Smart phones today are some of the most advanced technologies that most people have in their possession. The processing power and ability of most of these smart phones is like having a fast computer with you at all times especially when you consider that web is enabled on most of these phones. It’s hard to imagine how a basic phone could have advantages to smart phones but there are some that most people seem to forget about.
For people who need a phone that has a great battery life then having a basic phone is an advantage. Most smart phones have large screens that use lots of power. Most basic phones have smaller screens and less functions so the phone draws much less power which helps to keep the battery charged and ready for longer periods between charges.
For people who just want a basic phone without all the bells and whistles then a basic phone is the way to go. They work great for senior citizens who only want this basic functionality in a phone. Plus, it’s much easier to show them how to work a basic phone rather than a smart phone.
One disadvantage that smart phones have had for some time is durability issues. The screens on these phones can get broken easily and if you drop it there’s a good chance you can break the screen. Basic phones seem to be more durable and flip phones screens are much harder to break when they are closed. Sitting with your smart phone in your back pocket will likely break the screen where a basic phone can sometimes survive this with no problems.
And the main reason why people want a basic phone rather than a smart phone is usually price. Even low end smart phones cost more than the higher end basic phones. Some of the newest smart phones are over $700 if you don’t sign up for a contract. Most basic phones are less than $100 without a contract.
The cost of getting service on a smart phone costs more in most cases as well. Phone companies will usually require you to have a more expensive plan if you are using a smart phone. You may also be charged with web and data fees too.