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Cold Rain and Snow

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by burtondroid, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. burtondroid

    burtondroid Active Member
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    I am out in the woods alot.
    Usually I used some rugged type of flip phone and never had a problem.

    How well does the droid hold up to being out in the cold winter weather?

    Do I have to put this thing into 3 layers of protective pouches or what?

    thanks
     

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  2. CRPercodani

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    The cold itself shouldn't be a problem but if it's snowing hard and your using it that will most likely fry it is any snow melts. Dropping it would be very very bad too. I would use a pouch to be safe.
     
  3. Ras110

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    I took mine skiing yesterday, it was about -8 with wind chill. It was fine :). I had it in my pocket and it was freezing when I later made a call in the lodge, but worked fine. It wasn't snowing so I didn't have it in direct snow or any wet conditions, but other than that it was fine!
     
  4. gregbridwell

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    I have been noticing odd behavior in mine in the cold. Screen loses some responsiveness IMO.
     
  5. Geoj

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    Mine only reacted weird once to the cold weather, I just turned it off and turned it back on once it warmed up a little bit and I needed to use it...
     
  6. salimundo

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    I took mine snowboarding and it was fine. I didn't drop it orget snow on it but I did touch it with wet finger. Also as a side not, sprotstracker is an amazing app for tracking speed, distance elevation and other stats.
     
  7. Geoj

    Geoj Guest

    I also took mine up to the mountain after the one time I explained and had no problems. That sounds like a pretty interesting app..
     
  8. kbayer

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    I took mine to the movies. We saw Avatar. Next weekend we're going camping.

    Just kidding:p. I was out in 19 degree Texas frost for most of Saturday. Had it in my pocket. Used it twice even though my fingers were semi-numb. Worked like a champ... still does. Didn't think that it could have potentially been damaged till I read your thread. Either way, it's still going strong.
     
  9. rdalcanto

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    When I go skiing I seal my phone in a small Ziploc bag. I worry about condensation from temperature changes when I go from being in the cold into a warm room.
     
  10. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    lol
     
  11. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    Also: Zip lock bag
     
  12. barry99705

    barry99705 Well-Known Member
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    Any lcd will slow down when they get cold. I used to have a car with a lcd speedo. Made it all the way to work one day with it saying 0Mph. Yea, the heater sucked in that car too. It was around -30F that morning.
     
  13. brnr17

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    lol


    i wish it would warm up to 19
     

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