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If you had to choose the best phone for yourself right now, would it be a smartphone or a feature phone? Most people would probably choose a smartphone for an answer. However, there will be a significant number of people among the crowd who would always prefer a feature phone over a smartphone. No matter how the world of technology and smartphones progresses, feature phone has left its own mark on the people.
To know more about the kinds of phones popular among the public let’s dive deeper into the topic.
Feature phones are also known as the earlier generation mobile phones. They have small non-touch screens with the buttons as that of a keyboard in input. They are quite different than the standard telephone in terms of their functions and uses. Not only can they make and receive calls, but they have other special hardware features such as:
They have simple apps such as calendar, FM Radio, calculator, alarm, date and time, games, torch, contacts, messages, music player, Bluetooth, and web. They first came into use in the 1980s. So, the popular feature phones of all times have been from companies like Nokia and Blackberry. People who have been using mobile phones for a long time first got to use these kinds of phones. Feature phones still have significant market in Nepal
So, you can live carefreely by being more productive and focused in your life rather than the virtual world while using a feature phone. These are all the benefits of using a feature phone.
Feature phones have almost similar kinds of functions in comparison to smartphones. However, they are still referred to as “dumb phones” in comparison to the latest smartphones. Why do you think so? Let’s now shift our focus to smartphones and their advantages.
Smartphones are the latest mobile phones with large touch screens. They have extensive mobile operating systems, hardware capabilities, and wider software. They are very advanced in terms of internet surfing, multimedia functions along calling and texting services. Smartphones are also called “mini-computers” because they have many similar components to that of computers such as processors and memory.
Smartphones first came into use in the late 1990s about a decade after feature phones. It immediately became very popular among people because of its new features and applications. Soon, people could use them as replacements for computers and laptops. They could perform everything computers could perform in fact more than it. The most popular operating systems used in smartphones are Android, iOS, Chrome OS, Windows, etc.
Like the points above, a smartphone is really “smart” as its name suggests it to be. It might look like you are carrying a small phone in your hand but in reality, you are carrying the entire world in your own hands when you are using a smartphone.
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Both types of mobile phones have their own uses in their own ways. Some might prefer smartphones for their extensive features while some people might prefer feature phones for their affordability and durability. It totally depends on your choices, likes, and dislikes. So, which phone do you prefer to actually carry around in your daily life? Let us know in the comments below.