The Pros and Cons of Smartphones

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Published: 08th March 2011
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Smartphones are the most advanced mobile phones in today’s world. The amount of people who are using smartphones is increasing day by day at a rapid rate. These cell phones are making phenomenal advancements in the world of technology. There are lots of features available on the smartphone, which can make a great difference from the traditional cell phone, where there was no touch screen and internet access wasn’t as simple. Smartphones have large storage capacities, straightforward internet access, are simple to use for quick communication like calls and emails, and can be taken and used anywhere, which makes the traditional mobile phone model pretty obsolete. With our lives becoming more hectic, demand for these multi-functioning phones is increasing fast. But as we all know, there are always some negative aspects to any invention. So before taking the plunge and splashing the cash, here are the pros and cons behind owning a smartphone.

The main feature of these smartphones is the touch screen – so much so the handsets are also known as Touch Screen Phones. This facility makes it possible for the owner to use the phone only by touching the screen of the mobile phone. There is no need for any buttons on the device to make it work, so it’s much easier to use them. But on the other hand, you need to be quite gentle when using the mobile’s touch screen and the screens can be damaged easily. With a wrong slip of a finger, for example, you can end up deleting software or sending an email to the wrong person. These phones have great internet access, which makes it easier for you to surf the internet, and downloading or uploading files to the web. But with this internet access, there is a risk of your smartphone getting computer viruses, which can affect your phone’s performance, as well as permanently damaging software. To combat this threat, it’s best to install an antivirus program.

So, there are lots of impressive features and functions on the smart phone, which can assist you in making your job easier and your life more hassle-free. Using a touch screen or a keypad is a matter of choice and as long as you buy reputable antivirus software, your smartphone shouldn’t contract any viruses from the internet. Despite its drawbacks, this phone is a very smart choice.

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