Types of Mobile Phones
There are many different types of mobile phones on the market today, each designed with a different type of user in mind. The best way to compare them is to split mobile phones into two categories: Conventional and Smart phones
Smart phones are perhaps the most advanced and convenient technology on the market today. A smart phone is a powerful device that acts much like a computer; you can browse the internet, watch movies and access a variety of applications on one. Some of the best examples of a quality smart phone are the iPhone and the Blackberry. The iPhone runs on the iOS, which stands for “iPhone Operating System”, while the Blackberry runs on the Blackberry operating system. There are many other operating systems, the difference between them all being much like comparing Microsoft and Apple: it all breaks down to user preference. Cameras are standard on all smart phones, as are touchscreens. The main drawback for smart phones is that the data plan they require can be very expensive when compared to conventional cell phones.
Conventional Cell Phones
The best way to describe a conventional cell phone is as “any phone that’s not a smart phone” They are simpler pieces of technology that don’t have a powerful computer inside of them, and as such often have cheaper data plans. There is a lot of variety in the conventional cell phone, from pay as you go phones to ones that can perform many smart phone functions. Pay as you go refers to the type of service plan that these cell phones typically come with. It is what is sounds like: you load money into your account and that money is spent as you use the phone. Technically any phone can have this plan, but the provider doesn’t offer any discounts on the phone as they do with contracts. These are ideal for infrequent cell phone users, but be warned that the money loaded usually expires within a year.All other conventional phones are somewhere between pay as you go phones and smart phones. They are usually included with a data contract, and usually feature a camera, touch screen and keyboard. These phones with an unlimited text messaging plan are the ideal solution for teenagers. There’s no expensive contracts that smart phones have, or no hidden costs that could occur on a pay as you go phone when all of the minutes are used up.