1. America's Avatar
    The top left corner of my turbo is magnetized. A paperclip sticks to the screen. Is this normal???
    04-01-2015 03:48 AM
  2. I800C0LLECT's Avatar
    Same on mine too.

    I thought somebody used it for the Google vr box in one of these threads. I suppose it detected something rather. Sorry, I'm not intelligent in its use or purpose.

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    04-01-2015 06:56 AM
  3. dungoyle's Avatar
    I use it to store my paper clips.



    Sorry.
    jesta192 and America like this.
    04-01-2015 08:10 AM
  4. Denis Runev's Avatar
    I guess it's a speakerphone magnet.
    04-01-2015 08:52 AM
  5. teeitupmo#WN's Avatar
    I believe magnetics are used in many smartphones..this allows human interface devices to interact with the screen..such as a stylus.


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    04-01-2015 10:20 AM
  6. Murph5150's Avatar
    I'm guessing it has some effect on signal interpretation. Maxwell's Equations say a spatially varying electric field is always associated with a magnetic field that changes over time. Without getting too nerdy, the simplest description of what comes off the magnet is a particle - wave duality. It's a neat study and Quantum Mechanics goes very deep into its exploration. My degree is in Theoretical Physics, and there's tremendous quantum phenomena. So yeah, a cellphone is ranked 2B, which ranks how carcinogenic something is. A cellphone is equal now to a cup of coffee unlike the analog days.

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    04-01-2015 11:18 AM
  7. RJ_Butler's Avatar
    I think its for the flip cover case. Theres probably a magnet in the case that shuts the screen off/ activates the smart cover app. It's similar to how my Chromebook works (actually, I put the magnetic corner of my phone up to where the magnet in in my Chromebook, and the screen shut off).
    04-01-2015 11:26 AM
  8. tdizzel's Avatar
    http://androidforums.com/threads/veh...coming.878102/

    It's a hall effect sensor which is used for entering dock mode with certain docks. My degree is in searching Google.

    Posted from my Droid Turbo, Kelly and Ozone
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    04-01-2015 11:47 AM
  9. America's Avatar
    "Hall effect sensor" -- interesting

    Thanks.
    04-01-2015 02:28 PM
  10. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    That is the speaker, all phones have magnets, its how speakers are made up. The OP said its in the top left, and thats where the speaker is. Its comprised of alot of rare earth metals that are very expensive to mine
    04-02-2015 07:53 AM
  11. dungoyle's Avatar
    "It's a floor wax". "It's a desert topping". No, it's a Floor Wax AND a Desert Topping!


    Sorry guys. There's just something about this thread. I can't put my finger on it.
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    04-02-2015 08:35 AM
  12. GeodudeFFP's Avatar
    I believe the magnets are used for the vibration notification effects (among other things)...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-04-2015 05:28 PM
  13. MikeLip's Avatar
    The magnet attracts the spirit messengers that Motorola employs to carry your voice into the great beyond and then to your contacts phone. It also keep earwigs out of the ear piece. They hate magnets (citation needed). So far the most sensible response has been the bias magnet for the hall effect sensor since for speakers, the magnet should be by the speaker. It may also be the vibration motor. Lots of magnetics going on in there.
    RJ_Butler likes this.
    04-04-2015 05:41 PM
  14. friskies's Avatar
    http://androidforums.com/threads/veh...coming.878102/

    It's a hall effect sensor which is used for entering dock mode with certain docks. My degree is in searching Google.

    Posted from my Droid Turbo, Kelly and Ozone
    I too have such a degree -- where'd you get yours?

    09-12-2017 02:47 AM
  15. chw8022's Avatar
    why haven't Motorola put up a post explaining this in monosyllabic terms??
    10-01-2017 01:27 PM

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