View Poll Results: Does your Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch get really hot?

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  • Hot enough to fry an egg!

    31 26.05%
  • Gets warm but not uncomfortably

    39 32.77%
  • Seems ok to me

    45 37.82%
  • Never really tested it enough to notice

    4 3.36%
10-11-2011 09:30 PM
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  1. linzgeneral's Avatar
    My friend, I have in fact posted positives on the phones when there are positives to post.. I truly believe that the Photon is probably close to the perfect phone. And the great thing about me is that I will NEVER fabricate the truth to get some type of self satisfaction with a purchase that I have made that will in turn maybe steer someone whos just looking for an honest answer on a product before they purchase it. With that said this current product by Samsung is very very suspect with ALL of the problems that the end user such as myself is having. The screen, speed and camera (still) is great however, this product is a major FAIL with connectivity, internet speed, build quality, audio quality and over heat!!!! Also the inablity for it to charge completely using USB...
    Hey you can hang around and like a product that you consciously know is not up to par with the hype if you want to. But just about EVERYONE signed up to this forum has experience with Samsungs lackluster products.. They havn't released a worthy product to DATE and that is FACT!!! And this one is no exception.
    Yes, exactly what this guy said, throw in unusable GPS and games shutting down after a few minutes for good measure, carrying mine back to the store for analysis if I have time today. I am really annoyed by many of these issues and more annoyed that there are folks out there who will tell you that these things don't exist and that this phone is perfect. If you don't have them, then great, count your blessings but those who have experienced them quite regularly are very annoyed. I still like the phone very much and would not trade it in for another model right now but as soon as something better (Large HD screen and equally good camera) comes along I am moving on immediately (already got my money under my matress to purchase outright).
    10-08-2011 11:57 AM
  2. kgbeezr1's Avatar
    It seems to me that any phone that needs software written to limit screen brightness to keep the phone from overheating, and utilizes that software often, has an overheating problem. I've returned my E4G, haven't decided if i'm going to try another (I want to), but the unit I had got hot enough when trying to transfer data with a very weak signal that the screen brightness was always limited to about half. Trying to transfer data and having it plugged in at the same time would make it hot enough that I unplugged it and shut it off for fear of damaging it. I never played games on it, not sure how that would have affected heat. I also have a Droid Charge on Verizon with a Qualcomm CDMA radio (not sure if it's the same one), and while it does get warm when transferring data, sometimes very warm, it's never reached anywhere near the temp that my E4G did.

    After reading until i'm cross-eyed, i'm convinced this is like a lottery situation with this phone, some roll off the line with no issues, and (too many) others are being shipped with strange radio/antenna/heat issues.
    10-08-2011 04:00 PM
  3. SanGo's Avatar
    The only time I've managed to make the phone uncomfortably hit is playing Asphalt 6 for a decent amount of time on the charger. Off the charger, I can play pretty much any game for upwards of an hour or so, which is too long anyway lol.
    10-09-2011 08:15 PM
  4. Dean50's Avatar
    Yup my phones been getting pretty warm
    10-10-2011 12:01 PM
  5. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I was using HDMI out today and my phone lost battery even though it was plugged in the charger. This really sucks.

    Temp was at 52C.

    Sent from my Epic 4G Touch
    10-11-2011 12:09 AM
  6. DirkBelig's Avatar
    I noticed ebbs and flows of heat with my EVO and the same seemed to be happening with my GS2E4GTBBQ until yesterday (had it 5 days) when it was draining battery rapidly and was constantly warm. After it went down to about 30% after only 4 hours, I put it on my old EVO charger. Looking at the usage stats led me to believe that Craig's Notification and I killed the process then restarted the phone. Shortly after it restarted, I heard a beep and noticed it had stopped charging due to overheating. I have the phone naked, so I have no idea what could be causing the heating.

    I took off the back cover and then pulled the battery (which wasn't THAT hot) and let them sit a few minutes before putting it back in and then letting it charge with the phone off. After a while, I powered the phone up and then took it off the charger at about 97% IIRC.

    I woke up and after about 5 hours off the charger, it was down to 90% which was a bit better than the usual overnight drop at home on the wifi. It felt cool and the battery app showed the temperature to be rather low compared to the 90s I usually see. I decided to leave it off the charger on the drive in and used it in my office which I swear is a Kryptonite Faraday cage for a signal leaving me frequently with one or less bars and no data connection. As you can see, it dove precipitously until I put it on the charger at 35%. It took about three hours to recharge. Temps are between 99-108F.

    More worrisome is how the phone has just shut off on me. The first time was last Saturday while at lunch. I set it down on the table and when I picked it back up, it was off. Later that afternoon, it went off while on the charger at home (an HP Touchpad charger), so the reported loose battery possibility wasn't an option. It shut down again while on the car charger, a Verizon unit, and this was ahead of the heat, drain and power issues detailed above. I wonder if I have a bum handset?
    10-11-2011 03:06 PM
  7. dguidry12's Avatar
    I noticed ebbs and flows of heat with my EVO and the same seemed to be happening with my GS2E4GTBBQ until yesterday (had it 5 days) when it was draining battery rapidly and was constantly warm. After it went down to about 30% after only 4 hours, I put it on my old EVO charger. Looking at the usage stats led me to believe that Craig's Notification and I killed the process then restarted the phone. Shortly after it restarted, I heard a beep and noticed it had stopped charging due to overheating. I have the phone naked, so I have no idea what could be causing the heating.

    I took off the back cover and then pulled the battery (which wasn't THAT hot) and let them sit a few minutes before putting it back in and then letting it charge with the phone off. After a while, I powered the phone up and then took it off the charger at about 97% IIRC.

    I woke up and after about 5 hours off the charger, it was down to 90% which was a bit better than the usual overnight drop at home on the wifi. It felt cool and the battery app showed the temperature to be rather low compared to the 90s I usually see. I decided to leave it off the charger on the drive in and used it in my office which I swear is a Kryptonite Faraday cage for a signal leaving me frequently with one or less bars and no data connection. As you can see, it dove precipitously until I put it on the charger at 35%. It took about three hours to recharge. Temps are between 99-108F.

    More worrisome is how the phone has just shut off on me. The first time was last Saturday while at lunch. I set it down on the table and when I picked it back up, it was off. Later that afternoon, it went off while on the charger at home (an HP Touchpad charger), so the reported loose battery possibility wasn't an option. It shut down again while on the car charger, a Verizon unit, and this was ahead of the heat, drain and power issues detailed above. I wonder if I have a bum handset?
    Check my post you may well have a bad unit like I did
    10-11-2011 09:30 PM
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