Vyralize: It seems the Samsung Galaxy S3 is following in Apple’s footsteps, as yet another phone goes up in flames and smoke.
So many websites are so simple. Apple battery blows up, samsung battery blows up, sony batteries blow up.... Lets put things into perspective here. Apple DO NOT MANUFACTURE BATTERIES Samsung DO NOT MANUFACTURE BATTERIES Sony They DO make but they may also buy in batteries. HTC DO NOT MANUFACTURE BATTERIES But these companies do make to order batteries for big companies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Issue doesn't lye with electronic firms but rather the manufactures of the batteries them selves. Baring in mind batteries like all products can be faulty they don't show signs till wear and tear of the user.
But these companies are responsible of choosing the battery company and thorough testing before reaching consumers's hand. Hence those companies need to be blamed.
Thoroughly testing a battery? You do know you wear down a batteries life expentency by thoroughly testing it right? Also on a side note, based on this "Last night at about 3:15am EST (about 1 hour after i plugged it in and went to sleep" whats to say whatever he plugged it into didnt have some kind of surge that caused the battery to intake more power then it was rated for whiched caused the damage?
@Tsuru >Thoroughly testing a battery? You do know you wear down a batteries life expectancy by thoroughly testing it right? That isn't how quality control works. The pick a few out of a batch and test them. They don't torture test every single product.
@General Shrooms i think thats the point tsuru is making. what if from the sample batch only 1 in 10,000 exploded. thats more than 95% confidence the product is good. now look at how many S3s are sold worldwide to how many exploded. battery manufacturers can only test so much. and phone companies don't just pick any battery manufacturer out of a hat coz they know anything related to their product has their name on it and their name is at risk.
you know everything has a fail rate right? not everything is 100% (actually nothing is) but if there are 10million+ s3's and only like 5 have been reported blowing up... calculate the fail rate percentage on that. this is just a random event that can happen and has happened to every device known to man using batteries, cars, phones, tablets, laptops... the technology just isn't perfect.
the best cellphone ive owned is a gs3 and im happy with it, i have my iphone 4s as my ipod now and it makes it even more better cause the battery life for the iphone being used as an ipod lasts along time and i get to use my gs3 for cell
hahahhaahhhhh i quit samsung a long time ago and i will never look back. Sayonaraaaaaaa
*finger clap* From my gs4
implying that the battery in your next device is flawless.
he just over charged his battery never leave it charging over night
contrary to popular belief batteries have changed. overcharging is a myth that doesn't carry over. Lithium Ion battery Technology s way different from NiMH and NiCD and other popular batteries in which overcharging and all the myths do apply too in this case if you know electricity, the battery caught a short somewhere and the battery began to run hot and expand until it blew up in flames. this could have happened in a day time or any time charge. I leave all my compatible battery types to charge over night, except my laptop and some other old devices I have.
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