Japanese carrier puts up heat warnings for Snapdragon 810 phones, advises to back up your data


It doesn't raise much more red flags than your carrier itself putting up overheating warnings for its models with a certain chipset, but that's exactly what the Japanese DoCoMo has done. Can you guess phones with which chipset had the privilege to be featured in the carrier retail store's warning?

Yep, you guessed right, DoCoMo pins the troublemakers as Sony's Xperia Z4 (Z3+ in the rest of the world), Sharp's newest Aquos Zeta SH-03G, and Fujitsu's next Arrows F-04G. The common thread between them, besides that they are awesome new flagships? Why, the Snapdragon 810 processor, of course.

NTT DoCoMo basically advises that to be on the safe side when it comes to overheating your handsets with Qualcomm's fastest chipset, you should shut them down while charging, and back up data on the phones against the most dreadful of scenarios, or even switch to tablets when you are at home, for instance. The global Xperia Z3+ version is said to come with the second generation Snapdragon 810, where overheating has been allegedly dealt with, but it is still startling to see such a warning in a carrier shop regardless.

source: LineQ.jp via G4Games

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23 Comments

1. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Lol however hard you mask the 810, it still stinks, that s**t has stuck and dried.

9. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Still waiting for all the Snapdragon fan boys to accuse this carrier of hating on Qualcomm

14. waddup121 unregistered

yes, definitely.

2. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

why to purchase these phones instead of taking headache? when there are better and peaceful options available

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Define "peaceful options"

7. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I think you know what he meant. Options that don't catch fire out of the box.

15. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Safer might be a good word instead of peaceful. "Sorry for my bad English "

22. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Huh? Use Google translate.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

With that model on the thumbnail, every phone will heat up. She's got the rack.

5. Feanor

Posts: 1349; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

That's bad, because Sony has this great app, Folding@home which lends the processing power of your smartphone for scientific research and requires your phone to be plugged overnight. The combination of having your phone charging and processing complex protein sequences heats up slightly my Z2 but I'm afraid that, if the Z3+ heats up more, then Sony should issue a warning, or not allow Folding@home at all on their new flagship. You really don't want your phone catching fire while charging next to you in the middle of the night.

6. Shocky unregistered

Wow, things are certainly heating up for Qualcomm, that's a PR nightmare.

8. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

Switch to tablets at home? You kidding me? We should be able to use our phones whenever and wherever. This is ridiculous

10. redmd

Posts: 1928; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This is stupid. There are faster phones out there that doesn't overheat like 810 does.

11. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Should I do the same with my LG G Flex 2??? Great, now I am worried...

12. dimas

Posts: 3348; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You know overheating s**ts are real when a japanese carrier give warning to their clients. Bye Z3+, just don't ruin the z4 compact, Sony.

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Everyone should still use a tablet at home. They are cheap enough now and offer a much superior experience, plus every tablet should have a great way of receiving calls, texts, and whatsapp etc. now. That still doesn't excuse the sd810 though. Lol that's sad and Qualcomm should just jump straight to the 820.

16. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Turn off while charging and rather use tablets at home, LMAO, this Qualcomm debacle is all pretty hilarious. Where are the Qualcomm fanboys who claimed Samsung were trying to damage Qualcomm's rep. ???? Quiet as mice, humble pie served :) unlucky boys.

17. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

On The face of Qualcomm... Qualcomm is already having sleepless nights because of 810. Step up your game Qualcomm... Or soon you will be history..!!!!

18. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

This is part of the reason the HTC M9 is suffering in the sales department ( same re-hashed design of the M7 and M8 - large bezels etc..) Qualcomm basically did damage to them and other flagship models like Sony, LG, Motorola,Microsoft, etc.. What I dont understand is when these manufacturer realized this is why not suck it up and say " Hey Sammy lets get one thing straight - we hate you but we need your SoC?"

20. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Perhaps they did try to get Samsung's SoC, and Samsung knew that if they supplied the SoC, they could get more money from SoC sales. but it could hurt their phone sales too, so they opted to not provide the SoCs. But of course, Samsung continues providing SoCs to Apple, continuing the long hypocritcal tradition of complying with Apple and attacking everyone else... even though Apple sued them multiple times.

23. g2a5b0e unregistered

How are they complying with Apple? That makes no sense. They supply Apple with over 100 million chips in a year. That's just a smart business decision because they would make significantly less money if they didn't. Also, Apple isn't the only company that uses Samsung chips. You can find the Exynos in multiple Meizu phones.

19. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Should of learnt with the g flex 2 and concentrated on a new chip instead of loading up all these new devices with it. Main reason why I chose the s6 over any 810 phone.

21. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"Yep, you guessed right, DoCoMo pins the troublemakers as Sony's Xperia Z4 (Z3+ in the rest of the world), Sharp's newest Aquos Zeta SH-03G, and Fujitsu's next Arrows F-04G. The common thread between them, besides that they are awesome new flagships? Why, the Snapdragon 810 processor, of course." - Daniel P. (PA) Please take an English writing class. You DESPERATELY need it.

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