Mobile Phone Features

Everything you've been dying to know about mobile phones...

GPS

GPS, or Global Positioning System tells you your current location at what speed you're travelling at. The system can then use this information to tell you how to get somewhere and tell you how far away you are from your destination.

NFC

NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This new technology enables you to use your mobile phone to pay for things. A disadvantage to this is that if you loose your phone, people can use it to pay for things without a pin number or any other details.

Screen

The screen has got to be the most important thing about the phone - it's the only thing you're looking at on it, unless you like staring at the battery. Most phones nowadays have touch screens and generally good resolution. Apple's 'Retina' Display has a good resolution but isn't as good as everyone makes out. Resolution is how many pixels the screen has so, for example a 1080x720 screen has 1080 pixels along the long edge and 720 on the short edge.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a type of connectivity that mobile phones and some laptops and cars have. It has more disadvantages than advantages, however. These include: Slow data transfer and limited range are just a couple. Bluetooth is useful for connecting your phone wirelessly to your home or car audio or to connect your earpiece thing that you have.

WiFi

WiFi is the fastest data connection for mobile phones. There's not much to say about it, really. Except it drains your battery like mad.

Bands

Single Band, Dual Band, Tri Band, Quad Band. These are all different mobile phone bands. Single Band only works in one country, Dual band only works in a particular area of the world, Tri Band is more flexible, it works in most of the world and Quad Band works everywhere.