Is your N4 getting hot? mine is.

Posted Dec 15, 2012 at 10:22 pm in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

So i have been noticing with extended use(aka not turning screen on, checking twitter then turning it off but continual use) that the top half of the backside of my N4 gets really hot. Maybe this is nothing new for new dual/quad core phones, iv had a G2 (with a case on it) so i wouldnt know. Is it the norm? Or is this something unique and i should think about emailing Google?
I know with the G2 there was the over heating problem and Tmobile told everyone if it got above 100 degrees (you could check the temp in the tmobile app) that that’s too high and to email them and they will send a replacement phone. I will install said Tmobile app and see if it will give me a temp reading. But it felt really hot.

  • redraider133

    I think I saw some where these quad core chips ran hot which is why Google kept the nexus running at a lower click or thermal throttling and that was why it got low quadrant scores so to answer your question I think this is normal

  • TheVoodoo

    Mine definitely gets very hot when using processor-intensive apps such as certain games.

    I use “Battery Indicator Pro” to monitor the time since last plug/unplug, battery status and temperature so I’m able to keep the heat on check, but I’m not sure if that’ll be sustainable long term.

    Play Store link for free version:

    Play Store link for paid version:

    • M3rc Nate

      Thanks, i went with the Battery Monitor Widget (free)

      Now i have a widget that tells me full details on my home screen. Once i use it heavily again i will report temp, but im betting you guys are right. These quad core (thin) phones get hot under heavy use, and i give the reason in my most recent post (below) why i think it got so mega hot today.

  • OpenIntro

    I’ve noticed mine getting warm, but not hot.

  • M3rc Nate

    Ok well the T-Mobile app is pre-installed so next time it gets hot i will check its temp. Thanks for the advice and knowledge guys. I think it got so mega hot this most recent time (compared to just questionably warm) was of Facebook. I checked my settings>Battery Use and facebook was at #1 with 30% and i hadnt used it, and so when i tried to open the app it would force close. So i think it was crashed and making the quad core work at full cycles load cause the phone couldnt just force quit the app (kill it). (Though i could have just clicked the FB in the battery area and force killed it myself, forgot) So i restarted the phone and as of now FB works as it should and the phone is normal temp.