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Introduction to smartphones

A smartphone is a mobile phone that is capable of doing much more than what you would traditionally expect from a phone. The best way to think of it is that it’s like having a small computer in your pocket so you can do things like download applications, receive and send emails and browse the Internet.

You may have heard people talking about operating systems such as Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Every smartphone uses an operating system the same way your computer at home may use Windows as an operating system. It controls the phone’s functions and performs tasks to keep the phone working. When choosing a smartphone it’s worth looking into the operating system the phone uses and often people will favour a particular one. To find out more about operating systems click here

Smartphones are also able to hold a lot more memory than mobile phones could in the past. This means you’ll be able to save more photos and videos as well as download a number of apps. The phone may also have a memory card slot so there is always room for more. You can usually see how much space you have on your phone by looking in your phone’s settings.

If you haven’t had a smartphone before you’ll notice the difference when you use one and hopefully enjoy the increased options and flexibility they provide.