About ten or so years ago, if research was conducted into the number one thing most people would prefer having if they found themselves stuck in a remote island, a good number of them would undoubtedly say food and water. Fast forward to the twenty first century, if the same research was conducted and the study question remained the same: what would you rather have if you found yourself stuck in a remote island, most people would answer: my smartphone of course! These beauties have become a very large part of our lives; we barely seem to function without them. While we can miss a meal or two in a day, the same cannot be said about smartphones.
They have become of as important to us as our car keys or our wallets; we need both these things to successfully get through the day. The question therefore becomes: why do people love their smartphones so much?
Let’s look at it this way; people need car keys to start their cars, and their wallets to pay for meals and groceries. In the same light, people need their smartphones to get started on their day, they need them to keep in touch with friends and family via social media, they need them to locate grocery stores and restaurants, they need them to locate buildings using GPS and they need them to keep their businesses afloat.
The world at the palm of your hands
Smartphones are like personal computers and laptops, only smaller and sleeker. They enable people keep track of ongoing events worldwide, download music while on the move. People literally spend the entire day on these gadgets, endlessly tapping and touching. Man has often been regarded as a social creature and smartphones only serve to reinforce this. With the internet only a soft key away, smartphones have gone to great lengths to bring people who would have otherwise never interacted closer together. With features such as video conferencing and applications such as snap and share, people are able to communicate and share personal information such as photos regardless of their geographical positions.
Fast and reliable communication
Unlike normal phones which allow you to communicate via messaging and calling only, smartphones allow you to keep in touch via instant messaging, email and chat. They have no restriction as to the size of data you can upload or download especially when it comes to emails. Smartphones allow their users to send and receive emails with attachments, a feature lacking in other phones due to file-size restrictions. This is very good news especially for the business executives who instead of having to rush to the office to attach files before sending on their personal computers or laptops, can simply compose the email message on their smartphones, attach the necessary files and send. Delivery is instantaneous thanks to the extremely fast internet connectivity.
Applications which make your life easier and much more fun
You can access literally thousands of applications using your smartphone and use these apps to customize your phone to meet your needs. This makes them highly treasured gadgets as they function according to your specifications. They do what you want them to do, when you want them to do it. Once an application becomes outdated, you can simply download a new version and continue enjoying using your phone without having to replace it in the event that it does not support the new version. Because they are “smart” phones, they can comfortably support any application.
Convenient and reliable, you just have to love them
Thanks to smartphones, people no longer need to move around looking for places. You can even work from home! Connecting with people has been made much easier as a result of social media which is easily accessed using smartphones. Businesses have improved drastically especially due to their email functionality. Shopping has been made much easier as you just search and order online. With all this and more, little wonder exists as to why people love their smartphones so much!