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Samsung Galaxy S III explodes onto the scene, literally

0. phoneArena 21 Jun 2012, 07:31 posted on

A Samsung Galaxy S III owner got the shock of his life when his Samsung Galaxy S III, placed in its car dock with the charger not plugged in, exploded which ultimately left him sans smartphone; Samsung has already commented on the incident...

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posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:35 8

1. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


What if there was a recall on all S3, and all the carrier release dates were pushed back?

GASP

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:41 5

46. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Please Update the article. The user has already gotten a replacement phone. here:http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=79323848&postcount=32

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 17:29 1

83. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Yeah, going by that comment it seems that this may be due to the heating system. It's like operating a laptop next to heater blowing hot air on it for a couple of hours.
Something bad will happen.

The problem with things like these are that news websites only want to tell a certain part of the story or won't bother to update an article once more information comes forward.

Even look that the "tree octopus" case.

It really shows how ignorant people are becoming and how you can't always trust what you read on the internet

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 02:02

88. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Well I had my most all my phones at one time in blazing heat on my heater charging in my window area and never had that problem. I would guess it would have to be a short. Millions of phones and one ore two phones got past with faults is not unheard of. I believe it was not even plugged in to the electricity. Even if it was I would think a faulty wire touching another or basically shorting out is what that was. You can start a fire with a 9volt battery and some steel wool.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 11:06 3

66. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1325; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It's only one phone out of thousand phones. Doesn't make the SGS3 a bad phone or need a recall.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 14:32 5

79. jed27 (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


yeah. because one person is just one life put to danger out of billions of people. it doesn't make the danger alarming, and so it could be ignored.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:36 13

2. shadez10 (Posts: 403; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


what a fail... xD

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:37 3

3. Steviewy (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Oh great....watch they delay the release of the phone for the carriers who have yet to ship it out yet.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:41 15

6. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


What you'd rather them ship you a phone that may explode in your face while making a call? IMO, while it's a pisser, it's actually better if they hold off shipping until they find out what the problem is.

Also, I know it's not plugged, but who knows it maybe a faulty car dock.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:37 21

4. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I knew the Galaxy S3 would be explosive :p

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:40 4

5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


sad story. seems that nothing is perfect.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:42 39

7. RoundBallmer (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Samsung you better patent explosive phone quick!! Or Apple will sue you for copying an explosive iPhone.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 10:40 10

57. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Don't try to shift the attention to apple. Keep it on samsungs defective phone where it should b.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 11:07 8

67. RoundBallmer (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


blame samsung for copying Apple yet again lol

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 17:31 1

84. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


See comment #57

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 17:28 3

82. kaintae (Posts: 61; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57332348-71/iphone-goes-up-in-smoke-on-plane/

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 21:15 1

85. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


#57: #7 is it shifting the attention to Apple, he/she is just telling the truth.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 08:46

89. darkkjedii (Posts: 11996; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


See comment #57 lol. Good one sithman

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:42 29

8. RoundBallmer (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Samsuck Galaxy S III, Inspired By Terrorist, Designed for Detonation

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 13:57

91. OSUTIN (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2012)


I really hate this comment, and yet I couldn't help but get a good laugh out of it. Thank you for making my day and making me hate something temporarily.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:42 2

9. Veigald (Posts: 240; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Probably the Galaxy Supernova version.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:43 7

10. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


The owner was not using Samsung USB charger. I have 3 Samsung devices it never burn like that.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:32 7

30. 9_2_5 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


the article specifially says "WITH THE CHARGER NOT PLUGGED IN"...someone here is illiterate

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:41 5

47. MEeee (Posts: 270; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


If your phone got blown up, are you stupid enough to tell them that the $1 China made charger was plugged in?

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 10:41 7

58. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


He wasn't using a charger dummy

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:51 4

11. wendygarett (unregistered)


I have overheat problem on my oneX too... Fortunately I received an update from HTC otherwise I will suffer this fate :(
Never buy a tegra chip phone again...

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:03 5

17. wendygarett (unregistered)


Btw, is it me or this device has highly overrated just like iphone4s... Oh well... It really just me...

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:54 9

12. mercorp (Posts: 972; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


samsung galaxy s3-
designed for suicide bombers

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:56

13. hung2900 (Posts: 805; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


That's not overheat problem or battery problem.
It can work well without any signal.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:56 7

14. mercorp (Posts: 972; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


al-qaeda seriously needs to buy an s3 for every member.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 10:49 2

61. hepresearch (unregistered)


Haha... death by premature detonation...

