1. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Funny thing happend to me, I took my 8X and put it on my desk here at work. I did not notice there was a paperclip under it. When I picked up the phone, the paperclip was attached to the bottom(on the back under the speaker). I was like WTF ??? Anyway, I guess it has a big magnet in the speaker in the phone becuase it picked it up...

    Wanted to share...

    It was one of those WTF moments in the day, everyone has them...
    phirefly, JerseySal and 12Danny123 like this.
    05-02-2013 12:47 PM
  2. LEFT KOYL's Avatar
    Yes I can confirm that!! near the back speaker.
    05-02-2013 02:31 PM
  3. gerzhwin's Avatar
    I believe many physicians had WTF moments in their lives :D

    Nice discovery! Reminds me of the Curiosity Show I watched when I was a kid. Have to look it up in YT now ...
    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Board Express
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    05-02-2013 02:47 PM
  4. thinkdan's Avatar
    That's why I never let it get too close to my wallet. Might damage the credit cards, right?
    05-02-2013 02:50 PM
  5. metalchick719's Avatar
    Um... Mobile phones are some of the last devices that should have magnets built within them.
    05-02-2013 03:26 PM
  6. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Um... Mobile phones are some of the last devices that should have magnets built within them.
    Sure but, I have never seen a phone with one big enough to pick up something....have you ?

    Still thought it was a entertaining find and wanted to share..
    05-02-2013 03:31 PM
  7. buggyglint's Avatar
    The Lumia 920 has magnetics on the back at the bottom. I'm pretty sure it's from the speakers.
    05-02-2013 03:39 PM
  8. berty6294's Avatar
    The Lumia 920 has magnetics on the back at the bottom. I'm pretty sure it's from the speakers.
    I'm pretty sure every single phone I've ever owned did this. Lol
    05-02-2013 03:58 PM
  9. MikeLip's Avatar
    Yes, speakers have magnets in them. That's how they work.
    shlomo80 and Chemilinski like this.
    05-03-2013 06:38 AM
  10. shlomo80's Avatar
    I would like to imagine that was typed in best Bill Murray deadpan style.
    05-03-2013 06:48 AM
  11. morpheus1982's Avatar
    I just tried myself with a staple, and while it isn't something you would think to try, it is hardly surprising given how speakers work.

    I would be cool to have a load of paper clips standing up on the back of the phone like dominoes though!
    05-03-2013 10:06 AM
  12. absonj's Avatar
    That's why I never let it get too close to my wallet. Might damage the credit cards, right?
    it cannot damage the magnetic stripe. Even with a commercial magnet or variable electo magnet, you cannot erase the strip.

    Also, magnets are required fir any size speaker to work. Depending on rarity of metals used in speaker, the magnet could be small but really powerful.
    Sent from my wicked sexy HTC 8X windows phone using Board Express
    Chemilinski likes this.
    05-05-2013 01:22 PM
  13. Sharukh Bhoelan's Avatar
    arent those magnets those wireless charge thingy?
    05-07-2013 12:52 PM

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