1. unknown85's Avatar
    Hello,

    I know its normal for the proximity sensor to display a red light while using direct call or on a call. But I find my proximity sensor noticeable brighter then my sisters phone. Comparing the two, you can barley see any light coming form her sensor, unless your in a darkroom. I can see mine clearing in a well lit room. The Sensor works... I just don't know why mine is brighter then hers.

    If anyone can provide me with an answer I would greatly appreciated it.

    Also I don't know if this would matter but mine is the pebble blue and my sister has the marble white.

    Thanks.
    08-22-2012 04:45 PM
  2. funkylogik's Avatar
    ive never seen light from my prox sensor....does that happen just during a call?
    08-22-2012 05:44 PM
  3. unknown85's Avatar
    Yes, the first sensor next to the G will light up. You'll definitely notice it when your in a dark area.
    08-22-2012 07:39 PM
  4. funkylogik's Avatar
    oh yeah lol its a really dull burgendy.
    id have thought it would use an invisible frequency.wonder why it uses visible??
    08-22-2012 08:10 PM
  5. unknown85's Avatar
    Are you able to see the sensor. Other then in a dark room?
    08-22-2012 09:30 PM
  6. funkylogik's Avatar
    only when i put a shadow over it
    08-22-2012 09:33 PM
  7. funkylogik's Avatar
    just noticed this is getting brighter so i dug up this old thread.
    so is it normal? (in a completely dark room with screen off, not in a call, the prox sensor glows red)
    never noticed it on any other phone...

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-23-2012 01:16 PM
  8. trucky's Avatar
    You can test the proximity sensor, and a bunch of other goodies...

    Start your Phone app
    Get to the Keypad screen
    Type in: *#0* #

    You'll have to reboot to get out of the menu.
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    10-23-2012 01:31 PM
  9. funkylogik's Avatar
    cheers man
    my sensor defo works perfectly though. im just wondering why its glowing with visible light and if its normal for the s3.
    seems like its wasting battery if its constantly on?
    hmm that USSD code doesnt seem to work on int' s3 mate..

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-23-2012 01:38 PM
  10. trucky's Avatar
    cheers man
    my sensor defo works perfectly though. im just wondering why its glowing with visible light and if its normal for the s3.
    seems like its wasting battery if its constantly on?
    hmm that USSD code doesnt seem to work on int' s3 mate..
    It might waste a little bit of battery but if you get one of the official Samsung S3 Battery mats and just hold your phone over it, you can just scoop up those wasted bits and pour em back in later.

    Sorry about the Intl phones not liking that code. Must be a USA secret thing.
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    10-23-2012 01:43 PM
  11. funkylogik's Avatar
    lmao mate

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-23-2012 01:46 PM
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