OnePlus One doesn't settle – explodes instead

OnePlus just can't catch a break. From the constant ridicule of its invite system, to the merciless bashing of its badly thought-out contests – the company only has its actual product – the OnePlus One – to be proud of.
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49. domfonusr

Posts: 1073; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Sick, sick, sick! I used to be mildly interested in the OPO, though I had no plans to ask for an invitation, but after the "Ladies First" initiative, I'm no longer interested at all. And now their batteries are suspect - pending investigation, of course.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Also, I would be careful to ridicule the phone before the results of the investigation come out. That Galaxy S3 that caught fire in London was microwaved to dry it out after getting wet. That iPhone that caught fire on a flight from Australia had been improperly reassembled after a screen repair, allowing a screw to fall through the device and short out the charging plate. It's possible the phone just went and did this on its own, but don't be quick to judge. And this is coming from someone who really doesn't give a fu.ck about OnePlus or the OnePlus One.

11. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

It is possible that this phone exploded because it can no longer take anymore ugly selfies from its owner.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Good point an true enough.

10. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Almost every phone is blasting now a days.

12. domfonusr

Posts: 1073; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

For there being so few OPO's out in the public's hands, to have one blow up seems like a real blow to their quality control on batteries. I used to laugh at all the iPhones that blew up or caught fire, but there were millions of them out and about... there can't be more than a few tens of thousands of OPO's out right now, can there be? One more reason to avoid phones made in China...

22. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

if theres a 1% chance of something happening, itll happen lol maybe just a freak accident, untill another one blows up ill keep my OPO in my pocket

15. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

They're iPhone photos alright; blurry and grainy beyond imagining...! :-)

23. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

At least OnePlus will take action and give him a new phone and pay for his medical bills, and not asking an invite from him like, "OnePlus don't look at explosions, they just ask for invite and walk away."

24. PressStart

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Made in China...

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Cool story bro, you should be careful of your phone, TV, fridge, underwear etc. because they will explode, they're all made in China.

26. Miraries

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

I don't see why all the ridicule, OnePlus handled this pretty well. It's not like Samsung's Galaxies and iPhones aren't blowing up...

27. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

a killer flagship

29. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

and when samsung phone explodes samsung says it was not our product fault to run away from the responsibility and on other hand one pus one did this We will send MiyZu a new phone and also reimburse him for the damage to his jeans and phone case, as well as any medical costs associated with this accident."

33. flaming-butthole

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

"We will reimburse him for the damage to his jeans" Lol,so thoughtful one plus one.

36. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You're treating that as if it's the only thing they offered to reimburse the guy for.

35. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

isn't that LiPo is more safer than traditional Li-ion?maybe that not a LiPo battery as what stated in specs sheet?

43. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Killer indeed.

46. Totse2k15

Posts: 475; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

NOTE: Check your email. I just got an invite from OnePlus One 3 hours ago. Don't need a new phone atm, I'll past.

47. iamzero

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

So there is always the person who wants to point and say... 'FAIL' but in fairness, by the 'at least someone had an iPhone to record it' tone of the article, it may be hard to remember a few iPhones have also spontaneously combusted. My advice to the commenters, grow up. Electronic devices fail even ones that cost a lot more than a phone.

50. Phonecall01 unregistered

All those crazy specs at a low price.... I wonder why.. Oh wait a minute...!!!

51. iamzero

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

'While the iPhone 5S includes a handful of new features that set it apart from Apple's previous model, the actual cost to make the phone hasn't changed very much, according to a new study. An IHS teardown of the new smartphone found that the components that make up a 16-gigabyte iPhone 5S cost $190.70.' --that was from NBC news btw, so... maybe... like read sometime

52. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

"reimbursement for the damage of his jeans" !!

54. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Well, designed is China + Made in China = This result?

56. hameed1989

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Many smartphones have caught spontaneous fire but people forget..Just a bad egg! Nice gesture from OnePlus though... even fire extinguishers explode!

57. theizzz

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

literally just purchased this phone 4 days ago...OH WELL. I guess I'll have to be on my guard. lol

58. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Now I understand what Flagship Killer means. ;)

60. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Well, their "tired" invitations are going to be worthless as soon as Halloween when the Far-SUPERIOR Nexus X goes on sale...

62. gziegfrid

Posts: 33; Member since: May 20, 2014

Knowing this news make me glad, that for you to get the device you need a cash and an invite. LOL. luckily, I only have the cash and not the invite.

63. busbozero

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 11, 2015

any one using onepluse INSTALL hitman sniper,,after 10min of play 2 things happen,,,1/ your fingers start to burn when holding the back of the phone,near camera ,it gets dangerously hot,YOU HAVE TO TURN UR PHONE..THEN LOOK AT your fingers and see how red they are from the heat burn,,this reported to onepluse,,they stated/Hi Stephen, Good day! We truly apologize for the inconvenience this whole process has caused you. However, initially, the whole RMA process was for a replacement. We understand that the defective device also had heating issues but then again, we can assure you that the replacement device will be fully functional and will not have the same issues with the old one. Please note that we also have strict rules and policies to follow which can be found by Unfortunately, we will be unable to grant the request for refund since our policy states that refunds can only be made to purchases within the 15-day period after the date of delivery. under the SALE OF GOODS ACT,im trying to get full refund...but these onepluse,,don't seem to agree with uk law regarding dangerous goods act..any phone that can heat up that much and burn your fingers,,is classed as dangerous end of..They say the next replacement wont suffer with same issue,,ONEPLUSE I REQUESTING A REFUND NOTANOTHER POTENTIAL DANGEROUSE PHONE,,,,THE COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE OVER HEATING ISSUES AREW ENDLESS,,,,,,,CUSTOMER SATIFACTION PLEASE NOT THE PROFIT YOUR MAKING FROM THIS LEATHAL PHONE

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