Galaxy Nexus (LTE) running very hot when in use

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  1. ChenHuangdi

    ChenHuangdi New Member

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    Does anyone else GNex run hot when using for a bit? Mine starts to get pretty hot near the camera lens after about 10 minutes...even hot to the touch through the glass, not just the back.

    I'm going to try and use a laser thermometer tomorrow to try and get an actual temp.

    Thanks.
     
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    Nope. Used mine many times watching youtube videos too at 30% brightness and never got that warm.
     
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    Mine did at first, but then it stopped.

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    So maybe it needs to kick in?
     
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    I'm wondering if its a kernel issue. I know different phones will all run differently. Just trying to figure out if it is a manufacturer defect so I can return it.
    Maybe the 4.0.3 update will fix it.

    I'm surprised to have not seen this issue anywhere else...I can't be the only one

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    Definitely possible. Otherwise, I know its normal to get hot while charging.

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    This is definitely beyond normal heating up. There are a couple other posts out there...I'm not losing my mind!
    Its looking like a return may be in order....better sooner than later since no removable SD card means backing everything up to the computer...

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    mine gets hot but not that hot. Lower your brightness

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    Have the brightness on lowest setting and still getting hot :(

    I'm open to other suggestions but if not being able to use key features (auto brightness) or having to run custom kernels I might as well return for a new phone. Hell its under warranty anyways.

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    Mines been running hot also. I dont have any games on yet ,but if i read any news apps or just browse the internet ,it heats up within 5 mins . In the same spot near the speaker at the top and the back. ill be exchangeing mine for a new one. Still damn good phoneDancingNexus
     
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    Oh yea, the phone is AWESOME....I definitely love the phone itself!
     
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    Mine has been running very hot everytime LTE is in full use. I thought maybe that was normal considering there's so much crammed in such a small space, and given its been so cold in Cali, it makes a great hand warmer. It then developed a small hariline crack in the screen even though I've never dropped it or otherwise abused it, which has since gotten steadily bigger, especially when I do heavy LTE use. I'm now thinking the two are related, but unsure if Verizon will accept this as a return

    Check out my comment on this post:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/galaxy-nexus-general-discussions/189603-cracked-screen.html

     
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