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Exynos-laden Galaxy Tab S 8.4 can't take the heat, owner complains

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Exynos-laden Galaxy Tab S 8.4 can't take the heat, owner complains
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S series with Super AMOLED displays gave birth to some of the thinnest tablets in the world - the 0.26" (6.6mm) Tab S 8.4 and 10.5. All that catwalk modelling does come with a price, it seems (just ask Kate Moss), as a user out of Russia is reporting significant overheating of the superthin tablet under duress.

The pictures below are from the Exynos model, while the LTE-laden ones come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, so they might not be affected at all. The user claims that when they installed and updated software for the first time, they noticed the Exynos 5 Octa-equipped tablet to heat up noticeably, and when playing a 3D game, the tablet really seemed to go into overdrive. As a result, they say, the paper-thin back with the signature "perforated" look warped a tad, and showed some dimples deformation, which you can see in the pics. 

We poked around the Tab S forums a bit, and nobody else seems to have complained about such an issue. Furthermore, unless the users register the rear temperature with a heat sensor, and it indeed shows unusual readings under stress, or more people confirm this, we'd have to chalk this off as an isolated incident for now, but will keep an eye on the developments.


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posted on 17 Jul 2014, 04:46 11

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


S-heat

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 04:57

3. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


hmm... so in future mobile phones will be coming with cooling fans?
I dont mind until it will not effect the battery and will provide heavy processing power

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 05:11 6

6. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


no.. S-Hit..

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 05:32 9

12. tedkord (Posts: 12247; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


i-Xplode

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 05:47 6

20. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 191; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


now I know why samsung panic to use metal body. that will tun galaxy into frying pan.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 10:16 1

61. madmikepr (Posts: 138; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


How this Could Happen When Samsung Claim to Make 1,000 torture test before Release!!!

#AllLies

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:39

69. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Yaa its a lie..I tried to heat up my gs5 exynos model by continuously benchmarking and playing high end games for hours along with charging it..by worst it told "the device is too hot and is shutting down"

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:57

67. jack123 (Posts: 194; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


"S-heat"?
hmmmm,,,,,,, patent accepted.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 04:47 8

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1225; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Exynos are so way behind than mighty mediatek

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:40 1

70. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Such a noob..go to sone chinese forum..

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 04:58 8

4. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Sammy should make s-cooler, strap it on the back and it should cool it down. Give me credit Sammy!!!

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 04:59 18

5. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Galacsh!t with Suxynos.... No wonder.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 05:23 7

7. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


That's why Apple was desperate to use Exynos socs on their ICr@p phones

Apples iToys, from toysRus, especially made for dummies. And little kids.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 05:44 4

17. Iodine (Posts: 1351; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


When they used exynos in their phones last time ? Are you ok ?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 05:48 6

21. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


A5

A6

Were. Apple paid Samsung to have their logo stamped on it, instead of Exynos.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 06:10 2

32. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


if so? why iphone don't suffer like this ugly samsung tablet that looks like a stitch pad or a book of a blind man.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:14 3

46. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Clocked at 1.3ghz vs 2.0ghz

Ios has a very light Os, unlike Android mini Pc, needs another of Ram and Cpu power to function properly

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:52 2

54. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The A6 is definitely not an Exynos. The A5 was kind of similar to the Exynos 4212, but had a different GPU.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 09:08 3

60. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Exynos in Apple? No. Samsung is still using reference ARM designs, and calling them "Exynos," while Apple uses custom ARM. There might have been some comparison between silicon engineers from Samsung and Apple in the Hummingbird days, but those days are long gone.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 05:28 2

8. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


suxynos lol good onne +1

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 05:30 4

9. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Just like the Ipad3, when you can cook an omelette on it.

Even PhoneArena mentioned in the article, a year ago.

Criticising on the finest, superb, chip. Even though it has no way for them to alter their Cpu, like Snapdragon, the Exynos buttkicks the Snapdragon. They were the first to produce A15 socs, Lmfao, Snapdragon don't even have an A15 soc yet, still relying on Arm A9 3years old soc, by fooling customers by overclocking it to 2.7ghz.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 05:47

19. Iodine (Posts: 1351; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Yeah the new iPad was rather warm up to 40 Celsius, but it used an 170 mm^2 45nm SoC and last gen retina display that made more heat. And it didn't melt either.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 06:04

30. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Wait I don't dig deep into what snapdragon uses on their chips like A9, etc etc. But what your saying is it really true that they're using arms 3 year old a9 architecture? And exynos being the clear winner. And what's the difference between A9 and A15 ?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 06:11 1

33. Iodine (Posts: 1351; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


That A15 is just two years old.... And about 40% faster and more power hungry than A9.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 06:33 3

39. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


The Arm A17 and A57 is still a A15, but with 64bit.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:17 1

47. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


But when you have 8pipe lines and extend the memory bandwidth to 14mb, it's 100%+ faster

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 06:31 7

38. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


The Snapdragon uses ARM A15 like architecture, but it isn't as powerful per clock as Exynos, notice how each Exynos variant of a Samsung runs at a much lower clock speed than it's Snapdragon counterpart yet manages to either equal it or beat it in benchmarks? The Snapdragon fanboys always avoid this issue with some sort of excuse but this has been the case for a long time. The Galaxy S4 came with the 1st Exynos 5 Octa that was crippled in a way yet despite it not working completely as it should it manages at 1.6GHz to beat the Snapdragon S600 at 1.9GHz, same situation with the Snapdragon 800 Note 3 and Exynos 5 version, the Exynos Note 3 runs at 1.9GHz and the Snapdragon at 2.3GHz at its best bin, yet the Exynos manges similar performance, same situation in the Galaxy S5.

Did you know the Exynos 5 Octa came with H.265 HEVC support and HD720@120FPS video before the Snapdragon 800 arrived? Samsung have been ahead for a long time. :)

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 06:35 3

40. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Well said

These Snapdragon users and fans belive Snapdragon is the very best.

Lmfao

+1

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:47

72. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Arte, there are no SD fans, they are simply sammy haters. If SD was made by sammy and exynos was made by qualcomm then they would praise Exynos and hate SD..the number of sammy haters are too damn high..

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 05:35 2

14. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Apples iPhone's are an app launching device. You can swipe only left to right. Overpriced midrange phone with a pos 1500mah battery, along with outdated weird resolution. And outdated PPI. Cheap recycled soda can aluminium, which costed apple so less that they must've gave the aluminium as a good will jesture, charity. Even plastic is better than that POS.

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