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Motorola DROID X2 is hot-literally

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Motorola DROID X2 is hot-literally
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.

source: Geek.com

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posted on 01 Jul 2011, 14:25 3

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Obviously that poor Droid X2 has a fever.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 14:40

2. Synack (unregistered)

That's what happens when you try to unlock the bootloader! MELTdownnnn......

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 14:55 5

4. Shifty (unregistered)

Thats what happens when you put s**tty software on s**tty hardware.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 16:31 2

12. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Haha true!

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 16:34 1

13. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 272; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)

lol get a life

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 14:47

3. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; 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.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 14:56 8

5. JosephGubbels (Posts: 15; Member since: 09 Mar 2011)

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.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 15:22 2

6. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

LMFAo good one canadian :D

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 21:59 1

18. hepresearch (unregistered)

Nice... me likey


posted on 01 Jul 2011, 15:24 1

7. mikeyinthecaddy (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)

My DroidX1 gets hot enough to make grill cheese when the bat gets past 50% adn its been doing it more since the gingerbread update. The tech support person told me all the droids get extremly hot

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 15:34 3

8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

You are all Ignorant, the temp. is that high because that's how much Gingerbread needs to be fully cooked xD...dont hate if its a very lame joke lol

posted on 02 Jul 2011, 12:09

25. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Respect lame. "Airplane" isn't a classic for it's richly developed characters....

posted on 02 Jul 2011, 12:11

26. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

"Airplane" IS a classic, right???

posted on 02 Jul 2011, 13:18

28. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

HAhahahahahaha...what? x)

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 15:34 1

9. SPcamert (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Feb 2010)

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.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 22:13

22. hepresearch (unregistered)

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

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 15:51

10. moonmonkeys (unregistered)

My DROIDX1 does the same thing and the Verizon sales rep said that the problem is
Widespread among DROID Xs because of it
Not being able to handle it due to the single core procesessor.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 22:08

21. hepresearch (unregistered)

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...

posted on 02 Jul 2011, 14:01

31. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)

the store reps at verizon are a bunch of liars and no answer morons. they peddle quick easy answers to get you out the door. thats all anyone i ever talk to experiences. bad business.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 16:02

11. Scourge (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Any time I run GPS while my phone is plugged into my car charger, its almost too hot to touch. And thats just a Motorola DROID. Im guessing a battery issue?

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 22:03

20. hepresearch (unregistered)

Wonder if it is actually the processor heating up? After all, CPU's in desktops and laptops have been equipped with cooling fans for decades...

That's what we get for sticking a 1 GHz + CPU in every new smartphone that people actually want...

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 23:11

23. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

I've burned myself literally on my Droid1, I have a really cheap IR thermometer that has read over 50C with the CPU reporting 60C+ and a battery temp of 45C.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 17:43

14. srvctec (unregistered)

My DX2 has only gotten up to 97 degrees under heavy use. Have had the phone for almost 2 weeks.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 19:53

15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

You should always turn off your phone for a few minutes every now and then. Leaving it on all day and night will make it heat up. Just like computers do when they are running all night.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 20:31

16. Niners13 (unregistered)

Galaxy s2 gets even hotter yet all of you still want it.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 21:21 1

17. JaceK (unregistered)

My DX2 will cook your eggs for breakfast, but it won't turn on the coffee. Still kinda nice waking up next to a hot display.

posted on 02 Jul 2011, 05:54

24. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)

In centigrade please

posted on 02 Jul 2011, 12:29

27. Droidincredible27 (unregistered)

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.

posted on 02 Jul 2011, 13:37

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)

anyone have any advise for this?

posted on 02 Jul 2011, 13:39

30. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)

what is the app that tells you the temperature of your phone?

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