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Does Your Bionic have Heat Issues?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jmill75, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. jmill75

    jmill75 Member
    Thread Starter

    Just curious who has heat issues, if I mess with the phone for more than 5 minutes it gets really warm/hot. T-Bolt used to get pretty warm but the bionic gets almost hot. Anyone else??

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  2. Jbart15

    Jbart15 Member

    My OG Droid and Droid X would get extremely hot but my Bionic hasn't even felt warm in my hands.
  3. jmill75

    jmill75 Member
    Thread Starter

    Do u have a case on it, I usually have a case and wouldnt notice as much but Im waiting on the holster shell combo to come. Still gets pretty damn warm
  4. DanDroide

    DanDroide Android Enthusiast

    Just curious if the Bionic gets hotter with the plastic cover/holster combo on? Mine has NO air holes.

  5. HotDawg

    HotDawg Android Enthusiast

    I noticed this the first day, and went back into the store to ask them about it. They said just to watch it (and so obviously had no clue).
    I haven't really noticed it since then. Mine is completely naked. (Seems like heavy 4G use heats it the most)
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  6. dguy

    dguy Android Expert

    The device can heat up with use, it's completely normal, it's not something to be concerned with.
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  7. jmill75

    jmill75 Member
    Thread Starter

    LOL, Ok thanks. I work for Verizon and have had atleast 10 phones in the past 2 years, never have any "warmed" up as much as this one. Hence the reason I asked If this is an issue everyone is dealing with.
  8. dguy

    dguy Android Expert

    And how many of them had a CDMA modem, an LTE modem and a dual core 1Ghz processor to power at the same time? :p A handful of reviews also note that their Bionics became quite warm after some use so it's normal.
  9. murth

    murth Member

    correct it's common all the radios and processor so close to the battery.
  10. painweaver

    painweaver Newbie

    I have not had one heat issue. I was using my phone for 3+ hours straight yesterday and friday.
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  11. mikala77

    mikala77 Lurker

    My phone gets SUPER HOT and with the extended battery fullu charged died overnight JUST SITTING ON THE DRESSER NOY BEING USED! What's up with that??/
  12. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

    Do it again and check what's eating your battery.
  13. mikala77

    mikala77 Lurker

    I installed juice defender, hopefully that helps. It was at 100% battery at 11pm and this morning when I woke up at 7am it was "in the orange". :thinking:
  14. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

    JuiceDefender is awesome. I get a X1.5 multiplier, so that's 13ish hours on a stock battery.
  15. briand515

    briand515 Newbie

    Mine gets warm when I use LTE data, though not too hot.
  16. kingnut

    kingnut Well-Known Member

    my bionic barely gets warm. and thats from 2 to 3 hrs of straight usage on 4G with watching some videos. this is surprising because my X would get really hot.
  17. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Android Expert

    Check out BattMonX in the market. I have it on my "X" so I would think it might work on the Bionic. The reason it this app tracks the temp of your phone it either centigrade or fahrenheit. It also shows the battery condition in 1% increments.
  18. painweaver

    painweaver Newbie

    that's because you have apps running constantly in the background. you should open you task manager and see what is running...
  19. lewwill

    lewwill Well-Known Member

    Gets a little warm with the shell/holster case but nothing unexpected. My DX got warm with heavy use but nothing serious.
  20. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    Mine gets pretty warm sometimes, and I do have a plastic case on it, but it has been my experience in the past with other phones, that if they get too hot, they will just shut down, and that hasn't happened with my Bionic.
  21. Travisimo

    Travisimo Android Enthusiast

    Check your battery stats and see if your phone actually went to sleep. More than likely, some app or background data kept your phone from sleeping. I still think there is some kind of issue with the Bionic regarding Cell Standby. There are times when my phone drops more than 10% per hour even when it is in my pocket doing nothing. So either something keeps the phone awake, or possibly weak signal is causing your radio to work harder.

    When I'm in a weak signal area, my phone does get warm (even with the screen off). Not hot, but warmer than room temperature. When I'm in a better signal area, the phone stays near room temp. And of course, when I'm doing something more intensive with the screen on, sometimes it can get very warm.

    BTW, does anyone know if there's a way to turn off the cell radios but leave Bluetooth on? I work at a job where I can listen to headphones, so I normally listen to music and podcasts via Bluetooth several hours per shift. However, I do not need any cell access for calls, texts, etc, so I would prefer to leave the cell radios off while listening to Bluetooth.

    Is there any way to turn off the cell radios but leave Bluetooth on? I know Airplane mode turns off ALL of the radios, including Bluetooth..
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  22. DanDroide

    DanDroide Android Enthusiast

    I have the Shell Case/Holster combo with Extended Battery and it gets very warm.

    I read in another thread how the OG Droid had a metal cover and the Bionic has a plastic cover (like many newer phones). Metal conducts heat better, reducing temperature, unlike plastic.

    I did an experiment this afternoon by putting my Bionic in my in my plastic Shell Case AFTER I REMOVED THE BIONIC'S PLASTIC BACK COVER. And you know what? ...It's a LOT COOLER NOW. The cover has some venting areas, especially if the kick stand is being used.

    I also read how battery temperature can affect battery life, so I hope I get a little more time out if this ...double bonus.
  23. richphitzwell

    richphitzwell Well-Known Member

    warmer than my droid 1 did but nothing that would give me any concerns. as others have stated there is a bit going on inside it.
  24. surprise07

    surprise07 Newbie

    Mine got warm after using GPS for 2.5 hours in the car with 4G coverage also. Still doesn't get nearly as hot as my OG Droid did, that thing could cook food.
  25. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    I have the shell / holster case combo and the only time it got even remotely warm was when I played a solid 30 minutes of Cross-Court tennis game nonstop.

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