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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have A Smartphone

smartphonesTechnology is growing everyday, we can see it in our HD television sets and hear it in our state of the art stereo/home theater systems. Yes technology surrounds us everyday whether it be at your home computer or on the run with a smartphone, which often times replaces the need for a laptop. Many people have heard of smartphones but don’t realize just how useful they can be in everyday life.

Whether it be camping, hiking, driving, simply making a phone call, looking for a good restaurant to eat at or just plain kicking back at home, the smartphone is a must have in today’s world. So much so that you’ll often see free smartphone signup booths scattered around local malls, and many websites often hold contests to win smartphones. In any case, if you are still on the fence about the whole thing, you should definitely check out the top 5 reasons why you should have a smartphone, and how you ever lived without one!

  1. Portable music device Ah yes, music is especially important when it comes to handheld portable devices. With any smartphone on the market today, you’ll be able to fit most or all of your music into your handset with up to 32GB of space, as well as listen to your music from most car radios!
  2. GPS device – Having a GPS device with you wherever you are can really be a life saver. Most smartphones today have GPS capabilities built in. All you have to do is access your GPS related app and you’ll be good to go!
  3. Read restaurant reviews before you dine How many times have you went into a restaurant blindly and ended up with that snooty waiter? Well if you had a smartphone with you all you would have to do is simply hop on the Internet and check out user reviews, and you could also search for a restaurant that specializes in certain kinds of dishes, like say Italian.
  4. Have the internet at your fingertips, anytime, anywhere! Whether your at home or on the go, a smartphone will always come in handy. Check out what movies are playing and order your tickets without being at home, get cooking ideas/recipes, watch videos on Youtube, listen to music and play games, get directions and just plain browse the Internet with full HTML web browsing!
  5. Portable gaming deviceWith any smartphone in the market today, you’ll be able to get your hands on popular titles like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Plants vs Zombies and Farmville! With hundreds of titles to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something that’s right for you. In addition many of the games are online enabled, allowing users to play with people from all over the world!

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Hello my name is Jacob S. My interest is in all gadgets, but I have a particular interest in smartphones and tablets. I like to share my knowledge and help people, I also run a smartphone blog where you can win a free smartphone and get updated on the hottest smartphone news!

29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. marry

    March 31, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    actually there are many reason why people need to smartphone, and extremely it just for style. But your article is quite represent for commonly reason for many people. Thank’s for sharing.

  2. Jacob Staggs

    March 31, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Hi Marry, thanks for the comment. Your right, there are way to many reasons why people should have a smartphone, it’s hard to narrow it down lol.

    • Admin

      March 31, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      I agree. However, what happens if one can’t afford to buy a smartphone?

      • Jacob Staggs

        April 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        Thanks for the comment Admin! That is your real name right? Okay just kidding. One thing you can do is wait for special offers to pop up in stores, it’s a hard thing to do but you can wait until Black Friday when all of the really great deals are offered.

        You can also try looking around the net for free smartphone offers. Just be careful, some are legit and some are not. Just check around the site a bit and see what there all about.

  3. Maggie

    March 31, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    For the longest time, I held out on buying a smart phone. I think I was the last of my friends to actually buy one. I ended up with a higher-end smart phone that has been satisfactory thus far. It was really hard to choose, though, because there are so many brands and operating systems. With such a struggle and everyone integrating to the smart phone era (because who doesn’t love Facebook all the time!), how do you know which type is best for you?

    • Admin

      April 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      I guess you would find that not everyone agrees with you on Facebook. However, you can always know which one to buy by comparing their functionalities. You will find occasional differences in style, power, memory, display, camera, price, etc.

  4. Ava

    March 31, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I love my smart phone. I can’t imagine a life without one, which is funny, because two years I was living that way. The only problem I have with them is their battery life. I guess I can see the draining power of carrying around a mini computer, but you would think that the manufacturers would do something about that. What would you say is the most reliable brand?

    • Jacob Staggs

      April 1, 2011 at 7:21 pm

      It depends on what carrier your with. If your with Sprint, the LG Optimus S is pretty good, T-Mobile’s Galaxy S 4G is good, and the new Atirx 4G from AT&T seems to be getting some attention.

      Battery life does seem to be a major problem with today’s smartphones, but there slowly getting better about it. Maybe in the future we’ll all have to carry additional batter packs with us, ha ha.

      Thanks for the comment!

      • Admin

        April 14, 2011 at 5:14 pm

        Battery packs? Lol

  5. Patrick

    April 1, 2011 at 12:21 am

    I totally agree with every statement in this article. When I first got my smartphone I was amazed. It could do everything: internet, GPS, music, apps, like Google goggles…ect. I can’t Imagen living without it now. Soon, I believe that smart phones and tablets will dominate the computer market.

  6. TradeTechSports

    April 1, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Number 7…because they are awesome!

    I was so happy when i didn’t have to carry around an Ipod, camera, phone, calculator, etc…all-in-one! So much better.

