Mobile phones have come a long way since their inception in the early 1990’s. What used to be a device where you can only make calls but were the size of a brick is now a powerful handheld computer.
Global Positioning System and Maps
Have you ever gone somewhere and not been able to find the place you are looking for? Now with the GPS and Maps on your phone you can get accurate directions to the place you want to go. GPS will tell you exactly where you are, and the navigation will give you turn by turn directions to get you to your destination.
Watching Videos and listening to Music
In the past, you needed a music player to listen to music and a video player to watch movies. Now you can do both on your smartphone with ease. The phones will support many music and movies formats and will give your hours of entertainment on the go.
Now many smartphones come with the NFC (Near Field Communication) function. You can set up your phone to make payment at many places including supermarkets and malls, and you do not have to carry around too much cash with you.
Take Videos and Photographs
The present generation of smartphones boasts very high megapixel amounts with some having a 13 megapixel back camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. You can take very high-quality photos and HD quality images with the smartphones of today.
Smartphones have gone a step further with the introduction of smart watches and wearable technology, and you now do not need to take your phone out of your pocket to read a message make or receive a call. Convenience is the key factor to this technology coming out.
Apart from the above features, you can send and receive instant text messages on various applications; you can make video calls to people around the world. You can also take down notes in handwritten form as some phones come with a stylus that makes it similar to writing on a notepad.
When you want to buy a smartphone, you must check what features are available and what you may actually use. There is no real need to buy the most expensive one but if you use all the advanced features mentioned above it will be a blessing to have one of these miracles of technology in your hand.