We have heard reports from Japan that the Sony Xperia Z4 was overheating which means by this logic, the overheating should apply to the Sony Xperia Z3+ which is essentially the same phone with a different name. Now if you’re wondering what the phone when overheating looks like, the folks at AndroidPIT have managed to capture it on video.


As you can see in the video above, using the camera app in either 4K or augmented reality mode will bring up the warning that the phone is overheating and that the app will close if the temperatures get too high. It should be noted that the app had only been opened for about 15 seconds prior to the warning popping up which makes no sense at all.

Many believe that the overheating problems are directly related to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset which is used in the phone, but in the meantime Sony has released a firmware update which hopefully should address the issue. The update has so far made its way to various parts of Asia, the UK, Russia, Netherlands, Turkey, and Ukraine, so users will want to keep an eye out for it.

It also seems that at the moment, the Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4 are receiving the brunt of the overheating complaints. While handsets such as the HTC One M9 have appeared to run hotter than the competition, it hasn’t resulted in much inconvenience, and there are also devices like the LG G Flex 2 which is also powered the Snapdragon 810 that have not received any complaints so far.

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Product NameXperia Z3Xperia Z3+
Diagonal (inches)5.2"5.2"
Battery Capacity (mAh)3100 mAh2930 mAh
Processor NameSnapdragon 801Snapdragon 810
RAM Options3GB3GB
Street Price$179 Xperia Z3 on Amazon$599 Xperia Z3+ on Amazon
Link to full specsXperia Z3 Full specs and detailsXperia Z3+ Full specs and details
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