What phone/smart device are you using?

Started by DustiiWolf, January 20, 2014, 09:29:09 PM

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LeaflameSD


Penti-chan

Cool. I just hope that it works better than the Moto X; which felt like it wouldn't activate properly (Every last one of them I sold was returned within the first hour due to issues with activating; most commonly due to it eating their prepaid card and then cutting them off after 10 minutes when it's supposed to be unlimited talk time. Granted, it was on Verizon, so that's likely a factor >_>; )

stewartsage

It works great and it's a Verizon..... So basically if you all ever have shitty products, unload them on me so they can magically start working.

Penti-chan


LeaflameSD

The handset I'm using now is the HTC Desire C:
My argument isn't really great, but if you can please read.

Honestly I'm really, REALLY hating this phone. Everything lags/is jerky no thanks to the 600mhz processor and Adreno 200 GPU (it also has only 512MB of RAM but then again later versions of Android were optimized for low-end hardware). The 3.5 inch HVGA screen is pretty pixelated, not very bright, and looks blueish. Half the freaking buttons don't even work, NFC is not working properly even though it is supported, and the earpiece is very quiet.

But honestly, that only scratches the surface. The phone shares most of the specifications that graced the 2011/12/icantfuckingremember HTC Wildfire S which was a GOOD phone, yet if it tries to do something complicated like idunno, make a CALL, the phone shits on you.  If you're poor, get a Moto E or Android One phone. Even a Nokia brick is better.

Chocofreak13

Good to know. We may need to get mum a new phone soon, as hers is starting to break down. >>;

I got a new case for my iphone. ^^

Penti-chan

So, currently beginning a long process of trying stuff in an effort to get my S3 to stop overheating; as when it hits a point of "throw it in the freezer at work to get it to cool down", it's time to do stuff. So far, I've removed the Skype app (Not like I use it much, anyway), and did a cache reset; which finally got battery usage back below 50%, and the phone itself seems more responsive.

I have things backed up, just in case I have to resort to heavier methods (Factory reset, rooting) to correct this problem, but so far, everything seems fine

LeaflameSD

Quote from: Penti-chan on April 16, 2015, 02:40:46 PM
So, currently beginning a long process of trying stuff in an effort to get my S3 to stop overheating; as when it hits a point of "throw it in the freezer at work to get it to cool down", it's time to do stuff. So far, I've removed the Skype app (Not like I use it much, anyway), and did a cache reset; which finally got battery usage back below 50%, and the phone itself seems more responsive.

I have things backed up, just in case I have to resort to heavier methods (Factory reset, rooting) to correct this problem, but so far, everything seems fine
rooting and installing a custom ROM like Cyanogenmod often solves speed/battery issues
maybe you should try it... you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from rooting

Goujer

I would look through your settings and try to find anything that could be using the Wi-Fi or cellular antennas. Also screen brightness can be a major heat maker.

If you go the rooting method but don't want to lose stuff by installing a custom rom look for some kernel tweeking apps that can loser your CPUs maximum and minimum clock speeds. That might help save battery and take off some heat.

Physically you can check the contacts from your battery to your phone, a semi corroded contact might make some heat.

Penti-chan

I did a reset of the cache, and that seems to have helped. The heat was consistently below the battery, around where the SD card slot is. Wifi is usually disabled, and the only thing using 3G is my usual stuff...which wouldn't explain why bringing up the My Files screen would cause it to overheat like I loaded Firefox :\

Chocofreak13

it may also be a software malfunction. you sure there were no recalls on this model?

Penti-chan

Not that I'm aware of, at least. It seems to be doing better, now that I did the cache reset; RAM usage, battery life, and temp have dropped back to normal.

Goujer

April 18, 2015, 02:19:56 AM #192 Last Edit: April 19, 2015, 02:34:12 PM by Legojer
I just ran through all the possibilities I know of as an electronics enthusiast/semi-proffesional phone repair guy.

If the problem still continues I would follow Kari's suggestion and look up your phone's model on the internet and see if there has been a recall or others that have had the same problem.

Penti-chan

Mmm. Seems fine for right now, but I'll keep those in mind if something goes wrong again. Thanks :3

LeaflameSD

Just got my iPhone 4 in the mail
its in pristine condition but tfw no sync cable ;^;