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    Default my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    Is that normal?

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    Is that normal?

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    After reviewing mine with gsam for a couple days, I'd say no. My phone usually stays between 74℉ and 84, the highest being 90℉. Anybody else? I also get about 17 hours total with four and a half hours screen time on Battery before charging at around 15%

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    So I should factory reset?

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    FYI that's with power saver mode on and the brightness all the way up.

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by thepurpleturtle View Post
    So I should factory reset?

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    I would say yes. That's always the first thing to try.

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    What steps should I take before I factory reset so that I lose the least data?

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    Are you rooted?
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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    Not rooted

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    When I had my M8, the highest I ever saw it when charging was 88 degrees.

    98 degrees does seem high, not saying it is abnormal but I will let others chime into share their thoughts.

    Quote Originally Posted by NEXUS_HTC_PS View Post
    After reviewing mine with gsam for a couple days, I'd say no. My phone usually stays between 74℉ and 84, the highest being 90℉. Anybody else? I also get about 17 hours total with four and a half hours screen time on Battery before charging at around 15%

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    Yeah,so I'm definitely gonna factory reset. Any backup tips for the non rooted?

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    Mine's charging at the moment after doing a backup in TWRP. It's showing 97F in GSAM. It's already dropped 2 since starting this response.
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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    107 was the highest its gotten to

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    For app data use helium from the play store.

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    When I'm using navigation apps my phone gets to between 103 and 111. At 111 the phone case is REALLY hot.
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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    If you're taking in-use temps, that sounds completely normal. I'm pretty sure mine gets over 103 when browsing if I keep my hand flat against the back.
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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    But does it get uncomfortable?

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by thepurpleturtle View Post
    But does it get uncomfortable?

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    If I have it flat against my palm for more than 15min. Yea, it burns a little and I have to adjust. I have huge hands so I probably hold it differently than most but it gets uncomfortably hot at times, and that's w/ no case, just a skin.
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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by B0WIE View Post
    If I have it flat against my palm for more than 15min. Yea, it burns a little and I have to adjust. I have huge hands so I probably hold it differently than most but it gets uncomfortably hot at times, and that's w/ no case, just a skin.
    You should probably return it too lol

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    Are there any phone experts here to know if a sustained temperature of 106 will cause permanent damage to the battery, it'd be amazing if someone could answer this and maybe point my way to an article

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by thepurpleturtle View Post
    You should probably return it too lol

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    It's the same with every phone I've owned. No different on the M8. Resist the urge to feel like you're suffering some sort of anomaly. Too many people return phones w/o good reason and all it does is raise prices. I work in electronics and build equipment myself. 106 is not a big deal. If you're looking for someone to tell you it's bad so that you can feel better about returning it, I'm sure you'll find that person. But, you really don't have much to worry about.
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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    So this won't wear down the battery a lit?

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by LocationDudeNYC View Post
    When I'm using navigation apps my phone gets to between 103 and 111. At 111 the phone case is REALLY hot.
    Yeah but thats because its working hard to get GPS lock etc
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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by thepurpleturtle View Post
    So this won't wear down the battery a lit?

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    As long as the phone isn't getting above 120 degrees I wouldn't worry about , but that's just me.I don't think I ever had any phone get to 120 degrees .

    Actually phones have a safety feature that will shut down phone if it gets over certain temperature.
    It all depends on how hard your phone is working and for how long your using it as to how hot it gets.
    I think the hottest my phone ever got was 107 degrees in the summer time when playing Ingress for awhile.
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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    Doesn't the heat accelerate the degradation of the battery?

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    Default Re: my phone is usually 98 degrees and when charging, it's 103. is that normal?

    103 F is fine. I saw about 123F yesterday but I push my phone pretty hard. After a certain temperature, the phone will stop charging, and after an even higher temperature, the phone will shut off. But both of these Temps are way above 120F

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