Pixel 5a Overheating

Well, it wouldn’t be a Pixel launch without some kind of issue. Personally, I don’t see this being an issue for me as I don’t really do much video. But just throwing it out there. Also, it looks like this was already an issue on the 5 and 4a 5G. Not sure why it’s blowing up now.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/oh-no-google-pixel-5a-has-an-overheating-problem/

https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/08/19/looks-like-the-pixel-5a-gets-too-toasty-while-recording-video/

Conversation 5 comments

  • madthinus

    Premium Member
    24 August, 2021 - 4:09 am

    <p>Another year of Pixel, another year of some issues. One has to ask, when is this brand tarnished to the point of need for a replacement. </p>

    • miamimauler

      24 August, 2021 - 5:37 am

      <p>Actually, Pixel’s are rather solid sellers and are decent devices.</p><p><br></p><p>I encourage you to search this site for Pixel and you will see even Paul suggesting the line while not perfect is very solid.</p><p><br></p><p>BTW, you state ‘Another year of Pixel, another year of Pixel issues’. I also encourage you to take an open minded and honest look at other phone lines and not just single out the Pixel line due to what I suspect is a pre-conceived bias against Google.</p>

      • lvthunder

        Premium Member
        24 August, 2021 - 11:27 am

        <p>Do you have any evidence they are "solid sellers"? Are they even in the top 5? I’m not questioning if they are decent devices or not, I just have never heard that they sell very many.</p>

  • crunchyfrog

    Premium Member
    24 August, 2021 - 12:31 pm

    <p>From my experience, most phones I have owned will get pretty hot if you run them hard enough or use certain features for an extended time. Even the surrounding environment has a lot to do with thermal dissipation which is expected to some degree.</p><p><br></p><p>Some of this gets mitigated on more expensive phones that use more materials to help draw heat away from heat prone areas and spread it over a wider area to cool faster. This is likely something that the cheaper models of Pixels lack in sufficient amounts to help cool the processor down. </p><p><br></p><p>Another consideration with regards to the Pixel 5a is that it is running an older CPU which is being taxed pretty hard trying to film at 4K/60. Probably that feature should have been left out or limited to 4K/30.</p>

  • Salleh

    14 January, 2023 - 12:37 pm

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