HTC EVO Shift 4G is red hot, leaves burn in the shape of the phone on woman's body

HTC EVO Shift 4G is red hot, leaves burn in the shape of the phone on woman's body
A woman in the U.S., who was doing yard work with the HTC EVO Shift 4G tucked into the waist band of her workout attire, claims that the phone got red hot and burned her body. It is actually hard to refute her claim at first glance, considering that the burn left a mark on her body in the shape of the phone.

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. 

source: gottabemobile

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EVO Shift 4G
  • Display 3.6" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)



1. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

That looks more like an iphone imprint.

15. AngryAppleCustomer.

Posts: 30; Member since: May 01, 2013

iPhones don't suffer from the heat dissipation problems as evident in android. You are wrong.

21. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 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: Apr 07, 2012

Seriously? Is this your first time here?

2. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

The HTC Hot-Pocket. See? Naming phones isn't that hard after all.

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

"This girl is on fire!!!!"

12. homersimpsons

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

LOL - funny...

3. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 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: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 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: Mar 11, 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: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 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: May 04, 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: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

and for the age old question. What came first, the hot phone or the hot abs?

13. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

14. LodeStar

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

htc evo shift 4g is the imprint!

16. vladd100

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

nice belly..... (;

17. Dadler22

Posts: 242; Member since: Dec 11, 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: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 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....

20. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

sexy gurl gurl

22. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

The retailer is right.

23. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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: Jun 08, 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.

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