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#1 Chris230291

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:29 PM

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We know, we know -- it could never happen to you, right? We imagine that's exactly what one gentleman thought before his two-week-old Samsung Galaxy S II I727 (Skyrocket) -- unlocked, we believe, given the Rogers SIM card -- decided to melt in his pocket. According to the XDA-Dev thread, the idling phone's owner suddenly heard a sound, followed by a burning sensation; smoke started bellowing out of his pocket and the phone, and the result is what you see in the images above and below. Fortunately, Samsung has responded to the situation, as reported by MobileSyrup:

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Samsung takes all allegations involving product safety seriously. We invite the consumer to contact Samsung directly so that we can examine the phone to determine the cause of this incident.[/indent]
Indeed, this has been a rather odd week for combustible handsets, as an iPhone 4S suffered a very similar fate on a Qantas flight. Is this the beginning of a global smartphone uprising?

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:34 PM

motherfuckingcheaposhit!

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:00 PM

They even copied the iphone 4S that burst into flames

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:05 PM

OMG! I'm going to get S2 now!

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:50 PM

View PostiPhone, on 06 December 2011 - 06:00 PM, said:

They even copied the iphone 4S that burst into flames

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OMG! You just made me LMAO.

Lol @ Chris's motherfuckingcheaposhit! comment though. Guess he hasn't been paying attention to all the iPhone's that keep randomly blowing up on people.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:02 PM

Chris doesn't see things that don't go along with his fanboy reasoning. That's why he can look stupid sometimes.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:46 PM

View PostChannan, on 06 December 2011 - 08:50 PM, said:

OMG! You just made me LMAO.

Lol @ Chris's motherfuckingcheaposhit! comment though. Guess he hasn't been paying attention to all the iPhone's that keep randomly blowing up on people.



what iphones blowing up? i follow tech sites daily and heard no mention of it.

engadget, gizmodo, 9to5 mac, FSM ...ect

after a quick google it mentions 1 case of a 4/4s blowing up on a plane.

"According to eyewitnesses (one of whom managed to take a snap of the doomed blower), Apple's iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S was the culprit, with clear burn marks over the lower-right side of the back black covering, leading to a crack in the screen."

the phone was already damaged. :/

if iphones did really blow up, the whole world would know, but only cause it's an apple product with a problem. remember the antenna gate issue that isnt noticeable, like at all, but got blown way out of proportion? well what about the HTC sensation that just drops signal all of the time even when your not touching it? that didn't even get a mention when it's clearly a way more serious problem. i only found out cause a friend of mine has one, it turns out it's a known problem and not just his device.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:53 PM

oops sorry, found one more where the phone was "shorted out". sounds purposeful or like the owner was to blame.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:32 PM

http://www.techdiges...e_blows_up.html

http://www.newsamen....des-in-the-cold

http://www.bgr.com/2...ans-hand-video/

There's 3 different cases of iPhones exploding this year alone. Doesn't mean the iPhone is "motherfuckingcheaposhit". Just means every now and then you'll get a defective battery. Don't you look smart now.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:56 PM

er defective battery? in NONE of the cases does it say the battery is to blame. they just make a complete guess. it could indeed be the battery that caught fire, but that doesn't mean it has to be a fault with the battery itself. you could make your iphone set on fire by using a damaged usb/power lead.

also in at least one of the cases a witness said the phone had a crack on the screen telling me the phone was already damaged. maybe the phone had been abused previous to the explosion heat and smoke.

and yes i do look smart. then again it's not hard to look smart around most of the people on here. :)

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:57 PM

There is one case of the Skyrocket exploding and multiple cases of the iPhone exploding. It's only natural for a fanboy to assume the Skyrocket is cheap and all the iPhones were abused.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:08 PM

yer theres also probably only 2 people in the world that own a skyrocket.

and i never said the skyrocket wasn't a user error, but it's still cheapo shit and a nice little dig at samsung.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

View PostChris230291, on 11 December 2011 - 09:08 PM, said:

yer theres also probably only 2 people in the world that own a skyrocket.

and i never said the skyrocket wasn't a user error, but it's still cheapo shit and a nice little dig at samsung.


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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:52 PM

omg, they don't explode -_-
they get hot and pop open a little bit or crack.. I highly doubt there was smoke. people believe anything

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:56 PM

Stop making yourself look stupid chris1628
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:57 PM

View PostJ4c3, on 11 December 2011 - 10:56 PM, said:

Stop making yourself look stupid chris1628


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Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:44 AM

It's just melted at the battery contact. Not really a big deal

View Postskilled, on 25 November 2011 - 09:37 AM, said:

Like I said I don't hate it. I just think it's a piece of shit.


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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:50 AM

View PostChris230291, on 11 December 2011 - 09:08 PM, said:

yer theres also probably only 2 people in the world that own a skyrocket.

and i never said the skyrocket wasn't a user error, but it's still cheapo shit and a nice little dig at samsung.

The Skyrocket is just a rebranded LTE Galaxy S II. How many reports of those exploding can you find?

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:59 PM

i havent looked but lets pretend it's just the one.
if 3 iphone 4's have exploded got hot and broken, and one galaxy piece of shit has, then samsung have a higher fail rate per units manufactured. :P

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:05 PM

I gave you 3 links to iPhones exploding this year alone and that's all I could be bothered looking up. Why the f*ck am I even bothering to argue with you again?