HTC Desire (T-Mobile) getting very warm

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nptremain, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. nptremain

    nptremain New Member
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    Hi,

    I was one of the lucky ones who received their T-Mobile HTC Desire on Saturday morning.

    Awesome phone and have been playing with it a fair bit.

    After about 20-30 minutes of use (reading the news etc.) the back of the phone towards the bottom half / charger socket) gets very warm, noticeably so when hand holding.

    I just wandered if anyone else had noticed this or whether it was just my handset?

    The handset isn't plugged into the mains when this happens.

    Thanks,

    Peter.
     

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  2. Lukehluke

    Lukehluke Well-Known Member
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    I will check when I get mine today or tomorrow :D
     
  3. Proudest_Monkey

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    I have heard this somewhere else, but i'm afraid i can't remember where.

    It might be wise to let it get warm, and then take the back off to check to see where it is coming from. Likely to be the battery? Are you running quite a few processes at the same time?

    Sorry i can't be much help. I haven't got mine yet!
     
  4. fwb2006

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    I agree Pete, I too got mine on Saturday and have noticed the bottom near where you charge it does seem to get warm. Not too concerning a the moment but we shall see.
     
  5. Jack10

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    Techradar commented on this in the review unfortunately. After 45 minutes of continued use there is definite heating.
     
  6. grainysand

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    Nothing to be alarmed about. The N1 also gets warm after long use or while charging. Unless it exceeds, say, some 37C I wouldn't worry.
     
  7. jjones666

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    phone and hand warmer :D i see this as a bonus ;)
     
  8. Proudest_Monkey

    Proudest_Monkey Well-Known Member
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    Just realised (as i have just received mine) that the battery isn't at the bottom. Could be the processor heating up? I'm sure the rubber backing doesn't let the heat escape?
     
  9. Jack10

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    Would this heating be found if watching a video for long periods of 30+ mins then? or is it more browser, activity focussed?
     
  10. dampchimp

    dampchimp Well-Known Member
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    To be honest I haven't noticed this any more than my iPhone or any other bit of high powered compact electronics. My iPhone would get pretty toasty when doing something intensive for a while. Hopefully this isn't anything to get too concerned about.
     
  11. nptremain

    nptremain New Member
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    Hi,

    it seems to do it just with using the phone, be it web browsing, playing with the settings etc. Any prolonged usage (20-30 mins) and it seems to get very warm.

    Maybe it's just the handset, just noticed the heat whilst holding and using it.

    Thanks.

    Peter.
     
  12. choccy

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    I've noticed this as well, more use it has the warmer it gets, my battery manager says it's ok though. Will check the temp next time it happens.
     
  13. Bearo

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    Do you use TempMonitor? Its ok but doesnt have a widget to display temps.
     
  14. dee_elly

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    Hy! I just got my Desire...I have noticed that after a while gets warm....and when it does,even if I put it on ''sleep",still remains warm...It happened yesterday when I was using a internet for a while, and I let Nimbuzz running in background...the thing is that when it becomes warm, it doesn't work properly,the screen doesn't respond when trying to press something...like it isn't a touch screen..I hope this won't happened again...anyone having the same issue? Thx
     
  15. belso

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    My phone gets very warm too after about 20 minutes' of using it, was wondering if it's normal.
     
  16. jred7469

    jred7469 Well-Known Member
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    Mine does too but you have to remember that even not in a case there is a 1ghz processor buzzing away in there and there really isn't anywhere for any heat to escape.

    In *#*#4636#*#* > battery information mine said 43 degrees when hot but battery still O.K
     
  17. Phill Stevens

    Phill Stevens New Member
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    The Processor in the Desire is located in the bottom half of the phone so it
    is this getting warm when used for a prolonged period. I'm sure it's still within their tolerances but with no room for a fan or liquid cooling there is no way around it.
     
  18. belso

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    Mayne this will help some:

    Today I went to the shop where I bought the phone and was told my SIM card was way too old for this kind of phone (SIM was 13 years old), and it was causing it to over heat, I had my SIM changed and the problem improved dramatically, it still gets warm sometimes, depending on the usage, but definitely a lot less than before.

    My mobile provider where I bought the desire could have told me that straight away ;)
     
  19. bzaki

    bzaki New Member
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    Dear all,

    I was using HTC Desire for about 2 weeks in intensive work without feeling it getting warm. Suddenly I noticed it gets so warm at the bottom back, even when it is in idle mode.

    I realized that I have just installed Nimbuzz and that it is working in background. The mobile is cooled back as I shut down the Nimbuzz.

    I don't know actually the reason for that.

    Regards,
    Bassem
     
  20. paladin10

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    Not sure if this has been discussed somewhere.

    My phone came with 2.1 initially.
    It gets warm too after a period of continuous usage. Still bearable.

    Recently I updated to 2.2 OTA, and noticed that the phone run warmer than it was.
    Just 5 to 10 minutes, and my palm start to feel uncomfortable..

    Anyone has the same experience?
     
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