Phadunkin, don't sweat it. The majority of posts are still along the lines of, "This phone rocks!" I'm guessing the OP's issue is due to some culprit app that is staying awake and trying constantly to access the web for some reason.
Most devices these days, especially the 4G ones, get pretty warm with heavy use--it's kind of unavoidable if you want power and speed. If it's any comfort, my old HTC Droid Incredible got considerably warmer than my Maxx, and that was just 3G.
So it's 6 am- on the charger all night. Got up and played all 7 open hands of word with Friends and the maxx is really hot. Checked out watchdog and there are no apps misbehaving. What should I do? Any other app to tell me what is heating up the maxx? If it is WWF now what?
Ah ha! I think I've found the culprit scotty! What was happening with mine is the 4g radio is always transmitting data, thus why it was getting hot. I finally was able to trace down the Email client as the culprit. It was constantly transmitting who know's what all the time, keeping the data transmission going. I went into the setting of the email client, and I told each of my email accounts (I have 2) to sync on Wifi only. Being that we have Wifi at the Office, and at home, I figured there is no since in me receiving emails while I'm driving, or out on a hot date with my wife. I've tested it now over the last 2 days with very positive results. My Maxx has yet to get hot, and my battery life has lasted for the last 2 days with juice to spare. I used a combination of Watchguard, Trafficstat, and Systempanel (All free apps) to narrow this one down. I would recommend if anyone else is having the same problem, use these three apps and see what is chewing up the most cpu, and what is transmitting data. Start configuring these programs and or services to put an end to this epidemic.
Hope this one helps out the community, as this plagued me for the last 3 weeks... Alas, no more carrying around a charger!
I've had my Maxx a few months, and for the first time it got very hot today which I could feel through the Otterbox. The screen was off and the phone had been in standby for about four hours. Once it got hot, it only took a couple of hours more for the battery to drain completely. It took about fifteen to twenty minutes on charge before the phone would even turn back on.