Mobile Sensors: Explained!

Ever Wondered What Are All These Senors? What Do They Do? How Do They Help Us? Well, Wonder No More…

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1} Accelerometer Sensor:

Tells Your Phone Software that at which position your phone is aligned.  i.e. When you enable auto-rotate feature in your smartphone, For eg: If you are seeing a photo or watching a movie, So, When you are holding in portrait mode your screen also looks in portrait view. Similarly, when you hold your smartphone in landscape mode your phone’s screen also look in landscape view.

2] Gyroscope Sensor/ Gyro Sensor:

(Note: If your smartphone is supported then only you can see effects of Gyroscope sensor)

A Bit Similar to accelerometer sensor, but advanced version of it.

It gives information top your smartphone that at which angle your smartphone is tilted. (or) At which angle you are holding or mounted your smartphone.

3} Magnetometer Sensor:

(Note: If your smartphone is supported then only you can see effects of Magnetometer sensor)

It works like a compass,

For e.g. Google maps – If your smartphone has magnetometer sensor then in Google maps it can show you exact direction. (Another use) Like Metal Detector, as it is a magnet it will tell your smartphone that at how much metal is present in your Surrounding.

(Note:  For metal detector there are some specific apps that do this job).

4} Proximity Sensor:

(Note: If your smartphone is supported then only you can see effects of proximity sensor)

It is located near your smartphone’s front camera, the use of this sensor is identify distance between you and your smartphone.

For e.g.  When you answer any call, Proximity sensor turns your screen off, Because of this there are two benefits, 1] It saves Battery power. 2} It reduces the chance that your cheeks might touch the screen and disconnect call or put it on hold etc.

5} Light Sensor / Ambient light sensor:

 It is located near your phone proximity sensor.

(Note: If your smartphone is supported then only you can see effects of light sensor)

It’s located near your proximity sensor.

It Works automatically to adjust your smartphone’s brightness

For e.g. when you are reading a E-book or browsing online, approximately how much light is present in your surrounding according to that your smartphone will adjust the screen’s brightness. For e.g. in daylight or daytime it will adjust brightness to high and in night time or in artificial lighting it will lower the brightness according to lightning conditions.

In Rare Phones:

6} Barometer Sensor:

(Note: If your smartphone is supported then only you can see effects of Barometer sensor)

It does the work of measuring atmospheric pressure. It also helps you to determine the approximately your height above the sea level.

1: It helps you determine that at what height you are present above the sea level.

2: It helps you determine that how many steps you climbed up or down, which are health related applications we’ll do this work. For e.g. S health for Samsung smartphones etc.

7} Thermometer Sensor:

(Note: If your smartphone is supported then only you can see effects of Thermometer sensor)

Two Bifurcations: Internal and External:

Internal: Does the work of measuring CPU’s and motherboard temperature.

If the temperature of your smartphone is too high, then it will slow down your smartphone for a bit then it will revert back to its optimum performance.

External: It helps you determine the outside temperature of your smartphone. Does the work of measuring the temperature of your Surrounding.

8} Air Humidity Sensor:

(Note: If your smartphone is supported then only you can see effects of Air Humidity sensor)

It Measures Humidity (Moisture) around your smartphone and tells you whether the environment is suitable for you and your smartphone or not.

9} Pedometer Sensor:

(Note: If your smartphone is supported then only you can see effects of Pedometer sensor)

Advanced Version of Accelerometer sensor.

It tells you how many steps you walk in a day (24hrs).

This similar above function you can do by some pedometer applications, but they will not be that accurate as compared to that of a real pedometer sensor.

10} Fingerprint sensor/ Biometric Sensor:

(Note: If your smartphone is supported then only you can see effects of Fingerprint sensor)

It uses your fingerprint to lock or unlock your smartphone. Also, To Purchase apps from Google play store or App store.

11} Harmful Radiation sensor: (Only Available in Japanese smart phone.)

(Note: If your smartphone is supported then only you can see effects of Harmful Radiation sensor)

It helps you determine the estimated Radiation around your smartphone.

12} Heart Rate Sensor: (Only in some Samsung smart-phone.)

(Note: If your smartphone is supported then only you can see effects of Heart Rate Sensor sensor)

It measures the heart rate of the user.

13} Blood- Oxygen Sensor: (Only in some Samsung smart-phone.)

(Note: If your smartphone is supported then only you can see effects of Blood- Oxygen Sensor sensor)

It measures oxygen present in blood of the user.

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