Galaxy S4 fire hazard

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  1. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/26109226/on-your-side-samsung-cell-phone-fire


    Saw a news article on a S4 that burnt up!


    Let the Samsung comment bashing begin!!!!!!!
     
  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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  3. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I think if you look hard enough, every manufacturer had a phone caused by a battery fire.
     
  4. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    real story is why does a 13 year old girl have a Galaxy S4
     
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Um... They warned don't sleep with your phone. But who does this? Really if you sleep with your phone IN BED with you, you have a problem. My phones is right next to my bed but by no means in it or on it. And it was a 3rd party battery so it's not samsungs fualt. And people using 3rd party chargers have had fires on the 5s

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    Why does any one have a galaxy s4? And I got my phone at the age of 13 :eek:
     
  6. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    Times have changed! At 13 I add a Phillips BT cell net phone. Which was good mobile tech back then! I'll admit I think kids are lucky nowadays with the amount if technology available to them at that age!
     
  7. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Why not. I know a 10 year old who had a 64gb 5S. He know more about his phone than most here.
     
  8. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    Because time and progress continue...
     
  9. Piggie macrumors 604

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    A cheap, non official 3rd party battery fitted into a mobile phone, and then that device placed under a pillow directly against the makers instructions.

    Perhaps she's trying out for the Darwin Awards?

    What's next, making toast whilst she's in the bath?
    Drying her hair in the microwave?
     
  10. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    I agree, its ridiculous. You see it all the time. Parents foolishly getting their 3rd graders iPhones/Androids. I feel old because when I was in elementary school, the average person didn't even own a cell phone.
     
  11. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    I got my first cell phone in 3rd grade, but it was a simple phone, only used for contacting my parents. I didnt have an iphone until sophomore year of highschool.

    I know that is mostly because of technological advances, but simple phones are still made for this reason. Not everyone needs a smart phone.
     
  12. Crichton333 macrumors 6502

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    You must not have seen kindergartens these days, they start at 5.
     
  13. canucksfan88 macrumors 6502a

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    If you read the actual article, it talks about how a standard samsung battery was not actually being used.

    So title could be: Using non-samsung battery causes fire
     
  14. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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  15. chupachup macrumors 6502

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    Many iPhones have exploded from using fake chargers.
     
  16. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    ...13 is almost high school age.... that's not young to have a cell phone. It's actually a very common age. Kids get phones much younger than that now.
     
  17. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    There is no need for a 13 year old to have a smartphone, as i mentioned earlier.
     
  18. cynics macrumors G3

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    Maybe I'm not following you but the S4 screen is a larger sheet of gorilla glass then the iPhones gorilla glass. I'd assume they are referring to that...?

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    I can only be mad at myself for clicking on a Fox news link. I still hold resentment toward the OP though.
     
  19. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Yeah I have seen that. That is a bit to early.
     

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