HTC One M9 powered by the 64-bit Snapdragon 810, produces overheating warning on AnTuTu

HTC One M9 powered by the 64-bit Snapdragon 810, produces overheating warning on AnTuTu
Remember last year when everyone panicked for a few days when there was talk about the Snapdragon 810 chipset overheating? Many still believe that this was the reason for Samsung's decision to pack its new flagship model with the home grown Exynos 7420 SoC. Last month, these overheating issues were rumored to have been permanently overcome. Meanwhile, HTC, Xiaomi and LG have continued to use the Snapdragon 810 as the SoC that powers some of their premium models.

On Sunday, HTC introduced its latest flagship phone, the HTC One M9. Neither HTC, Xiaomi, nor LG had any complaints about the Snapdragon 810 with LG going as far as saying it was one of the least overheating chips it had ever worked with. LG's vice president of mobile, Woo Ram-chan, couldn't believe the reports about the overheating, especially after noting that the Snapdragon 810 powered LG G Flex 2 is one of the coolest running smartphones now available.

What brings all of this up again is a trip that the HTC One M9 took to the AnTuTu benchmark site. On the floor of MWC in Barcelona, someone from a Romanian website decided to see how HTC's new flagship would score. Since the HTC One (M8) constantly scored in the 42,000-43,000 range, it was expected that the sequel would do well. Instead of a score, a message popped up that said "The device temperature is too high. Please test again after cooling the device. Continue testing may cause the system to restart or shut down."

This sounds like it could have just been a random incident, especially since we haven't heard about any widespread problems from LG G Flex 2 buyers. Still, it does rekindle the fears that the chip has a tendency to run hot.

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source: via AndroidHeadlines

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)



1. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

the good news here is M9 casing were metal, we just need need a phone casing with fan to cool down the phone.

32. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Or they could delay production and find a solution, just a thought.

34. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

best thing they can do at this point.

88. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Samsung was the one who made Snapdragon popular. And now they are the one who's gonna make Snapdragon unpopular because Chinese are offering the same soc at half the cost. The best marketing strategy to compete Chinese. Now people gonna talk that Chinese premium phones use crap Snapdragon. Just like they talk about mediatek some times ago.

132. b3rvirus

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

And i believe its not only 810 that suffers this problem, its the ENTIRE GENERATION of snapdragon. I've used a xiaomi redmi 1s (1.6ghz cortex a-7 sd400) and it does overheat when i used it for abit long time like browsing while charging the phone. When the phone temperature reach 46 degree C, the whole system is slowing down that i can only barely use the phone. They do release a fix, and the fix is even worse: throttling the cpu down before the phone gets hot to prevent overheat. For now, krait is the best if we should choose snapdragon powered phone. Maybe the low end phone with clock under 1.2ghz will do well because they are eats lower voltage. But I dont believe in qualcomm anymore

133. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yeah my htc one m8 heats up and throttles sometimes but only when i play intense 3d games while its charging.

49. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Why? They already have the BEST solution.... reduce the speed when it's hot.

52. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

I would hope so. Honestly wouldn't mind that. I don't really game much on my phones and that is one of the main things that overheats phones. But I have to wonder how it does when the screen is on for a while, like while browsing or watching movies. My Nexus 4 heats up quite a bit and it seems like LG phones have had a lot of cases of overheating. I just hope that this issues isn't really all that widespread because that would take the M9 right off my list of phones that I'm considering for an upgrade.

63. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

because ppl want the best. and if they reduce its speed it will be no better than a phone with an 805 in it

65. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

That be bad because regular phone get hot but this would be worse.

102. Cicero

Posts: 1144; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Then you will have a mid range cpu/gpu. Why to do not have a MT soc instead? And for a better price.

83. brunelian92

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

I think the environment wouldn't help.if they display the phones like they would do in a shop with the screend constantly on and constantly charging then I could see how overheating would be an issue.

92. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Even if they were to suddenly 'fix' the obvious issue , i would never trust an overnight fix. Going with GS6 this time.

114. TechNerd

Posts: 66; Member since: May 03, 2014

Lower the clock/voltage of the chip in software, or switch to mediatek.

129. engineer-1701d unregistered

The good news here is samsung went with what theyvhad seen with no chances taken

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2378; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

"That's right guys, these Snapdragon devices don't overheat at all. This is all Samsung marketing bullcrap to sell Exynos" - Troll team/buggy CM lovers

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Well looks like the M9 is off my list for phones to own this year. S6 Edge it may be since the flagship (once again) lands on my birthday week. Early birthday gift to me!

104. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

And yes you believed that M9 really has overheating problems, SD810 per se. Not on everything on the internet is true especially here on Phonearena.

113. JMartin22

Posts: 2378; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I guess more tech websites with more hands on access to this information are wrong and you're right, because that's what you want to feel in your twisted illogical thought process. The SD 810 is just a hyped SoC from months back that turned out to be actual garbage in the end. Better luck with the 820 though.

115. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The sd810 is only upto 5433 standing and if Samsung removed it's limits it put in the cpu to stop it fro. Making the 805 look crap that it put In the usa crap note4 then it will have killed the 810 doa with easy

18. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Forget the Sony Z4, HTC M9, LG G4 this year folks.. They will all suffer the same issues unless totally CPU speed throttled.... Samsung made the "right decision for consumers" to abandon the 810 for the Exynos.

40. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Yup Samsung made the right decision!!

57. fuhrer

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

LMFAO....avatar of slave bantet

42. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Oh don't you worry, they are conspiracy worshippers and they will go further with their stupidity and claim that even this article is sponsored by Samsung.

3. Ericzhf

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 27, 2012


19. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

"This sounds like it could have just been a random incident, especially since we haven't heard about any widespread problems from LG G Flex 2 buyers. " Actually LG uses a heavy throtlling mechanism that slow down the performance to reduce overheating, leading to the lower benchmark performance.

38. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Great. Just gives me another reason to skip this gen of phones. What a screw up QUALCOMM. This is going to end up being a really major issue, mark my words.

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

exynos is a problem solver...

107. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

"The last Exynos was a disaster which quite ironically overheated badly. Samsung botched their test suite on that part badly leading to thermal mis-characterization on common workloads. Users saw this as overheating and the problem was bad enough for Samsung to abandon the SoC in most markets" This guy's article is long but quite a good read if you've got time. The article is informative so forget reading it if you're a fanboy with clouded brain.

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