What is a smartphone? Why is it so popular?

Mobile phones are also known as smartphones, are an essential part of our life.

They are so popular that many people feel naked when they don’t have
their smartphones with them. You might even say that they look depressed
or sad.

What makes these small devices so popular and why are so many people
acting weird without them?

Well the simple answer is that they make our lives easier, and you are
right, they do make our life easier.

However, there is so much more to it when we think about it.

Older mobile phones had two main functions calling and sending text
messages. That is all we needed from them and they were perfect for it.
After some time, we got bored and needed more. That is when phone
creators added things like simple games, sending pictures, or even
watching videos.

Next access to the internet was added, better screens with more colors.
We could listen to our favorite music all the time thanks to our
smartphones.

All of these things make a smartphone a truly amazing device. Modern
models help us not only in our free time but many of them are also used for our
job, help create interesting videos that we put on Youtube or TikTok.
They take amazing pictures that help us keep the dearest memories with
us all the time.

That is the main goal of your smartphone, to keep you guessing what can
be next, what else can my device do? How powerful can it get and what
can I do with it?

Something that seemed impossible in the past is a common thing right
now. Thanks to your smartphone, you can be connected to the web all the
time. You can contact your friends or family not only through a typical
call where you hear their voice, but you can see them right now through
the camera.

Just think about the things that the future can bring? What else is
there to discover?

Mobile phones are great and they will stay with us for a very long time,
we all know about that.

We would also like to show a simple and easy way to get even more
information about your device, that is mentioned on the box or in the
instruction.

All modern devices have something called an IMEI number. It is a special
15 digit sequence (sometimes can be more than 15) that is used to make
your device is unique.

IMEI number can be found by dialing *#06# just like a phone number, it
can be found in the settings or on the box of the original packaging.

Based on the IMEI number you can get information:

– exact model name
– warranty status
– any blockades that can be active on your device
– information about the software or hardware, that you didn’t know about

You might ask yourself why do I need information like this?

Well, there are a couple of reasons.

The most important one is the fact that you can find everything about a
used device that you would like to buy. We all know that the seller
might leave some information out so that the device looks more
attractive to you.

Thanks to the IMEI number you don’t need to worry that you are buying a
a blacklisted device that is reported to the police or that it was
previously repaired and now has a lot of different parts in it.

It is also worth knowing if it still has a warranty, if it does not you
might be left with a damaged device, that you need to fix. In such a case,
you are spending more money and the great offer that you got from the
seller, doesn’t look so good anymore.

Checking the IMEI number is very simple and easy, there are many
websites that offer this kind of service for free.

Using an IMEI checker takes a couple of seconds and not only helps you
calm your nerves down, but saves you a lot of money as well.

Fell free to use the IMEI checker as often as you want, we know that you
won’t regret it.

Final thoughts

We hope that this article has clearly shown you that smartphones are and
will be very popular for a very long time. The majority of people own a
smartphone and are very happy when they play games, call their family
and friends, or use them to earn money.

You cannot deny the fact that it does make your life easier, at the same
time there is so much more to them than meets the eye. Discovery is what
makes us so happy about our device, buying a new smartphone is like
opening a Christmas gift and we hope that this amazing feeling never
disappears.

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Bhavesh Sondagar is editor in chief at theandroidportal.com. He loves to write about tech, gadget and android apps.