Charging My S4 And Got So Hot Couldn't Touch It!

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  1. phil72

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    I charged my phone last night and have had it for 2 months or so and never had this issue, it was on charge for about 2.5h when I grabbed it and it nearly burnt my hand instantly. It was so hot you couldn't hang onto it for more then a couple seconds without burning your skin, I put it in the open window where here in Ontario Canada it was - 20 out last night to cool down. After cooling down I checked to make sure all was good and to my surprise it worked perfectly, I charged it today and it was perfectly fine!?
    I checked online and saw that this has been an issue for others, seeing that I've got a 1year warranty should I send it in or wait and see if it was only this once it overheated well may as well caught fire that's how hot it was I was amazed nothing melted etc. Lol
    Could it just be a bad battery or something more serious, I plan on getting a extended life battery as I did with my s3 so it lasts through a day of moderate to heavy use without charging. Thanks for any info/input everyone. Phil

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    it could be the battery or the charging circuit. i would return it. a battery that hot has a real danger of exploding, and likely some long term damage was done to it.
     
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    I second that, return it since you'll never be able to trust it charging unattended again. At least I wouldn't.
     
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    There had been reports that some S4s came with faulty batteries. You should replace it ASAP but you may be able to call Samsung and get them to send a replacement, (spare).
     
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    I wouldn't wait a single day longer. There have been a number of reports of that happening with S4's, and them exploding. Take it back ASAP and get it and the battery replaced.
     
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    Perhaps you don't understand.. if the battery blows, it could send shrapnel into your brain..at least burn your hand ...and lots of in betweens...
     
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    Exactly... The instances that have already occurred have been while unattended. Both had the potential to cause some serious damage both physically, and to property.
     
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    I recommend all of the above. Get rid of it ASAP.

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  9. phil72

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    Alright that's enough to scare the **** out of anyone I'd hope, definitely taking it in as soon as they open in the morning rather wait a bit using the ancient loaner phone then get a ear/face full of battery shrapnel and acid!
    Since the phone is only 2-3months old I should get a whole new phone correct, or will they just replace the battery? I mean it may never happen again but I don't feel comfortable with the phone at my ear anymore so battery replacement won't help, I should be able to get a whole new phone so I don't feel as worried when using it am I correct? Demand a new phone stating my fear it'll happen again someday and God forbid it be when my 12 year old son is using it like usual, thanks for the info guys/girls I really appreciate it you don't know how much I really do appreciate the heads up on battery explosion etc. I'll get it looked after right away. Thanks Phil

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