A smartphone is a mobile device that can perform more functions than older generation phones. It is like a mini-computer, a workstation on-the-go. Everyone wants to own a good smartphone, but how many people utilize its potentials?
In this era, connecting to social media is the most common use of a smartphone, and there are various applications available right now to give you a better experience with your smartphone. Certain features differ across smartphones depending on the brand and the operating system
Let’s check out the uses of a smartphone
- Phone book: For storing contact information
- Data communication : Sending and receiving text and e-mail messages: photographs, music, applications, documents. Most android phones work with a wireless application that eases data transfer e.g. Xender
- Games: There are a whole lot of downloadable games you can get from the app store on your smartphone and gamification has made learning easier
- Browsing the internet: You can get a lot of information from surfing the net: keeping abreast of the news, finding facts online, downloading educational materials, e-books, etc. You have to be connected to an internet service provider (ISP) to assess the internet
- Video conferencing: For business and personal meetings
- Inbuilt applications: To assist with your day to day tasks namely: alarm clock, currency converter, calculator, calendar, stopwatch, notebook for keeping notes, and applications to create presentations
- Camera: Smartphone cameras take high-quality photographs with good editing options. So if you are into photography and don’t have a camera, utilize your smartphone
- Mobile banking: Most banks have mobile banking applications to make a secure online payment and conduct money transfers
- Content creation and graphic designing: You can create and edit graphics and videos using various applications
- GPS Mapping: You can pin locations using the GPS maps and take pictures showing detailed information
- Bar-code scanning: To gain assess to an application
- Weather forecasting: Monitor climatic conditions at all times
- Social media: Connect to the world through social media for personal and business purposes
- Audio recorder: For recording and storing audio files, podcast messages and music
- Educational engagement: Studying online is quite convenient, and its demand is on the rise due to the pandemic.
- Listening to music: Download the latest songs directly to your mobile device from music streaming platforms.
- Blogging: This is useful for bloggers, as they can publish directly from their smartphones
Software development for smartphones has quite evolved, and it can function as a remote control, decibel meter, sleep monitor, and document scanner, etc.
Explore your smartphone to learn about its functionalities, and remember to check for updates.