Still fearful of the overheating Snapdragon 810? Reports say all current smartphones have the tweaked v2.1 edition

Still fearful of the overheating Snapdragon 810? Reports say all current smartphones have the tweaked v2.1 edition
Recently, we've heard talks of a “Snapdragon 810 v2.1” – allegedly, an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 810, which acquired the unfortunate fame of being an overheating SoC that needs to be throttled most of the time in order not to fry. Word is that Qualcomm addressed some issues with the chip and the v2.1 variant is heat-free.

Manufacturers that are about to release SD 810-toting handsets would, of course, love to make sure that the chip they use in their new smartphones does not cause issues, which is why marketing campaigns have started specifically underlining the fact that “this phone has a Snapdragon 810 v2.1 in it”. However, it seems that this may be true for all handsets that use Qualcomm's SoC.

HTC Senior Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon took to Twitter to inform users that, as per Qualcomm-given information, all SD 810-equipped smartphones that are currentlyon sales are rocking the v2.1 in them. And sure, this makes sense, as Qualcomm has probably discontinued the original chip and now only manufactures and ships the updated version.

This begs three questions – firstly, do early adopters who ended up owning a smartphone with the original Snapdragon 810 deserve some kind of compensation?

Secondly, how recently was the v2.1 adopted by "all OEMs"? We recall that just last month, Japanese NTT DoCoMo was warning its clients about overheating concerns over the Xperia Z4.

And, lastly, LG wasn't happy when it first heard that Qualcomm is planning to tweak the Snapdragon 810, since it had just launched the G Flex 2 with the first version of the SoC under its hood. The smartphone maker even threatened to sue the silicone slinger – will there be bad blood between the two now?



via: PhoneDog

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32 Comments

1. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Qualcom made htc and lg their beta testers. Besides I bet the 2.1 is undercooked.

4. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

*underclocked

9. Calm_down_mon

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

undercooked worked too :D

15. lallolu

Posts: 731; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

T9 was smart there

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

For me i will just avoid buying any device with Qualcomm 810-Anything. No point throwing good money away.

24. waddup121 unregistered

It's impossible to tame the beast

30. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

2.1, 100% means underclocked cpu

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I'm using Mi note pro with snap 810, I have no such heating issues, what's shocking is it's even cooler than my iPhone 6 plus. Nevertheless, mediatek on meizu is way cooler as well as Huawei honor series

27. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I had Mediatek and it was awesome.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

So what? Tell that to the Xperia Z3+. No more excuses, Snapdragon 810 is a failure.

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

So does the PlayStation. It's Sony that failed to utilized the tech dumb

7. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

What does this have to do with PlayStation? I see a tech dumb here, or a pure dumb too.

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

What could be dumber than the one who generalized and blame others, of course you won't blame Sony as your avatar tells everything.

10. Calm_down_mon

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

and you are obviously not a hater with your "PS4 sucks" avatar x)

11. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Oh, your avatar. Oh, the irony. Oh dude, you're so cheesy. TOPKEK The Daily Blah™

5. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Probably throttling it. I would love to see antutu scores between the original and the 2.1.

12. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Only gamers need to worry about heating issues. And accordingly to the recent poll, not many ppl use their phones to play games anyways.

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

you need to see more reviews of the Z3+, or HTC m9 or LG FLex 2... they heat up with just normal usage.

22. calim

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

I have the Z3+ and it only heats up during camera use. Normal usage or gaming is room temperature back panel. I've gotten warnings when photographing or filming. The only time anything has shut down was during "AR fun" which I just tried out. I find it quite gimmicky.

31. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1222; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

And you want to say that using camera in smartphone doesn't comes under normal usage?

23. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

All phones are heating on surfing web not only on heavy tasks.

13. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

At the expense of a degraded performance, Try running 5 successive AntuTu tests, the results will give you the answer

20. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Yeah or take a look at the Geekbench website. There's such a big difference between the results, compared to eg. devices with the S805.

14. prima.king

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Better waiting for snapdragon820 or else

18. smartMartian

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

SD810:::The grim reaper of smartphones 2015:::

19. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

My advice: Avoid all SD 810 devices.

21. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

What Qualcomm did was just a band-aid solution, not actually solving the core-problem itself

25. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Idc about benchmark scores. If it doesn't overheat, thats awesome.

26. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Tweaked = underclocked

28. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

M9 Overheat a lot....

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