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Heat Problem Samsung Galaxy S III

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by M1P0, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. M1P0

    M1P0 Lurker
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    I have a heat problem on my Samsung Galaxy S 3. When i play any game (from Subway Surf to Logo Quiz)or when surfing the internet longer than 6 minutes it gets very hot (my sensor shows 40/41 Celsus).It is hot in the lower part of the device.It makes me very frustrated because the phone is only few months old and this haven't happend before. I was wondering is this normal or the phone is broken. Can someone share similar expiriences?

  2. WAWood8

    WAWood8 Well-Known Member

    Had a similar problem with my first one (I'm on my THIRD, now) and was able to get it replaced -- but Verizon charged me for the replacement.

    If yours is fairly new, I would see if you can get it replaced.
  3. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    What you feel on the phone's lower part is the processor's heat.
    But the sensor shows the temperature of the phone's battery. Because it's the phone's most sensitive component.

    The Li-Ion battery's temperature operating range is:
    for discharging -20C (-4F) to +60C (+140F).
    for charging 0C (+32F) to +45C (+113F).

    The battery won't be charged if its temperature is below 0C (+32F) or above +45C (+113F) because the phone's charge controlling will project the battery.
    Therefore it'll shut down charging until the battery's temperature will meet again the charge operating range.

    So I'd not be worried about this 41C :)

  4. skatejake51

    skatejake51 Newbie

    Mine gets fairly hot as well. I'm pretty sure it is normal. Computers build heat, it is the same thing. We just notice it more on our phone because there's no fan to exhaust the hot air.
    Your phone is just fine.
  5. 91Firebirder

    91Firebirder Well-Known Member

    I have noticed this as well and it got to the point where the phone would shut off, I presume to protect itself, I believe because of the heat, which definitely concerned me. I wondered if it had to do with the case I had one it. I've replaced the case and noticed it still gets hot but has not shut itself off. Like has been said, I think it's normal and judging by the location it's the battery. With no fan to cool it off, it's going to heat up.
  6. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Yes, the battery heats up while discharging and charging.
    But the main heat comes from the processor ... and that heat increases additionally the battery's temperature.

    So far, my phone reached the temperature for to shut down charging, for one time, while navigating in the car.

    But I think, if the temperature would increase any how to the limit of the battery's operating temperature, the phone would shut off.

  7. ceva321

    ceva321 Android Enthusiast

    i was at a xmas party (winter in NYC) lots of people in the house, freezing outside but warm inside, the only thing i was doing with my phone was taking photos, all of a sudden it got really hot and shut itself off......i panicked but let it cool off for a few minutes took the battery out put it back in, turned it on.....back to normal, has not happened since......
  8. M1P0

    M1P0 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    i also think the heat comes from procesor because it is hot in the lower part of the device not in the part where battery is. i've tried everything. i've even taken it to experts to check it and they said there's nothing wrog. but if it shuts itself down i will take it there again.

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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