When the mobile phone first came out, the first thing people got excited about was being able to make calls on the move. But several decades (and upgrades) later, our mobiles are much smarter – giving birth to their new name of ‘smartphones’.
So what exactly is so smart about them? From genius hacks to impressive apps, check out our list of cool things you never knew your smartphone could do:
1. Volumes speak louder than pictures. You know when you take a selfie, but the button on the screen is awkwardly placed so you spend a good five minutes navigating your thumb just to get the right shot? Awkward shots no more! Most phones allow you to take a photo simply by pressing down on the volume button placed on the side of the phone – and has been found to work on most iPhones and Android phones.