Watch as the Sony Xperia Z3+ overheats after a few seconds' camera app use
OnePlus is adamant that its upcoming OnePlus 2, which will also be powered by the 810 SoC, won't be afflicted by overheating woes. But looking at the mess that Sony seems to have gotten itself into, one may view OnePlus' decision as ill-advised. Sony has said that a software update is on its way to address the overheating problem. But as the video below demonstrates, minor usage of certain camera functions can easily push the Z3+ to apparently unmanageable temperatures.
The launch of the Xperia Z4 in Japan was marred by users complaining and retailers warning about the overheating tendencies, with many outlets advising shoppers to power down their device at regular intervals. Thus, the software update Sony speaks of cannot arrive quickly enough, and here's hoping the fix doesn't involve throttling the chip to a fraction of its capabilities.
Check the clip below, and as ever, let us know of your thoughts in the comments.