldn't even touch it.
17. Dadler22 (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
For one, CDMA phones tend to run hot, that being said for some reason my sprint CDMA phones always ran really hot, I dont know why. This was found mostly during long phone calls or using the device while charging. That being said I've also had a motorola droid 3 that overheated that it became hot to the touch, and because of this the battery would dissipate in less than 4 hours. When your phone is starting to run hot the best thing to do is to power it down and let it cool. What you should not do is essentially tie it to your body, which will make it run even hotter. Putting it in your waist will not only keep the phone from losing heat, but it will also make it even hotter than it already was.
That being said, she was an idiot for putting the phone in her waste band, just like its stupid to hide your phone in your bra or anywhere else besides a pocket.
18. johnriii (Posts: 236; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
bingo to that last line! it's amazing the things people do to their smartphones, like "leave them in direct sunlight". (see a few comments up). then you wonder why they lock up, power off, and just in general piss you off. because the majority of people don't take care of their phones. they treat them like a toy, when it's basically a mini computer. yep, she kinda got what she had coming....
23. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
So let me get this straight... the phone gets red hot, and she doesn't say to herself, oh wow, the phone is getting hotter, maybe I should take it out and check on it?? Are you kidding me? Sorry, that burn looks like it sucks, but how can you not feel it getting hotter and think to maybe give the phone some ventilation for a little.
26. vauxhead (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
I think the company gave the wrong information to the lady. Due to her lack of knowledge she put the phone in her waistband. Smartphones in genral get hot and need spave to breathe. She should have known that if the phone runs hot in normal use putting it against your body will generate more heat and so to blame a company for burns is a joke. You dont put a blankiet over your laptop which has a fan to cool it down.