Sony has addressed the Sony Xperia Z3 overheating problems that occur when shooting 4K videos a while ago, but even though the company made an official statement the problems didn’t cease. Sony advised users of the Xperia Z3 to refrain from shooting 4K videos for longer than 2 minutes at a time, which is kind of redundant. 4K has been put into the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 as a feature, but what good can it do if one can’t make effective use of it?
The cop-out explanation of the company emphasized that there isn’t any concrete way to avoid the Xperia z3 overheating when shooting 4K video as the feature puts enormous strain on the processor and GPU within the device. Not all Xperia Z3 users are reporting the same problems on various forums. Some say that 4K video recording is a pain, as the phone overheats within minutes and shuts the application down.
Others say that the Xperia Z3 overheats even when doing nominal tasks like browsing, texting, calling and viewing photos. The Xperia Z3 overheating issues most often occurs within the camera app, judging by all the complaints we’ve found on discussion forums. A software update hasn’t been issued as of yet to fix the overheating issue, but we hope that once the Xperia Z4 is ready to be launched, a subsequent update to the Xperia Z3 will resolve these issues. Since the Xperia Z3 is set to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop in February, we might see some improvements within that Lollipop OTA.
Until the Android 5.0 Lollipop update hits the Xperia Z3, users will most likely be confronted with overheating issues. One diligent forum member suggested that since the Xperia Z3 is waterproof, you should dunk it in cold water when it overheats. No, you shouldn’t do that, because the abrupt change in temperature will most likely damage your phone or crack your display.