In the last months a lot has been writeen related to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset and according to a study have been found to run cooler than the 801. Altough it looks like it may be leading to some overheating issues after all. Specifically, in HTC One M9, which employs the Snapdragon 810 SoC.
A Dutch website has tested how hot the One M9 gets while running the GFXBench benchmark, and then compared what it found to a few other high-end devices: the iPhone 6 Plus, HTC One (M8), LG G3, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
The image shows the infrared termal signature for each handset, the One M9 is by far the hottest of the bunch with 55,4ºC at which point holding it becomes troublesome. The picture seems to show the maximum temperature recorded for each device, which means the Galaxy Note 4 was the coolest of these five units.
Interestingly though, it looks like the One M9 only reaches such an absurd temperature while running GFXBench. In 3D games such as Asphalt 8 or Assassin’s Creed: Pirates HTC’s latest flagship stayed around 42 degrees Celsius, which is significantly cooler than in the aforementioned benchmark.
Jeff Gordon on his Twitter account says that One M9 that was part of this test was running non-final software.That means HTC might mitigate these issues somewhat either in the shipping build for the One M9, or in subsequent updates.
PSA: One more time, all together now: HTC One M9 software isn’t final yet, no matter how many pre-release benchmarks you run.
— Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) 16 março 2015