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Old September 4th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Whether S3 has the temperature sensor in it?

Hello, everyone,

Recently, I am doing the work on sensors in Android phone now.
I find Samsung Galaxy S3 has no temperature sensor device in it through my coding? I want to use the temperature sensor to detect the temperature in the room.

I search for the Internet and find nothing on it.
Could anyone who are familiar with such things give me the proof?

Thank you very much.

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Old September 4th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I highly doubt it has a temperature sensor other than the one for its battery.


Samsung cut costs with sensors on the s3
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Old September 4th, 2012, 06:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Samsung cut costs with sensors on the s3
Well it has a barometer which seems like something they could easily have cut out, unless it has a purpose I don't know about...

Do other phones have thermometers in then? Surely they aren't able to give accurate air temperature readings?
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Old September 4th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The S3 features GPS/A-GPS, a built-in gyroscope, digital compass, plus screen-flipping accelerometer, proximity as well as a barometer.
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Old September 4th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I highly doubt it has a temperature sensor other than the one for its battery.


Samsung cut costs with sensors on the s3
Thank you for your reply. I already use the software method to test whether it has temperature sensor. I should tell my boss the verification that it doesn't have the temperature sensor. I don't want to make sth. wrong. Do you know where I can find all the device info(including all the sensor devices in it) about S3?
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Well it has a barometer which seems like something they could easily have cut out, unless it has a purpose I don't know about...

Do other phones have thermometers in then? Surely they aren't able to give accurate air temperature readings?
Thank you very much, too.
I want to ask for the same question: Do you know where I can find all the device info(including all the sensor devices in it) about S3?
I should make sure whether it has temperature sensors in it.
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Old September 4th, 2012, 08:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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just google "(insert model number here) specs gsmarena"

dont just type "galaxy s3", use the specific carrier model to get the correct specs, such as i9300, sgh-t999, et cetera...
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My S3 has the temperature sensor in it
Battery & CPU

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Not quite what the op is asking for
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The only smartphone that I know of that has a thermometer for ambient temperature is the Casio G'zOne Commando. Most smartphones just have a temperature sensor for the battery/processor so that it can shut itself off if it gets too hot. There's no way you'd be able to use it to get an accurate ambient temperature reading.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 02:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Nope, nothing there. I personally don't like when I see that but that's people choice
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My S3 has the temperature sensor in it
Battery & CPU

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You mean that S3 has different sensors for battery and cpu right? Can you name the widget app?
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I have Android Assistant and it gives the temperature of the CPU plus very detailed info about usage, as pie charts.
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Sorry it is the battery it gives the temperature of.


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The Galaxy S3 has not a temperature guage.
However the S4 does indeed have a thermometer
EDIT: just realized this was a few months old. Apologies.
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The only smartphone that I know of that has a thermometer for ambient temperature is the Casio G'zOne Commando. Most smartphones just have a temperature sensor for the battery/processor so that it can shut itself off if it gets too hot. There's no way you'd be able to use it to get an accurate ambient temperature reading.
I once had the Casio G'zOne on Verizon before my first smart phone.
It was the absolute best cell phone because of all the features that came with it.

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