First real downside to Rezound.

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by DaDroidDude, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. DaDroidDude

    DaDroidDude Member

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    It figures.
    I told my wife that she'd be a fool to not upgrade from her beloved D1 to the $80 Rezound.
    We are on a driving vacation so she'd have plenty of time to play with it and get to know it.
    So we leave the Wyoming campground this morning and 30 miles into a 250 mile drive the A/C in my truck stopped working.
    We accepted the situation and suffered and drank lots of water.
    But neither of us could use or awesome Rezound phones because they would overheat in a matter of minutes!
    Yup.
    Even with the screen turned off they were at 110 degrees.
    Turn the screen on and they're up to 115, 118, 120 in no time.
    Way worse if trying to charge them.
    Fwiw, I have the extended battery, she has the stock.
    I didn't think to lower the power performance. That may have helped.
    Will try that tomorrow if AC is still down.

    Does the Razr or Bionic or other current smartphone suffer the same problem?

    B
     
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    Yes. My wife and I were in south Dakota with106 degrees out both her iPhone 4s and my rezound overheated within minutes. We had to turn them off. We did have ac in the jeep but not outside.
     
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    I was using my RAZR the other day and came inside. It had been hot outside (in the 100's) and inside was about 72. I was just web browsing and my phone shot up to 120+* and the phone went into protection mode and dimmed the screen. It wouldn't go down for awhile. I took the case off (thin silicone case) and it helped a little, but not much.

    My Droid X had a similar experience in my truck.
     
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    Updated to ics today...constant downloading and taxing the phone today and no overheating....not even close. Very happy so far...leak 3.14.605.10
     
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    What kind of vehicle lost the AC?
     
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    1999 gmc suburban.
    Brand new ac system as of Monday.
    Mechanic thinks defective condenser.
    It doesn't kick in when the switch is engaged or it's on defrost.
     
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    Ooh, no air conditioning = major fail. I'm sorry!

    Even with the extended battery, mine hasn't gotten nearly as hot as my Razr did. But I've learned that if we're going to be out in the hot sun, in addition to dressing like I'm allergic to the sun, I keep my Rezound out of my pocket and in my purse with the volume louder. I hadn't thought to lower the power performance, but that makes sense.
     
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    I think that overheating is to be expected in these devices if the temp outside is over 100. A 20-30 degree jump in battery temp is not unusual if you are working the phone heavily. Now if your not doing anything to it, then something is probably wrong. You could have a bad battery, bad phone or there is some stray app that is running the processor in the background.
     
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    The Rezound for what ever reason gets much hotter than any phone I've ever had.

    I've seen mine rocket up to 140 degrees while charging and streaming netflix over 4G.

    Weird thing is that it doesn't always do that.

    140 degrees seems excessively hot to not have a safety shut down kick on.
     
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    Anything under 140 is safe, so I would not worry about it. The heat will depend on what you are doing with it. Playing games or doing anything that requires continuous heavy CPU use. Reading books or even listening to MP3s probably won't cause the temp to spike a lot.

    This is not really a Rezound issue...most phones have this problem. Especially dual core phones. My Droid 1 did the same thing.

    140 or above is where you will start entering the danger zone IMO.
     
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    You can try turning your 4g radio to 3g only, especially if you are traveling through low reception areas. I use lteonoff , free on the market, to change radios.
    The screen brightness being up and 4g radio in low signal areas are 2 things that crank my battery temps up quickly. It's weird that phone calls seem to have little effect on my battery temperature

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    When it's hot in my car, my maxx is almost guaranteed to be 110+.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Going from 3G to 4G definitely increases the temperature. I know we have 4G service here, but I normally keep it at 3G anyway. I switch on 4G when I'm downloading/updating apps.
     
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    The other question is what is the room temperaure when its hitting 140? I live in northern Michigan, so 90 degrees is hot for us & I've never had my phone hit 140. If its hitting that temp when its only in the 70's or 80's room temp, you might have an issue.
     
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