my iPhone 5 gets hot as hell during Skype

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Ibrahim Allaf

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#1
I am usually on Video Chats with my friend on Skype like for 2 - 3 hours

during the chat, I begin to notice the phone gets REALLY hot

1) Is that normal?

2) Was the phone designed to operate at such a high temperature?

3) shall I take it back? it's a brand new 64 GB Black iPhone 5

PS: this is my first iPhone I never had one before and thus don't know how they should or not be
 

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#2
I am usually on Video Chats with my friend on Skype like for 2 - 3 hours
during the chat, I begin to notice the phone gets REALLY hot

1) Is that normal?
2) Was the phone designed to operate at such a high temperature?
3) shall I take it back? it's a brand new 64 GB Black iPhone 5
1. Yes. It is.
2. It will be fine, the iPhone has a temp sensor and will turn off if it gets too hot.
3. No, Skype uses significant resources and battery. You will see a huge drain and the heat you mentioned.