What Makes Smartphones Smart

Dec 21, 2011

Three women having a look a Samsung smartphone

Mobile technology growth has exploded in leaps and bounds during the last few years. Mobiles have become so powerful that we can hardly call them phones anymore. So, what do we call a device that makes calls, plays videos takes pictures and does even more - try a Smartphone: it is a clever gadget that is more than just a phone.

Like a Regular Mobile, but Smarter

Owning a Smartphone is just like owning a regular phone - if it were a camera an MP3 player and a portable game console, and that’s just for starters. You can also send and receive email on a Smartphone and access the web with ease.* Some Smartphones have full keyboards for easy typing.

Power in Your Palm

Every Smartphone has an operating system such as Google's Android or Microsoft's Windows Mobile running the show; workings double-time to keep your device humming along.
Operating systems also enables a Smartphone to run applications (better known as "apps"). There are tens of thousands of apps available, both free and paid, in categories including business, gaming, entertainment, cooking and just about anything else you can imagine.

Which Smartphone is Right for You?

What matters most to you - screen size or a full keyboard? Take into account the phone's brightness, your eyesight and your finger agility as you determine which phone will fit most seamlessly into your life. If you're looking to shoot video, focus on memory capability and camera quality. If you take pictures in dark settings, make sure your phone has a flash. Although pixels matter for taking good pictures, a quality lens is also important. If you want to store large files like music, pictures or video, choose a phone with a high memory capacity.

Make your Smartphone a brilliant purchase, geared precisely for your lifestyle and needs.

*Internet connection, data download and usage charges apply. Download speeds are subject to internet speeds of your service provider.