«Don’t worry if your smartphone gets hot,» says Qualcomm spokesman

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Smartphones are more powerful than ever, and with more features comes more energy consumption. This usually translates into smartphones getting hotter and the need for manufacturers to develop technologies that better dissipate heat from devices. In contact with Qualcomm, maker of the most popular series of smartphone processors: Snapdragon, we were told that there is no need for concern if your smartphone gets hot. It will be?

Smartphone processors are designed to warm up. If you feel that your smartphone is heating up in your hand, such as when playing a game or watching an HD video, this is not something to worry about.

Qualcomm says the processing power of today’s phones is equivalent to a laptop, but in a much smaller case. In addition, smartphones do not have cooling fans like most PCs, and this creates a series of challenges for the company’s team when it comes to keeping the operating temperatures of a smartphone stable.

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The Snapdragon 820 has a high performance and even controls the temperature rise efficiently / © Qualcomm

«Snapdragon processors are complex systems made up of a variety of components, such as CPU, GPU, DSP, camera technology, radio, modem, etc.,» said Qualcomm spokesman. «We designed processors to stay cool using the most efficient components possible, with the largest energy capacity allowed compared to the design concept of a systems-on-a-chip (SoC).»

So, I can say that being able to keep the hardware of a smartphone cool, without causing discomfort to users, is one of the great challenges of Qualcomm, as well as of any other manufacturer that takes the user experience into consideration.

You should remember that Qualcomm had problems regarding the overheating of the Snapdragon 810 processor, used in many flagships of 2015. Several of these smartphones had problems with overheating and ended up negatively affecting the performance of the devices in order to keep them at a temperature nice. Like the case of the Xperia Z3 + that closed the camera application in less than 10 seconds after starting to use some more demanding modes, remember:

In 2016, the Snapdragon 820, on the other hand, did not have the same problem. But what has changed in the way Qualcomm developed this processor to prevent overheating?

«Advanced SoC architecture processes make it a globally balanced system to ensure the best heat distribution,» Qualcomm spokesman told us. «Another great feature of a SoC to manage energy consumption includes the use of a clock and a voltage scale, architectures optimized to implement the best possible data flow associated with the various applications and the use of heterogeneous computing to offer the best resources for using the device. «

Qualcomm’s tips for keeping your smartphone cool

In addition to the measures that the company takes to offer users the best possible experience with a smartphone, you can also cooperate in this process. Check out some tips from the Qualcomm team to make this task a little easier:

  • Leave the device in a well-ventilated place, with a draft whenever possible;
  • Do not leave the device toasting in the sun, especially the back;
  • Do not cover the device when streaming video on TV or playing a game with advanced graphics;
  • Snapdragon processors control the heat by managing the temperature of the device’s internal components, and activate control mechanisms if there is a significant increase in temperature in parameters such as frame rates, loading rates and screen brightness;
  • Keep in mind that today many of the main applications involve the use of multiple processors running simultaneously, but even when this happens, the design of the SoC will be able to manage the heat so that there is no concern for the user.

Has your smartphone ever had an episode when it overheated? What did you do to cool it down?