With these 6 smartphones with temperature sensors, you will be able to know the exact temperature in every moment. Just reach into your pocket and there you have it.
First of all, we have to differentiate temperature sensors that measure the inner temperature of the components in smartphones and temperature sensors that measure the environmental temperature. Almost all smartphones currently available on the market have built-in temperature sensors for measuring the temperature of the components such as CPU and battery. On the other hand, there is a handful of smartphones that have built-in temperature sensors for reading the environmental temperature. The later ones are the focus of our article. If the temperature sensor isn’t something your smartphone has to have but the large screen is, check out our list of 8 smartphones with the largest screens.
For those who don’t have a smartphone capable of reading the environmental temperature, there are some things that can make this possible. Firstly, there are plug-in and Bluetooth temperature sensors that can be separately bought and sync with your smartphone. Secondly, there are numerous apps that are advertised with the possibility to give your smartphone ability to read the environmental temperature. You should know that these apps take the data from temperature sensors for measuring CPU and Battery temperature and display that data. If your phone doesn’t have a temperature sensor built in, no app can magically make it possible.
Most of you are probably asking yourself if smartphones are so advanced, why don’t they all have temperature sensors? The issue here is that temperature sensors have to be perfectly positioned so the temperature of components (that can be often high) doesn’t affect the reading of environmental temperature. There are also some instructions that need to be followed like cooling off your smartphone and not hold the smartphone in your hand.
Ok, we know you came here just to find out which phones made it on our list of 6 smartphones with temperature sensors. We used data from GSM Arena, Open Signal, and many other sites checking all the phones that are listed to have temperature sensors for environmental temperature. We tried to include different manufacturers and different models on our list. Let’s take a look!
6. Snopow M6
We will start with some rugged smartphones. Snopow M6 has a 3.5 inches screen, 1.2 GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. Like all rugged smartphones, Snopow M6 is designed to be water – proof, dust – proof and drop-proof. This means it can be underwater for half an hour and can be dropped from a height of 5 feet. One more advantage of Snopow M6 could be its Dual Sim capability.
5. Casio G’zOne Commando
The strength of Casio G’zOne Commando lies in its water, dust and drop resistance. And, that’s about it. If you are looking for a high spec smartphone, you should seek further. It comes with a 5MP back camera, 512MB of RAM and only 1GB of storage. Alongside temperature sensor, you will get barometer sensor and a compass.
4. Fujitsu Arrows Z ISW13F
You would probably be clueless about the fact that Fujitsu produces smartphones if we didn’t feature one on our list of 6 smartphones with temperature sensors. Arrows Z ISW13F comes with 1.5GHz Quad Core processor, 13MP back camera, being also waterproof and dust-proof. Other specifications of this 4.6 inch screen smartphone include 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
3. Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy was one of the first smartphones that featured temperature sensor for reading the environmental temperature. It features a handful of other sensors like accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, humidity, and gesture. Alongside 5.0 inches screen, it has Octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16/32/64GB of storage. Back camera has 13MP while the front has 2MP.
2. Samsung Galaxy Note III
Equipped with a large 5.7 inch screen, Samsung Galaxy Note III comes in few versions with some different specifications. You can choose a version with Quad – core or Octa – core processor. You also have a pick when it comes to storage, with versions from 16GB to 64GB available. Each version besides a temperature sensor also has an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, humidity and gesture sensors. You will get 3GB of RAM, 13MP back and a 2MP front camera.
1. Bartec Pixavi Impact X
We will finish our list of 6 smartphones with temperature sensors with yet another rugged smartphone. Impact X isn’t just a usual water and dust-proof rugged smartphone. This device is also explosion proof and rated for use in hazardous areas while being able to operate in temperatures from – 4F to 113F. It has a 4.3 inch screen, 1.2 GHz processor, 660MB of RAM and 32/GB storage. A number of sensors are included alongside temperature sensors, such as an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer. What more do you really need?