Charger sets Nokia Lumia 920 on fire; phone still works after the flames are gone

Charger sets Nokia Lumia 920 on fire; phone still works after the flames are gone
In Brazil, the Nokia Lumia 920 is red hot. In fact, it's smoking. Actually, we are talking about just one Lumia 920 that caught on fire after being left to recharge overnight. The owner of the device, a gentleman named Fabricio, says that not only does the phone still work, it actually continues to recharge. But Fabricio is a bit worried. He is concerned that the device might catch on fire again, or explode.

Now, you might be asking about the warranty. Why doesn't Fabricio simply return the phone? Well, it turns out that the warranty on his handset expired two months ago. And to make matters worse, Nokia refuses to repair the device for free; this upset Fabricio so much, that he vows that his next phone will be an Android model. He wonders how Nokia could give a free handset to someone that had a Samsung built Android model catch on fire, but fail to take care of someone who is a Nokia customer. 

You can't blame Nokia for not repairing the phone. Sometimes, it is the phone owner's fault. You might remember a couple of years ago, a Samsung Galaxy S III was said to have exploded while in an unplugged car dock. Both Carphone Warehouse, where the phone was purchased, and Samsung, refused to replace the charred model. And when the truth was finally revealed, it turned out that the retailer and manufacturer had done the right thing. Apparently, a friend of the phone's owner had dropped it in water. Panicked, he tossed it into the microwave in a misguided attempt to dry it off.

As far as Fabricio is concerned, unless he can convince Nokia that he honestly deserves a free replacement, he will continue to use his burnt Nokia Lumia 920 until it is time for him to make the switch to Android.

A Nokia Lumia 920 caught on fire while recharging

A Nokia Lumia 920 caught on fire while recharging


source: TudoCelular (translated) via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)

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89 Comments

1. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

So his phones keep catching fire?

8. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

No. He just will not use Nokia phone and might switch to Samsung. So dumb indeed. Why he wanna leave the best hardware and go to the crappy plastic phone. After that fire, his phone is still working and charging. So durable Nokia.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because the "crappy plastic phone" you talk about does a lot more than that Nokia 920. #Boom

23. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Garbage bigger than jwelry !.

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You comment made absolutely zero sense.

33. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Made more sense than your first comment.

34. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Does a lot more? What does it do a lot more? Feel more cheaper? More laggier? More outdated with no more software updates?

69. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Even s2 does lot more than 920...

70. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Even s2 does lot more than 920...

71. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

So what is lumia 920 made of??? Gold huh???? More outdated??? Even android 4.0 is better than wp 8.1....

75. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

That depends on opinions, for many myself included WP is the best OS on the market.

80. BkingT22

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

i had an S4 and and S2 they do more than than the 920 im using .... but people should not blame Nokia for that its Microsoft and thier seriously crippled OS with poorly built apps hence im going back to android maybe nexus or note 4. If windows phone 9 is good ill stay.

36. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

That Samsung crappy plastic phone always catches fire! Its always like that but when you see... oh its a Nokia. Probably a factory defect or a prototype. Nokias dont blast on its own.

45. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

You idiot. He didnt say he will switch to samsung, he said will switch to Android phone!. But now you said it, samsung Is Android. They are number one and making billions and you are an idiot thats making farts

72. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

fair enough they make billions what you make ? ____ empty pockets in months end :P

46. cuzphone

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 07, 2014

WP is the worst os in the whole world.

53. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

You forgot to "IMO" after your sentence.

76. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Then Android and iOS are one level below worst afterall they are imitations of WP UI.

47. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

I made the switch and I couldn't be happier! You, WP fanboys, are delusional and biased as hell. Anyway, the declining market share of Nokia and WP speak for itself. ;]

50. S.M.Talha

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

If it wasnt the os problem then everyone would have been buying nokia smartphones.

65. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

I couldn't agree more with your statement!

56. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

it went up actually and is now near 4%, not as much as android but hey its all good, there is no signs of them quiting just yet. And wp fans arent really delusional, they like what they like. I deal with android daily for 13hrs as a job and then as a personal device, because of that, it has made me a wp fan/fanboy.

67. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

http://seekingalpha.com/article/2474345-how-apple-and-google-crushed-windows-phone No, just no! And now with the Note 4, Moto X and upcoming iPhone launch, their market share is going to decrease more.

89. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Shipment is not market share, according to the data posted windows has a 3.6 market share. the 2.4 that everyone is quoting is shipments for a quarter versus others. Considering they launched one new buzz phone, icon/930, it was a no brainer. The 635, M8, and now the 730/835 are the only new phones this year and will see if wp bounces.

66. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Just think if Nokia make rugged phone.....I don't think nuclear can damage that phone.....lol Nokia tough... As always

85. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

920 doesn't even have the best hardware, what are you on about? And crappy plastic? Well isnt the 920 also made out of that so-called 'crappy plastic' as well? Go back to your thick plastic bricks.

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"he will continue to use his burnt Nokia Lumia 920 until it is time for him to make the switch to Android" Even if Fabricio isn't smart enough to stop playing with fire, at least he knows what the best future platform for him is.

3. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Nokia should stop making public phone and start making for military because they are absolutely very tough. And if the ammo runs out they can throw these phones on the rivals making a clear kill. Kudos Nokia disconnecting people and connecting Military ;)

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I literally lol'd at your comment. +1 to you!

64. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yep I agree.....they should open Nokia Armor business and make military equipments.

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