One of Samsung's most popular phones explodes and it's not the Galaxy Note 7


One of Samsung's most popular device worldwide has exploded and it's not the already re-called Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

This time, it's the affordable Samsung Galaxy J5, an affordable device that seems to be one of the staples of Samsung's huge market share. 

A Galaxy J5 exploded in the hands of Lamya Bouyirdane from France on Sunday. The woman noticed that her phone got unusually hot and quickly asked her four-year-old son to give it back to her during a family gathering at her home. She then threw the phone away when she saw it that it had swollen up and smoke was coming out of the device.

"I panicked when I saw the smoke and I had the reflex to throw it away," said Bouyirdane.

What happened next is familiar from the tens of exploding Note 7 stories that we've already read about: the phone caught fire and exploded with the back cover flying off. Luckily, the woman's partner was able to quickly extinguish the hot device and avoid additional damage.

Bouyirdane reports she bought the phone online last June at a website offering it with some discount. The woman is a mother of three in the southwestern French city of Pau, and it's chilling to even think about what could have happened if she did not take the device out of her kid's hands.

However, it still seems like this particular case is an isolated one. The Galaxy J5 has likely been selling in the millions and it's already been on the market for a few months with no other reports about it exploding.


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27. lyndon420

Posts: 6818; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

If she wins we are doomed. It would also confirm that a rigged system is in place.

2. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

that was the most clickbaity title ever..

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And you clicked it.

24. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

only because I had already read the article on Sammobile..the title just reminded of all those internet ads "You'll never guess what xxxx has up its sleeve"...or "The new xxxx that is changing xxxx forever"

3. AndroidRulz

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Here we go again!

4. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

Laughing at Samsung electronics and their pitiful fanboys. They can't even rest. All their products smartphone, hairdryer, washing machine are burning/blowing up. BTW, what happen to Kumar123. I don't see him anymore. I Wonder what happen to him.

6. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It's nice to know that you are enjoying all these situations and laughing. Laughing at someone's sentiments. Great humanity I can see here.

8. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

Thanks for the praise. I appreciate your delightful reply. /s

31. Cicero

Posts: 1136; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

In my home I have 3 Samsung and one LG tv's, an LG washing machine, an LG microwave owen, an Ariston refrigerator, an Panasonic hi-fi system and so on. Speaking about phones I still have iPhone 2, iPhone 3GS (battery exploded when shelved), original iPad, iPhone4, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6S, Samsung Galaxy S Advance, Samsung Galaxy S4 (2x), Samsung Galaxy S7Edge and a Nokia Lumia 800. Do I tell you about my laptops? And all are still functional and happy with them in their times and now. Are you using only one brand? Nothing wrong happens in time to your beloved brand? Don't be a hypocrite!

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

#samsunghatearena

25. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The problem with your comment is that I heard about this on my local news first!

33. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yes it was on the news here to. But no photos of the phone.

10. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

no quality control with cheap internals and mass production of different products leads to this and its not over. . stick to one thing and perfect it samsung like Apple did.

12. red_fox

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

The old J5 has another battery - 2600mAh battery . And is cheaper . The inside image is not that in the article . It is the best smartphone we ve had .

13. red_fox

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

J5 , 2015 .

14. SailfishOS

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

Samsung is awful at making phones and has been for a long time.

17. red_fox

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

Our J5 (2015) phones have never overheated Another phone Alcatel Pop C3 did this ( heated up a lot ) once but it has no original battery (the original lasted 6 months) . It happened when the phone was charging and at the same time was connected to a Wi-Fi router and was acting as a hotspot . That was my conclusion after my investigation of my mothers complain . I instructed my mother never to avoid high usage of any phone while charging e.g. only answering a call .

18. red_fox

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

Edit : the word never is a typo

34. red_fox

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

Forgot to mention we use speaker for calls , so no danger like speaking at the ear . Of course . it is easy and safer to unplug the charger or disconnect it and answer any call .

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And isolated case? It probably is! J5 still sells like hotcakes, anyways.

29. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It won't matter now if Samsung has a isolated case of a phone doing this. Ifans are going to bash them even though there has been iPhones that have caught fire too.

26. Sealblaighter

Posts: 429; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Everybody can invent such stories! Where are the alleged photos or videos???

39. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

" Bouyirdane reports she bought the phone online last June at a website offering it with some discount. " bought online with discount? sounds like she got a refurbished phone.

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