Title for a new movie... "Samsung: Terrorist Slayer"

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:02 3

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5482; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Short circuit, something was wrong with charging. Maybe wrong voltage or something wrong with charger. It is not phone fault!

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:06 5

18. wendygarett (unregistered)


Your statement has patented by apple... So be careful what you speak :)

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:13 2

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5482; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Oh, no! :x

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:33 6

31. 9_2_5 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


the article specifially says "WITH THE CHARGER NOT PLUGGED IN"...someone here is illiterate

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:46 1

37. thnkthru3 (Posts: 73; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


If there was a short in the charger...then it would not necessarily need to be plugged in to cause problems.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:45 4

48. MEeee (Posts: 270; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


If your phone got blown up, are you stupid enough to tell them that the $1 China made charger was plugged in?

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:02 1

16. ilia1986 (unregistered)


It is widely believed that the owner of the SGS3 planned to ditch it and buy an iPhone. The Galaxy S3 tried to ease his suffering and pain before such an atrocity could happen.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:10 1

19. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 803; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Where's Gallito when I need a chuckle right now?

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:31

29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5482; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Don't touch a s**t it will start more stink! :D

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:10 1

20. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


Well. That sucks

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:11 5

21. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)


APPLE™ROYALLY® laughs, hahaha..... Likes that™®……!

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 21:18 1

86. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Oh! you are happy for the SIII burnt? Good that it burnt in car, I saw a news months before where it exploded in Flight. Were you happy even that time?
Then definitely you should be a terrorist..

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:16 6

23. imran_khan0786 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


My two friends purchased s3 at a time, but they sold with in three days because they are facing lot of problem in Samsung device like battery, heating and internet issues. Bad news is this they got only 35% return back price. Dont puchase s3 good to take oneX. One X is great mobile.

Shame on Sammy just making money, not looking consumer.

all my friends hating samsung product.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:23 4

25. tedkord (Posts: 4975; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


After three days they sold them for 35%, instead of returning them for almost fill price?

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:28 2

28. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)


U lier™ Your lieing®………™

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:21 3

24. tedkord (Posts: 4975; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


With that damage, it clearly didn't explode. My first thought was the battery, since the story said it was on the charger when it happened, but it looked like the battery was intact. I thougt maybe the overcharge protection circuit in.the battery was faulty.

Whatever it is, Samsung better do a first rate investigation, and not just try to lay blame elsewhere.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:24

26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5482; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"With that damage, it clearly didn't explode."

It was just a small electric arc caused by short circuit.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:34 2

32. 9_2_5 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


the article specifially says "WITH THE CHARGER NOT PLUGGED IN"...someone here is illiterate

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:56 2

41. tedkord (Posts: 4975; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Did you read where I said it was my "first thought", and later discounted it? Did you also read where you misspelled "specifically"?

You're right, someone here is illiterate.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:34

45. 9_2_5 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


you discounted your first thought not because you read the story wrong but because you saw that the battery was undamaged. If you're gonna refer to your own words, at least be correct about your OWN words. and a minor spelling mistake is not as severe as misreading an article, dumbass

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:48 1

49. MEeee (Posts: 270; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


If your phone got blown up, are you stupid enough to tell them that the $1 China made charger was plugged in?

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:26 3

27. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


I guess you can say the Galaxy created a.....BLACK HOLE! *snickers* Huh? huh? *sighs*

http://images2.fanpop.com/image/quiz/435000/435169_1277856367175_403_300.jpg

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:36 4

33. 9_2_5 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


I've seen three commenters on here saying it was the chargers fault when the article says it was not on the charger...either you guys are dumbasses or idk what's wrong with your reading skills...

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:46 3

38. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


haha...

their perfect phone is not perfect...

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 10:03 2

52. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1619; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


That guy could be LYING, ever think of that? Dumbass...

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 11:57 1

74. 9_2_5 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


maybe ur just an idiot, ever think of that? I guess you couldn't, that's beyond your simplistic way of thinking...
in case you didn't know what simplistic means,
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/simplistic?s=t

...Dumbass...

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:38 11

34. hepresearch (unregistered)


I thought only iPhones were supposed to do this...

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:45 2

36. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)


APPLE™ROYALLY® says nope®

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 10:05 1

53. hepresearch (unregistered)


Haha... there is totally a fanboy thumbs-down war going on right now... almost every comment, regardless of whether they are pro-Android, pro-iOS, or pro-WP, seems to have at least two or three thumbs down by default in every post I go to... doesn't that just seem a little childish and rediculous? Just a very little?

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