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Know your phone: 8 peculiar cell phone and smartphone facts you probably were not aware of

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Know your phone: 8 peculiar cell phone and smartphone facts you probably were not aware of
So, you think you're an expert on smartphones, eh? Think you're a cellular guru and that you know every bit of peculiar information there is to know about them? Then prove it! We've put together a bunch little-known cell phone facts, and we'd bet that you weren't aware of most of them. How many of these you knew were true? Let us know down in the comments!

UPDATE: Hope you liked our April Fools joke, guys! For those who didn't figure this out already, the statements below are all made up.



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posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:07 30

1. MobileGuru (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jan 2014)


7. Foxconn workers probably did that.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:11 2

4. brrunopt (Posts: 504; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


+100000000

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:30 10

11. tech2 (Posts: 2040; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


2. World population 14.2 billion now own a smartphone ....
.....more than 530 countries

Way to keep it subtle, PA -.-

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:44 6

14. Sniggly (Posts: 6984; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Even with clues like that, I guarantee that there will be frackwits who still believe these "facts."

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 14:39 1

37. tadaa (Posts: 245; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


well i'm a frackwit. i shook my phone for 45 seconds :D

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 07:29 4

19. Ashoaib (Posts: 1937; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


14.20 billion is hell of a population

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 08:01 4

23. Aploine (Posts: 143; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Or the population of hell...

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 08:02 1

24. Aploine (Posts: 143; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


That has been measured...

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 10:06

30. Ashoaib (Posts: 1937; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Yup! Under estimated lolz...

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 14:07

35. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 296; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Especially when the world population as at 26 march 2014 was estimated at 7.15billion... April fools everyone :/

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:10 10

2. Duketytz (Posts: 470; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Nice one PA for this April Fool's Joke! Thought it was real for a moment

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:18 4

7. TylerGrunter (Posts: 905; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I must admit I had to wait till I read the second one.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:10

3. ara.armagedon (Posts: 15; Member since: 12 May 2013)


Oh its April! now I know why...

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:12 3

5. kanagadeepan (Posts: 667; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Please Stop trolling PA... We all know its April 1st now...

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:15 7

6. MrOCD (unregistered)


Wow I actually believed every bit of that until I looked at the comments and then realized that #8 was clearly photoshopped. -_-

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:20

8. sallmin (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


nr.2 14.2 billion people own a cellphone :P

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:21 1

9. johnbg92 (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Feb 2011)


"It is estimated that over 14.2 billion people worldwide now own a smartphone". The second half of those clearly must be living on a different planet...

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:25 2

10. johnbg92 (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Feb 2011)


phones in the great depression picture... lol

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:31

12. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3201; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


SEN iFacePalm

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:34 1

13. Sniggly (Posts: 6984; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Huh. I always suspected number 7 to be true. Now I know that it is, due to this totally factual article that is not trying to fool us in any way whatsoever on this first day of April.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:45 3

15. Killua (Posts: 269; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


The emergency charging is pretty funny. You can exercise while doing that too, so it's a win-win. Just don't do that near your crotch.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 07:54

20. Neo_Huang (Posts: 376; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


That actually worked for me one time. I was playing tennis while listening to music and my battery charged 5%. (Or maybe it was a glitch)

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:57

16. duartix (Posts: 55; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


LOL.
Keep them coming!

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 07:03

17. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2613; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


PA is trolling...... :P
Ban PA, I'm reporting you... :P

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 07:22 1

18. pwnarena (Posts: 880; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


i had to log in to argue that 14B+ cell phone owners until i realized what day today is.
charging by shaking? haha ... it may not really be impossible in the future.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 07:56 1

21. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Wow that shake to charge is cool! I had no idea about that!

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 08:01 2

22. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Jeeez now I look like a fool I thought this was real lol

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 08:11 4

25. Sniggly (Posts: 6984; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol, at least you figured it out before someone had to point it out to you.

Happy April Fool's day, Art. :P

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 08:16 3

27. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yeah lol Thanks!

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 08:19

28. Aploine (Posts: 143; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Best + Calls in a low-signal area "so that the tower can "hear" you" rolf

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 08:15 1

26. JunitoNH (Posts: 891; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Well the clue was the Great Depression and animal fat layer, lol.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 09:26

29. tokuzumi (Posts: 273; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


Aprir Foors!

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 11:56 4

31. amsage (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


14.2 Billion...I thought was a typo.

It literally took until the 8th slide to realize this was an april fools joke.

....and yes, I shook my phone for a minute to see if my battery percentage changed.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 14:11

36. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 296; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Thumbs up for being a fool :p

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 12:21

32. shuaibhere (Posts: 1428; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


530 countries???
1/3 is in mars I think....
Btw nice try PA....

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 12:22

33. shuaibhere (Posts: 1428; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


530 countries???
2/3 is in mars I think....
Btw nice try PA....

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 13:07

34. kingEngine (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)


So if i take my phone apart and assemble another phone i can sell it and make a profit! I have found the answer to infinite money. Then sell it to the estimated 22 billion people that are on this planet.

If #3 was true no one would complain about battery life and everyone's dominant arms get stronger. (Aside from other activities)

#7 is just bad

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 15:55

38. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Wait.... wtf?

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 23:36

39. somebody (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Nice information PA. +1 At least, it'll reduce people's trolling without enough knowledge

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