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Samsung Galaxy S III explodes, injures 18 year old girl

0. phoneArena 09 Jul 2013, 01:12 posted on

An exploding cellphone is no joke; a Samsung Galaxy S III exploded in the pants of 18 year-old Fanny Schlatter, and as you can see, it did plenty of damage to her thigh not to mention the handset. Now, we've seen people claim that their phone exploded out of nowhere only to find out later that the device was put in the microwave to cover up the fact that it had been dropped in the toilet first...

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posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:20 22

1. geetam (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 May 2013)


not sure if a samsung phone or a moving time bomb

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:43 17

11. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


Samsung Galaxy SIII "Designed for Humans" with explosion proof jacket...LOL

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 02:53 19

32. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1374; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


inspired by explosives...designed for humans

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 04:02

41. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i had same thing came to my mind

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:21 3

2. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Could a cheaply built phone blow up in ur pocket? Take that haters!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 02:54 5

33. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


samsung galaxy supernova! anyway, C4 explosives are also plastic, maybe they......

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:22 9

3. TechDork (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 May 2010)


..............Oh dear.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:27 22

4. therealestboy (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 May 2013)


What the hell! Samsung should pay for her medical expenses.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:37 49

7. cyborg009 (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


i think they will send her a galaxy s4 or note3 as a replacement.. you know for a more powerful explosion!

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 17:18

107. nooraldeen (Posts: 48; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


lol man u made my day with ur comment

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 20:09

120. phonefreako (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)


dude that's an awesome comment right there :)))

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 02:05 9

22. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Slow down cowboy -- we don't know if they are responsible. If she did some tampering or a 3rd party part caused it, they should cover it.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 04:29 5

44. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


don´t use apple´s strategy. I don´łt care what kind of app I use. I can´t explode. It shouldn´t have ended that way. You can´t blame owner of this phone. I´ve nevef heard about such problems in Nokia or lg or even htc products. It´s not the first time when samsung device melts or explodes. Maybe toying with high speed cpus bring it about.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 04:30

45. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


*brought

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:48 3

70. Android-Boxer (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


What a troll! U never heard how nokia phones explode and cause damage? U must be a newborn then.. how old are u? Lemme guess 6 months? Don't be a jerk! Before you make a statement, collect the right facts.. I can't post the link I'm trying to, cause i've never commented, this is the first time.. Go and google "Nokia phone explosions" ..

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 13:36 2

86. glentomas123 (Posts: 70; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


He didn't say 3rd part app, he said 3rd party part. Perhaps he wondering if she used a 3rd part battery.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 08:12 2

100. Notnokiaagain (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Nokia had exploding batteries a while ago! It's not all that new!!!!

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 10:48 2

105. prufessa (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


you nimrod nokia phones have been reported exploding plenty of times.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 19:34

92. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


She did... Tampering? Yeah right... now she's part of Jihad and won't mind getting herself exploded or burned to ashes just to try to get some dough from Samsung? What is that now, Apple Jihad soldiers? So then they can say "Loving it is easy. That's why so many people do. And they won't be exploded for that, rest assured." for the new iPhone?

it is either Samsung's or a 3rd party accessory or an alien did that...

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 13:21

114. Notsosuperdave (Posts: 25; Member since: 15 May 2013)


actually if they could repeat the process successfully...and consistantly, what an awsome I.E.D. idea- US Gov would be all over it - imagine- "Hey some ignorant American left his --" BOOOM!!!! Gotcha! Of course Apple might sue claiming they came up with i.E.D. and have purchased the patents just a week ago....

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 07:24

124. Babri (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Before you troll even more, I would like to ask you: Do you even know the meaning of Jihad?

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:28 9

5. cyborg009 (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


Damn..that looks bad!.. i hope it was not one of the feature of gs3 .. if you keep it in your pants at a certain angle it'll explode !!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 02:55 3

34. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1374; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


you're blowing it wrong

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:28 37

6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


The S-Bomb feature returns...

And I believe that this girl will never ever buy a Samsung phone again.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:44 8

12. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


She probably will... :P

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:47 12

16. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Probably won't... :P

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:48 22

18. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


Yeh she will, if she has plans to " Commit suicide" :D :P

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 02:49 13

31. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1374; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


S-uicide

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 15:45 5

87. akki20892 (Posts: 3623; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


good 1 dude.......lol S-Bomb.........!!!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 13:22 2

115. Notsosuperdave (Posts: 25; Member since: 15 May 2013)


best line yet!!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:41 6

9. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 313; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Damn thats looks very nasty. Samsung should pay for those bills no matter what the cause of that.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 02:03 9

21. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Let them determine the cause first. No need to reward stupidity, if thats what it was.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 13:21 2

83. donfem (Posts: 554; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Even if she did domething she shouldn't have done to the phone, she should be rewarded for being stupid?

