Video:How to Decide If You're Ready for a Smartphonewith Michael Watkins
Smartphones offer many conveniences but internet capabilities, navigation, and improved cameras come with a higher price. Watch this About.com video to see if you're ready to get a smartphone.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Decide If You're Ready for a Smartphone
Hi, I’m Michael Watkins for About.com. And today we’re going to show you how to decide if you’re ready for a smartphone.
Smartphones are Best for Quick Email Access
One of the main reasons people usually switch from a regular phone like this one to a smartphone, is immediate access to email. If you’re a busy professional who needs immediate access to your email account on the go, it would be very beneficial for you to have a smartphone that will give you access and the ability to reply to emails right away.
Smartphones are Internet Capable
Modern day smartphone sometimes serve multiple purposes. They can be a personal digital assistant, they can be a navigation system, they can also be your immediate access to the Internet. Using a smartphone with a navigation application can also spare you the frustration of heavy traffic. It can reroute you and direct you where there’s light traffic, or tell you when there’s and accident on certain highways.
If you have one of the more popular smartphones, like an iPhone or an android device, you’ll find that you have access to hundreds of thousands of applications that you can download and play games, as well as productivity applications that can help you professionally.
Camera Quality on Smartphones
If you like taking photos of friends and family, you’ll find that many of today’s smart phones have high quality cameras that have five megapixels and above. They render excellent images and can upload immediately to the Internet.
User Interface on Smartphones
If you text message frequently, upgrading to a smartphone might also be a great benefit to you. Instead of using the regular T9 system, you could use a full qwerty keyboard that’s found on most smartphones.
Smartphone Conveniences Come with Higher Prices
The power and versatility of most smartphones are comparable to some laptops on the market today. They’re versatile and can provide you with a wealth of convenience. Always consider the costs involved with getting a new smartphone, as they require a data plan that can be a little more expensive than plans on a non smartphone device.
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