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Are Smartphones Worth the Money?

By Edited Jun 21, 2014 1 2

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Are smartphones worth the money that they cost? This question is asked by many people who are faced with purchasing a new cell phone. Most cell phone companies offer a free or very discounted new cell phone if you sign up for a two year contract with them. Some of these companies include smartphones in that and some make you pay a portion of the purchase price. Considering that the current technological advances are moving at such a rapid pace, especially in cell phones, it is safe to say that for many people the smartphone is worth the money.

If you have not used a mobile smartphone yet then it is absolutely understandable why you might think that it is not worth the money. It is easy to think smartphones are too expensive or an overblown product. But, once you get one in your hands, and pass the overwhelmed feeling of not understanding how to use the smartphone, then you will see why it is worth the expense. Think of it like this: the smarthphone is a mini-laptop, palm pilot, GPS, telephone, compass, bar code scanner, digital camera, camcorder, voice recorder, email and chat system, Skype, MP3player, calculator, and more. With all of the applications you can turn your smartphone into almost anything. Are smartphones worth the money? Absolutely.

The smartphone is a cheap laptop. If you are unable to afford a new laptop or a camera or an MP3 player then it is realistic to think that if you purchase your mobile smartphone carefully, it is well worth the money plus it can stand in for these other electronic devices you do not yet need or cannot afford. Some people think that they do not need the extra expense or that they will not use all of the features on their smartphones, so because you have to buy a data plan with the smartphone it might not be worth it. It is really an individual choice. If you do some price comparisons on what kind of money you will be saving by purchasing a smartphone cell phone instead of each of the other items then you will probably find it is worth it for you to just buy a smartphone. No one is saying you have to rush into your smartphone purchase. In fact, it is better to weigh the pros and cons of each smartphone cell phone you are interested before you jump on the latest release, like the MyTouch Slide. Even though the MyTouch is a good phone there are features or needs that might be better served with a different phone, so think about buying your smartphone carefully. Just by saving the money that you would have spent buying a GPS system, you will make the smartphone worth the money.

When you buy your smartphone, if you really want to make it worth the money, then use the first two weeks to use every possible feature on the phone. The cell phone carries give you two weeks, usually, to play with the new smartphone and see if it is worth the money. If you do not use it a lot during this time frame then you will most likely find out something about it later that you do not like and wish you could return it for a different smartphone. You also have two weeks to add the smartphone insurance, which is an individual decision, but worth checking out further whether or not you should buy smartphone insurance.

Overall, the smartphones are worth the money. They are amazing little devices. If you want to stay in touch with the world, technologically, then getting one of these types of cell phones is pretty important. They are compact and serve multiple purposes. If anything, they are great for people who usually get lost and need to buy a GPS system. The smartphone GPS works for driving and walking. These little phones are definitely smart and certainly worth the money.
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Comments

Sep 8, 2010 4:29pm
madanalyst
I agree. Smart phones are well worth it. Regular cell doesn't even come close.
Aug 23, 2011 9:56pm
esemchoy
Make sure to buy smartphones that are really smart.
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