Japanese Sony Xperia Z4 owners complain of heat issues

Benchmark showing Sony Xperia Z4 heat issue

In less than two days after its launch in Japan, the Sony Xperia Z4 already has suffered from heat issues. The Xperia Blog explains that users have taken to the likes of Twitter and forums, telling of and posting screenshots of benchmarks in relation to the problem. They have run benchmarks in order to get a sense of why their devices are throttling.

An NTT docomo retail store warning about the Snapdragon 810 processor
An NTT docomo retail store warning about the Snapdragon 810 processor

Japanese retail locations are warning potential customers about the commonly mentioned heating issues of the Snapdragon 810 processor. They mention to them that if they buy a device with this chipset that they should occasionally turn it off, particularly during charging, and backup often.

Since the heat issues of the Snapdragon 810 have been well documented, it’s intriguing that Sony decided to go with it in the Xperia Z4 over another alternative. It’s possible that this could impact sales of the device, no matter how small. For now, we’ll just have to see how Sony responds to the situation.