1. ARNIE CHAN's Avatar
    Guys, I noticed that the use of raises the battery temp very quickly ? I don't think this was the case with note 2.
    I installed the batetry widget (from elvision) and noticed that as soon as i start drawing something using s pen the temp of the batter starts going up
    and when it reahces like 90 deg F you will start feeling the back of the phone (near camera) getting warmer.

    is this normal ? Please share your thoughts , i still have a week to go to return the phone.
    10-10-2013 01:45 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    This is the first I've heard that but I keep my phone in case too. ...and have not used the S-Pen a whole lot since I got the phone. Thanks for the heads-up.
    10-10-2013 01:50 PM
  3. ARNIE CHAN's Avatar
    Can you test it and let me know ? I don't have a case and feel my phone getting warmer when it reaches 90F. Can you try S PEN with case and without case ?
    10-10-2013 03:28 PM
  4. thymeless's Avatar
    This really shouldn't be surprising in general. The Wacom digitizer that the S pen works with and the software that drives it will take extra operation and processing power, plus the screen staying on longer for the pen use. That means a draw on the battery. how big that draw is, and that the temp rise is about 15-20 degrees from where it started, just doesn't seem that significant.

    I frequently run my Note 3 in bursts, 20 minutes of web work, reading book, playing a casual game. Nothing really intensive and it heats up like you describe. Not hot, but warm. So did my old phone in the same use. Seems normal to me.
    10-10-2013 03:50 PM
  5. RusticKey's Avatar
    Weird. I always use my S Pen and my Note never gets hot.

    Sent from my SM-N900
    10-10-2013 07:01 PM
  6. johnmares's Avatar
    Hi guys. I just got my note 3 with at&t. It heats up when I play games an I don't play long because my phone heats up around the top back by the camera. What's wrong?
    01-03-2014 11:31 AM
  7. DrSavant's Avatar
    Hi guys. I just got my note 3 with at&t. It heats up when I play games an I don't play long because my phone heats up around the top back by the camera. What's wrong?
    Nothing - just a fast processor, in a plastic body. Many Note 3s tend to heat up quickly, when in high cpu consumption mode. Some games would do that, some won't. Dead Trigger 2 is a great example - cooks things up very quickly.

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    01-03-2014 11:42 AM
  8. Isc73's Avatar
    Never with the s pen but definitely with high end games. I remember my iPhone 5 would almost burn when I played 3d games, but it wasn't really a problem for me

    Sent from my SM-N900T using Tapatalk
    01-03-2014 12:03 PM
  9. z06mike's Avatar
    We want phones that have extreme processing power and are super thin, but that comes at a cost. The heat that is generated by the processor/screen/gpu/etc needs to be dissipated and that is why we feel the phone getting warm. I wouldn't worry about it all unless it gets very hot, but I will tell you this, I have not noticed mine getting hot when using the S-pen. If you get a chance, stop by your carrier's store and play with another phone and see if the same happens.
    01-03-2014 12:12 PM
  10. FBA's Avatar
    We have a pen included in this phone?
    01-03-2014 07:41 PM

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