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

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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39 Comments

1. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

7. Foxconn workers probably did that.

4. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

+100000000

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

2. World population 14.2 billion now own a smartphone .... .....more than 530 countries Way to keep it subtle, PA -.-

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

37. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

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

19. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

14.20 billion is hell of a population

23. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Or the population of hell...

24. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

That has been measured...

30. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Yup! Under estimated lolz...

35. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

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

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

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

7. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

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

3. ara.armagedon unregistered

Oh its April! now I know why...

5. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

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

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. -_-

8. sallmin

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

nr.2 14.2 billion people own a cellphone :P

9. johnbg92

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 06, 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...

10. johnbg92

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 06, 2011

phones in the great depression picture... lol

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

SEN iFacePalm

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

15. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 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.

20. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 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)

16. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

LOL. Keep them coming!

17. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

18. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

21. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

22. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

25. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, at least you figured it out before someone had to point it out to you. Happy April Fool's day, Art. :P

27. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah lol Thanks!

28. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

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

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