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roanmy

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 10, 2011
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Hi,

I've been considering the XR, but whenever I play with it at the Apple Store. I noticed it's fairly hot to the touch in the bottom part of the phone/display. I realise that it being in the charger all day, with the background video running can be intense, but the other phones aren't as warm (or not at all).

How's it like in day to day use? Games, videos, using the camera, browsing the internet etc.
 

Moneymiike420

macrumors regular
Jul 18, 2012
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Hi,

I've been considering the XR, but whenever I play with it at the Apple Store. I noticed it's fairly hot to the touch in the bottom part of the phone/display. I realise that it being in the charger all day, with the background video running can be intense, but the other phones aren't as warm (or not at all).

How's it like in day to day use? Games, videos, using the camera, browsing the internet etc.
This is a weird question ..those apple store phones are always plugged in with their brightness at 100%... of course some are gonna
Be hot to the touch..it has the same insides as the xs and xs plus with the a12
Chip so I’m sure you’ll be fine hope this helps
 

roanmy

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 10, 2011
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Thanks for answering. As I said, I understand the argument that they're always on, but the other models don't have specific point on them that feels hot in the same way, so I'm curious.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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Thanks for answering. As I said, I understand the argument that they're always on, but the other models don't have specific point on them that feels hot in the same way, so I'm curious.
Is it just one particular XR that you used, or are there others that are also like that?
 

roanmy

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 10, 2011
56
15
Is it just one particular XR that you used, or are there others that are also like that?
Every single one I touched, in the US and Norway. I don't know if most people would notice it, unless they felt for it at the bottom front. But I know it would bother me, so I thought I'd ask.
 

JPack

macrumors G5
Mar 27, 2017
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That's because the bottom is where the LED backlight and display driver are located. The heat is normal.

On older iPhones, the backlight strip is at the top of the display.

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MacLappy

macrumors 6502a
Jul 28, 2011
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Singapore
Hi,

I've been considering the XR, but whenever I play with it at the Apple Store. I noticed it's fairly hot to the touch in the bottom part of the phone/display. I realise that it being in the charger all day, with the background video running can be intense, but the other phones aren't as warm (or not at all).

How's it like in day to day use? Games, videos, using the camera, browsing the internet etc.

In day to day use, it’s noticeably cooler than an iPhone 7 plus and also the 2017 iPad. Some games that run relatively hot on both these older devices, run with no noticeable heat on the iPhone XR.
 

Alex.jr

macrumors member
Nov 14, 2018
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Day to day use, waaaaaayyyy cooler than the small XS for exemple. I’ve had the XS and now the XR.

The XS would get hot, not burning hot, with some whatsapp audio recording for exemple. Did some tests with another XS, same results.

Keep in mind I’m not saying the XS is defective because of this. But indeed during my usage it would get way hotter than the XR.


Not a deal breaker of course, but just an observation. If you’re worried about the XR getting hot, don’t be.
 
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