01/03/2012, 04:26 AM
At 1.7GHz and in normal use, the Pre 3's temperature varies from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius (give or take a few degrees in each direction), so I think it's OK. Furthermore, if you don't overclock it and use Freetether for a few hours, for instance, the temperature goes above 50 Celsius in just a couple of minutes.
Originally Posted by geekpeter
Now, I have read that over 50 is not a very good "place" to be in, but, due to the nature of my work, I really need to be able to tether.
So, my Pre 3 is at risk even if I don't overclock it (if, of course, what I've read is true).
Regarding battery life, at 1.7GHz the battery life suits me just fine. True, what suits me, may not satisfy others, but, hey, we each live our lives the way we want to... or, at least, that's the idea... :P
In any case, the Pre 3 is very good for my current needs and has that sprinkle of uniqueness, not found in the "sea" of iOS and Android devices that surrounds us. And it's rare, too. But I have to face the fact that my needs will change at some point, so I'll have to switch to another phone. If the Pre 3 lasts until then (max. 2 years, I reckon) - excellent. If not, at least I had one and I have no regrets.