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    Default Nexus 5 gets hot fast

    I've noticed over the last week or so that my N5 gets hot when I browse the web for a few seconds. It gets insanely hot when I try to use navigation as well. I've never had a phone get this hot, this often. It seems like the simplest task makes the device very warm. Any ideas??

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    I don't think it's the app that's causing that to happen. It's likely due to some other processes running in the background that are "ramping up" the CPU and causing it to get hot. If you go to battery stats does it show any other processes running?
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    Here is my stats..

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    Does the behavior persist after a reboot?

    And does that screenshot represent a period of time where the phone heated up a lot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaramie3 View Post
    Here is my stats..

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    I'd also suggest download GSam battery monitor, as it will give you a more complete view of running processes and even tells you the exact temperature of the battery.

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    The behavior persist after I turn it off for a while then turn it back on. The results were when the phone was very warm. It kind of sucks.

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    I see that your signal is not very good. It might be working overtime to try to get a data signal when you're browsing. Also, do you have GPS on? That might also contribute to increased CPU/battery usage--try changing it to Battery Saving mode.
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    For some reason when my phone is on wifi, the signal drops from 4 bars to zero or 1 bar. I have GPS on but I've always had it on and its never been an issue.

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    That's weird. Wi-Fi shouldn't interfere with cell reception. Seems like there's some odd hardware issue going on.

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    Is your phone plugged in to a car charger?

    I noticed my phone gets really hot if I have the screen on and charging in the car (where I spend my lunch breaks).

    I'm thinking my charger may not be powerful enough to charge the phone while it's in use.
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    Nope its not plugged into a car charger. It happens when the phone isn't plugged in and I use it. Its not a big deal but I was curious if anyone else experienced this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    That's weird. Wi-Fi shouldn't interfere with cell reception. Seems like there's some odd hardware issue going on.

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    My phone is on the AT&T network. There are at least 5 towers within range of my home and my phone often switches among them (see AIO / AT&T Tower Selection Algorithm).

    Anyway, what I have also noticed is this: when your phone has a Wi-Fi connection, it disables data on the cellular connection and this will effectively cause either a change in the tower you are connected to or a change in the specific transmit/receive connection. When you disable Wi-Fi, the process is reversed because you now require a cellular data connection.

    In simple terms, with Wi-Fi disabled, you probably see the LTE, H or E cellular icon, but as soon as you enable Wi-Fi the 4G, H or E disappears.
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    Flash a different kernel like say "Franco kernel". you might be surprised of the outcome it can have with temp control

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