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    Default Cold Temps & Droid Razr M

    My new Droid Razr M will be left in my car for 9 hrs at a time exposing it to cold temps. Is this ok? If not, what should I do?
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    I leave mine in the car all day. Its been in the 20's and 30's for 2 weeks and I haven't had any problems with it.

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    It should be okay. I work outside in the winter (construction) and my phone is in my pocket of my Car hart jacket and gets very cold and it survives.

    You could always wrap it in a small towel or something just to give it a little extra warmth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garnet Weaver View Post
    My new Droid Razr M will be left in my car for 9 hrs at a time exposing it to cold temps. Is this ok? If not, what should I do?
    Define "cold temps". Cold temps mean something totally different to someone in San Diego, CA and someone in Fairbanks, AK.
    Motorola Razr M + stock Android 4.1.2 on Verizon
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    30 degrees to below zero. I work in upstate NY.
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    I would agree with the poster above who said wrap the phone in something like a towel, or maybe a sweatshirt. You should be alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    You could always wrap it in a small towel or something just to give it a little extra warmth.
    How would that help? The towel is not any warmer than the air that it's in.
    Motorola Razr M + stock Android 4.1.2 on Verizon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete7874 View Post
    How would that help? The towel is not any warmer than the air that it's in.
    At least covers the screen from having direct open air contact to have any bad affects of frost or condensation forming on it to freeze

    Any protection is better than none

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    Got it. Thanks!
    Motorola Razr M + stock Android 4.1.2 on Verizon
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    Most coats and jackets these days have an inside pocket made for a cell phone. I walk in temps in the single digits here in NH and no problem in the inside pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewwill View Post
    Most coats and jackets these days have an inside pocket made for a cell phone. I walk in temps in the single digits here in NH and no problem in the inside pocket.
    The only difference is that if you have the jacket on you, your body heat is what helps keep the phone warm. If you leave the phone in a car, even inside a jacket, there is nothing there to keep the phone warm.
    Motorola Razr M + stock Android 4.1.2 on Verizon
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    I think the best answer for the OP is that your phone should be fine. Any extra protection you can provide the phone by covering the screen or wrapping the phone in a small towel, etc. is better than nothing. I'm sure during development phase of the devices they are put through temperature testing and have been designed to take it even though its probably not recommended if avoidable on a daily basis.

    The only real bad result I can see coming from it is possibly the battery taking a small hit on the temperatures affecting the internals of the battery. Although this is probably minimal and you would really have to do some serious comparative testing of different situations of temperatures to prove this is even happening.
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    FYI, this is noted in the User Guide:
    extreme heat or cold
    Dont store or use your mobile device in temperatures below -10C (14F) or
    above 60C (140F). Dont recharge your mobile device in temperatures below
    0C (32F) or above 45C (113F).
    I would expect these values to be very similar for most smartphones out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete7874 View Post
    Define "cold temps". Cold temps mean something totally different to someone in San Diego, CA and someone in Fairbanks, AK.
    Speaking of that, I just ordered a Razr M, and I hope it can withstand the freezing 50s we've been getting in San Diego

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    Quote Originally Posted by uscsailor View Post
    I hope it can withstand the freezing 50s we've been getting in San Diego
    LOL!
    Motorola Razr M + stock Android 4.1.2 on Verizon
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    This is just a suggestion, but what if you have music play during that time? Keep the CPU going to keep warmth, and it also shouldn't really do much to the battery.

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    The only way wrapping it up will help is if it is on or charging(creating it's own heat). Otherwise, temperature is temperature. I'd leave it plugged in and charging and wrapped up. Better yet, carry it with you.

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