Sony Xperia X camera overheats on video nearly one year after the Xperia Z3+ snapper got hot

Sony Xperia X camera overheats on video nearly one year after the Xperia Z3+ snapper got hot
Last June, we showed you a video of the camera overheating on the Sony Xperia Z3+. Considering that the phone was powered by the Snapdragon 810 chipset, which had a propensity to warm up like a Summer's day in Miami Beach, this really wasn't terribly surprising. Sony did promise to issue a software update when the camera app on the Sony Xperia Z4 (equal to the Xperia Z3+) started overheating immediately upon the launch of the phone.

You would think that such issues would no longer be a concern for Xperia users since the new Sony Xperia X is powered by a Snapdragon 650 SoC. The latter is not known for overheating. But a recently recorded video, part of a review of the phone in Germany (comparing the phone to the Samsung Galaxy S7), shows the handset overheating after the camera app is opened.

Having said this, it seems that not every unit is overheating, and this could be a problem related to different firmware used on the phone in different regions. It might even be a simple case of a defective unit. Regardless, even the mere hint of an overheating issue is the last thing in the world that Sony needs, especially when it is trying to reboot its smartphone line and distance itself from the overheating that took place last year.

source: DamirFranc via XperiaBlog, AndroidAuthority

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Xperia X
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera) 13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2620 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo


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