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    Default Nexus 4 getting too hot?

    I got my N4 this past Friday, haven't done anything except installing a few apps (like Dolphin, angry birds etc) from the Play store, no rooting or custom roms or anything like that. However, I've noticed that the phone still gets VERY got, upon installing a temperature monitoring app, it seems that the CPU is running at 50-59 degrees Celcius at certain times. WTF? should I RMA or is this normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_tomatoes View Post
    I got my N4 this past Friday, haven't done anything except installing a few apps (like Dolphin, angry birds etc) from the Play store, no rooting or custom roms or anything like that. However, I've noticed that the phone still gets VERY got, upon installing a temperature monitoring app, it seems that the CPU is running at 50-59 degrees Celcius at certain times. WTF? should I RMA or is this normal?
    It is normal. However I returned my N4 mostly because of the battery (it sucked) and overheating issue too. The Galaxy Nexus suffered from the same thing. It was overheating like crazy at the same upper part of the device. So yeah.... Its normal, if you want to keep this phone you gonna have to accept this fact. I didn't....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_tomatoes View Post
    I got my N4 this past Friday, haven't done anything except installing a few apps (like Dolphin, angry birds etc) from the Play store, no rooting or custom roms or anything like that. However, I've noticed that the phone still gets VERY got, upon installing a temperature monitoring app, it seems that the CPU is running at 50-59 degrees Celcius at certain times. WTF? should I RMA or is this normal?
    I would get a RMA. It shouldn't be running that hot. That's dangerously hot..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalvik View Post
    It is normal. However I returned my N4 mostly because of the battery (it sucked) and overheating issue too. The Galaxy Nexus suffered from the same thing. It was overheating like crazy at the same upper part of the device. So yeah.... Its normal, if you want to keep this phone you gonna have to accept this fact. I didn't....
    normal for 50 C???? No way dude. 40 C is high enough for me and i've never reached it. When it gets past 100 F (whatever that is in celsius) is when you should worry unless maybe you were playing a graphics intensive game like shadowgun (your icon XD)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    normal for 50 C???? No way dude. 40 C is high enough for me and i've never reached it. When it gets past 100 F (whatever that is in celsius) is when you should worry unless maybe you were playing a graphics intensive game like shadowgun (your icon XD)
    Well like i said it is "normal" or rather typical for the Nexus 4 and GNex. But it wasnt normal for me so i returned it and still using my iphone 4s which stays cool under almost any usage scenarios
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalvik View Post
    Well like i said it is "normal" or rather typical for the Nexus 4 and GNex. But it wasnt normal for me so i returned it and still using my iphone 4s which stays cool under almost any usage scenarios
    Was interpreting your sentence like that's what it does for all Nexus 4 and that is normal. Well it technically isn't normal, it is often though. You should've gotten a replacement device instead and see the battery on that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_tomatoes View Post
    I got my N4 this past Friday, haven't done anything except installing a few apps (like Dolphin, angry birds etc) from the Play store, no rooting or custom roms or anything like that. However, I've noticed that the phone still gets VERY got, upon installing a temperature monitoring app, it seems that the CPU is running at 50-59 degrees Celcius at certain times. WTF? should I RMA or is this normal?
    that doesnt sound normal to me. i've never noticed mine getting hot at all. you should RMA it.
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    What is a normally acceptable temperature range? It seems that if I just leave it alone for a while, it seems to just idle at 30-35 degrees Celcius or so
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_tomatoes View Post
    What is a normally acceptable temperature range? It seems that if I just leave it alone for a while, it seems to just idle at 30-35 degrees Celcius or so
    What app are you using to check? I'll see what mine is

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjohnson201 View Post
    that doesnt sound normal to me. i've never noticed mine getting hot at all. you should RMA it.
    Really....? Wow... Then I must've been very unlucky with all my Nexus units (2 Gnex-s and 1 N4) because all of them were getting extremely hot you could fry an egg on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalvik View Post
    Really....? Wow... Then I must've been very unlucky with all my Nexus units (2 Gnex-s and 1 N4) because all of them were getting extremely hot you could fry an egg on it.
    lol no mine doesnt get hot at all. did you even try to RMA yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjohnson201 View Post
    What app are you using to check? I'll see what mine is

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_tomatoes View Post
    System Tuner

    Mine has got up to 42c, and would have got hotter if I didn't shut the game down. This is the same game I had on my gs2, and galaxy nexus. Anything half way CPU intensive heats it up quickly. Partly due to glass design, the other software..
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    Are you sure this app is accurate? It says my phone is 107 degreesF and I just felt it and it's not hot at all. I would hate to know what it reads when it does feel hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugnuttt View Post
    Are you sure this app is accurate? It says my phone is 107 degreesF and I just felt it and it's not hot at all. I would hate to know what it reads when it does feel hot.
    I use battery widget for my temperature needs. Works great.
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    I use setcpu, its not for battery but its good i think. I never feel my phone is warm if the temperature stated is at room or a little above

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    Battery widget says it's 91F.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugnuttt View Post
    Battery widget says it's 91F.
    what does the widget say after you don't use the phone at all. When I wake up after charging my phone, it is usually around 70F
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    BTW, What are normal ranges?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugnuttt View Post
    BTW, What are normal ranges?
    i'm saying 100 F under.
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    Hi guys! Mine's temperature when I wake up is 29 C. Then I use it for Max Payne Mobile. And that too on highest graphics, highest brightness. In 5 mins it gets up to 34 C. Then after 10 min more it gets up to 39C. Then in 5 min more it gets up to 41C. Then I close the game and charge the battery and within 10 mins it goes back down to 30C. It shouldn't go up to 50C. But it is normal. I got mine less than a month ago. But it is fast! I used to play Max Payne on my PC. And my nexus 4 plays it faster than my i5. So there is a reason for getting hot. It can burn the processor or maybe crack the back or the screen. And you can't use it because the screen gets hot too. You wouldn't wanna touch the stove that hot like a toy.
    Sent from my Nexus 4. (After playing Max Payne)
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    This is very abnormal.
    The highest temp I've gotten on my N4 on stock Jelly Bean is 40C in room temperature; and this was when playing some pretty demanding games.
    The highest temp not on stock is 53C on a Alpha build of Paranoid Android with the Franco's kernel on its default values.
    If I was you I would call and tell the reps about this
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    running a mobile 1.5gz quad with adreno 320 at 40c while gaming, that 12 degrees hotter than my room?
    is it water cooled?
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    You'll be glad during winter.

    Posted from my Nexus 4 via Android Central App
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