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Your smartphone could replace over $1,200 worth of single-purpose gadgets

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Aug 2012, 06:25

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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posted on 27 Aug 2012, 06:31 6

1. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Smart freaking things, ain't they?

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 06:33 6

2. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; 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

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 06:37 4

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

It still cant cook my dinner.....

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 07:09 4

4. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)

My phone gets hot enough to cook dinner probably.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 08:41

6. speckledapple (Posts: 892; 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.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 08:47 1

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

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 15:15 1

11. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 841; 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.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 01:35

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....

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 09:34

8. technut (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

The OnStar app is quite useful as well.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 09:45 2

9. CamaroSS (Posts: 173; 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.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 21:07

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.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 09:56 2

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.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 16:01

12. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

I carry more than just my phone .I carry a tablet!

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