Jul 17 AT 1:46 PM Dima Aryeh 6 Comments

Report of Samsung Galaxy Tab S rear cover deforming from heat


It’s pretty common knowledge that mobile devices can get pretty hot. Usually that’s no big deal, but in very rare cases, it ends with an exploding battery. However, for this owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, the heat has actually caused the rear of the device to deform significant.


The Tab S is powered by a Samsung Exynos 5420, a processor that’s not exactly brand new. And it has to push a 2560×1600 display, which must be very taxing. This results in heavy processor usage and heat. Paired with what must be a defective back plate, it resulted in the plastic warping inwards from being heated.

We’re not sure if this is a defect seen in only a few devices or if it will end up being a common issue. But if you’re getting one of these tablets, make sure to keep an eye out for the back deforming. You’ll no doubt want to exchange it immediately. How many of you own a Tab S? I’ve wanted one since they launched, but haven’t purchased one yet.

Via: SamMobile

Source: hi-tech.mail.ru

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • redraider133

    I bought the 8.4 and haven’t had any issues with getting hot. Wonder if this is like all the other times where someone did something wrong(leave it out in sun, etc) and just wanted a new free device

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      It’s very possible!

    • sam

      Does your device use Samsung Exynos 5420? LTE version?
      Some articles say that using Qualcomm S800 won’t have the issue.
      I’m consider to buy one. Need someone’s comfort.

  • ymppa

    This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. If you buy a tablet made out of band aids its perfectly normal for it to deform like that. Band aids are made from a soft material that is meant bend when you move.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh


  • Joe Frazier

    A. It’s not made out of bandaids and
    B. I’ve had the US wifi only and it’s never overheated.

    My Galaxy s5 phone actually gets hotter than this tablet.

    Good luck, it’s a great little tablet but it’s not for everyone.