Advantages Of Smartphones.
1: Instant communication.
Smartphones have improved communication in various ways like;
A video call is a phone call using internet connection, sometimes called the VoIP, that is used to transmit a live picture of a person making the call (1). It is the nature of human beings to miss each other and there is more human connection with a video call than with an audio call (2). Smartphones have improved communication by having apps that allow for video calls.
Having email on our phones has certainly contributed to help those people who use email at work or in their personal life. You’ve got the ability to draft and respond emails throughout the day, even when you’re away from your computer (1).
Education is the process of giving or receiving instruction especially at school or university. Smartphones have helped students to browse new words and search the internet to broaden their knowledge (3). People in Kenya are still in a debate whether phones should be allowed in school. According to me, I think they should because when notes are written in books the books may get lost, but when written in the phones the work is saved automatically. Also, carrying books everywhere will be tiresome but when the work is in the phone, one can read it at any time (3).
‘Work without play makes Jack a dull boy’ or ‘too much of anything is poisonous’. My point is that work without playing may not be healthy or fun. Smartphones are here to solve that problem. They have all the entertainment that you want, like games, shows, books etc. I find it relaxing to watch comedy when I’m taking a break from school work. Entertainment gives us the moral to continue with the work that we are doing. The funny thing is that people may work and get tired but when music is turned on, they forget that they were tired and find themselves even more jovial to do the work (4).
I currently do not have a phone, but I feel that I need one because of the advantages listed above. On top of that, I do computer studies in school and the phone may help me to understand the subject better. I think having a phone is also important for security reasons because I could call someone if I was in an unsafe situation. Which brings me to my questions for you.
1: Do you have a smartphone? How many of your friends have them?
2: Do you think that smartphones should be allowed in school and why?