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  1. Ngo93

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    Does this hurt the processor of the phone or anything? Like when I play games suck as Pocket Legends I can feel the heat of the phone even through the otterbox. How bad is it to let the phone get hot? Or more specifically, what part of the phone does it hurt exactly?
     

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    Generally the battery would be the component that is most sensitive to heat, but by sensitive we are still talking about temperatures close to the boiling point of water.

    Your phone will be fine. Don't worry about it.
     
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    alright thank you! If it's just the battery that's good, I was just worrying about the other components of the phone XD
     
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    Any video or games is going to make your phone sweat.
     
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    The magic number for chips overheating is 80C. If your CPU got that hot, your phone would likely reboot or power down. But you'd notice way before then because your phone would be too hot to hold.
     
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    Been there, done that. Back when I was using the D1 I got a bit too carried away with my OC testing. My phone would get to a point it was too hot to hold, I could use it lying flat but it was not responsive. The phone the powered itself off and would not turn back on until it was cool. SetCPU showed the temp around 70 C.

    To the OP, if the phone is getting too hot and you are using a case, it may assist if you remove the case prior to using a CPU intensive program.
     
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    Thank you for all the responses everyone ^^
     

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