10 amazing things a smartphone can do (and you probably don't know about)

10 amazing things a smartphone can do (and you probably don't know about)
Gone are the days when a cell phone was used for nothing beyond calling and texting. Today, we have smartphones, and their versatility is undisputed. They take photos and videos, send emails back and forth, allow us to access the web, and run apps of all kinds. They have become a tool for handling finances and for managing agendas. They can entertain us when we're bored and they can find us when we're lost. 

Did you know, however, that a smartphone could also diagnose your car, read chips embedded in documents, and even act as a do-it-yourself microscope? If this has made you raise an eyebrow, then these peculiar jobs a smartphone can perform might surprise you. Just flick through the slideshow below to learn more. And as always, your comments are greatly appreciated!

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19 Comments

1. adecvat

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Cool!

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That's indeed cool. Who would have thought? +1

2. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

1st one is Amazing which I never heard it before

3. SuperNexus

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

AWESOME! Didn't know about that. Thanks!

4. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I already knew most of them....the first one is my favorite, I saw that for the 1st time in a video on YouTube(vsauce)

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I realized it when I was playing with my camera and saw some purple spots on my Wii U sensor bar lol :)

5. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Very nice... Thanks

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is a very good article.

16. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

One of the rare times we can agree with each other xD... Ikr?

7. wilsong17 unregistered

never knew about the passport but most of these thing are for android right/

17. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The iPhone doesn't even have NFC, so it can't read the passport data. Maybe the iPhone 6 will step into the modern era on that front.

8. peace247 unregistered

Water micro lens is frikin awesome...

10. youdug

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

i have used #9 before for a land survey. we had one of the pins and the owner said there was a pin on the other side of the yard. we knew how far from the pin we had so we used a lawnchair to get a distance. sure enough after a little digging we found the pin in that general area.

11. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

There's another one our cell phones can also detect magnetic rays....using a simple app

12. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

You meant 10 things Android phones can do. Iphone can't do most of that and this is just a very short list.

13. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Mine Bitcoins? Huh?

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Cryptocurrency

18. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I know what it is, yes. But, you can "mine" for free Bitcoins?

19. bloomworld

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 08, 2015

Smartphones are like mini computers along with added features of calls and camera. Everything that you do on the computer, the camera or the basic phone you can do with your smartphone. Following are the some tasks that you can do on your smartphone: 1. Capture and see images 2. Watch movies, songs and videos 3. Connect with friends on social networking sites, whatsapp etc 4. Video calling using certain apps 5. Free calling using apps 6. Browse internet 7. Shopping on sites and apps 8. emails 9 .read books using kindle ebooks 10. work on docs, sheets and other ms office applications and lot more 11.share data using bluetooth or some apps for sharing 12. play games 13.download and use apps for religious, health, learning, entertainment purposes

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