Alleged Galaxy Note 7 explodes, sets car on fire on the highway

It has been reported that a car caught on fire on a highway in Port St. Lucie, Florida with the owner explaning that the Galaxy Note 7 he was charging in the car had exploded...
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11. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Aye, and it's as bad as "Twilight Saga"...

14. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Lmao!

3. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Samsung fans like TechieXP or Trojan_Horse still think that Samsung makes quality phones. Apple has been using internal batteries for years and has much less incidents. IPhones' quality and reliability in general are much better than Samsung phones.

12. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

You can't take these gentlemen seriously, lad... They're the SPICE of PhoneArena...!!! Without them, the comments section world be boring...

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

GreenMan You're the last person to talk about me not being legible to be taken seriously. You aren't any better, either.

20. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

And our very existence here would be futile...

22. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

No. Your very existence... That sounds like you, right there.

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I know iPhones are definitely great phones and all but... How much did they pay you to promote them in a Samsung article?

28. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

None. I use iPhone 6s as my primary phone and S7 edge as secondary. You should ask TechieXP about how much Samsung is paying him to market Samsung phones on PhoneArena.

36. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

No thanks, I don't like reading his nonsense essays.

71. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Oh so you don't want to read someone being objective and talking sense. But you rather read and reply to trolls who are here for no reason other than spreading evil and stupidity. Got it. Thanks for letting us know your true intentions.

29. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Less incidents? no...no not really, but it has always been dismissed as "you used the wrong charger" excuse. 35 devices out of 2 millions (the number recalled) is an insanely low failure rate, yes it shouldn't happen, but going as far as saying iPhone is 'much better' when we are talking about a failure rate of around 0.00175 % of those phones, and that is if the numbers is two million, so yeah. Screaming doom and gloom when the numbers are like that is silly, heck even now it can still be user error, but Samsung is recalling for consumer safety. iPhone's have burned several times due to 'improper charging' as they call it, yet Apple didn't recall and fix the issue so users couldn't accidentally recharge incorrectly. So yeah...as someone sitting in the middle of the whole debate not really a 'fan' of either side, and use what I find best, I find it a bit disturbing that you begin throwing stones and accusations at others, without looking at the problem objectively.

48. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

R u dumb? Stop following all the fanboys and put out numbers like 35 out of 2 million, that's stupid! We all know that's insanely high for a smartphone already. And these are only the number known publicly, who knows how many more exploded without anyone knowing? 35 is already very high for a smartphone, and the damage it causes is insane, if the note7 didn't explode, but just died and didn't turn on, I am sure the media coverage won't be this much, but it explodes! It burn cars and houses! If that's not serious I don't know what is.

52. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Interesting wording, because "for all we know" it can also be 35 incidents of users doing stupid stuff, just saying. It is something that shouldn't happen, I already agreed with this, but it is not a 'high' number, the amount of defects in units is not 0 for anyone, not Apple, not Samsung, not anyone, some people will get defective units, this specific defect just surrounds the battery, in a way it as I already agreed, should definitely not happen. You are way way way more likely of any other deadly accident happening then your phone blowing up, heck depending on location, you are more likely to get struck by lightning then phone exploding at current odds, that's all I am saying. And if you've seen lithium explosions, several things need to happen to burn down a car or house, not least of which, being nearby flammable materials. A normal clean wooden floor, shouldn't burn from this. But yeah then again we've have all seen how a streamer basically caused his apartment to burn down by doing stupid stuff. So no, I am not dumb, I fact check and try to objectively compare most stuff.

55. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Intell this Samsung had had the same amount or less problems then the iphone. Yes this was a bad thing to happen but it could have happened to any phone manufacturer even apple. Matter of fact apple may have had more phones that had cought fire then any other phone manufacturer..

70. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dude STFU!!!!!!! Yeah actually they do. Just liek even though Boeing planes have crashed, they still make quality planes. Even though Toyota has runaway cars, they still make quality cars. You are such an ignorant troll. Do you still think Apple makes quality phones,? Havent their phones exploded? Haven't peopel been injured? Oh and peopel ahve been killed too. Oh wait, you dont buy iPhone great? Because laptops have exploded too. So have cars with batteries. Oh wait, how many devices in your house run by battery? Do you have a stove or gas drier in your house? You are aware that many brands have faults and have exploded. Right? But ha sit stop ownership? For you and all yoru ignorant friends. It must be fun to be a troll. It must be fun to just be evil and stupid on purpose? I know you all are to young to get it, but get this. You ever heard the word Karma? How do you know that one day while holding your phone of choice in your hand, or up to your ear it won't explode? Oh because maybe it hasn't happened YET? YET is a pretty big word because it can happen to you. While you are disgracing yourself talking about it, if all of a sudden we don't see you posting anymore, it would be safe to assume that all this evil you keep spreading; has finally caught up to you.

5. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Then they says, isis is a terrorist. Look who is the culprit now. :p

6. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

They should throw this phone at ISIS.

21. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Or at least sell them to ISIS.

42. blehkwide

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

your message will now self destruct

44. blehkwide

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

I'm glad he's fine, but please take note, don't take the risk and discreetly charge it on a plane, that would be catastrophic.

7. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

if the person is not giving up on note 7 then person deserves to have a blast!!!

8. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Eh, everyone is getting on the bandwagon now. Got to wonder how much flammable was in the car, because it isn't an 'explosion', yes it does explode technically, but not much worse then a firecracker. Given how few times (out of million of products it is few) has happened, I'm still betting on it is something that the user does, granted the user shouldn't be able to DO that, and that is a problem, yes, hence the recall but even so. Heck, more iPhone's have blown last I checked, but eh. JerryRigEverything on youtube has a video that explains the whole battery thing, which is quite good. So yeah..

13. Ankit_27

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 20, 2016

Why aren't people stopping to use them?

16. earn1sec

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

its very interesting because all of these explosions happenin USA! you know what? because the usa is full of jobber , looking for free money! + add samsung haters from apple that looking for more senari for samsung phones to sell more crappy iphone for 1000$

26. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I'm really starting to believe that. Many don't bother watching TV anymore, including myself, but, the news is all over the internet, so you'd have to be disconnected from the internet and local news to not have heard of the recall. If that's the case, how did such person learn so early about the Note 7? Until further information is available, taking this with a grain of salt.

41. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

To be fair, like you, I don't watch too much TV. I probably heard one news anchor mentioned something briefly, about the note. However, if you are always surfing net and/or on YouTube, should know better by now. All the blogs are saying practically the same thing.

54. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

What you're saying holds a huge amount of truth, in the US i've seen people jump in front of cars just to get compensated. And this vid is phoney.

18. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Enough trolling, gents... Truth is, Note 7 is indeed a GREAT smartphone... Actually one of the best smartphones out there, functionality and processing power wise... All the computing power of a few decades old SUPER COMPUTER... All that in your pocket for a reasonable price... If only Samsung has made these batteries user replaceable... Then this epidemic would be far less severe... Just pop the back case, swap the battery... Carefully dispose the old battery and off you go...! Simple, cheap yet effective... Shame that Samsung removed such a great convenience from its Phones... And now this greediness is firing back at them, unfortunately... I also hate the lack of removable battery and external memory on iPhones... Anyhow, All the best, Samsung! Just make your budget offerings a tad more consideration worthy because they're laggy junk...! G'Day... Wait... S'Day!

27. Foxgabanna

Posts: 597; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Samsung has officially lost 2016. Try again. NEXT
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