You're exploding it wrong!
Samsung's engineers should be better than this. In their quest to outdo the iPhone, they must be taking design shortcuts. ... Apple's hardware is still in a class of its own. The fact that Samsung and Microsoft are experiencing these types of problems speaks volumes of Apple's expertise.
(big bang gate)
Feel free to add your own interpretation.
I read one in particular (Daily Express, UK) that stated early on that it's a "phenomenal smartphone" and a "fabulous device". This seems a bit strange for such a dangerous problem.
Could this be a sign of their pro-Samsung bias? If it was Apple you can be sure they would use the word 'exploding' with glee!
In engineering it's all about compromise. A smartphone is a compromise of performance, cost and reliability. In the interests of keeping costs controlled, Samsung didn't build in proper controls into their fast charging protocol. They may have great charging performance at a reasonable cost, but sacrificed safety and reliability in the process.
The whole thing is that outside of Apple, Samsung builds the best hardware. If they are having these kinds of troubles at this price point in competing with the iPhone, it means the rest of the industry is going to some real difficulties moving forward in competing with Apple on a hardware basis. Even Paul Thurrott, the ultimate Windows apologist called out Microsoft regarding the unreliability of the Surface machines' hardware.
I seriously looked at the Surface. Decided against buying one based on the reports of the hardware's unreliable nature. Decided that a MacBook Pro would be a far better machine to run Windows. If Intel would just deliver the goods regarding Kaby Lake...
Apple's hardware is still in a class of its own. The fact that Samsung and Microsoft are experiencing these types of problems speaks volumes of Apple's expertise.
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That's the best comment on this story so far!!! I'm still laughing....
regadless samsung or apple, the problem is how to get the chaps not using the low cost stuff.
"Samsung. Innovation you can believe in."