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

39. somebody

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

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

38. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Wait.... wtf?

34. kingEngine

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 05, 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

33. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

32. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

31. amsage

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 11, 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.

36. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Thumbs up for being a fool :p

29. tokuzumi

Posts: 2021; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Aprir Foors!

26. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

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

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.

17. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

16. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

LOL. Keep them coming!

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)

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.

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

SEN iFacePalm

10. johnbg92

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 06, 2011

phones in the great depression picture... lol

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...

8. sallmin

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

nr.2 14.2 billion people own a cellphone :P

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. -_-

5. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

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

3. ara.armagedon unregistered

Oh its April! now I know why...

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.

1. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

7. Foxconn workers probably did that.

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