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Old October 11th, 2011, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Notsure Samsung Galaxy S2 - Case causing overheat?

Hello all, new Android user here

I've recently converted over from the iPhone 4 to a Samsung Galaxy S2, in fact as recent as last Thursday. My phone was great over the weekend until Sunday night it started misbehaving. I returned to the unit to find it stuck on the boot screen. The only way I could get it to come back to life was a five minutes battery pull.

Steadily throughout Monday it got worse to the stage it wouldn't switch on at all. I've taken it back and got a replacement (under a 14 day satisfaction period from OK in the UK). Today I found my replacement had switched itself off. It has turned on ok and is still behaving.

All I have done (to both phones) is fit a 16GB MicroSD card, connect to my WiFi and download a few basic apps. I have however bought a CaseMate case that simply clips on and covers the back to protect from scratches.

I've taken it off my new one but found myself wondering if I am indeed the Jinx of mobile smart phones or the case is perhaps causing overheating issues.

Has anyone experience anything similar?

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I know some have experience some over heating and I think the new update addresses that. I have not had my phone over heat at all. I have felt it get warm but not hot. I have the Otter box defender on my phone so I cant see it being your case. I found that when my battery gets low the phone will get warm. Hope it all works out for you.
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I know some have experience some over heating and I think the new update addresses that. I have not had my phone over heat at all. I have felt it get warm but not hot. I have the Otter box defender on my phone so I cant see it being your case. I found that when my battery gets low the phone will get warm. Hope it all works out for you.
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All is going well thus far now I've taken the case off... perhaps the first phone I got was just plain faulty.

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Old October 13th, 2011, 05:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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All is going well thus far now I've taken the case off... perhaps the first phone I got was just plain faulty.

Fingers crossed!
It does rather sound more like a faulty handset or battery to me.

I'm on firmware 2.3.5 and "overheating" is not an issue for me.

Plus I have the CaseMate, Tough Case, which is basically a silicon inner case with a hard outer case and this is not causing a problem:-

Case-Mate Tough Case - Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 - Black

Prior to this I had the official Samsung Mesh case which has holes in it:-

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I have however bought a CaseMate case that simply clips on and covers the back to protect from scratches.
Sounds like the CM 'Barely There' I've got on my own GS2. No overheating problems with it, so as others have suggested you were most likely simply unlucky with that first one.
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