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Does the Droid X run hot (like the Droid 1)?

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  1. Eurosteve

    Eurosteve Android Enthusiast
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    Thinking about trading up from the Droid 1 to the Droid X. There are many reasons to do so but one that I'm wondering about is the CPU speed and heat generation.

    My Droid gets very hot whenever I do anything CPU intensive - like browsing or using the GPS. With the GPS, I feel like I shouldn't keep it on more that 10 or 15 minutes to keep the Droid from melting!

    The Droid X has a faster chip in it. Does that mean it runs cooler?

    One review I read commented that the Doird X gets hot as well. Can anyone comment on this issue?
     

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    most newer phones get warm. the DX is no exception. however even overclocked my DX does not get as hot to the touch as mt D1 did overclocked.
     
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    Does it get hot with the GPS on?
     
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    Overall, I'd say the heat is cut in half, or better. It does get warm when using google navigation though .But it's much improved as far as heat compared to the D1.
     
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    Wow, the D1 got twice as hot as the DX? Jez Louise!!!
     
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    The D1 can get pretty toasty.

    Sounds like the DX gets "warm" but not "hot." True?
     
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    True! Mine isn't overclocked though. It's great! A true upgrade in every way.
     
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    I'd say that's an accurate description.

    Keep in mind, that a phone getting warm is generally a sign of it doing its job - taking the heat off the CPU and dissipating it into the air via the case. So heat is not necessarily a bad thing - it's certainly better than insulating the CPU and forcing it to run hot.

    Finger lakes area is nice... I have some family out by Cayuga lake and the surrounding area.
     
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    i had mine up to 118F the other day before i rooted and overclocked it.
     
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    yes..and combine this with charging at the same time mine did get above critical temp and started to discharge the battery...
     
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    Never noticed a problem. Warm maybe.
     
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    Gets flat hot. Although I haven't noticed it as much lately, probably just because I don't push it as hard as when I first got it.
     
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    when I hardcore game, or have like 3 browser windows open at once with a pdf, yes it gets hot.

    When on the phone for more than an hour with BT active, it gets hot under the battery (like every other phone I have ever used)

    But normally, hard to tell without the indicator. even then mid 80's is high dependant on current room temp. (basic heat transfer, hot room = hot phone, cold room = cooler phone)
     

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