Although you might think that there are many types of cell phones, in reality, there are basically only two types: The conventional and the intelligent or Smartphone. Because regardless of brand, price, size, or weight, they all fall into one of these categories. These two basic types differ deeply and their properties must be well known to understand what are the advantages or disadvantages that they have.
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What are the so-called conventional phones?
For those who know the differences between one and the other, they could well define a conventional phone as an object that remained in the past. An old artifact already old-fashioned, since they were the first phones that came to market. However, this phone is provided with features that at the time were a breakthrough, although they are now considered completely normal and scarcely worthy of interest.
One of the features of this type of phone is robust but limited software. The menu provided by this software included address book, calendar, clock, alarm and even some simple games, smartphones connected to the Internet or without access to it.
In essence, with these cell phones you can call, send messages, listen to music, check the time, play games, and so on. This seems to be enough, if you take into account the cost, its size and resistance.
An interesting element of these phones is their design, as they are mostly provided with sober lines and a practically bulletproof frame. In fact, some are so resistant in structure that a blow with one of them can easily result in an injury.
This design includes an alphanumeric keypad very resistant to the careless treatment of the user but extremely sensitive to any liquid.
What makes a smartphone so special?
There are smartphones that are practically a supercomputer. They have in addition to the functions of any conventional phone a series of fantastic resources. Since they came on the market, in 1993, they have not stopped advancing in terms of technology, although unfortunately also in cost.
Perhaps one of the most notable advances associated with this type of phone has to do with the use of the Internet and social networks, because the software they have not only allows calls or messages, but now video calls or online connectivity are so common.
Its design left behind the limitations of thickness, as some are super thin, and although some years it was thought that the tendency would be to reduce its size, contrary today large models prevail, up to 15 inches.
Another feature of its design is its keyboard, or rather the lack of it, because now they have a touch screen on which the keys will be shown at the will of the user, who by the way can continue to press the keys rustically, and if desired, in some models you can drop water, a drink or any non-caustic or electrolytic substance.
These phones could be considered the Millennial Generation, because like the people who were born in the new century, these technological devices saw the light in 2007, and since then, especially after the release of Android by Google, their popularity has increased at an exorbitant rate.
The compact computers represented in smartphones far surpassed conventional phones in performance, because not only does it serve for phone calls, sending text messages, occasionally connecting to the network of networks in a wired way or playing puzzle games, but it can connect permanently to the Internet through a Wi-Fi signal to navigate, Play, chat, invest, work, see traffic, weather, buy, in short, practically all the daily activities that the user wants.
However, nothing is perfect, and just as conventional phones have their skinny part, which by the way is not their figure, Smartphones face certain obstacles that slow down their performance. For example, its memory is smaller than a laptop hard drive and very soon its capacity is exceeded by the multitudinous downloads that are made daily.
It is practically impossible not to download, since many are programs that allow you to keep your phone updated and others are very attractive applications that are a temptation for any user. In fact, the App market is a sector of broad growth and it is estimated that there are already millions that develop annually.
Therefore, the greatest strength (the use of numerous applications) of smartphones is in turn their main weakness: There is no room for so many offers. Although manufacturers are already taking this as a challenge and compete with each other to produce larger telephone memories.
In addition, it can be argued that before the varied and addictive uses that a Smartphone can have (especially with games and social networks) could create dependence and affect the user psychologically.
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