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By eozen81, Senior Member on 13th January 2014, 11:22 AM
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Hi Guys,

I just want to ask, you know there are some 3rd party cases with magnets as a replicate QuickWindow case of LG. I have bought one of them but now hesitate to use it because I read some articles that this kind of magnets might damage phone's touch sensor or camera in the long term if they use low quality magnets due to geomagnetic forces.

Do you agree with this or should we avoid to use cases with magnets like below that I have bought one?

Nillkin fresh series side flip leather case for LG G2

 
 
13th January 2014, 11:50 AM |#2  
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On my old iPhone 4 I had a really poor quality flip cover with a magnet. The magnet was low quality and got weak over time but it didn't do my phone any harm.

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Low quality magnets are weaker than good rare earth magnets so that part is definitely wrong. Also the placement is far enough away from the camera that I can't imagine it causing trouble for autofocus. LCD screens have no sensitivity to magnets so the only way I can see a problem there is if the material over the magnet is low quality and causes scratches. The only problem I have is with the compass so I remove the case when doing photospheres or anything that uses the compass.

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An critical update:

I've been using above magnet quick window case, everything is fine but once I flip over the cover the screen does not go off always. It was not like this on my previous non-mgnet Quick Window case.

I started to think maybe rumours are right and this magnet damages something on the phone
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An critical update:

I've been using above magnet quick window case, everything is fine but once I flip over the cover the screen does not go off always. It was not like this on my previous non-mgnet Quick Window case.

I started to think maybe rumours are right and this magnet damages something on the phone

I think the issue lies in the design of the case. The official Quick Window has a magnet or something that triggers the QuickWindow sensor which makes it turn off.
19th January 2014, 07:38 AM |#6  
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My above NILLKIN case is supporting screen on/off my problem it does not work perfect. Sometimes it works but sometimes it doesn't.

That's why I want to give feedback here
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