Heat issues?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 4' started by TDevilsG, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. TDevilsG

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    Hello everyone, i recently upgraded to a droid 4 over my droid 3. I really love the speed and expected the battery to not be so great, but ive also been running into surprising heat issues with the device. Is this considered normal? When im playing simple games like scramble it really begins to heat up, which wasnt a problem on the droid 3. I got it off ebay and would consider returning it if necessary, but wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions or comments regarding this. Thank you!

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    I had asked the exact same thing! I've had my droid RAZR maxx for a couple weeks now and was concerned because it really heats up doing normal stuff whereas my droid x never got hot ...everyone says the sane thing ...its normal ..all the newer phones get warm ..weird I know

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    Interesting. I mean ive had phones before that got hot, but this one feels like its burning up sometimes. My brother has had a ton of phones as well and he never saw something like this. Im curious if the 4g is causing some of the issue. Either way, simple tasks shouldnt be causing the processor to overload, should they?

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    Heat is normal on the D4 with LTE. The chipset just runs hot, and when you're streaming any data it just heats up. If you're on WiFi it shouldn't be nearly as hot, but will still feel warm to the touch.
     
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    When I use a flashlight app, my Droid 4's LED seems like it increases by 10-20 degrees, it's really noticeable.
     
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    What are the temps? Use an app like Temp Monitor or Similar to find out. Above 120 for an extended time can cause issues.
     
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    I just got mine yesterday and noticed the same thing. Also came from a d3. Man this thing is fast!

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    I generally tether my 4g LTE to my laptop and I leave it plugged in to the charger. The temps get fairly hot 45 C and up on the battery. I just started to let the back side of the phone face a fan or something while I'm tethering to help the temps. Now it stays around 30 C on the battery.
     
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    Just as an FYI for everyone, 45 degrees C is actually fairly low in terms of commercial grade components. Most of the components used within the D4 have ratings of 55~60 C, and can operate at that temperature for 50K hours minimum. That's actually the true ratings of one of the lower rated components, the LCD.

    Many of the parts can operate well above 60 C for extended periods of time, but will start to cause degradation of the life of your device. Although 50K hours is around 10 years, which most of you won't actually hold on to your devices much longer than 1-2 years.

    So, as far as heat is concerned, while it may feel hot to the touch, it's really nothing to be concerned about, when it comes to functionality of the phone.
     
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    It gets kinda warmish when using Dolphin Browser for 5 minutes, but maybe that's to be expected? I dunno. I do know my phone got pretty darn hot when I used the Skype video chat feature with someone else. I worry about that.
     
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    Only thing I would like to add is that while this is true for the most part, because the phone has a "non-removable" battery, heat is a bigger issue than it is with other phones. Heat can do a lot to degrade a battery...

    That being said, I'd pick up an app to detect the temperature, and then report back. Mine hovers way too high for my liking (30C) but oh well...
     
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