Metallic smartphones heating up: Causes and how to avoid

New Delhi: Flaunting an all-metal smartphone with power packed features has become the new style statement among the users, but 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.

Whatever be the brand, the complaints of smartphone getting hotter is common with all-metal bodied smart devices.

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 of a phone also proves to be better at dissipation of heat arising from over-worked processors.

Plastic or polycarbonate bodied devices being poor conductors of heat will take longer to dissipate heat which might affect performance of the device.

The use of metal in smartphone designs ensures that heat generated by the phone’s internals is dispersed quickly.

Though metal dispels heat faster, it also means that the user may experience the metal body to be hotter than a plastic or polycarbonate body.

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 on internet or anything that keeps your smartphone’s display always on, will make your device heat up quickly.

Metal body is good in a way that it aids in dispersing heat generated by the processor and internals which it’s plastic counterparts fail to do to some extent.

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