The truth about that Samsung Galaxy S III that exploded
posted by Alan F. / Jul 07, 2012, 8:59 PM
Well, as it turns out, Carphone Warehouse and Samsung acted quite appropriately. The Korean based manufacturer hired Fire Investigations UK a third party firm that tested the damaged phone and said that the source of the heat was not the phone itself and that the phone was not responsible for the explosion. The report further stated that the only way to produce the kind of damage done to the phone would be to have put it in a microwave oven and heated it up.
dropped the guy's new Samsung Galaxy S III in the toilet and put it in the microwave to fix it. With friends like that, who needs an enemy. This doesn't mean that the phone's owner isn't guilty. After all, he is the one that went to Carphone Warehouse with a bogus story which he repeated on the internet.
The sad thing is that had either of them been loyal phoneArena readers, they would have known how to save a phone from water damage. The good news is that owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III can sleep better tonight, knowing that they won't have their face blown off by a rogue model. And yes, the biggest victims of this act are those who decided to buy another phone because they were worried about the Samsung Galaxy S III having a random explosion. Turns out you could have bought the phone you really wanted instead of settling for something else.
source: SamsungTomorrow via Phandroid
- 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)
Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 05, 2012
posted on Jul 07, 2012, 9:09 PM 14
Yeap I guess apple will say the same thing about combustion case..
posted on Jul 08, 2012, 1:37 AM 9
Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011
My sources tell me that the friend was none other than Steve Jobs and that he actually threw his friend's Galaxy S III into the toilet just to iSobatage the device's imminent launch.
posted on Jul 07, 2012, 9:35 PM 16
Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011
And you guys call us iPhone users stupid.. Hahahah
posted on Jul 07, 2012, 10:38 PM 8
Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012
You idiot, his friend was probably iPhone user just like you.
posted on Jul 07, 2012, 11:17 PM 8
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This incident right here would be an insult to stupid.
posted on Jul 07, 2012, 11:38 PM 3
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What part am I missing? The guy had a stupid friend, got his phone broken by that friend, and when he was exposed told the truth about it after lying and trying to fool representatives at Car phone Warehouse.
posted on Jul 08, 2012, 12:19 AM 6
Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010
Snig, these idiots always have some excuse or conspiracy theory behind their blind sheepness. They just can't accept some stupid kid tried to put his phone in the microwave to dry out the water.
posted on Jul 08, 2012, 10:09 PM 1
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