HTC One X bursts into flames while charging, owner unhurt

HTC One X bursts into flames while charging, owner unhurt
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.

This disturbing report comes just a couple of weeks after 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. 

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.


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One X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh

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48 Comments

1. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Damn man, just... damn! I'm glad that no one got hurt!

37. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

there is a reason warranty is for a year and no more.

46. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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...

2. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

so its not only about samsung and apple htc is also in the List

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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 !

5. HansGoneInsane unregistered

In Apple's case it was an uncertified Chinese third party charger.

8. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

agree to both Tech2 and Hansgoneinsane

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung first exactly have the best record when it comes to quality I'm afraid.

28. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Can someone translate for me^

30. umadden

Posts: 90; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

Mxyzptlk: I am a moron.

43. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Replace the word "first" with "doesn't". Then it reads: Samsung *doesn't* exactly have the best record when it comes to quality I'm afraid.

35. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

english pls

32. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

waiting for nokia,oh wait that's never going to happen. lol

41. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

And that is why you buy Sony

3. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

HTC has passed the test into becoming a major player! Nice!

13. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

i'm waiting a lumia to explode!!!

20. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

i hope you explode. Fu--ing ba--ard. who in the hell does like their mobile to explode? a$$h0le Sorry about the language PA..

29. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

DON'T SCREAM BITCH!!!! Or your @$$ will blow up!

31. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

No one likes it but it wasn't that serious. He/she is just sarcastically observing that all of the major cell phone makers have exploding handsets recently.

39. 007james

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

Well that joke flew way over your head. Way, way, way, way, way over your head.

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Well...he's not getting that One back xD

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

damn ...i keep my one x on my bed at night , better keep it in my farady fireproof closet then

9. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I guess the explosion was caused by overheating. Good thing no one got hurt, but it does seem rather suspicious about all these phone explosions lately

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

WHATS up with these phones blowing up these days.and all happend in the asia side people should first check their charger before charging..different kinds of charging device in asia...

11. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

cant say he is using cheap battries since htc on e just came out this year

21. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

HTC one x.. not HTC one

27. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

But battery is non removable so 3rd party battery is out of question. Maybe charger.

33. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Very well combined Sherlock! :)

36. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

non removable but replaceable

12. AbhiD

Posts: 853; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

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

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