1. nobodyisherenow's Avatar
    Hey all,
    I'm new to the forum as I just got my galaxy S II about a week ago. I was just wondering if anyone's phone starts to get hot after about 20-30 minutes of use (games, internet, texting, etc)? My phone tends to get slightly warm towards top behind the phone when I'm holding it. Should there be cause for concern?
    Also looking for a good, slim, hard case with good screen protector. I see most people are suggesting SGP. Anyone else have suggestions/recommendations?

    Thanks everyone!
    10-14-2011 10:37 AM
  2. lilo777's Avatar
    Mine gets warm too. I believe it's expected.
    10-14-2011 12:10 PM
  3. AndreaCristiano#AC's Avatar
    Mine doesn't at all I expected it too but it doesn't
    10-14-2011 12:56 PM
  4. jSiLeNt619's Avatar
    Also looking for a good, slim, hard case with good screen protector. I see most people are suggesting SGP. Anyone else have suggestions/recommendations?

    Thanks everyone!
    I like the screen protector Steinheil ultra oleophobic. As for the case, I bought the case mate barely there brush aluminum, should get here pretty soon. I heard good reviews about it.
    10-14-2011 03:47 PM
  5. Mr.Gadget's Avatar
    Mine used to get hot... I turned off my Exchange push mail and set it to poll every couple hours and so far so good. My battery life was abysmal until then as well. So, if you are pulling lots of email or other network traffic, check those settings as they may help...
    10-14-2011 05:14 PM
  6. solomonjets's Avatar
    i keep the case-mate pop on it but i've never noticed it getting warm
    10-14-2011 06:12 PM
  7. Taveras Martin's Avatar
    Hey all,
    I'm new to the forum as I just got my galaxy S II about a week ago. I was just wondering if anyone's phone starts to get hot after about 20-30 minutes of use (games, internet, texting, etc)? My phone tends to get slightly warm towards top behind the phone when I'm holding it. Should there be cause for concern?
    Also looking for a good, slim, hard case with good screen protector. I see most people are suggesting SGP. Anyone else have suggestions/recommendations?

    Thanks everyone!
    10-14-2011 08:10 PM
  8. Taveras Martin's Avatar
    Go softgel. And no, no hot issues
    10-14-2011 08:11 PM
  9. ads's Avatar
    Don't have an SGSII yet, but my SGSI captivate gets significantly warmer at certain times; I'd expect it is purely a function of battery use, so if you are doing heavy usage AND you have a poor signal you're working everything that takes energy pretty hard. In this case, heat goes up, battery life goes quicker, simply a matter of energy use in a battery.

    ADS
    10-14-2011 09:13 PM
  10. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    Hey all,
    I'm new to the forum as I just got my galaxy S II about a week ago. I was just wondering if anyone's phone starts to get hot after about 20-30 minutes of use (games, internet, texting, etc)? My phone tends to get slightly warm towards top behind the phone when I'm holding it. Should there be cause for concern?
    Also looking for a good, slim, hard case with good screen protector. I see most people are suggesting SGP. Anyone else have suggestions/recommendations?

    Thanks everyone!
    It has a paper thin battery door, getting a little warm is to be expected I think.
    10-14-2011 11:22 PM
  11. titan87's Avatar
    Yes. This periodically happens to me (about once or twice a month). Using os monitor, it seems that vlingo takes up about 40-50% of cpu time. killing the process doesn't seem to help 'coz it just respawns). Only a reboot helps me. It doesn't just warm, but hot and battery drains like crazy! The 2.3.3 update doesn't help.
    10-15-2011 12:56 AM
  12. pmt1209's Avatar
    I've had my GS2 since its Oct 2nd release and never felt it even get warm,,,
    10-15-2011 07:45 AM
  13. gsainath4u's Avatar
    I have observed that my GSII get hot below the camera area, after playing graphics intensive games.
    Other that such times, I have never felt it become warm.

    There is nothing to worry, if your phone gets a bit warm/hot occasionally when you play games. But I think texting and listening to music should not make the device warm.
    10-15-2011 11:02 AM
  14. zmagrini's Avatar
    even an xbox 360 gets hot when you play games, and thats what it was designed for. your phone is going to get hot when you play games. i can feel mine get hot right under the camera and under the earpiece.
    10-15-2011 11:35 AM
  15. dpmarsola's Avatar
    I have mine for 4 months now (Im fro Brazil and they launched here first)... and I noticed that it gets warm sometimes around the camera area.

    I try to force close some applications/services... sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt.

    I noticed that usually is because its trying to update or sync something....

    When I use heavy processing apps it heats up too!

    Unfortunetly it seems to be a "normal" thing for SGSII users!
    10-15-2011 08:53 PM
  16. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    I have observed that my GSII get hot below the camera area, after playing graphics intensive games.
    Other that such times, I have never felt it become warm.

    There is nothing to worry, if your phone gets a bit warm/hot occasionally when you play games. But I think texting and listening to music should not make the device warm.
    Exactly, whenever the processor or the cellular radio does a lot of work it gets hot. As long as it is not so hot it hurts your hand you're good.
    10-15-2011 10:05 PM
  17. shansmi's Avatar
    i am pretty sure it is not the proc getting hot but the gpu. i would have to look at the specs but i am pretty sure these devices have a standalone gpu like a pc. if it is from nvidia, they are known for heating up while gaming or while doing any other type of gpu intensive activity.
    10-16-2011 09:13 AM
  18. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Mine gets a tad warm under heavy usage, nothing out of the ordinary.
    10-16-2011 09:58 AM
  19. Go_Fast's Avatar
    Mine gets hot when I talk to it and rub it a certain way...









    10-16-2011 03:31 PM
  20. shansmi's Avatar
    LOL, rub the other side to even things out.
    10-16-2011 08:30 PM
  21. qikstart's Avatar
    Mine gets warm during heavy use, but not when it's idle, but I also try to shut down all my apps when I'm done. There's has been once or twice where I did feel it warm in my pocket and found that I had left 3 or 4 apps running - shutting them down cooled down the phone quickly. It's not anything that bothers me.
    10-17-2011 12:57 AM
  22. tmcmaster007's Avatar
    I had an Atrix and compared to that the S2 is cold. It does run a bit warm during heavy use, but the Atrix would get so hot I had a hard time holding it.
    10-17-2011 08:23 AM
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