Mobile, Tech

Advanced Functionalities of Smartphones

Wireless telecommunications existed for more than a decade now and it had helped people to communicate to others wherever they are. Cellular sites were built up to communicate with mobile phones as long as it is under its coverage. With so many cellular sites in the country today, there is no single point here that does not have network coverage. Even remote mountains and forests are under the coverage of these towering cellular sites.

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Mobile phones continued to evolve from a mere call and text device into something more. Mobile phones today are not just phones; they are coined smartphones because of their advanced capabilities and functions, never before seen on their traditional counterparts. Smartphones started to appear during the same time electronics and processors started to become cheaper due to innovations and technological researches. Faster and more efficient processors were developed, not to mention cost cheaper than their predecessors. With this technological advancement, the development of mobile phones into smartphones became inevitable.

Smartphones are packed with faster processors, larger RAM and storage space, and greater graphics capabilities as compared to their older cellular phone counterparts. With this, more functionalities and features were introduced, thus allowing people to do things impossible to do on mobile phones years ago. Here are some of the functionalities found on smartphones that will surely let you buy one if you are still using older mobile phones.

Portability

Portability is the most important reason why most people use smartphones. Since these handheld devices are advanced in terms of its hardware capabilities, you can do basic tasks on it just like on a regular computer. You can do basic document editing, surfing the Internet, and playing games wherever you are because of its portability. You can slip a smartphone in your pocket and bring it literally everywhere. You won’t get bored while stuck in traffic or waiting for your plane to arrive in an airport.

Internet device

Smartphones are capable of connecting to the Internet either through wireless local area networks (Wi-Fi) or via phone network service providers (3G/4G/LTE). Cellular sites owned by network service providers are now capable of offering fast Internet connection services to their subscribers via these technologies. Now you can surf the Internet everywhere you are, even if there is no available Wi-Fi hotspots nearby. As long as you are under your phone service provider’s network coverage, you are entitled to their Internet service. Keep in mind that Internet services from these service providers are charged independently from your monthly phone charges. Another great reason of connecting your smartphone to your Internet is the possibility to use VoIP. A VoIP service provider like RingCentral offers Internet calls to all parts of the world. These calls are cheaper compared to phone services offered by phone network carriers.

Entertaining and fun to use

Smartphones can play high definition videos and movies due to its advanced graphics engine. Since storage space is increased compared to other handheld devices, you can store movies, music, eBooks, on your phone and then use any of these afterwards. You can also play games on your smartphones, both online and offline. Online games need Internet connectivity for you to be able to play them. Almost all genre and game types are available online and can be installed on a smartphone.

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7 Comments

  1. Hi Christine,

    Smart Phones are the important part of life these days. We can also extend the functionality of a Smart Phone by rooting/jail breaking it 😀

  2. There is no doubt in the fact that smartphones have come a long way in being the coolest and functional thing in our life today. From being a talking device, they now do everything we have always wanted our phones to do and much more. Life seems incomplete without a smartphone today.

  3. Great article, Christine! Smartphones have a tendency to become a neccessity the moment we start using them. So many features and apps, our entire professional life can be managed via these devices

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