Your smartphone could replace over $1,200 worth of single-purpose gadgets
0. phoneArena 27 Aug 2012, 06:25 posted on
A smartphone is not only always in your pocket - it’s also a replacement for a ton of gadgets we used to use - an MP3 player, a GPS tracker, a camera…
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2. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
After having a blackberry, i don't need my sponge to wash the dish, i use my BB :p lol just kidding
4. nicholassss (Posts: 341; Member since: 10 May 2012)
My phone gets hot enough to cook dinner probably.
6. speckledapple (Posts: 873; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
It has become important in replacing things like a home phone. However, there are still things that have limitations. I think that productive type phablets just may offers one of the best replacement type scenarios you can think of as it replaces a great deal.
7. sudhar131998 (Posts: 63; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
sorry Phonearena it looks like I heard your saying about a smartphone not replacing a DSLR when Nokia 808 just proved it
11. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 94; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Sorry, but a phone will never replace my Nikon DSLR. On a phone you can't hook up an external flash unit for bounced flash and zoom flash, you can't swap lenses from an indoor prime f/1.8 to an outdoor 70-300mm VR, and what about RAW uncompressed images? Spot metering?
Don't bring that "phone can replace a DSLR" junk to the table, because there's no room for it.
14. nadar.bsm (Posts: 32; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
you are absolutly right... a phone is a phone & a DSLR is a DSLR... so phone can't replace DSLR .... not yet....
9. CamaroSS (Posts: 31; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)
Let's be honest for a second. Smartphones are still not on par with dedicated devices.
Music Player: A walkman, ipod, zune, etc. sound better than any smartphone unless you spend a significant amount on headphones.
GPS: Google maps is a joke compared to Garmin, Tomtom, etc.
Camera: Oh please, pretty much any camera (forget about DSLRs) will take better low-light pictures than smartphones thanks to larger sensors.
The only advantage smartphones offer is portability and I'm happy with that.
13. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
MP3 player: As long as the phone has a good DAC, like the Galaxy S series, it is on par with basically every MP3 player.
GPS: Google maps gives alternate routing, turn by turn, real time traffic calculations, easy location, and free map updates. A good phone has GPS that is usually better than most consumer GPS devices, especially if it is combined with aGPS for faster locks.
Camera: Very true, still a long way to go.
10. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Yet, when something goes wrong with your smartphone you'll lose access every single-purpose gadget. Quid pro quo.
12. quesoesgrande (Posts: 192; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
I carry more than just my phone .I carry a tablet!