1. Garnet Weaver's Avatar
    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?
    01-17-2013 07:41 AM
  2. pdaniel219's Avatar
    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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    01-17-2013 08:37 AM
  3. Paul627g's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    01-17-2013 08:39 AM
  4. Pete7874's Avatar
    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.
    01-17-2013 11:48 AM
  5. Garnet Weaver's Avatar
    30 degrees to below zero. I work in upstate NY.
    01-17-2013 02:28 PM
  6. paul-c's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my Sony Xperia ion
    01-17-2013 05:06 PM
  7. Pete7874's Avatar
    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.
    01-17-2013 06:48 PM
  8. Paul627g's Avatar
    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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    01-18-2013 10:16 AM
  9. Pete7874's Avatar
    Got it. Thanks!
    01-18-2013 10:25 AM
  10. lewwill's Avatar
    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.
    01-18-2013 10:39 AM
  11. Pete7874's Avatar
    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.
    01-18-2013 10:43 AM
  12. Paul627g's Avatar
    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.
    01-18-2013 11:02 AM
  13. Pete7874's Avatar
    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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    01-18-2013 11:21 AM
  14. uscsailor's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    01-21-2013 12:22 AM
  15. Pete7874's Avatar
    I hope it can withstand the freezing 50s we've been getting in San Diego
    LOL!
    01-21-2013 08:11 AM
  16. durango992007's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
    01-21-2013 11:41 AM
  17. bigbadwulff's Avatar
    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.
    01-23-2013 09:02 AM

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