Owner witnesses his Samsung Rogue explode in front of his eyes

Owner witnesses his Samsung Rogue explode in front of his eyes
By no means is this the first time we've heard about spontaneously combusting cell phones that somehow explode and can cause harm, but this latest one involving a Samsung Rogue clearly details what to expect. Apparently an owner accidentally found his phone stuck in between the seat of his Infiniti G35 Coupe and the center console where he attempted to retrieve it – with an unusual surprise awaiting him. As he attempted to uncover his handset by lifting the lever on his seat to move it slightly, the phone exploded in front of his eyes; literally! He quickly ran off to rinse out his eyes and came back to find one of his friends blown away at the condition of the handset after retrieving it. You can look at the photos yourself and judge the severity of the explosion as it's speculated that there was some kind of malfunction with the battery that led to the explosion once he slid the seat and crushed the battery. It's a bit scary to know that a phone like that could look all melted simply due to an explosion of the battery, but luckily it wasn't serious enough to cause any long term problems for the owner – just yet.

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source: Gizmodo



1. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Holy sh*t!

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

holey sheeeeeeeeet! wow, u can see where the seat creased through the phone.. that phone was STUCK. remind me not to crush a battery any time soon..

18. hbk

Posts: 9; Member since: May 15, 2010

This article is retarded. Why not talk about how if you drop a phone off the bridge it will break. Of course this phone would have exploded if you smash the darn battery. Anything that has a battery attached to it and smashed will explode. This guy shouldn't get any money because the manufacturer does warn you not to put pressure on the battery.

22. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Reminds me of the Kyocera batteries and their tendency to explode for no apparent reason....guess thats why they don't make phones no more!

24. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Judging by how some of the pictures are taken outside by his car, I am going to safely assume the it was left on his seat or dashboard and the sun beat down at it while he was at work or something. It sais not to leave it in direct sun light- I am also willing to venture that he isnt taking responsibility for it since its so "freakishly strange" that it happened....

2. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

WOw, JESUS! I hope that dude's eyes are ok. = /

3. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

That's lithium for you....very volatile matierial, if exposed to air or water, rapidly heats up, an can cause very serious burns, meth manufactuers use it for flameless cooking of their product....I suspect that battery had issues before he slid the seat into it, and cracking the case was simply the catalyst that set it off.

4. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

hmm malfunction when he crushed the battery.. lemme crush a battery and see what it does

5. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

wow...dont crack or crush ur battery...

6. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

"You can look at the photos yourself and judge the severity of the explosion as it's speculated that there was some kind of malfunction with the battery that led to the explosion..." We're going to go out on a limb and say something happened with the battery... Way to go Phone Arena.

7. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

Serves the dumbass right for first of all losing his phone like he loses his 3 year old and then crunching it between his seat and whatever else. I swear some people are just irresponsible. Thats like saying "Oh I had this propane tank and I accidentally shot it with a shotgun and it exploded!" Im sure he will try suing someone.

8. acquaz10

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

you're stupid, i'm sorry. everyone looses they're phone occasionally. i know mine has fallen between the seat before. it happens.

10. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Wow iheartblueberry, you seriously have to be the smartest person in the world. I wish I could be just like you with that spectacular brain of yours. But honestly, I think you've been living under the power lines to long...

12. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

ignorant insensitive prick

14. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

LOL, why do I have to be "sensitive" about this morons problem? If your so sensitive go find him and help him out. Apparently this has been a very damaging experience. Yes people lose phones. Personally I have never done such a thing because I take care of my belongings. Honestly the guy probably thought it was pretty cool and didn't make an issue out of it. But there are others that will go into a store, stand there and lie about it right to a rep's face. People are stupid, irresponsible and expect everything and congratulations... All that have replied to my post fit in this description.

20. MrGQ

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 24, 2009

you should be in record books! "Only man on Earth who's never lost anything!" Why have I never heard of you!?!

25. redstu36

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 28, 2008

I'll back you up blueberry...I too look after my stuff and I have never lost my phone...it is always within arms reach...I will not resort however to name calling...unlike some of your detractors...I do feel for the guy, but come on...

9. Cazwell

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 09, 2009


11. sirjudson

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 18, 2010

That guy really needs to cut his fingernails.

13. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I hope that's his gf.

16. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

sorry not buying this story. to many time someone has gone look sue then the truth comes out they did it them selves. until i get actual data to confirm this from CSI or the MYTHBUSTERS i aint biting.

17. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Imagine having this happen in your pocket lol

19. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

it would probably be good for the guy. its obvious that he should not be reproducing...

21. oo7jbondistm

Posts: 7; Member since: May 16, 2010

Not really news... if you run over or in any way compromise the integrety of any battery its probably going to explode or at least react negitively. Looks like a fun thing to try with an old phone though

23. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

duh nuh nehhhhh ne ne ne. the names rogue.... samsung rogue.

26. deadpool_ct

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

My question to the whole thing is this..... with an "explosion" like this, what happened to his seat and center console? There is no way you can tell me that there was no damage done to the car!! I would have to agree that the dumbass probably left it on the dash of his car, and prest-o, change-o, you have what we like to call post toasties.

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