I have owned a couple of smartphones in my life. Here are some pros and cons of owning a smartphone. Hopefully if you’re in the market of getting one this will help you decide to get one or not.
1. Great to use for work when away from the computer.
I use my smartphone mostly to check emails and to see if I have any available jobs. This is what’s great about having a smartphone. It’s basically a small computer that you can bring anywhere with you. If I didn’t have a smartphone I would have missed a lot of job opportunities and ultimately would be making less than I do now.
2. Great time killers.
There have been many times where I had to wait, whether it be in a doctor’s office or waiting in line for something, and the smartphone helped pass the time. I just simply check emails and/or play games and soon enough what I was waiting for arrived.
3. Instant connection to friends and family.
Smartphones give you instant access to various websites. For an example, I will take a picture with my smartphone and then instantly post it on Instagram or Facebook. This means I’m instantly showing my friends and family pictures in real time.
4. No need for different electronic devices.
Smartphones are an all-in-one. It can replace your camera, video camera, cell phone, GPS system, MP3 player, and more. No need to carry around many different electronic devices when you have anything you need in one unit.
1. Higher phone bill.
Smartphones cost more to have than regular phones. Some companies make you pay separately for different phone features, such as web usage, texting, and calling, while other companies may offer an unlimited plan. To get my phone at it’s lowest I only have 300 MB a month to use for data. I am mostly at home or at places that have WiFi which means I can use data for free. This is why I chose the lowest data plan. If you can’t get free WiFi in your area you may even have a higher phone bill, so that’s something to think about.
2. Instant connection to friends and family.
Yes, this was on the “pros” list as well but this can be a con if you aren’t knowledgeable about current technology. Many people have accidentally instantly posted something publicly that was meant to be private. That’s why this can also be a con.
3. Can cause distractions.
If you end up getting glued to your smartphone you might miss out on life. Always looking down at your smartphone can make you miss what’s going on around you.
4. Always being reachable.
Some people may actually find being easily reachable not desirable. If you are one that doesn’t like being bothered it might not be smart to get a smartphone as people can possibly, and easily, reach you by phone call, text, email, or social website.