A smartphone’s quality depends, among other things, the type and calibre of the components used. If the components used are cheap quality, the phone will most likely lag, overheat or stop working after a certain time. We are going to explore some of these components found in a smartphone and what they are made of.
One of the things that people love to do on their smartphones is to play music and watch videos. Music sounds way better if the speakers are loud as well as of good quality. This is why leading smartphone manufacturers fit their smartphones with the best speakers possible. Those that cannot produce their own quality speakers outsource to reliable and reputable companies.
Smartphone speakers are very small, but what they lack in size they make up in sound. Engineers have found a way to make the speakers as small as possible and as loud as possible too. Most smartphone speakers are made up of magnet, wires, a soft iron core, a cone and a voice coil. This speaker is known as the dynamic speaker. The original design and idea behind it has not changed. However, improvements to size and quality have been made over the years.
One of the fascinating things our smartphones can do is sense movements. The phone can locate where exactly one is in real-time. It can also sense different kinds of movements to determine the various activities the user does. For example, the smartphone can differentiate between walking, running, jogging and lying down. Smartphones are able to do this because of the various sensors they are equipped with.
Gyroscopes are used by the smartphone to determine the orientation of the phone. This allows the phone to know when it is tilted left, right or upside down. This feature works for auto-rotating the phone as well as when a user tilts their phone to control a game.
- Proximity Sensor
Smartphones are equipped with proximity sensors to allow them to know when the user is close by. This mostly works for phone calls, listening to audio recordings or dimming/ switching off the phone display when necessary.