Rog Phone 5 Temperature
I was wondering if this is normal for the Rog phone 5.
So, just by Web browsing, using YouTube & WhatsApp, the phone temperature reaches 38 degrees celcius. Is this actually normal for such light usage? Brightness is at 50% or less & volume is 50%.
In comparison with my huawei p40 pro plus, the huawei reaches a maximum of 22 degrees celcius with the exact same usage. I use the phones in the same room so room temperature isn't the issue here.
Moving onto gaming, playing call of duty with 50% brightness and max settings, the Rog 5 reaches 46 degrees celcius & becomes extremely uncomfortable to touch. With the same settings and environment, the huawei reaches maximum 33degrees celcius.
Genshin Impact with max settings makes the Rog 5 reach slightly over 60 degrees 😒 60 degrees is too hot and I have to put the phone down and lower the settings. The huawei reaches 41 degrees maximum with Genshin at highest settings.
I find this very concerning. Surely these high temps can't be good for the long run. I bought the rog 5 brand new and have bought all the rog phones. None of the previous rog phones had such high temperatures. With the games, I can sort of understand but even 60 degrees is pushing it. But with light usage such as youtube and Web browsing, 38 degrees Celsius is quite concerning.
I appreciate that the rog 5 is a new phone. Dear Asus, are you planning to sort out this heating issue with any software updates? Is this something you're looking into?
As mentioned, I do like the Rog Phones and really don't want to sell mine. The rog is basically the perfect phone except for the heating. If you are working on a solution for this then I'll happily wait for it 🙂
If this is something that can't be fixed and I assume most of it is down to Qualcomm's laziness with the Snapdragon 888, then please let us know if its something which is out of your control so we can decide wether to keep the Rog 5 or not. After all, a hot phone is mostly never a good sign. I will say though, the Snapdragon 888 is a very problematic Chipset as many other phones with this Chipset are getting very hot (but not as hot as the Rog 5).
So, are you planning to fix this issue, are you looking into it? Or is this issue something which can't be fixed with software updates?
Look forward to hearing from you