  7. it konsulenter

    April 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Many people are still viewing mobile browsing as a fad–and while we shouldn’t disregard browsing from a PC, the mobile market is growing, and fast. Your article is really nice represent for commonly reason.

  8. Kevin

    April 1, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I can add a few.

    6. Camera
    Smartphones have excellent cameras that can compete with digital cameras.

    7. Office
    You can take your work with your smartphone because they support MS Office.

    8. Apps
    You can make your smartphone into a mini PC with the variety of applications that you can install on them.

    • Jacob Staggs

      April 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks for the comment Kevin. I totally agree with you, I especially like the camera’s on smartphones, well allot of them anyway. I can’t count how many times I wished I had a camera with me!

  9. michal

    April 2, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Smart phone is the need of each and every businessmen today. Without it he can not do work while traveling.

  10. Gene

    April 4, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    OK, so I am in the non-smartphone club though my wife has a Blackberry which I have used to read the NY Times on occasion. I have a really old phone that I use just as a portable pay phone and nothing else. It is off 99% of the time. In your list, and in items added by other commenters, there was only a single thing mentioned that I could see useful FOR ME in my life. Being able to look up a recipe while I am at the store. See I have been wanting to make soup from scratch all winter but I only remember when I am at the store. If I remembered when I was at home, I would research a few and print out a grocery list.

    That is it. Portable music device? No. Portable game device? No. Even my need for a GPS is extremely limited. I am sorry, but not everyone needs a smartphone. Especially those of us who LOVE being unplugged!

    • Jacob Staggs

      April 5, 2011 at 5:16 am

      Hi Gene, thanks for the comment. I guess your the kind of person that likes being unplugged lol. That’s cool. Allot of people are the same way, and your right about not everybody needing a smartphone in the world, but I believe most people would benefit from having one.

    • Admin

      April 5, 2011 at 8:34 am

      True saying Gene – they are people out there who would rather be unplugged. However, that is not the only reason why one may choose not to have a smartphone. For example, I wouldn’t particularly say I am one of those who love being uplugged, however, I do not own a smartphone myself. The reason? I’m not sure, just haven’t found the right one yet. Lol.

  11. Shorya

    April 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I recently purchased a Nokia X6 16 GB, well its my first smart phone since I have to buy it from my own pocket, and I’ll have to say that it has sped up things for me. I can check mails, download music, update my status in a knick of time. However, with more advancements hopping in like a built in phone projector or a scanning system, things will get real easy for a guy like me. And I hope there are a lots more ‘like me’ out there.

    • Jacob Staggs

      April 14, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      Hi Shorya from gadgets. I think the Nokia X6 looks pretty sleek, and I really like the big screen on it. I don’t know how many people would use a built in projector on there phones, it sounds kinda funny to me, then again manufacturers are already making 3D smartphones.

  12. Odurinde

    April 15, 2011 at 6:36 am

    What I enjoy most on my smartphone is GPS and internet service anywhere I go. I am able to read and reply my mails when I am not on my desk.

  13. Jennifer Wade

    April 18, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Recent and the previous year was completely good for smart phone manufacturing companies specially for HTC and Blackberry. All around the globe people admired HTC Desire and Blackberry Torch. In spite the key elements you mentioned above there is still something else that appeals customers a lot which is the factor of applications, There are countless awesome and extremely user friendly applications available for smart phones.

  14. Jacob Staggs

    April 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks for the comment Jennifer Wade! It’s true there are so many apps that can help us in our everyday life. From cooking to drinks, there are so many great apps out there. Not all are too useful but at the very least fun lol.

  15. Vivek Khanduri

    April 20, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Yup already a huge chunk of the latest phones being launched are smartphones and it wont be long before they take over the mobile market, thanks to their amazing capabilities.

  16. Roger Carr

    October 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I constantly use my smartphone (traveling, hiking, grocery shopping, etc.) for many of the things I do. The biggest issue I have is that the battery life only lasts a few hours. Otherwise, it is amazing what I can do from the small device.

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  18. Minesh Rai

    April 14, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Not owning a Smartphone is increasingly seeming like an unusual choice. While savings can be made on a cheaper phone, Smartphones functionality and flexibility make them invaluable tools for the future, and more than make up for their cost.

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    June 22, 2013 at 11:56 am

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  20. Rob

    September 27, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    The GPS feature is the only thing in your list that would come close to a “must have”. The rest of your reasons for having such a device are of little or no interest to me. I need a device to call/text with. That’s it! Plus the fact that smartphones need to be charged daily is a big turn-off. Email? Internet? I have a PC at home for that. Give me a good old-school basic phone like the ones I used back in 2000-2005, i.e. Nokia 3390, Nokia 3100, Nokia 6100, Motorola Razr v3. As long as 2 & 3G service is available, I’ll use a basic phone that only needs to be charged once a week.

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