If you’re a Generation Z member, or if you’re simply fixated to your phone like most of us are, then it’s actually hard to imagine a world without smartphone technology nowadays. We rely on our phones more than you may realize – whether it’s answering an email, responding to a group message, ordering some food, or browsing internet stores. Smartphones make the world go round 10 x faster than we ever could have predicted.
However much we’re bombarded with concerns and warnings on how we as human beings are becoming toxically addicted to our phones, there’s also no denying how useful they have become for our ultra-modern lifestyles. Here are some reasons why smartphones are a must-have.
They’re a hub of information
Libraries were once the hubs of information, but now all of this information (and more) resides in your pocket. The information on the internet is literally at your fingertips. It’s as easy as searching a topic, looking up a query, or asking a question. They don’t call the 21st century the ‘New Information Age’ for nothing, you know.
They’re pocket-size cameras
Remember the days when we used to carry a digital camera in our bags? Or if we go back even earlier… the days when disposable film rolls were the only way to capture our best family photos? Well, now we have a 2 in 1 camera and phone. Can you believe it? No more missing out on the best candid shots – just whip out your phone and get snapping. The newest smartphone cameras are state-of-the-art too.
They’ll keep you from getting lost
One of the most incredible features of a smartphone is the GPS that allows your location to be picked up wherever you go. Long gone are the days of paper maps; smartphone apps can now navigate you to wherever you need to go by working out the directions for you.
They connect you with the world
Whether you believe it’s a good change or a bad change, social media has transformed the world. You can now connect with your friends and family at the touch of a button, checking in on their latest photos, statuses, and activities. Social media has the great ability to connect you with people all around the world, right from the comfort of your living area.
They’re your professional best friend
There’s thousands of different apps you can download onto your phone, and a lot of these are designed to make your life that little bit easier. Everything you once needed to do on a computer or by hand, can now be done through your phone. Apply for a job? Check. Online banking? Check. Book an appointment? Check. There’s an app for pretty much everything, so get searching!
They’ll keep you entertained
As well as being an admin genius, smartphones will also keep you entertained. They basically come with a built-in entertainment system where you can watch TV, download films, listen to music, read books, or play games. There’s so much you can do.
Whether we like it or not, smartphones have revolutionized the world and the way we live in it. You can try and avoid succumbing to the pressures of getting a smartphone as much as you want, but when you do finally admit defeat (and you will), then you will realize how much you have been missing out on.