The Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch has just been released to the United States market and everyone and their mother appears to have purchase one. With this comes the possibility for every single tiny flaw in the hardware and/or the software to be uncovered – and of course that’s what we want to do, and we want to find flaws as soon as possible so that the manufacturers and/or the carriers can alleviate concerns before they become explosive. Today’s report comes from the wild streets of XDA where they say they’re getting hot, hot, hot. Temperature-wise on their Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch units, that is, and with both temperatures listed and screenshots shot, we’ve gotta treat this one as a real concern with need for fix for certain!
Now I’ve got to stop you there and note that I’ve personally reviewed this device right before it was released and yes, I do have it right here beside me on the desk. I can report here and now that the device has indeed gotten at least a little bit hotter than I’d like it to get, but from what I’ve seen, it’s gotten no hotter than any other smartphone with basic high-load-bearing lifestyles. That means that because I run one whole heck of a lot of videos through here, for example, I’d expect it to get at least a little bit warm. For more information on my review, head on down to… well… my review.
Also feel free to ask any additional questions I don’t answer in the review so that you might get the best vision of this device before you purchase.
That said, several folks over in the XDA Developer forums have reported their unhappiness with the heat inside their devices, their own scans revealing temperatures between 112 and 121 degrees farenheight. One fellow even appears to have picked up a grand total of 134 degrees, goodness gracious! Then there’s an odd screenshot provided by a fellow named “whatsitsnamenow” that shows the charging of his Epic 4G Touch’s battery being stopped because of heat.
Of course you’ve got to note that people at XDA being hackers and developers we can expect that they’d very possibly been doing some overclocking of their processors, taking their devices on trips to the moon, dipping their devices in hot vats of water, but the problem does still very possibly remain.
Have you experienced any of these problems? Found any solutions?[via XDA]