When Sony lifted the lid on the new Sony XPERIA Z5, its new flagship, many Sony fans were disappointed to find out the new smartphone had the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor. This CPU is a 64-bit octa-core processor that comes with four cores clocked at 2 GHz, four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, and an Adreno 430 GPU. Sounds powerful right. The problem is, this is the same processor under the hood of the international Sony XPERIA Z3 Plus and the Japanese-exclusive Sony XPERIA Z4 (both former and later are one an the same), which caused overheating problems. This said, would the same CPU cause the same overheating problems with the Sony XPERIA Z5?
Snapdragon 810 on board the Sony XPERIA Z5 keeps its cool
Any owner of a smartphone with 4K video recording capabilities knows that their device will start to heat up a little when recording ultra high definition videos. Thanks to a new video posted on YouTube, we know that the Sony XPERIA Z5 will stay cool enough to hold and function even when recording 4K videos. The video shows the smartphone going through a 4K video recording test. It shows that no heat warning was shown nor were there any crashing issues during the test. So it seems Sony has solved the overheating riddle with the Snapdragon 810.
Here’s the video:
So what did Sony do to address these overheating issues with the Snapdragon 810? Well, until someone puts the Sony XPERIA Z5 through a proper teardown, we can’t say for sure. However, if we were to make a calculated guess, Sony must have put the smartphone through extensive testing and applied techniques for better thermal management such as an improved heat dissipation layout and internal thermal layers. Although we currently don’t know what Sony did to make this work, it seems Sony has managed the Snapdragon 810’s overheating issues pretty well.
The Sony XPERIA Z5 is not the only new smartphone that comes with the Snapdragon 810 CPU under the hood. The Sony XPERIA Z5 Compact (version of the Sony XPERIA Z5 with a smaller screen but relatively the same hardware) and the Sony XPERIA Z5 Premium (a larger version of the Sony XPERIA Z5 with a 4K screen) also have the said processor on board. We’re guessing these two do not suffer from overheating issues as well.
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