I've been spending this weekend getting used to my new S20, one thing which as made me a little concerned is how quickly it heats up. This is most noteable when I use the camera, when my CPU monitor reads a temperature of around 42c.
This happens after only taking one or two photos but noted that it doesn't seem to get much higher than that if I am taking many pics - so it gets hot very fast and just stays around that temperature until I stop using the camera (and, yes, I know the weather has been seriously hot this weekend, however I tried the camera in different locations and times of day, with pretty much the same result). General browsing/scrolling/faffing on my phone will push the temperature up to low/mid 30's, so it seems to be primarily the camera which is the issue.
Reading up online, I've seen a few complaints about the S20 getting hot, but also seen posts saying that the battery useage needs to adapt and that one should give it a few days to settle. Never heard of that before, so wasn't sure if it was true.
Another thought, as all the apps and settings have been transferred from my old phone to this one using SmartSwitch, am I just transferring all the baggage, unneccessary apps etc and maybe I should try resetting my phone and reinstalling just the apps I need to see if that affects the temperature?
I've also seen similar reports about other phones I was looking at (the OnePlus for example), so essentially I am trying to determine if this is normal with these powerful smart phones and I just need to get used to it, or if there is an issue and I should return it within my 14 day cooling off period. If I return it, the other phones I had in mind aren't available under O2, so I'm not sure how much hassle that would be if I wanted to revert back to my previous contract within the cooling off period.
After any feedback or thoughts from others with this phone, or similar issue with other phones to help me decide if I should keep it, or if I am just going to end up with problems in the long run. I'm pretty happy with it otherwise. Thanks!
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Thanks madasaf1sh, that's what I was wondering, if it was the norm with these high spec phones or if mine had a specific fault which may get worse. It definately seems to be the camera that causes it on mine, the heat is at the top left side next to the camera lenses and temperature rises as soon as I've taken just one or two photos.
I bought it because of the camera - i was debating whether or not to get myself a new compact camera, due to taking so many photos over the past few months, but the general consensus was that I might as well use that money to upgrade my phone instead. My previous phone is a Sony Xperia Compact, which I absolutely love but the camera isn't great, so I know I am going to be nitpicking about this upgrade and particularly if the camera is the problem, as that defeats the object of the upgrade.
I've just organised a return for my S20 and ordered another S10+ should have never gotten rid of the first one, just weighed it up and the battery life is a deal breaker. There's no 5G in my area yet (we are always the last place, the same when 4G rolled out) and the 4G+ round here is by far good enough for now. Getting through to organise the return was a pain in the behind though, got through to the right department after 3 advisors... then it cut off. Tried again, got through again after another 3 advisors, cut off. So third time lucky I asked that if it cut off this time could they call back but luckily that time it didn't cut off!