OnePlus One explodes in trouser pocket!


oneplus one explosion

So what are OnePlus in the headlines for this time? More controversial promotions? Or a new invite policy? Nope this time it is much more serious and harmful!

Over on the OnePlus forums today, customer and fan of the Chinese phone start up MiYzu, posted photos of his OnePlus One. Nothing out of the ordinary there, except this OPO had exploded which he was in the subway!

According to MiYzu, he was simply walking through the subway when his OnePlus One exploded in his back pocket. The resulting explosion ripped a hole through the jeans and burnt the skin of the user’s leg. The phone of course is totally destroyed and the incident has sparked a 39 page thread on the official OnePlus forums.

The OnePlus team have already responded saying that the phone will be replaced, and any financial loss or medical expenses will be covered by the company, suggesting that either they are trying to be really helpful about the situation or have already accepted liability.

So far this is the first OnePlus One explosion and the victim in the incident had commented that the phone did get hot while charging. Exploding phones do hit the headlines now and then and even Apple have had their share of complaints in the past.

As for OnePlus, well it is an unfortunate situation for the company and they do seem to be handling it as they should, although there are comments on the forum suggesting MiYzu sue the phone maker.

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OnePlus One Explosion

MiYzu, seems to be taking things well considering a phone exploded in his pants.

What would you do in this situation? Would you take it on the chin and accept what the company offers or would you go to court?

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51 Comments

  1. Soraya
    August 26, 2014

    Good to know…

    • Frank Wu
      August 27, 2014

      After posting the explosion of the phone, the thread starter did not explain further on the various comments from the forum readers, kinda odd isn’t it?

  2. anonymous
    August 26, 2014

    This is for 99% sur an asshole who is thinking about being in news and then he drops his phone in a oven -_-(That was also the problem by a iPhone user)

    I have an OnePlus One and itvis the best phone brand which I ever hat! Yes I know that there are problems with spme phones but they have good support and this is amazingly epic that they announce in December and have a phone in Juli for everyone ready. I’ve now 2 invites(for the people who say: I don’t get a invite, register on forum!)

    • Airyl
      August 26, 2014

      Yes, the One is a fantastic phone. This things still do happen sometimes though.

    • Barry
      August 26, 2014

      The only thing epic is that 1+ took an OPPO Find , made a few changes and none of these tech writers called them out for it. Goophone, on the other hand is always vilified for its “clones”

    • Post your name here
      August 27, 2014

      Your reply shouts fanboy. What is original about a phone when the design is a tweaked version of an existing phone. Also their invite system isn’t really original either (Xiaomi). Is he still an ahole if the phone explodes in your pocket? Good that OP takes the matter seriously and hopefully they will soon know if the accident was caused by an user error or not.

    • desponent
      August 27, 2014

      Yes, OPO is perfect holiness incarnate and their product is flawless defectless mass manufactured item. This is a breach of our faith. This need to be corrected. This is war.

      Seriously guys

    • balcobomber25
      August 28, 2014

      So because you love your phone this guy obviously must be lying? Got it. It’s not like OPO is known for being a shady company with horrible business practices or anything. Oh wait….

    • adnan
      September 21, 2014

      i need an invitation can you help me up???

  3. August 26, 2014

    we need a whole new battery type… or similar explosions will always happen.

  4. quatermass
    August 26, 2014

    Any bets that he’s dropped it recently?
    What no Takers?

    No surprise there then.

    • Airyl
      August 26, 2014

      He actually said that he had a few problems with the phone and it was overheating whenever he charged it.

  5. yudhir
    August 26, 2014

    This phone is suppose to not make a hole in your pocket because of its price but it had other things in mind!

  6. Soraya
    August 26, 2014

    Good to know…

    • Frank Wu
      August 27, 2014

      After posting the explosion of the phone, the thread starter did not explain further on the various comments from the forum readers, kinda odd isn’t it😞

  7. Guest
    August 26, 2014

    This is for 99% sur an asshole who is thinking about being in news and then he drops his phone in a oven -_-(That was also the problem by a iPhone user)

    I have an OnePlus One and itvis the best phone brand which I ever hat! Yes I know that there are problems with spme phones but they have good support and this is amazingly epic that they announce in December and have a phone in Juli for everyone ready. I’ve now 2 invites(for the people who say: I don’t get a invite, register on forum!)

    • Airyl
      August 26, 2014

      Yes, the One is a fantastic phone. This things still do happen sometimes though.

    • Guest
      August 26, 2014

      The only thing epic is that 1+ took an OPPO Find , made a few changes and none of these tech writers called them out for it. Goophone, on the other hand is always vilified for its “clones”

    • Guest
      August 27, 2014

      Your reply shouts fanboy. What is original about a phone when the design is a tweaked version of an existing phone. Also their invite system isn’t really original either (Xiaomi). Is he still an ahole if the phone explodes in your pocket? Good that OP takes the matter seriously and hopefully they will soon know if the accident was caused by an user error or not.

    • desponent
      August 27, 2014

      Yes, OPO is perfect holiness incarnate and their product is flawless defectless mass manufactured item. This is a breach of our faith. This need to be corrected. This is war.

