Razr Feels Hot…

June 5th, 2012 by steve

The  Droid Razr Maxx I got from Verizon is great — except for two things:

  1. The phone was always warm. Whether it was charging, surfing, talking, texting, or sitting on the table, it was warm. Considerably warm. I even took it out of my pocket at times because it was uncomfortably warm on my chest.
  2. The battery life was very short. Sometimes I would get six hours out of a charge. Sometimes I would get less. What? This is the Razr MAXX — the one that was supposed to hold a charge longer than the plain Razr.

You can read all over the net that Razrs run warm, but it just didn’t seem right to me, so after about 10 days I went into Verizon’s local distribution store (although I had purchased online) and said, “Is this phone too warm?” The sales person said it was and helped me set up an exchange. There’s some kind of worry / hassle free exchange period for the first 14 days.

Yesterday the new Razr Maxx arrived and it’s cool. I mean, literally, cool.  I am sure the original Razr had a defect that used the battery to heat the phone. Not a bad thing to have if you’re hunting Pennsylvania white tail on a cold December day, but there are better handwarmer options out there. 😉

Lesson learned: Razrs should not be running warm. If yours is, get it to a store before your 14 day exchange period is up.


3 Responses to “Razr Feels Hot…”

  1. Don Hunter Says:

    Glad you got it exchanged! (Of course, the iPhone NEVER runs hot, and the battery lasts 2 days, but that’s another story…) 🙂

  2. alacy Says:

    Normally the outside of my Samsung Captivate feels like it is the same temperature as the air. But the “Android System Info” app will show the battery temperature at around 90° F. But if I let some apps (example google sky) run for 15-20 minutes the outside will begin to feel warm and the battery will show 97°. But normally I don’t let apps run that long. Now using it as a phone and it will warm up in just a couple of minutes of talking.

  3. steve Says:

    I’ll tell you what, Don…. if I had been forced to stick with that Razr. I might have come over from the Dark Side! 🙂