The best Characteristics of a smart phone.

Are you looking for a smart phone buy? Before making your purchase you must look for the features and characteristics of smart phones. You must understand and compare the characteristics before buying. To make your purchase easy, read this article. After going through this detailed and explanatory article you will be able to understand and compare the various features of smart phones.


Smart phones are the great innovation and necessity of this century. It has connected the people across the world. There are plenty of smart phones with good features and qualitiesin the market. Many reputed companies are launching their latest version mobile phone at competitive price. Xiomi Redmi, Samsung, Microsoft, Micromax, Apple, Sony and Infocus are the main player in Indian market.

Some Models in the market

Now-a-days many models are coming with latest features even with more features in less price compare to earlier versions. There are some good and fast selling models such as Xiomi Mi 4Xiomi Redmi note3, note4, Samsung galaxy, Samsung Onpro7, Microsoft Lumia, Micromax canvas, Apple iphone7, Sony xperia and IN focus turbo5, one plus 5 etc.

Matching Price with features

generally what features a normal person requires, (4G, Volte enabled, 2/3 GB RAM,16/32 GB ROM, 8-13 mega pixel camera, 3000-40000 mAh battery, FHD) those all are available in a smart phone pricing between Rs.7000 to12000.

The Characteristics of a smart phone

Some of the important the Characteristics of a smart mobile phone are listed below:


It should be slim and attractive, handy, screen size 5"-5.5",


It should have dual sim provision, less weight around 160 gm, must be available in different colours.


13 mega pixel or more, high quality digital photographs, must have editing option. digital photographs can be shared on social media/ other device/computer.


While making purchase one must go for 2GB or more RAM. Ideal is 3GB. 4GB, 6Gb and 8GB also available in the market but they cost more. One plus 5 has 8Gb costing Rs.32000. Xiomi Redmi 4 with 3GB RAM, 32 GBROM cost Rs.8998 at Amazon.


While making purchase one must go for 16GB or more ideal 32GB, 64GB and 128 GB is also available in the market.


Processor decides the speed and efficiency of smart phone. There is some good processor namely Qualcomm snapdragon, exynos octa-core processor,

Operating system

we should prefer android 6.1.1 or more

app supportThe phone must support the smart phone Appsavailable in google app store namely Whatsapp, Facebook, cm scammer, Narender Modi app, mobile banking app, shopping sites app etc.

Dual app The phone must support the Dual AppsTo make it clear I am putting one example. Suppose husband and wife have only one mobile phone and they have separate sim card. They want to use separate WhatsApp and Facebook. It is possible to create two different WhatsApp and Facebook accounts. So that they can use single phone and eliminate the requirement of second phone.

Battery capacity

> The phone must have 3000-50000 mAh battery. Xiomi Redmi 4100 mAh battery and Infocus Turbo5 has 5100 mAh battery.

Battery life

battery should last longer at least for 2 days.

4G enabled and VoLTE support

Now 4G era has come fully. 3G is out of date now. Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) is a standard for wireless communication.

Video and sound recording and playing

The phone must have video and sound recording and playing facility.

Video calling

The phone must have video calling facility. It gives the immense pleasure while video calling.

Expandable memory

The phone must have a provision for Expandable memory. External memory can be attached to it for more space.

GPS navigation

The phone must have GPS navigation facility. GPS navigation helps us in finding and guiding routes. We can reach our destination without any difficulty even in the night when nobody is there to tell you about route. Location can be shared.

Security features

The phone must have security features like finger print sensor, call barring and diverting, true caller, blocking a particular number etc.

Uses and application of smart phone

There are many applications (apps), which can run in smart phone such as Facebook, WhatsApp, twitter, news alert, audio and video song, cm scanner, mobile banking app, shopping sites app, for school and parents teno app, gana app, and so on. There are many more apps in google play/ app store which can be downloaded and installed in smart phone. Movies can be seen in smart phone during leisure and travelling. All these activities can be done on laptop/ desktop but it costly to use them and you cannot carry them everywhere.

End note

Smart phone is a great innovation of this decade. It has connected the people across the country and world. Social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, twitter can connect people very quickly and the help can be sought from family, friend or from administration/ government. Many times we have seen railway minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu and External affair minister Mrs. Sushma swaraj has provided help and resolved the matter by just getting a tweet. Smart phone has replaced computer, scanners, camera, handy cam and laptops at very cheap cost. It is the integration of all computer, scanners, camera, handy cam, laptops, calculator, scientific calculator, alarm etc. into one device. It has reduced electricity bill, furniture requirement, postman requirement (sending documents and information by email, WhatsApp, SMS, MMS). So many works can be done online with the help of smart phone without visiting the branch/office. Thus saving time, energy and money. Smart phone is a boon if used in a disciplined manner.

Article by NK SHARMA
I am Mechanical engineer with MBA and M Phil degree. I have a passion for reading and writing. I enjoy in sharing knowledge with people.

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Author: Gaurav Singh21 Aug 2017 Member Level: Gold   Points : 5

After reading this article I can guess one thing that the author has listed all the above characteristics on the basis of Redmi smartphones. May be he owns one himself. However, he forgot to mention one very important characteristics of a smartphone that is its display. Display plays a major role in enhancing your smartphone experience. Although he has mentioned screen size but he has not mentioned any word about the quality and resolution of screen.
An ideal smartphone should have latest Gorilla glass which are very strong and does not get any scratch even in hard rub against rough surfaces. It should have a minimum resolution of 1280*720 with a ppi of 441. This is the minimum requirement for getting some good visual output while playing games and videos.
Overall it's a good article and really helpful guide in deciding the quality of smartphone that any one is going to buy.

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