OnePlus One Burns Owner as it Explodes in His Back Pocket

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  1. dgstorm

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    Typically when we purchase a smartphone, our main concerns about the device are quite benign... does it have all the hardware and software I want, will it hold up if I drop it, will it last long? You don't often hear anyone worrying about whether the device will become a bomb in their pocket...

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    Unfortunately, that's precisely what happened to a recent OnePlus One user. According to the report, an owner of the OnePlus One had his leg burned when his phone literally exploded in his pocket. Here's a quote with the details,

    This is especially worrisome for the company OnePlus, as their launch of this device has been fraught with problems from the get go. Here's a quote of the company's response in an email regarding this exploding phone,

    While this is an admirable response, we can't help but wonder if it will be enough to keep the already sketchy reputation of OnePlus from faltering further.

    For any users who wish to discuss the OnePlus One smartphone, we have a sub-forum you can check out here: http://www.droidforums.net/forums/oneplus-smartphones.710/

    Source: AndroidPolice
     
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  2. Sydman

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    Ouchtown population you bro. Free phone though, so that is good, wonder if there is more to the story.
     
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    "You don't often hear anyone worrying about whether the device will become a bomb in their pocket..."

    Well, if you don't buy Samsung phones, then yeah I guess not having to be worried about bursting spontaneously is a normal thought.

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    I wonder if he had a pair of tight pants on? Toss a 5.5" phone in your back pocket and plop down in a hard chair. Gotta be some flex involved. Also that back cover isn't OEM.

    Lots of variables here.
     
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    It's happened to a number of iPhones over the years as well as a few Galaxy S models. I don't think it has anything to do with the overall manufacturing of said device, but simply a faulty battery, which obviously happens from time to time regardless of what device you own. I thought their response was more than sufficient.

    tap'n on my S5
     
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