Samsung Galaxy S III explodes in a boy's bed

Samsung Galaxy S III explodes in a boy's bed
A three-year old Samsung Galaxy S III was left charging overnight in Kajaani, Finland, and the phone subsequently exploded. The boy who owned the handset was in bed with the device at the time of the explosion. The incident left a gaping hole that started with the sheets and worked down to the mattress. The Galaxy S III was a complete loss. The parents do not plan on contacting their insurance company or Samsung, because they feel that it will be a wasted effort due to the age of the unit.

The boy's mother said that her son had awoken before the smoke alarm was triggered. She added that the family had learned a valuable lesson from the explosion. "We’ve at least learnt (sic) now only to charge phones during the day, and nowhere near fabric or flammable materials," she said. Based on the the reports of the explosion, it seems that no one was hurt by the blast.

In many of these cases, a faulty third-party charger is to blame, especially when it comes to older models where the original accessories might have ended up missing over time. However, there is no evidence that this was the case in this situation.

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source: Yle.fe

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

S-plode feature strikes again.

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

The brand that's on your pic also has the same feature called iBlast..

7. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Killer phone

26. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Probably not an OEM battery. Probably not an OEM charger. iTrollphonearena at its best

34. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Working in the smartphone retail store for a decade and I would strongly not recommend for a removable battery smartphone, unethical seller everywhere and will swap away the original to the fake inside and no one could guaranteed that. What worst once it explode manufacturer would accused you for using third party even you have no intention to. Don't be a stubborn @ss for a removable battery for the sake of freedom and democracy fantasy

49. Xelief

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Gee, this seems like it could easily be avoided by buying FIRST party batteries, doesn't it? Don't insist on taking away removable batteries just because a few phones have exploded and we DON'T EVEN KNOW that it was caused by a thrid party battery, and if it was the charger then the removable battery has nothing to do with it.

51. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Using 3rd Party batteries and Chargers are the culprit at most times. Removable battery is a must for me, I use an external battery and the battery itself degrades overtime. I can buy a Genuine battery for $20 and easily replace it. But for non-removable battery, I have to spend a lot more and it isn't easily upgradeable

36. QuasarExod

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

iBurn on a plane.

40. engineer-1701d unregistered

It's amazing that they've now learned not to leave the phone charging under a mattress while sleeping how stupid can people be doesn't matter if it's Samsung or Apple or any other how dumb can people be it's like falling asleep with a cigarette in your mouth

2. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Either don't use your phone while charging, don't put in bed, don't overcharge, and don't use 'Class A' chargers and cables. Additionally I turn off Wifi and Data and clear all recent apps (as I feel they affect the charging process if they're running in background or maybe it's just my OCD)

22. T-Dizzle

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

That is ocd but I used to be like that too :-)

32. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

That's a lot of hassle to go through...just come to Canada and nature will help in preventing such.

44. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

What you said sounds extremely inconvenient. Just buying a good phone and not buying cheap chargers should do it

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Which phones are more explosive? Apple or Samsung?

6. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

All.. Read post #2

46. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Neither, it has far more to do with the battery type and how the phone exploded. In most cases it is persons fault

48. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Were you fooled on hardware technology common sense?

5. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

why is the picture of the battery only? It says what is left, but that is clearly just the battery, and the hole also seems more square then the phone as a whole is, kid was playing with battery?

21. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Wondering the same thing. There is something not right about this.

37. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yes right, Its normal to not contact samsung because they probably use 3rd party charger / battery, but its weird if they didnt even contact their insurance company.. they must made up some big part of this story

28. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Young McGyver learned many things the "wrong" way.

29. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

They carefully removed it from the phone while it was on fire and placed it strategically on the bed.. The kid probably dismantled it and some how punctured it - he was probably chewing on it to get his daily dose of Lithium.....

41. engineer-1701d unregistered

More like she wanted a new phone and his parents wouldn't give him a new phone so I just planned on Breaking the battery knowing it would cost almost as much to get a free phone from the carrier didn't realize that those videos are not sync on YouTube when they explode

53. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

This sounds quite plausible.

8. aimkul

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 07, 2015

I am suprised that PA didn't mentioned icrap in this article @-@

17. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm not surprised that one of you did!!!

18. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

You're red now. Must have been mod negged. You were always red anyway, really. lol

33. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Haha, you seem to have hit a nerve, he's now exploding in rage...

42. engineer-1701d unregistered

Fu&ken phonearena and full page fairfield ad, stop that s**t or its ad blocker on every device also google asks for info on sites that do this

39. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because usually brand new iPhone model that explode.. compared to samsung's 4years old model in this case, lol

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