Sony Xperia Z3+ Camera Crashes in Seconds Under 4K Heat Strain

By Gary Cutlack on at

Sony's hot new Xperia Z3+ is quite the desirable upgrade to its range, seeing as this year's enhancement sees the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipsetĀ installed as the phone's main processor. Sadly, though, the phone's camera overheats within seconds when recording HD material or playing with the AR options, making it rather... useless.

Given we've seen plenty of accusations that the Snapdragon 810 is a little prone to overheating, it's pretty easy to lay the blame on Qualcomm's doorstep here -- although Sony's camera app has struggled with capturing HD footage in the past, so this is perhaps a fairly predictable outcome of the Sony/810 pairing. Here's a new phone being rubbish:

Basically the 4K and AR modes break everything, within seconds, thanks to an overheating warning, which is quite an embarrassment for a cutting-edge new piece of hardware. Android Pit, which made the above video, says Sony's aware of the problem and is working on a fix, but we can't imagine a physical hardware problem will be that easy to solve.

Not unless it just bins the option of 4K capture and AR games altogether or sends out an external, USB-powered fan attachment for all owners to snap on when engaging 4K mode. [Android Pit]