Motorola DROID X2 is hot-literally

Motorola DROID X2 is hot-literally
According to, 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 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.


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Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Obviously that poor Droid X2 has a fever.

2. Synack unregistered

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

4. Shifty unregistered

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

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Haha true!

13. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

lol get a life

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

5. JosephGubbels

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 09, 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.

6. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

LMFAo good one canadian :D

18. hepresearch unregistered

Nice... me likey +1

7. mikeyinthecaddy

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 29, 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

8. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 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

25. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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

26. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

"Airplane" IS a classic, right???

28. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

HAhahahahahaha...what? x)

9. SPcamert

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 06, 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.

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

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.

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...

31. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 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.

11. Scourge

Posts: 11; Member since: May 27, 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?

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...

23. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

14. srvctec unregistered

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


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

16. Niners13 unregistered

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

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.

24. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

In centigrade please

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.

29. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 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?

30. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

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

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