Nexus 5 Gets Really Hot, 43.9c Hot….?

Posted Nov 21, 2013 at 11:56 am in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

Just wondering if anyone’s Nexus 5 gets really hot while playing games?

I usually stop playing games because I am worried about the heat but I have gotten to 43.9c after playing Plants vs Zombies 2 (PvZ2) or Kingdom Rush (KR) for maybe, 10 minutes. I have no phone case and nothing else is running in the background and it is stock Android. The camera lens actually feels like it will burn me if I touch it long enough. The entire phone gets hot, back, front, sides…etc

KR and PvZ2 are horrible for this but all other games generate quite a bit of heat, way more than my Nexus 4 ever did. My wife can play PvZ2 for 30-45 minutes on her Nexus 4 and it’s a little warm but she was sitting at 34c with many programs still open!

I spoke with Google but am waiting to get a reply back as they suggest a facotry reset which did nothing besides kill my progress in PvZ2 :( Helium backup does not like that game for some reason.