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:42 14

10. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


3rd-party carbon fiber back plate?

I bet the battery isn't OEM either.

Debunked.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 02:08 4

25. Leica_Shooter (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


^ This.

She probably used one of those huge extended batteries.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 06:00 6

49. vincelongman (Posts: 1599; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I think too many people are hating on Samsung now days. They should wait for the investigation first to see who's at fault. Also many other phones battery have exploded, so its not just a Samsung issue.
I feel really sorry for her, her injury looks really nasty. Even if it wasn't Samsung's fault, I hope they give her a S4 to help restore her faith in Samsung.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 10:51 3

72. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 306; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I think what we're looking at is this product:

http://www.comeparts.net/carbon-fiber-leather-skin-back-housing-w-front-transparent-screen-cover-for-samsung-galaxy-s4-i9500-i9505-i9502-p-16801.html?zenid=a11dfd61d2dfe918f0a8f04b056d33d2

If the battery isn't OEM I agree with you. But if the battery is stock I wouldn't put the blame on the case, otherwise you'd have to void warranties for Otter Box or cheap TPU cases as well.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 12:41

81. stealthd (Posts: 975; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


That's possible. Doesn't mean anything's been debunked yet.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:44 2

13. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


God bless her :(

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:46 7

14. jimmy666 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


judged by the back cover looks like its not samsung's official back cover.
might be not samsung's official battery too.
keep calm and wait for the official invedtigation result. :)

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 06:30 2

53. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


I'm not panicking, because I don't own a Samsung!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:46 10

15. wando77 (Posts: 312; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Apparently she bought the phone from Samsung-Iraq

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:48 4

19. wando77 (Posts: 312; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


On a serious note.... I hope she heals fast and gets plenty of cash from Samsung for this (although I suspect it was a 3rd party battery)

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 02:06 5

23. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


No, people should learn to shop carefully and not get some basement lab battery for $5.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 13:31

85. donfem (Posts: 554; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Get cash for being cheap? How many people on these forums have been using cell phones for many years without having any blow up except when alterations are made? Any alteration voids warranty we all know that. Like someone rightly noted here, that the back cover is not the original samsung one

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:47 3

17. Bendspear (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Mission impossible went wrong. The device was exploded before mission briefing.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:50 1

20. wando77 (Posts: 312; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


She nearly became Fanny Splatter

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 06:24

52. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


That, my friend; is quality !!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 02:07 5

24. sadiqhashim (unregistered)


I just sent back my GS3 to Korea, just in case if I am next.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 02:29 2

26. mi55u (unregistered)


18 yr old?

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 02:31 3

27. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)


I'm jealous, I want my HTC one to do the same to me!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 02:32 1

28. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


If it turns out that the phone was made by Samsung and negligence wasn't a factor in this explosion incident, then Samsung needs to fit the medical bill and then some because this could be a traumatizing experience for this victim.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 02:41 3

30. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


LOL I hope she is alright but one has to ask what she was doing to the phone in the First place after all nothing just spontaniously combusts!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 03:17 3

36. sabretigger (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


"Samsung Galaxy S III explodes, injures 18 year old girl" - I didn't realise 18 year olds were still girls..

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 00:47

117. knghtrdr2000 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Yes, man. 18 year olds ARE concidered girls. They certainly are not concidered women...

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 03:27 5

38. felisberto (Posts: 32; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


See, if she bought Apple iphone this woud never happened.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 03:48 5

39. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Are you deliberately trying to get yourself into a flame war? idiot

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 06:07 3

50. vincelongman (Posts: 1599; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Just a quick google search and seems the iPhone 5 has a similar problem.
iPhone 5 battery explodes:http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/apple-iphone-5-reportedly-explodes-during-phone-call-in-thailand-344004
Also another battery issue, this time iPhone 4S battery melts:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2272409/iPhone-battery-spontaneously-melts-leaks-acid-owners-hand-Apple-refuse-replace-New-York-woman-claims.html

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 06:44

54. amstarred (Posts: 7; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


Where not safe with smartphone nowadays even iPhone

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 03:02 1

112. Kalevro (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


Of course! Siri would have at least asked you if you wanted an open casket.

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