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Old September 4th, 2013, 03:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Nick33 View Post
Harry, the battery is the most sensitive component? Wouldn't you think it'd be the cpu?
The battery is a block of compound with an electrochemistry that's unstable enough that it can absorb and release energy easily. The cpu is a silicon crystal with a precise pattern of impurities etched into it's structure. It's a lot more heat resistant than the battery.
Also, just for info sake, the part of the phone that gets hot is right around the camera. It starts there until the whole upper half of the device, including screen, is burning up.
If it were the battery, wouldn't i expect the heat to be lower?
The battery is the most sensitive component. Doesn't mean it's the one which generates the most heat, just the one you need to be most careful about getting too hot.
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