So finally Samsung made the right $$ offer to the unfortunate S3 owner.
thats why i recommend my friends not to use microwave for a wet phone .just keep it in sun for few days after removing battery..
someone experimented on wireless charging by just putting it on special charger....a microwave oven..
Amit Dey, 07 Jul 2012From the picture it is appearing the damage occurred while charging the phone. How SASMSUNG pr... morehey dude... if its phone related problem then many s3's should be exploded not one... jus dont critize samsung... u know? many internal parts of the iphone is made by samsung... so better u shut up>>>
I for one believe that it is the fault of the owner in this case. Looking at all the other case(be it iphone or others)of phone explodes. It is the battery that explodes. Looking that the pictures(in this case), the batteries is not burn in any way. Another point is why samsung ask a third party to exam the phone? They must be 99.9% sure that the fault lies not in their phone to do that.
If the whole phone had been heated by a microwave! so why the burned damage part appears down the phone at the micro USB plug connection. ????????
i was one of the ardent fans waiting eagerly for galaxy s3.bought it,and hell broke loose.1st week of use,my speakers and microphone was gone.ran from pillar to post, but no response.parts not available was the reply,everywhere.bought a blackberry 9900.samsung you have lost a loyal fan.
the truth is hidden as always gentlemen .........
they must have given him a heavy under the table pay off......
All this time and effort by Samsung just because an idiot tries to dry his phone out in a microwave oven. Shame they don't put this sort of effort into solving real problems with their devices instead of the half assed approach they usually fob you off with.
When you look at the phone carefully you see minor damage at the charger port compared to the burning at the MICROPHONE area. Look at any dismantle video online and you can see that inside the phone at that point the microphone again is the only major internal feature in such close proximity.
Other pictures online also shows the apparent holder that the phone was in. This again shows damage to the part of the holder that was nearest to the phone. The damage to the phone holder looks equal or as bad as the phone damage itself.
Now anyone putting anything that is metallic in a microwave oven would know what happens, sparks, Be it aluminium foil to a CD. Now if this device had been microwaved there would also surely be tell-tail damage on other components, from the 3.5 audio socket to between the contacts on any processors.
Now i am no fan of smartphones and i don't give a flying fig about brand loyalty.
Waiting now in antici........pation to be attacked by anyfan of any phone saying i am biased in either way.
level_up, 07 Jul 2012why do you want WP to fail? did Nokia did something bad to you in your past life?I can also give you a nice reason.
I don't want Nokia to fail, on the contrary!, I want it to succeed (or at least return at the old glorious days).
But I don't want Microsoft in any part of this, mainly because of their relationship with the desktop world.
I have said this many times before!:
I want Windows Phone to have the same mobile market share as Linux has in desktop market share and that's 5%.
That will teach Microsoft!
But after I read dailytech's top comments on MS Surface, all I could read was "vendor lock-in" this, "vendor lock-in" that, although they were talking about getting glorious MS Office and other top apps on their platform (mainly because of previously said "vendor lock-in").
And yes, boys and girls, vendor lock-in is BAD!
Where is the iphone 5, ROFL. Apple is the most disgusting smartphone maker ever. With all they tricks, banning traditions and so on. I wish them worse 2012 then 2011, and it looks like it.
level_up, 07 Jul 2012it's okay if you don't like WP...that's your right, but why do you want it to fail?because I want Nokia to be on Meego and Android, reason is so simple;) remember plan B??
AnonD-15292, 08 Jul 2012The only thing i can say samsung is cheap and use cheap material thats all.Just hope that people have more common sense... and really know what they are talking about...
Smartphones are meant to be carried around, held in hand for a long time, and will drop or fall off from your pocket time to time... What does than mean??? They have to be as light as possible, "malleable", and should withstand impact... If you are talking about glass and aluminum as being the expensive and premium "looking", unfortunately in reality they do not perform well in the (practical) categories that really matter on smartphones. They are too heavy, too pointy/hard on the hand, and too fragile (can't believe how many apples we have gone through because of the cracked glass that occurs every time you drop them)... BTW, except for very old cars, modern, especially premium cars are not made from steel/metal and glass... They are made from advanced/sophisticated synthetic/composite materials that a lot people simply call "plastic" just because they are not as glossy as glass or metal... They are many/various forms/types of "plastic" in case one did not know... Also, if a company is using perceived "premium materials" (which a lot of fans for some reason insist or believe should be glass and aluminum), it should be making much less money than the competitors for each phone sold because their cost is much higher than the companies using "plastics".... Unfortunately, it's the reverse... If anybody has any common sense, tell us why that is the case...???
what did they pay him? like 5 more SIII's to explode? LOL. Samsung's a big company, and you know too good what money can buy. first, the guy said it was put beside his car heater. now, it was because some person put it in the microwave to dry it from liquid damage. ohhh god. i wouldn't be surprised if the next explanation would be because some person tried to make a toasted bread out of it and failed. great job Samsung.
HA HA HA!
Love reading all comments from haters in the the original article... they are a lot quieter now.