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Desire's gets hot when charging

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wildspirited, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. wildspirited

    wildspirited Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Is this normal!?

    Me and my bf have both got these phones and both of them get quite hot when they charge -particulary when we are playing games or browsing when its charging.

    Is this "the norm" for these phones?!

    Anybody else get the same thing on their Desire?!

    Btw -apart from tht this phone is IMMENSE!!! Gota love it!

  2. mbatson89

    mbatson89 Android Enthusiast

    Mine gets really hot too, i wouldn't worry too much about it. I would imagine that there is some sort of protection built into the phone that would switch the device off if it gets too hot. Could be wrong but either way, it's never caused me a problem

  3. wuthton

    wuthton Android Enthusiast

    All batteries get hot when quickly charging or a discharging.
  4. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    All batteries get hot when charging, more so if you are using the phone while charging.
  5. Niiiceg

    Niiiceg Newbie

    My phone was geting hot under the battery, sent to repair, and they changed mother board and smt other, and now it doesn't get hot, never.
  6. benchmark

    benchmark Well-Known Member

    There is an extensive thread somewhere on this forum about lithium batteries (i cant seem to find it) where is was advised that you do not do heavy tasks when charging for example graphic demanding games etc. This generates excess heat and heat is proven to reduce the lifespan of electronics in general. The thread made a lot of sense, just cant seem to find it, if i remember correctly it was even stickied.
  7. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    You are right m8, good memory too not sure why it was removed from sticky either.
  8. Vonph

    Vonph Guest

    Don't mean this do you?
  9. Mahoni

    Mahoni Newbie

    mine gets hot charging when im NOT using it..also when its not charging and i use it for more than 10 minutes only browsing..but read on yahoo answers its normal so im not to worried.
  10. kerwin

    kerwin Lurker

    if the heat is from the bottom half of the phone, it's the processor.
    If the heat is from the top half it's the battery.
    Most of the heat on a Desire comes from the processor, make sure you have not left any intesive apps open.
  11. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Actually no battery should ever get "hot" when charging, warm maybe, but never hot. If the battery is getting hot, then there is an issue with the charging method. If a battery is charged at 0.5C (1/2 of current rating) or less, then it should only get warm. The AC charger included with the Desire is rated at 850mAH which is just over half of its rating, so it shouldn't get hot (mine doesn't).

    As others have stated, any heat coming from the Desire is probably from the lower back area which is where the CPU resides and heat dissipated should be felt at that area.
  12. widehead

    widehead Android Enthusiast

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