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...
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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: 3271; 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: 3271; 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: 1232; 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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