Thermal imaging of stressed Samsung Galaxy S4 shows the chassis rarely gets hot and bothered
0. phoneArena 17 Apr 2013, 05:38 posted on
The heat cam snaps show that the S4 barely budged during heavy loads to 111 Fahrenheit (44 Celsius) at certain points, like around the earpiece and the Samsung logo on the back, which are not where you'd normally hold the phone. There was a pause between the various tests to let the device cool down, but even under significant stress like gaming, the processor heats the device at only lukewarm temps, it seems...
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1. wendygarett (unregistered)
That's why I'm patiently wait for the exynos version, crapdragon ruins everythings...
3. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
The Exynos version has a bigger chip with a bigger architecture (A15 vs Krait 300) = more power draw = more heat -.-
35. highonandroid (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
well I thought the more cores the less heat, I'm new in Phonearena and I noticed people dislike everything here, even the thruth,
anyways I was actually very shocked when I saw the dislikes and your weird comment, I guess this is not how you comment on PhoneArena. it was just a thought that sounds normal to me, your comment made me look like an idiot -_-
55. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)
You do know that unless you play very demanding games or running benchmarks, the A15 cores won´t be active. A7 cores will do almost everything because according to ARM one A7 core is as powerful as A8 in for example SGS1, exynos 5410 has 4 A7 cores and if my SGS1 is running overall very smooth, then SGS4 should run very well on the A7 cores. And A7 cores should have a very low power draw and much less heat than Snapdragon.
But Snapdragon is very good processor, perfect choice if you want balance between power draw and performance. Qualcomm was very smart to do this, a hybrid between A15 and A9. I hope that in near future they adopt some elements from A50 architecture because it should have much more performance/Watt and it is 64 bit processor, this could easily get in laptops
61. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
The exynos 5 if your just doing standard stuff destroys the competition in batetry life. If you do a lot of gaming it is around the same.
6. pyradark (Posts: 862; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
bragging the mighty phone, now accusing a parts.
this is what happen when fanboys get big head, they overheat like their mighty gods. hahahaha
too bad you cant put that in the water to cool off
7. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
the exynos version would probably melt the plastic body or boil an egg , lol .
11. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
If snapdragon is crap, why almost every phone manufacturer is using it? HTC, Sony, samsung, and all windows phones uses your so-called crapdragon. Might not be the most powerful one out there but more than enough, but it's the most reliable chip. A bit of difference in benchmark in pure numbers doesnt affect user experience, If 2 random S4s are placed in front of you, one is of Exynos variant, one of of snapdragon variant, you wont be able to tell the difference in performance unless you do benchmark tests.
15. recond9 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)
Dude,they didn't even tell what chip they used in the heating test... -_-
42. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)
Just another samsung marketing news..
Promoting something that's actually irrelevent for the use of a phone...
62. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Its relevant, if the s4 chassis doesn't get hot thats a huge advantage over the HTC One.
2. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
my lumia just gets warm....
4. Robes1 (Posts: 17; Member since: 08 Dec 2009)
In what country is 111 degrees luke warm? If it was that hot outside you wouldn't even leave the house! Water boils at cooler temps than that!
14. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Show me how you boil water with less than 111 Fahrenheit (44 Celsius) please?
19. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Yes you can, at the right pressure, but assuming that we don't spend our time in the Exosphere, don't keep it in your mind :P
20. Aeires (unregistered)
Only with a serious vacuum.
60. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)
In my country (Dominican Republic, its the country next to Haiti for those who never took geography btw.) 44 Degrees Celsius is a good temperature for summer, Once the temperature got to 48 degrees... now THATS hot.
68. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1718; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
The boiling point of water is 100°C or 212° F at 1 atmosphere of pressure (sea level)
5. tonyv69 (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
That country would be the USA they state it is 111f (44c) in article.
27. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
i told samdung don't get that hot that u will burn. that's why some powerful processor is only for PC.
63. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
PC Processors can run much hotter because they have fans/liquid coolers. Phones use passive cooling which is a huge reason why phones will never be faster than standard pcs.
8. nazyr1803 (Posts: 91; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)
looks like after this we're gonna hear news like user lost his/her finger because of the heat of samsung galaxy s4!! lolx
10. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Sony Xperia Z : "Wait! I thought I'm the 'hottest' one in here!" :P
12. pyradark (Posts: 862; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
Xperia Z - hottest in the market
S4 - hottest in the hands
18. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)
At least you could dunk your phone in the water to remove the heat :P