Quick! Samsung Defence Force move into action! Fanboys to the defense!
maybe its apple behind all this.since they are not able to ban the S3,so they are resorting to dirty means.
This b/s about the car's heating system being a possible cause is about as stupid as it gets.
Here's how a car's heater works.Engine cooling water that is at about 100 deg C flows through a small radiator inside the car called the heater matrix,cold air is blown over this by a small electric motor and plastic fan and out through soft plastic heater pipes to vent into the car's interior.The heater is designed to make it impossible to produce too much heat that would be dangerous to the car's occupants,I've never measured it but I'd guess at about 40 deg max in a brand new car.We're talking about a 10 year or so old Ford Focus here so allowing for a partially clogged up heater matrix as is common I'd guess again at about 30 deg C maximum in this car.
Modern plastics need 200 deg or more before they melt cleanly and 300 deg or more before they char in the way the back cover did on this phone,it's against the laws of physics for a car heater to be able to make even a fraction of the heat needed for this to happen,and even more impossible to concentrate it into a very localised spot that in this case was no more than about 6mm across.The heater box and all it's ducting would have melted,as would the dashboard of the car and an ambulance would be taking the driver and passengers away to be treated for severe heat exposure and probably third degree burns if the temperature inside the car was high to cause this to happen.
This heat was VERY localised to the exact position of the microphone,it's not rocket science to put 2 and 2 together and come up with 4 is it?
I personally do not find this a very big deal - just one faulty phone from Samsung, out of millions & billions of cell phones they produce & sell yearly. true, a fault is a fault, and if someone got hurt, then it's a big deal. Luckily no one was hurt & this is an individual case, which may not even be the fault of the GS3!?
Anyway, let's look at it this way, Ferrari are only producing a few thousand cars per year, but we quite often see it on the news that they caught on fire (new & old models). Recently, there already quite a few numbers of 458 Italia around the world burn down to almost bare, and that the latest Ferrari FF also love to catch fire & burn themselves (maybe Ferrari cars are too hot to handle!). And from what I've read, Ferrari will not investigate until after a few reports of cars that caught on fire.
Samsung has a much, much better attitude, and is taking things a lot more serious. Even an individual case like this one is taken very seriously by the company.
this is not new to us, the galaxy s2 exploded in a man's pants last year....another man was killed when a nokia phone exploded while charging an iphone and htc phone also exploded i last year..........these devices are packed with powerful processors and huge batteries, so they can explode
that's how quad core actually works. one core running the fragmented OS and the other three working to set fire LOL
back in 2006 a dell laptop had such an incident in london anyway they have shown interest in the case unlike apple and iphone 4s battery issue
Thts what happens when a company tries to copy & dont have the quality to manufacture with same qualty of the original company. I have got both phones iphone 3gs & galaxy sII i still prefer the old 3gs than the galaxy which is very poor in quality & the android will never be like the IOS.
eeeeeewwwwwww sammy crap phone exploded because it's so cheap & copycat lol!!!!! nokia is still the best!!!!
THE UPDATE FROM THE USER
After receiving no help from the Carphone Warehouse. Samsung contacted me, the head of customer services came out to see me and gave me a replacement phone. Even said he would send me out some free stuff.
There is no confirmation that it was a fault with the phone. It may actually have been caused by a combination of my car mount and my cars heating system.
Just delighted to have my Galaxy back
Reading the full post on the forum where the guy using the phone actually reported it,here's what really happened.
It was in a cradle but not plugged into any sort of external power supply,it was being used as a sat nav so GPS was switched on.The part that overheated (it didn't explode)was the main microphone and the bottom support of the cradle was covering the hole the microphone works through.Although I've never heard of any type of microphone overheating,with the countless trillions in use across the world there's bound to be the odd faulty one from time to time.
I think the guy rooted his phone for the first time and without reading and understanding about voltage regulation he messed up big time trying to overclock and change some voltage settings to the extreme. Next time people should read and understand before doing something with the product.
lol.....the galaxy s3 is just a copy of the iphone, the galaxy s3 has the same sony camera that the iphone 4s uses, s-voice is a useless version of siri, airplay mirroring etc etc....now apple should sue them for copying the explosion feature...lolzzz.....anyways lets get serious, i think that 4 cores and a battery over 2000mah is just too much for the galaxy s3, experts were talking about the explosion of quad core phone, anyway, intel has also said that android does not make good use of the quad core processors, so i think the extra cores, especially the 4th core shouldn't have been in the device
Why have so much power when you dont know how to use it efficiently.
Well that's what you get , a f......king fire work .
if it was a lumia phone commens would have been different..... anyway who cares lol btw tht guy was lucky tht it didnt explode while making a call