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Is your metallic smartphone just too hot to handle? Avoid overheating now

Speed News team | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

Flaunting an all-metal smartphone with power packed features is the latest style statement. However, the droolworthy look apparently comes at a price which is sometimes too hot to handle!

So, while the metal design adds significantly to the premium look of the smartphones; strengthening its signal receiving capabilities, the all-metal design is often linked to heating issues.

Metal has long been associated with premium high-end design and style on a mobile phone. Not only do these phones look good but the metal body also proves to be better at dissipation of heat arising from over-worked processors.

As plastic or polycarbonate bodied devices are poor conductors of heat, they take longer to dissipate heat which might adversely affect the device's performance. 

What causes overheating

A little heat from your smartphone is normal. It's an unavoidable side effect of charging, discharging, processing and illuminating. Watching videos, playing games, surfing the net or anything that keeps your smartphone's display always on, will make your device heat up quickly.

Ways to avoid it

For metallic phones, it can prove to be both a boon and a bane, as the device itself may get too hot to handle due to overheating processors.

If your phone is already overheating, take the case off. When your phone is hot, your case traps the heat. Taking the case off will allow the phone's heat vents to do their job without being blocked. This will help your phone cool down quicker.

First published: 12 April 2016, 12:08 IST
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