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Master Geek

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# 192304 5-Mar-2016 20:48
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I bought a Vodafone Smart Ultra in January. Great phone for the price. But I bought a case for it at the same time (I broke two cases on my previous phone), and a few days ago while lost out of town, I discovered the compass didn't work at all.

 

 

If I take the phone out of the case, the compass comes back to life but doesn't work, in that North might be anywhere. However a few compass recalibrations and it works. It seems to be the magnetic clasp on the case.

 

 

I used a case with my old GS3 that had a much stronger magnetic clasp and there was no trouble with the compass.

 

 

I'm disappointed that I've been sold a case that causes part of the phone to not work. Before I go back to the Vodafone store with this problem, does anyone have any comment?

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  # 1506631 5-Mar-2016 21:36
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Back in the 1980s the advice to commanders of AFVs was to get out and away from the vehicle to take an accurate compass bearing.




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  # 1507372 7-Mar-2016 11:29
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I went to the store and swapped the case to one without a clasp. Less protection, as it can flip open when I drop the phone, but it fits more easily in my shirt pocket.

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