1. belodion's Avatar
    Phone geeks: Would it be true to say that the G3's processor would have to work harder to keep the QuadHD display fed and that this would tend to cause overheating?

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    06-11-2014 06:53 PM
  2. rushmore's Avatar
    Makes sense considering same 28nm chip in 1080p devices (the sweet spot for the gpu) and much higher res. I think one hour use with a 3d game with ambient temps above 85 degrees could make a very toasty device. Maybe.

    My concern is LG is throttling the device to compensate for the display and the 28nm chip. This is not like a tablet with more space for heat dissipation designed around the SoC.
    06-11-2014 09:49 PM
  3. Relgoshan's Avatar
    It depends where the chip is located and whether they use any thermal transfer sorcery. I bet we will be seeing pico heat spreader designs picking up in the mobile arena.
    06-13-2014 01:13 PM
  4. David Crutchfield's Avatar
    I just bought a G3 this weekend, and it does get quite warm. Right after activating it, my Google account automaticlly installed all the apps I had on my Galaxy S4. In th emiddle of that process I was palying arouind with it and it would not let me increase the screento overheating issues" is what the little balloon said.
    I love everything else about this phone but, even though I have not seen that messge again, the heat worries me a little. Just a little bit ago, I was working on the phone and ended up calling my wife. It was quite warm to my ear as well as my hand.
    07-21-2014 02:23 PM
  5. xocomaox's Avatar
    I haven't noticed the G3 heating up any warmer than my RAZR Maxx. Perhaps I am not pushing it hard enough. I am only at about 800MB a day downloaded on WiFi. Been playing Minecraft only at 30 minute intervals. Perhaps I need to push harder?
    07-21-2014 02:47 PM
  6. DamianP's Avatar
    Have had my G3 about 4 days now and have not seen any overheating issues and I went through a similar install a ton of apps when I migrated over from my G2 ...it gets slightly warmer when running navigation apps like waze, but nothing bad at all. I have never seen an over temp message and I run an exchange and gmail push mail system with corp policies.
    07-21-2014 03:27 PM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    That's an old thread that must have been down to the centre of the earth and back. Now that I actually own a G3, I can report back to my earlier self that I've had no problems with overheating...nothing worse than a bit of warmth occasionally, so stop worrying and buy the phone.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-21-2014 03:31 PM
  8. belodion's Avatar
    ...And I did buy it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-21-2014 03:32 PM

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