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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dcrowder03, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. dcrowder03

    dcrowder03 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I know this has been reported. Does this happen on all phones or is it a defect and I should exchange mine?

    Happens when streaming video with the standard battery and with any 4G use with the extended battery.

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  2. olbriar


    My Rez gets pretty warm while streaming video as well. I would not call it hot however. You have to understand the phone is working hard when uncompress a video and displaying it. Others might chime in here too. I don't know how hot is hot.
    There has to be a point when the device becomes so hot that there could be damage to the phone. My phone falls below anything I would consider dangerous to the device.
  3. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    If you have your Rezound in a case, I advise taking it out of the case when under heavy use. I wouldn't go so far as to recommend removing the back case or else your phone will lose signal faster than a Nexus....but just barely....[​IMG]
  4. jbird720

    jbird720 Member

    Just think of it as a built in hand warmer!
  5. andr01d

    andr01d Android Enthusiast

    [​IMG] I just took my back cover out to see how great a google experience i was going to get!! :D Wow... -105 dBm 1x mode, and a few seconds later a nice small x (no service) :)

    Re: Heat
    I streamed youtube for 110 minutes continuously the other day. It got warm but it was not too bad. (My phone is without a case.)

  6. leroybrute

    leroybrute Well-Known Member

    If you have the screen brightness turned all the way up you might want to turn it down some will help.
    Because of the curvature of the back of the phone and how it rests perfect putting the weight in the center of your palm where your most sensitive makes it seem hotter than other 4g phones when its not.

    I went through hours of agonizing research to gain these hot palm results.
    PS. After turning screen brightness up for sex scenes don't forget to turn brightness back down afterwards!:D
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  7. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    The bigger/better processors in these things do seem to generate heat. Even my little ole X2 gets good and warm on the back when long downloads are occurring, etc.
  8. dcrowder03

    dcrowder03 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    so it seems fairly normal and nothing to be concerned about.
  9. TheXFactor

    TheXFactor Android Enthusiast

    When I watch vids on my MB Air, the fan turns on. And this thing runs so very cool and quiet. The rezound doesn't have a fan and that's probably why it gets warm. I would think the longer you watch, the warmer it gets.
  10. zazan

    zazan Android Enthusiast

    Not to state the obvious but we all tend to forget that these things are not phones they are a combination of computer, high frequency radios, storage arrays and high def monitor screens, they will act and react like computers and radios and screens, all of which get warm when they are working.

    My phone also gets warm, sometimes very warm when I am doing heavy processing, but that is not the same as HOT. The phone has a dual core and so when streaming or using applications that put heavy processing demands on the chip it will get warm. If you have a case this can keep some of the heat in as well, the verizon vinyl cases are especially good at this.
  11. Kane5581

    Kane5581 Well-Known Member

    Battery monitor widget monitors, logs, and can alert you of your battery temps. Your phones battery temp should never get above 130
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  12. zazan

    zazan Android Enthusiast

    Kane, where do I find the monitors and logs you wrote about. That is a great piece of info, thanks.
  13. Kane5581

    Kane5581 Well-Known Member

    Market search: "battery monitor widget"
  14. zazan

    zazan Android Enthusiast

    Thank you, my brother.
  15. not2gutta

    not2gutta Member

    I havent noticed this phone getting hot really...though the nexus is a different story, you can cook up some eggs on that sucker!
  16. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Android Expert

    As was pointed out, streaming video puts stress on any phone, so it'll probably get warm. If it gets hot from 4G use, maybe it's a poor connection and the phone's struggling to maintain the connection (not normal). Does it do the same under WiFi or when forced down to 3G/CDMA mode?

    I doubt that's possible unless you're running some custom kernel that's disabled the built-in throttling mechanism. Modern phones automatically underclock themselves (and turn off unused cores) as needed, so I'd expect them to do the same (possibly losing video frames as a result) to prevent overheating damage.

    That's a bad thing, not a good thing. Better the waste heat should be allowed to dissipate than be bottled up.
  17. JoeCoolinATL

    JoeCoolinATL Newbie

    just over a month of use, and when I've got a few things running, it gets HOT.
    kill the apps and it cools down.

    only had the flashing green/orange led 3-4 times so far
  18. jlb0305

    jlb0305 Android Enthusiast

    I was watching a football game over 4 g. Part way through it got to 108
  19. My rezound gets warm after streaming on 4g for long periods of time but not nearly as hot as my girlfriends Dinc2 did when she got it. it like actually burned a little. the rezound gets warm but not too warm and its to be expected with a processor this powerful and so much work being done by the phone

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