Xiaomi Mi 5 Reported Heating Issues When Watching Videos, Charging and More

Xiaomi Mi 5 Reported Heating Issues When Watching Videos, Charging and More
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After the release of Xiaomi Mi 5, the flagship model reportedly raised heating issues, a common problem for users. Many reported heating problems of the device while watching videos, charging the phone, playing video games or using GPS.


In a long thread of discussion that followed on the MIUI forum, many users complained about Xiaomi Mi 5. One of them wrote, “I received the phone and then I tried to boot it up. During boot up it heated up a lot and took a lot of time at the “Loading apps” screen. Afterwards I plugged my phone into charger and found that Mi5 was overheating again reaching 50 degrees celcius.”

Others raised concern about other heating-related issues, including the heating up of the phone while taking photos. A particular user, with the pseudonym “FunkSpunk”, feels that the Mi 3 and Mi 4 did not have such serious heating issues, but with the Xiaomi Mi 5 the story is different.

GizmoTimes reports that Xiaomi decided to support Quick Charger 2.0, instead of the QC 3.0, which caused fast compression of the battery, causing it to get more heated. Fast charging tends to heat up devices quickly, so the Chinese company decided to opt for QC 2.0. Still, the issue seems to persist.

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A software update can solve the problem, according to the forum. Updates usually carry bug fixes and so you should wait for the next update. Once the Mi 5 is updated with the newer software version, there could be a solution to the heating problem.

Take a look at the full specs and features of the Mi 5. It has a 5.15-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. The screen resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Based upon Android v6.0 Marshmallow, the handset is spiked with Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820.

While you may not have the option of an expandable memory, the Mi 5 comes in three variants, 32/64GB powered by 3GB of RAM and 128GB augmented b y 4GB of RAM. The front-shooter is 4MP and the rear-snapper is 16MP, notes GSM Arena.

Also Read: Mi 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Comparison Based On Benchmark Scores

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