      Seriously guys

    • balcobomber25
      August 28, 2014

      So because you love your phone this guy obviously must be lying? Got it. It’s not like OPO is known for being a shady company with horrible business practices or anything. Oh wait….

    • Guest
      September 21, 2014

      i need an invitation can you help me up???

  8. roni
    August 26, 2014

    the problem is in the android os, it should have an option or app that close any app that uses cpu on 100% for more then 3 minutes, or if the screen is closed the cpu must not be on more then 30%, if it does then close the app that eats the cpu.

    • roni
      August 26, 2014

      another app, if the battery makes the phone hot, then stop charging and wait 5 minuets
      and then recharge.

    • desponent
      August 27, 2014

      Surely this happen to every other phone running android out there

  9. quatermass
    August 26, 2014

    Any bets that he’s dropped it recently?
    What no Takers?

    No surprise there then.

    • Airyl
      August 26, 2014

      He actually said that he had a few problems with the phone and it was overheating whenever he charged it.

  10. yudhir
    August 26, 2014

    This phone is suppose to not make a hole in your pocket because of its price but it had other things in mind!

  11. Guest
    August 26, 2014

    the problem is in the android os, it should have an option or app that close any app that uses cpu on 100% for more then 3 minutes, or if the screen is closed the cpu must not be on more then 30%, if it does then close the app that eats the cpu.

    • Guest
      August 26, 2014

      another app, if the battery makes the phone hot, then stop charging and wait 5 minuets
      and then recharge.

    • desponent
      August 27, 2014

      Surely this happen to every other phone running android out there

  12. Ajit Shah
    August 27, 2014

    sue the company and let them come out with the real truth as to why the phone exploded

    • chris
      August 27, 2014

      this isnt a 9/11 cover up

  13. August 27, 2014

    wtf thing ,wishing you ok….

  14. jasonx
    August 27, 2014

    This is the Same guy who complained about Charger Getting Hot. Even the Chargers from big brands get hot. i think he used another charger. we will know what happened when Oneplus investigate the burned phone.

    • Cuerex
      August 28, 2014

      actually, its cool when it not in the need of charging, i have it plugged in all the time and it doesn’t do strange noisess nor is getting hot, only when it’s charging the phone

  15. Ajit Shah
    August 27, 2014

    sue the company and let them come out with the real truth as to why the phone exploded

    • Guest
      August 27, 2014

      this isnt a 9/11 cover up

  16. Lenteen
    August 27, 2014

    wtf thing ,wishing you ok….

  17. Guest
    August 27, 2014

    This is the Same guy who complained about Charger Getting Hot. Even the Chargers from big brands get hot. i think he used another charger. we will know what happened when Oneplus investigate the burned phone.

    • Cuerex
      August 28, 2014

      actually, its cool when it not in the need of charging, i have it plugged in all the time and it doesn’t do strange noisess nor is getting hot, only when it’s charging the phone

  18. balcobomber25
    August 28, 2014

    The OPO fanboyism is at new high in this thread, reading this comments it is apparently everyone’s fault except for OPO.

  19. balcobomber25
    August 28, 2014

    The OPO fanboyism is at new high in this thread, reading this comments it is apparently everyone’s fault except for OPO.

  20. fobama
    August 29, 2014

    hey this is something the muslums might be interested in….coming soon,,,NO cellphones allowed on aircraft….mark my words…

  21. Guest
    August 29, 2014

    hey this is something the muslums might be interested in….coming soon,,,NO cellphones allowed on aircraft….mark my words…

  22. Charlie Hatton
    April 8, 2015

    Sounds like a lemon to me, given it happens not often at all. If I were him, if they were willing to cover all losses (including phone and medical) I’d be content. The whole reason I’d sue is because they’d need to make up for what happened (given the fault was theirs). If they’re willing to cover the mistake, no need to sue. In fact, I’d have a great deal of respect because I know shit happens sometimes….

  23. Charlie Hatton
    April 8, 2015

    Sounds like a lemon to me, given it happens not often at all. If I were him, if they were willing to cover all losses (including phone and medical) I’d be content. The whole reason I’d sue is because they’d need to make up for what happened (given the fault was theirs). If they’re willing to cover the mistake, no need to sue. In fact, I’d have a great deal of respect because I know shit happens sometimes….

  24. adsad
    April 23, 2015

    Could you show us the screen plz. I only see pics from the back, for the pics I almost say that burn inside to outside but i dont saw the screen so you could do that way…

    • adsad
      April 23, 2015

      For the bending angle e believe that you burn throw the screen. If the burning was cased by the battery the phone don bend like you post on pics. futhermore if you have the phone in your pocket to burn your ass, it supose that the back of the phone to your ass, 1st no one use the phone in back pocket like that and if you do that the bending will be in the other diretion. So far you burn it from the screen.

  25. adsad
    April 23, 2015

    Could you show us the screen plz. I only see pics from the back, for the pics I almost say that burn inside to outside but i dont saw the screen so you could do that way…

    • adsad
      April 23, 2015

      For the bending angle e believe that you burn throw the screen. If the burning was cased by the battery the phone don bend like you post on pics. futhermore if you have the phone in your pocket to burn your ass, it supose that the back of the phone to your ass, 1st no one use the phone in back pocket like that and if you do that the bending will be in the other diretion. So far you burn it from the screen.