About Sensors



About Sensors

Mobile phones today usually come with sensors to encourage a superior user experience, give applications improved data about the world around the mobile phone and give strong and expanded battery life.

Proximity Sensor

A proximity sensor is a type of sensor that is able to detect the nearness of an object without any physical contact. A Proximity sensor frequently emits an electromagnetic field or a light emission radiation (infrared, for example), and searches for changes in the field or return signal.

Accelerometer and gyroscope

Accelerometer can measure proper acceleration. In mobile phones they are used to detect the orientation of the phone.

Accelerometer is one of the significant hardware in the smartphone. Accelerometer really measures the changes in the movement of the present position. Simultaneously accelerometer also detects 3D changes along x, y and z hub.

With an accelerometer you can either get an extremely noisy data yield that is responsive, or you can get a perfect yield that is drowsy. In any case, when you combine the 3 hub accelerometer with a 3 axis gyro, you get a result that is both perfect and responsive.


The barometer helps the GPS chip inside the device to get a quicker lock by immediately transferring altitude data. Moreover, the Barometer can be used to give ‘floors climbed’ data to a phones ‘wellbeing’ application.

With the improvement of more precise indoor navigation, the barometer can aid figure out what floor a client is on inside an airport .


Biometric related sensors give levels of improved security by capturing and approving human related v. Like Finger Print recognition, IRIS (eye) examining and full facial recognition.

Biometric sensors give an increasingly security and also a helpful way to unlock mobile phones and pay for purchase.

Furthermore, biometric sensors can be used for collecting a users pulse (heart rate) and SpO2 for use inside a vendors health app.

Digital compass

The digital compass that is normally based on a sensor called the magnetometer and gives phones a straightforward orientation in connection to the Earth’s magnetic field. Thus, your telephone consistently realizes what direction is North so it would automatically rotate your advanced maps bases on your physical orientation.

Augmented and Virtual Reality

The exceptionally exact sensors point by point above, when joined with the incredible CPU and GPU’s of current s,art phones, allows extremely realist and responsive Virtual Reality applications to be made. At the point when the sensors are combines with a phones camera they result to Augmented Reality applications.


A-GPS (Assisted GPS)A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)Airplane ModeAlarm ClockAMOLED (Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode)Analog TechnologyAndroid Operating SystemAntennaApertureAPN (Access Point Name)Apple iOS


Band Bandwidth Battery Charging Biometrics Bit BlackBerry OS Bluetooth Bps (Bits per Second) Brand Broadband Browser Byte


Camera Capacitive Touchscreen Car Kit Carrier CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access) Cell Chipset CIF (Common Intermediate Format) Connected GPS Corning Gorilla Glass CPU (Central Processing Unit)


DC-HSDPA (Dual Carrier or Dual Cell High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) Dual-band Dual-Mode Dual-SIM Dynamic Memory


EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) EGPRS EGSM (Extended GSM)


Firmware Flash Memory Flight mode FM Radio Frequency FTP (File Transfer Protocol)


Galileo (Global Navigation Satellite System) GB (Gigabyte) Gbps (Gigabits per second) Geo-tag GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) GPRS GPS (Global Positioning System GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)


H.263 H.264 H.265 Handwriting recognition Hot Spot HSCSD (High-Speed Circuit Switched Data) HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) HSDPA+ (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access Plus) HSP (Headset Profile) HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) Hz (Hertz)


iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) Image Signal Processor (ISP) IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity)




KB (Kilobyte) Kbps (Kilobits per second) Key Guard


LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) LED (Light-Emitting Diode) Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) Li-Polymer (Lithium Polymer) Loudspeaker


Macro Magnetometer mAh MB (Megabyte) Mbps (Megabit per second) Megapixel Memory card slot Memory effect Messaging MHz (Megahertz) Micro USB microSD microSDHC MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) MIDP (Mobile Information Device Profile) MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) Mobile games Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Mobile IM (Instant Messaging) Modem Monochrome MP3 (MPEG Layer 3) MPEG (Motion Picture Experts Group) MPEG-4 video Multitouch input method Music playback time (battery life) Music Player


NAND Memory Network capacity Network coverage NOR Memory Numeric keypad


OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) Optical Zoom OS (Operating System) OTA (Over-The-Air) OTG


PCS (Personal Communications Service) PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) Pixel Pixel density (Pixels Per Inch) Price PTT (Push-To-Talk) Push


Quad-band QVGA (Quarter Video Graphics Array) QWERTY keyboard layout


RAM (Random-Access Memory) RBDS (Radio Broadcast Data System) RDS (Radio Data System) Resistive touchscreen Resolution Ringtone Roaming ROM (Read-Only Memory) RS-MMC (Reduced-Size Multi Media Card)


Screen protection SD (Secure Digital) Secondary camera Sensors SIM SIM lock Single-Band Smart Watch Smartphone SMS (Short Messaging Service) Speed Dial Stand-by time (battery life) Stereo Speakers Streaming Video Stylus


Talk time (battery life) Tethering Text messaging (texting) Touchscreen Tri-band


UI (User Interface) UMTS UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) USB (Universal Serial Bus) USB On-The-Go USIM


VGA (Video Graphics Array) Video call Voice dialing Voice mail VPN (Virtual Private Network)


WAP (Wireless Application protocol) WCDMA(Wideband Code Division Multiple Access Wearable Technology Wi-Fi Windows Mobile Windows Phone OS WLAN WMV (Windows Media Video)


2G 3G 4G 5G

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