According to Geek.com, the Motorola DROID X2 is hot. Ok, you probably knew that already, but we are actually talking about the unit overheating at times. One unit that was being tested by the crew at Geek.com reached a temperature of 110 degrees when the phone was first turned on and was undergoing the data sync that takes place with a new Android model. Another time, the unit was streaming tunes using Google Music when once again the fever hit and the Motorola DROID X2 was once again at 110 degrees. Before the song was over, the phone had shut down in "cool down mode". Mind you, that was the only app open at the time.
A second Motorola DROID X2 model, starring in the video below, suffered from the same problems and taking two aspirin would not be the solution for the 109 degree reading on this phone. Neither Motorola nor Verizon would respond to questions about the situation. Verizon did take a look at the units in question, but said that the overheating was not taking place at models sold in its stores or on the units it had on hand to test.
Does your Motorola DROID X2 get so hot that you want to rub it down with rubbing alcohol? Let us know if and when this occurs by dropping us a line in the comment box below.
3.skymitch89(Posts: 1291; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Ever since I got the 2.3 update on my Evo Shift, it'll reach upwards of 43.3C (110F) just playing Angry Birds. Sometimes my phone isn't doing anything but sitting and it can reach those temps, and sometimes I have to turn off my phone to charge it because it has reach upwards of 48C (118F) while on the charger. I hope that HTC gets that fixed soon though. Used to be (before 2.3 update), the max temp would be maybe 40C (108F) while charging and playing Angry Birds.
It's not a defect, it's a feature! This model is intended for more northern markets that get very cold winters, where keeping your hands warm is a must if you are to effectively operate your mobile device.
I wonder was this issue with these phones the battery or the processor(s)? I don't know what the processors are supposed to run at temp-wise under load but if it's anything like the temps that dual-core processors hit on actual computers it could get pretty darn hot.
That's exactly what I was thinking, but I just don't see how a software update could change the behavior of the CPU too much. The hardware isn't changing, just the information that gets passed through it. If these problems are happening now, it is just as likely that they were happening before, maybe just not as noticeably. Although, it does make me wonder if the Gingerbread update hits the CPU more incessantly, hence not giving it as much time to cool... not so much a change in the load voltage/amperage, but in the duration of said loads.
I guess it is possible, I just don't know enough to know for sure
The single core would limit speed and functionality, not make even more heat... the CPU can only handle as much data as there are available transistors and processes to handle it. Putting Android Gingerbread on it should just make it buggier and more bogged down (if the Gingerbread update requires more resources...), rather than creating excess heat; the software generally should not increase the throughput for each transistor or process in the CPU, as that is a function of the existing hardware...
Yeah, it's got to be something to do with Android's power management or lack thereof. My droid incredible consistently gets to a 100+ degrees lying dormant. If i use the text messaging it will get up to 110 in no time, like five to ten minutes and stay that way until i take the battery out or it dies, which when it's running that warm only take five hours from 100% to 0. Google seriously needs to tweak the power management.
29.mr. droid(Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
Mine gets SO hot that i cant touch it. I have to put it in the refrigerator lol. it has been too hot to the touch. when being charged (using the cord and the charger that comes in the box with the phone) and when browsing the web it gets so hot i have to put it down.
not sure what to do about it. I have had such bad luck with motorola phones (and samsung phones for that matter)