The truth about that Samsung Galaxy S III that exploded

Last month, we told you about a poor sap whose Samsung Galaxy S III exploded in his car and while Carphone Warehouse would not give him a replacement, he eventually got one; it turns out that the hone had suffered water damage and then was put in a microwave oven...
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62 Comments

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well then. Where will the iTrolls be now? Funny how so many people cried foul immediately. Hunches do turn out to be correct.

20. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Galaxy s3 rocks

33. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

in that case it blows apart

24. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Crazy what people would do to get recognized on the Internet.

27. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Well look at this, the sheep threw their attacks on the S3 over one article and we find out it didn't even explode under normal use after all. Better battery life, apple store getting viruses, and now this. Its been a great week.

29. smartphonelover

Posts: 37; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

Oh no, I guess Apple can't sue Samsung anymore for having a phone that self combusts ;) Now I do agree that my Galaxy S 2 Epic 4G Touch get's really hot at times (the battery will sometimes read over 120 degrees), but it has never self combusted.

30. zaidalrawi80

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Iphone users smart guys....

31. zaidalrawi80

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Damn that junk crap plastic device....

32. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yes pay the owner handsome money to shuup and change the story so sgs3 could not get in much worst face typical bussness fail safe strategy........... if it blows it blows admint it not defend it

34. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

*shutup* mistake above

36. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You mean like "There is nothing wrong with your phone, you're holding it wrong."? Stop with the nonsense conspiracy theory.

54. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

just saying its a theory yes who have seen what actually happened to that poor dead sgs3

37. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

you may be right, i am not sure, because samsung has a history of corruption.....i think its a defective phone,the other galaxy S3s should be fine.......i have a galaxy s2, i thought that they will change the plastic body this time, but they didn't........a unibody s3 would have been great to have.......this time will get an iphone, i just love the quality of the apps on my ipod touch

47. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Lmao yes Samsung paid millions to one kid that had their phone explode on them. You got it right! Idiot.

55. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

get a life a kid dont need million he be happy with 2 x price of sgs3 u dumb head

49. SleepingOz unregistered

Geez! Another Nokia fanboy, jealous of Samsung's success spotted!

56. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

success or blast by a kid

35. leftheodo

Posts: 108; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Lol he is so stupid that he deserves an iPhone!

38. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

actually, he has proved how stupid android users are!!!!!!!!!

46. amish1512

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

but any iphone user never did that stupidity and samsung user did apparently

39. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

All the problems about phones exploding is the user's fault. It's rarely a problem from the phone.

40. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

This is why I never listen to these incidents on less it happens more than twice.

43. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

If he kept this phone in the microwave then why am I seeing only part of the phone near the charging port get damaged.......????? I think whole phone should have burnt, if he kept it inside the microwave................ The whole investigation, by samsung smells fishy, they don't have guts to accept that some faulty phone's left their factory, as this will affect their sales. So a simple solution, give the affected person some money, and some new devices to keep his mouth shut and retract his statement............... I'm no ifan, rather I'm lover of all things tech......... And guys samsung have long history of corruption, you can search net for all the tales about their corrupt practises.....................

44. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Sure, bub, now run along and go play with your toys (ipad, ipod, iphone).

51. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

for starters you know how a microwave works? by your statement over there it seems you don't. If you put plastic (material the S3 is made of) the plastic wont get burned by the microwave but rather the metallic part at the bottom of the device used for charging would be defecting the microwave causing the bottom to be burned (as you see on the pictue)

52. Killer_Instinct

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

LOL...KEEP TROLLING...

57. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

One way to prove it.....go get a GS3 and put it in the microwave. Let us know how it turns out.

45. willard12 unregistered

Gotta love conspiracy theories. Maybe Samsung hired someone to shoot JFK and paid Lee Harvey Oswald to take the blame.

48. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Lmao, ^^^^^^ THIS!

53. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

guys I think you need to calm down, anyone with basic microwave knowledge would know that metal on your charging port and microwaves don't go well together, specially when there is water added to that equation also many plastic alloy ARE USED TO COOK MEALS so it would be normal of the S3 didn't completely caught fire also is good to note that there don't seem to be a reason for the device to spontaneously burnt see most of the device intact witch wouldn't occur if lets say the battery had issues
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