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

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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Galaxy Tab S 8.4
  • Display 8.4" 1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4900 mAh(29h 3G talk time)



1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011


3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 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

6. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

no.. S-Hit..

12. tedkord

Posts: 17349; Member since: Jun 17, 2009


20. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

61. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

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

69. iushnt

Posts: 3096; Member since: Feb 06, 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"

67. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

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

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Exynos are so way behind than mighty mediatek

70. iushnt

Posts: 3096; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

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

4. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

5. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

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

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

17. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

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

21. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

A5 A6 Were. Apple paid Samsung to have their logo stamped on it, instead of Exynos.

32. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 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.

46. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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

54. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

60. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

8. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

suxynos lol good onne +1

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

19. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

30. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 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 ?

33. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

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

39. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

47. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

38. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 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. :)

40. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Well said These Snapdragon users and fans belive Snapdragon is the very best. Lmfao +1

72. iushnt

Posts: 3096; Member since: Feb 06, 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..

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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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