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iPhone 13 overheating during IRL streaming, what should I buy?


We've tried using iPhone 13 for IRL streaming via 4G, 1080p 60 FPS, SRT protocol, h.265 codec.
It works well for 30-50 minutes, then there is overheating warning, ping growth to 1500+ ms, and stream starts lagging extremely - everything is grey.

It's currently +30°C - +35°C outside.


Now we're looking into buying some Android phone with good cooling, Asus ROG Phone 5 or something similar, but It seems like it's only possible to stream in 60 fps with Google Pixel.

I've done some testing with Google Pixel 4a, same settings as iPhone. It worked for 5-8 minutes via 4G, then overheated and disabled mobile network.

Streaming via Wi-Fi worked for 30 minutes (still with overheating warning, and mobile networks got disabled).


Any thoughts, what phone should we get for streaming?

Perhaps anyone here has Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 PRO, and could do some testing to check if it would overheat?

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If you want to keep the phone you could buy a phone cooler case.

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If you livestream outdoors frequently, might have to go to more professional live broadcast equipment




Thats just the encoder unit. You will also need batteries, video record camera and gimbal, and a 4g line for upload. There may be other brands of such product that are made to do the same thing.


Using just a phone is not suitable for extended streaming, or at least I have not seen any solution that allows for it. Anyways it consumes a lot of power and the phone's battery is going to degrade very quickly if you keep doing that.


I've never tried outdoor livestreaming myself and dont know more details. Good luck!

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