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Can phones overheat in the sun?

My Samsung Galaxy S got really hot in the sun yeserday! Is it possible for it to get damaged by the sun if it gets too hot?

Most Useful Answer mrew42  Jul. 27, 2011 at 13:31

From the Galaxy S Manual
Do not store your device in hot or cold areas. Use your
device at -20 °C to 50 °C
• Your device can explode if left inside a closed vehicle, as the inside
temperature can reach up to 80 °C.
• Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods of
time (such as on the dashboard of a car).
• Store the battery at 0 °C to 40 °C.

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mrew42  Jul. 27, 2011 at 13:31

From the Galaxy S Manual
Do not store your device in hot or cold areas. Use your
device at -20 °C to 50 °C
• Your device can explode if left inside a closed vehicle, as the inside
temperature can reach up to 80 °C.
• Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods of
time (such as on the dashboard of a car).
• Store the battery at 0 °C to 40 °C.

deeyup1  Aug. 2, 2011 at 18:14

If I leave my iphone on my dash in the sun, It says on the display something like "overheat, leave to cool before using" You can only make emergency calls in this state. Soon cools in the shade and works fine. I would think that in certain circumstanses you could do permanent damage by over heating the phone.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 3, 2011 at 10:10

Plastic can melt in direct sunlight. Metal/electronics and glass are usually fine once they cool down.

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