Features of a smart phone
Smart phones have altered fundamentals of our daily lives. The way they had an influence on our life-styles is irrefutable. It all may sound as if smart phones are powered with “accumulated energy” that is beyond our understanding. Thus, a question might grab our focus: Why? Why are they so much “addictive”?
The first, probably, the most important reason is the efficient battery. A few years ago, we had to bear batteries that would not even last half a day, but due to the “sky-rocket” advancement in the mobile phone industry, we now have a chance to keep our cell-phones on for up to 3 days. There are many battery companies working on further improvements in prolonging the battery life such as the Droid Maxx which has gained a life-long popularity, ZenFone 3 Zoom, Moto E4 Plus and many others.
Following smartphone life duration comes another indispensable function: speed. Again, when mobile phones were first overtly introduced to public, they lacked top-speed functioning which brought about inconveniences for use. While people were to wait some time to open a file, browse the net, or listen to songs, it is now a matter of the past; one can swipe the cell phone any direction, scroll it up and down easily, and surf the web within a small span of seconds.
We have perhaps never dreamt of devices that can take crystal-clear images, shoot both HD+ quality and 3D visual videos as if they were live and happening at the moment before our eyes. This is all because of super designed HD pixel density of a screen and a hundred-type color applied for it. These all, assumingly, give a distinct advantage in individual media performance.
Thinking about the moments of past? Actually, one does not need to worry about it any longer. Today’s smartphones make it possible to capture moments distinctively provided by high camera megapixels. They allow the consumerism society to archive the moments of the past unchanged and “unfaded”.
Many Android and Windows phones now offer NFC(Near Field Communications) with which one can share and receive data from other devices. It can also be utilized for making payments for communal bills or food in restaurants. This function, as it is handy, would absolutely make it far easier for people to make payments for government sectors and recreational activities from home.
Storage capacity is another undisputed factor. When we had to tolerate 30Mb or less memory of our old flop-phones back in 2000s, it was tough to store our docs due to insufficient memory, but now it is the vice versa: our smartphones can “accommodate” tones of files. Most smartphones of today come with anywhere between 32 and 64 Gb of storage on average and, needless to say, these days people tend to save their media in the Cloud that is another free memory storage.
Controlling TV, overhead projectors, air-conditioners and other technologies of many types can now be done with smartphones, and one does not have to look for the remote control all the time when lost. Most smartphones are now produced with remote control apps together with their system apps. For example, my cell-phone(Redmi 5+) has this remote control app, which I often use even during classes to switch on overhead projector when the tutor cannot find the remote control. One can even download this app for different smartphones from play-store.
On the other hand, smartphones have negatively affected the way people socialize today. Most people now prefer interacting with each other via social sites to interacting through conventional way of meeting in person. In addition, people are becoming more active in virtual life thus barricading their “real” life experiences. A clear example would be that roughly two-thirds of my friends unconsciously take out their phones and start text-chatting when they are supposed to be doing something else.
What is more, in terms of health issues, smartphones have now become the leading cause of eyesight damage. “Low intensity blue light from smartphones kills human retinal cells” (J. Moon 2017). This showcases that people need to regulate the excessive use of their devices. There are many more cons of smartphones, but when the overall outcome is concerned, they have more benefits.
In conclusion, these are basically the most prominent and all-known features of smartphones that both attract and repel us. It can be perceived that smartphones have changed our lives both in a positive and negative way. However, these smart electronic devices are not restricted with only what is brought up above, since hundreds of more functions, be them good or bad, are still waiting to be observed.