No "charred" feelings; Motorola Moto X catches on fire

This seems almost too perfect to be anything but a set up. A Motorola Moto X was hanging around a campfire when all of a sudden, it caught on fire. Of course, this would be the model with the wood backing. The phone was said to have been pulled out of the fire, still in flames. Luckily, the battery did not explode, which could have made this a much more dangerous situation.

As it turned out, the Motorola Moto X survived the fire, even booting up and working perfectly. And the owner of the phone? Well, he now has a great story to tell his kids about the time he was so hungry, he set his Moto X on fire so that he could roast some marshmallows.

Fire is a dangerous hazard that doesn't match up well with any handset. But when the back of your phone is made from Pinocchio's cousin, you never know when a small spark might ignite into something big. By the way, the owner of the handset was not trying to turn his Moto X into the Amazon Fire Phone.

source: +DigitalDragon via AndroidCommunity

Related phones

Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)



1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

He probably got drunk and threw his it into the campfire.

2. vivek_ananda

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

"the owner of the handset was not trying to turn his Moto X into the Amazon Fire Phone". Great line that was !

4. lonestrider

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

And I was trying to find out how's it related to the Amazon Fire Phone, before realize that it's a joke. Great one!

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I thought that ONLY Samesung devices can catch fire.....

5. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

That didnt catch fire... It was thrown into the fire...

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Even Samsung ones only catch fire when you use a 3rd party battery.

7. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

ALL manufacturers phones have been burnt or have exploded at least once. Nokia's phones on the other hand save people from such explosions and burns. :D

8. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

ALL manufacturers would include Nokia, no? ;)

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this guy thought he was holding a wood then he threw it in his chimney..

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