Last month, we reported that the Samsung Galaxy S3 was HOT. Unfortunately, we weren’t talking about phone sales just yet. We were talking about the SGS3 owner from Ireland that posted images online of his charred, burnt SGS3. He claimed that his Samsung Galaxy S3 had gotten so hot, it literally melted. Samsung took immediate action, looking into the claim.

According to the investigation results from Fire Investigations UK, whom Samsung contracted to look into the situation, the Galaxy S3 did not spontaneously melt or burst into flames. The heat build-up and explosion were most likely due to an external power source. The damage pattern reveals that the phone was most likely placed in a microwave oven.

The original user that complained about his phone spontaneously combusting has since retracted his statement. Apparently, the damage to the phone was caused by another person says “dillo2k10”. In fact, he admits that there is no fault with the device itself and that the “stupid mistake” was an attempt to dry the phone out after it had gotten wet.

So, it wasn’t faulty equipment nor was it Aliens according to the official report. You can safely continue to use your Galaxy S3 without worry. The next time your phone gets wet, try using rice, and not the microwave.


Derek Ross
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  • norgthefat

    lol what a moron

  • Yamsen

    Put the phone in a ziploc bag with rice, leave it there for a week!

    He says that it wasn’t on purpose, but for a guy that can sign up on a forum and post comments he didn’t know that putting a phone in a microwave and running it would fuck up his phone… I call bullshit!

  • EddieT

    We (the Techie/Geeky/Gadget loving people) already suspected it was a bunch of BS, especially when the SGS3 breakdown was unveiled and the schematics shows that nothing is in that area to create any kind of electrical over heating. It had to be a man made stunt to make the device manufacturer look bad. Shame on people who try to get something for nothing when it is clearly their own fault ~ their actions not only hurt themselves in the long run, but also honest consumers with limited time frames to buy a good phone. That person who instigated this worldwide mess should make a public statement apologizing to everyone he caused distress to.

  • Simon

    The sgs3 do have some overheating issues atleast on my s3… Now when I have been surfing the web for about 10 minutes the phone runs at 47 c…