Smartphones versus Conventional Computer

Today, after 15 years of the introduction of the first smartphone, these devices have become a habit of an average human being. Slowly, the use of smartphones has increased so much that they have become an essential part of everyday life of an average human being.

The reason behind it, is the wide range of features and capabilities that a smartphone offers. These devices have become so popular that they are almost killing the conventional PCs and laptops. So let’s see how the smartphones are slowly replacing the computers.

There was a time, when Desktop or laptop computers used to be a part of our everyday life. We used to do several tasks, like surfing the Internet, playing music, writing or editing a document and much more.

With the advent of internet in the modern era, internet supporting mobiles became a necessity. As the time passed, more smart features were added to the internet supporting mobiles and hence the smartphones entered the vast world of internet.

Internet on the go:

As mentioned earlier, the smartphones support internet. Also, they are so small in size and light in weight that it is easy to carry them anywhere. Furthermore, with the ability to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi or 3G/4G/LTE, users can use the internet services while moving as well..

Perfect substitute for computers:

Smartphones can do almost every basic computer task like connecting to the Internet, playing videos and and audio files, creating and editing documents and playing games. They also offer better multitasking features with its advanced hardware configurations like faster processors and larger memory.

Video calls:

Smartphones allow both usual calls and Internet calls. Computers need microphone or headphones for audio calls and a web camera is required for video calls. Any of these things are not required in case of smartphones. Furthermore, mobile and web application development industry has provided numerous apps like Viber and Skype that allow free calls to people across the world. So it is just meaningless to use a computer for the chatting or calling purposes.

These are only some basic areas where these smart devices are replacing the conventional computer systems. Numerous other amazing features and functionalities are yet to be mentioned.

In short we can say that personal computers are becoming less of a requisite, and more of an old stand-by in the increasingly mobile world. So, it is likely that the personal computers will be entirety replaced in the coming decades.


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