Sony Xperia T3 allegedly explodes in man’s hands

by XB on 11th January 2016

in Problems, Xperia T3


Xperia T3 explodes_1Over the years, there have been media reports of phones exploding across all of the major manufacturers including Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy. It is never wholly clear why this happens, but more often than not it relates to using cheap third-party chargers. Anyway, a similar story has emerged for the Xperia T3, where a number of UK tabloids reported that a man suffered severe burns after the phone ‘exploded’ in his hand.

Grant Eger, Newport, South Wales had the following to say regarding the incident: “I was just scrolling through my phone and as I was scrolling and texting back my girlfriend, I heard a little tick noise like something was going on in the phone. When I first started hearing them I didn’t know what they were. I just thought, “what the hell is it?” The next thing I knew was a spark shot out the side. They were big so my instant reaction was to throw it. I threw the phone to the side of my bed. It just sparked even more and went up in flames.”

The Xperia T3 then burned the carpet, with the fire only dying out once the phone had been thrown into the back garden. “The phone is all smashed at the front and at the back of it all you can see is the battery where it exploded”, said Eger. “It’s all in pieces. It was so scary. I heard about things like that happening but when it happens to you it sort of opens your eyes to things like that. I’ve been working with cars for years and had electric shocks but this is entirely different. With Sony, you wouldn’t expect something like that to happen to a phone like that. I won’t touch a Sony phone again – no chance.”

Sony responded to the incident with the following response:

“We build all of our devices to a high quality standard and submit them to rigorous testing procedures. Tests carried out include free fall, bend, pressure, heat and other simulations to reflect the different uses of our products in the field. We are now in direct contact with the customer to investigate the cause of the incident.”

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Via The Mirror.

Thanks Dakota!

  • 3_nity

    Your fall, not Sony. With this case, maybe you’ll never using your cheap wall charger, again.

  • meat

    must his own fault…

  • MixoMaxoViper

    Poor guy, but the fault is in battery type- LI-ION… It can happen to evry user of a smartphone.

  • Damn

  • Mak Cau Theng

    Using fake battery (forgot is that removable or not) or non-certificated charger let your phone explode?
    Think twice before using fake charger please.

  • Hideg Jen? Péter

    I always use Sony charger wall and unbranded wire (2 meter is slowly charging due low amps and voltage, i had two sony cables was bending micro-HDMI…)

  • HALWEST

    “We build all of our devices to a high quality standard and submit them to rigorous testing procedures. Tests carried out include free fall, bend, pressure, heat and other simulations to reflect the different uses of our products in the field. We are now in direct contact with the customer to investigate the cause of the incident.” ???SONY???

  • mountain

    ” I won’t touch a Sony phone again – no chance.”. Wait, what is he holding in his hands?

    Anyway, pretty much everything explodes these days,.and these things still occur even how much qc you put into them. They can only reduce the frequency. Hope this guy have a speedy recovery

  • MoYeung

    Samsung phone exploded before; no doubt it could happen to Sony, too.

  • Chen

    Sony’s battery is Li-Poly
    It’s won’t explode theoretically.

  • Layla Webb

    T3 has a non removable battery. Fake charger seems likely or perhaps a repair shop replaced the battery with a dodgy one.

  • Ryan Kumar-jassi

    You see how nothing was said about which charger he was using eg not the sony one that came with the phone

  • DanielGearSolid

    hope it never happens to him again, but he’s dumb to thing its the brand that caused it

  • Timel

    The smartphone that can destroy itself, wow why Sony never tell costumers that T3 has this feature, This is a truly bond phone.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Sounds awful familiar to what could happen if you submerge a non water proof into water. Sure it can work just fine afterwards but the battery can explode a month or even a year later due to water damage :p

  • DrKrFfXx

    You are no different than them, just at the other extreme of fanboyism. The hater kind.

  • Bashar Shehab

    All sony phones are Li-ion battery-powered. Only Sony TABLETS have Li-Po batteries

  • Jenge Engelbrecht

    True statement

  • rygarto

    all the plastic flat-pack batteries in modern electronics are in fact Li-poly, traditional “Li-ion” batteries are sealed metallic containers used in large notebook batteries, or lighting and Tesla cars.

    What matters is that the chemistry is identical, as well as the potential for fire should a catastrophic internal failure occur.

  • Alex Norris

    Probably his correspondence with girlfriend was so hot that eventually a smartphone could not resist the passions and caught fire.))))

  • Matt

    well xperia T (T for TNT)

    but joking aside , unless the explosion happen very often, we dont have anything to worry about. i bet this guy is also using faulty charger.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Congratulations on liking your own comment.

  • Benedict Sony

    Go ahead and use Samsung or Apple, you will have more explosions than Sony.

  • Makiz

    `Samsung did it :P

  • 3_nity

    Idiot!

  • laci_csk

    “I threw the phone to the side of my bed. It just sparked even more and went up in flames.” says the man, how you explain the title “explodes in man’s hands”

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  • Geese Howard

    My question is “Dude, how much did Samskunk pay you for this BS? Spit it out now” And I laughed so hard after seeing his so-called ‘innocent’ fat ass face lol XD XD XD No more fapping for you using the T3 now!

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  • Bashar Shehab

    Ooh I’m sorry, I never knew that! Thanx for correcting me :) but the phone in the pic is..?!

  • Jenge Engelbrecht

    It is a Z1, I quickly changed my cracked screen out when I took the photo. The tablets batteries are branded Li-Poly. Because of the explosive nature when punctured or incorrectly charged(Sony heavily regulates charging and a main reason why their batteries have a lower failure rate than other brands) They will not lie on that label. (the next person commenting on steel containers must remember a laptop battery is removable otherwise is would not be encased like that.)

  • Frode P. Bergsager

    “A lithium polymer battery, or more correctly lithium-ion polymer battery (abbreviated variously as LiPo, LIP, Li-poly and others), is a rechargeable battery of lithium-ion technology in a pouch format. Unlike cylindrical and prismatic cells, LiPos come in a soft package or pouch, which makes them lighter but also less rigid.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium_polymer_battery

  • Stanly

    lol

  • PORSCHE 911

    nokia forever

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