A Sony Ericsson logo on a smartphone is pictured at a mobile phone shop in Tokyo
A Sony Ericsson logo on a smartphone is pictured at a mobile phone shop in Tokyo in 2011. Reuters

The Snapdragon 810 chipset is notorious for overheating. Xiaomi Mi Note Pro and HTC One M9 that come loaded with the chip are being affected by the problem, but it seems to be most aggravated on the newly released Sony Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4.

Android Pit has released a video that shows the heating problem on the Xperia Z3+, the Sony flagship aimed for export, and also on the Xperia Z4, the flagship for the Japanese market. The video shows how quickly both the devices heat up when certain camera app features are used.

The video clearly shows that minimal usage on the device can cause it to heat up very quickly. According to Phone Arena, Sony is aware of the matter and has promised to release a software update to resolve it soon. When the Xperia Z4 was launched in Japan, early purchasers started complaining about the overheating. Retailers in Japan even went to the extent of advising buyers to turn off the handset at regular periods.

OnePlus One has already confirmed that the OnePlus 2 will come powered by Snapdragon 810. But Qualcomm has provided it with an upgraded version of chipset called the Snapdragon 810 v2.1 that it says is not dogged by any heating problem.

Sony has released three flagships recently, the Xperia Z4, the Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4v (for Verizon customers). All three of them feature the same chipset and 3 GB of RAM.

The Xperia Z4v is the first smartphone from the Japanese smartphone maker to feature a Quad HD screen, which is 5.2 inches. The other two models feature full HD resolution screens of 5.2 inches.

The Sony Xperia Z4v is the slimmest among the three and is equipped with a larger battery of 3,000 mAh that supports Qi wireless charging. The other smartphones have a slim profile of 6.9 mm and house a 2,930 mAh battery.

Source: YouTue / Android Pit