As I sat here today and admired the picturesque and photogenic winter scene outside my house (and took pictures with my mobile) I asked myself the following question:- how many of the functions of this magnificent device do you use?
Including the default apps. I reckon that I use my phone extensively but the comms side much less than the calendar, calculator, camera and music. Toting that lot up I would say I use 75% of the phone functions.
I would really like other thoughts on the Subject.
I always charge o ernight, the battery care and qnovo features means it won't cycle charge and cause long term damage (looks at apple and laughs) but I also tend to never allow it to go below 5% as others, due to the damage that can be caused to lithium on low voltage.
Interesting @viridis. I read (it was a while ago though) that I should let my phone "die" periodically to keep it fit.
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So the website I linked to up there has gone bye-byes snce sometime on March. Oh well. No reason not to post the full thing here now then! This was written in 2014.
Crystal balls Let's get the navel-gazing out of the way first: I've picked some stats from a Jan-2014 article for this introduction (referenced below). The article indicated that by the end of 2014, 1 in every 2 people would have used a mobile phone at least once a month. With 7.2 billion people on the planet in 2013 against a global mobile phone penetration figure of 4.3 billion for the same period, it looks like we've surpassed the 50% mark already!
Stick with me here: In 2013, 1 in 3 of those mobile phones, 1.4 billion devices, was a smartphone. This figure was set to rise, as mobile users switch to smartphones, driven by hardware price drops and the rise in prevalence of 3G and 4G networks. How many of those reading this have already been offered "free" 4G access by their provider, even though the carrier's network in 2014 only supported 4G in a handful of locations across the UK?
Smartphone dependence How often is the smartphone used for making a phone-call? One where one person places a voice call to another person, and a two-way voice conversation actually takes place? Do you find yourself talking to your smartphone, rather than to someone on the other end of it? And worse yet, expecting the thing to talk back to you?
Reasons for owning a smartphone:
To complete this post: "It's just too damned hard... ...to switch off!".
Where's the proof that smartphone owners are loathe to ever switch off their devices? Only the threat of criminal action by an airline is enough to make most smartphone junkies power-off their mobile phone! The phone manufacturer even gets around this by providing an "Airplane Mode" on these insidious, near-ubiquitous devices. Sometimes the threat of legal action still does not prevent inappropriate use of these devices, as evidenced by rubberneckers who blatantly take snaps of road traffic accidents as they drive by: http://bbc.in/1jpqlDv
Do we depend too much on the smartphone? I leave the answer to that question as an exercise for the reader.
(c)pgn 18-May-2014, re-posted to O2 Community Forum on 06-May-2018
ps: To see the extremes of smartphone dependency, read http://goo.gl/n47aVy
Interesting read above @pgn
I switch my smartphone off in 2 situations:- (1) in the doctors consulting room ... (2) very occasionally when I am ill (in bed, curtains closed) & really don't want to be bothered by a call or text notification noise
I choose not to have voicemail enabled
Recently, with the train timetable being disrupted, I use my smartphone to check beforehand when there are limited services on the railway
I'm assuming a Lumia 650 lte is a smartphone
I use most my calendar / weather / Facebook / text / call
Yes, @Anonymous, the Lumia 650 model you have is a smartphone. I must admit to never having tried a Windows or an Apple/IOS smartphone, having started on my smartphone journey with a Symbian-based Sony Ericsson P1i and then progressing to an HTC WildFire and finding I liked the Android way of working.
My very first mobile was a Motorola L7089 Timeport, a tri-band phone that I could use here, in Europe and in the USA. I hung onto it for several years!
Thank you@pgn for letting me know my Lumia 650 lte is a smartphone
I always will be a tech novice ... & ... I've always had Nokia phones simply because it was a name I knew
I went 1st with Orange = can't remember why ... later, opted for O2 as there is a store in town
I use my laptop a lot ... it's my window on the world when I'm poorly & can't get out of the house ... I do use email = seems I'm getting old fashioned there then ... I don't do twitter
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