I apologize in advance; this will seem like a duplicate post, but isn't. The short version: I'm looking for affirmation that everyone's phone gets warm when browsing the web, downloading from the Market, and sometimes during phone calls; not explanations, just confirmation.
I've noticed that my Droid gets very warm during moderate use. There are other threads about this, but the responses were usually along the lines of "this is why it would happen". I'm looking for "mine does this too"; with enough of those, I'll see it as normal behavior.
The back of my Droid gets warm when charging the battery. I expect that; batteries get warm when charging, so that's normal. It also gets warm when I'm playing games. I expect that; as other threads have mentioned, this is really a portable computer, and computers get warm when the processor is taxed.
But I've also noticed that the back near the camera lens gets very warm when I'm browsing the web and especially when I'm downloading from the Market. It also sometimes (but not always) gets very warm when I'm on a phone call (I use very little voice, so this is hard to pinpoint). When I say warm, I don't mean too hot to touch. It's just noticeably (sometimes very, rarely uncomfortably) warm.
I've read explanations in other threads that it is probably the radio(s), and that makes sense. I also read that the metal case probably acts as a heat sink. I accept that, and all of the explanations sound reasonable. If *everybody's* phone acts this way, then I'm happy to accept it, and I can live with it. But I know that heat is a killer of electronics, so if it's a defect in my particular phone, I want to get it swapped (assuming they'll let me).
So, my question is "does everyone notice the same behavior?"
Thanks in advance,