HTC One X bursts into flames while charging, owner unhurt
posted by Nick T. / Aug 16, 2013, 1:43 AM
What you see in the pictures below are the remains of an HTC One X – a smartphone was smoking hot... quite literally. It belonged to a guy in Taiwan who had the misfortune of his handset catching fire spontaneously while charging. The reasons that caused the accident are not yet known since the case is still being investigated by HTC. The good news is that the smartphone's owner was unhurt, but his HTC One X is definitely beyond repair.
a man's Samsung Galaxy S4 burst into flames in Hong Kong, burning down his house and property. Before that, we wrote about a case in Switzerland where a teenage girl got injured after her Galaxy S III exploded. And earlier in July, an iPhone 5 electrocuted a woman in China, according to media reports. The root causes behind such accidents are often traced down to use of third-party batteries or unofficial chargers.This disturbing report comes just a couple of weeks after
What caused the untimely death of this HTC One X, however, remains to be found, although some One X owners suggest that a swollen battery might have lead to all this. We'll update you in case we learn more on the matter.
Damn man, just... damn! I'm glad that no one got hurt!
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 1:45 AM 10
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i am thinking the first case might of been legit (might) but all these other cases are people messing with their phones to sue major companies. Just my thought but I simply don't by the first case after all these years and then a whole bunch right after...
posted on Aug 18, 2013, 4:19 PM 0
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so its not only about samsung and apple htc is also in the List
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 1:46 AM 12
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Samsung's was due to owner's fault of putting a cheap chinese battery so it wasn't really Samung's fault. While in Apple's (and most likely HTC's) case its the charger !
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 1:53 AM 12
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HTC has passed the test into becoming a major player! Nice!
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 1:53 AM 17
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i'm waiting a lumia to explode!!!
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 2:35 AM 4
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cant say he is using cheap battries since htc on e just came out this year
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 2:25 AM 2
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But battery is non removable so 3rd party battery is out of question. Maybe charger.
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 6:59 AM 0
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people say all these explosions lately are making things look suspicious!!! but that isn't the case actually... I have rarely(actually never) heard about any SONY or Nokia phone exploding like that. Sony or nokia consumers too use external third party chargers but we never hear such a case with them. It's all about QUALITY! construction wise no one can beat SONY and NOKIA
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 2:33 AM 2
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