What Are The Pros And Cons Of Mobile Phones In Your Daily Life?
Smartphones have become such an inseparable part of our lives that we almost feel impaired even at the thought of not having our phone around us.
Do you know the feeling when you go out and realize you left your phone at home? Smartphones have become such an inseparable part of our lives that we almost feel impaired even at the thought of not having our phone around us. Today they have replaced our computers, laptops, cameras, video recorders, alarm clocks, music players, radios and emerged as the most indispensable gadget for modern-day living.
Like most other gadgets, smart phones can also prove to be a double-edged sword and have their advantages and disadvantages which we will understand more about below:
The pros of a smartphone
These pocket-size devices allow you to stay connected to the world no matter where you are. The pandemic has only solidified our dependence since it allows us to stay connected through video calls which are the best substitute nowadays for face-to-face interactions.
- Simplified life
When you think of how much your phone has simplified your day-to-day living, you will have an endless list of ways they have replaced so many of the mundane cumbersome chores and also enhanced the quality of our lives. Today we can make all online payments at the click of a button and place orders for everything from the comfort of our homes which saves up so much time for more important tasks. You can even track your health and fitness levels and improve the quality of your lifestyle using various apps on your smartphone.
The modern day lifestyle can get quite taxing which is why users turn to the smartphone for letting off some steam. From intense gaming to social media and Netflix, the smartphone has replaced the laptop, computer, radio and music player to become your one-stop shop for all your entertainment needs. The Realme 8 launched in March 2021 is a great example of a phone in the under 15000 segment which hits all the right spots with a special Helio G95 gaming processor, 64 MP AI quad camera and a super-slim design. Battery strength of you mobile is of utmost importance to keep you up with uninterrupted entertainment. Consider buying 6000mAH battery mobiles if you are looking for non-stop entertainment.
Today smartphones have replaced digital cameras and DSLR with best in class camera features and technologies. And what better way to capture and freeze the most beautiful moments in life on the go? The latest Redmi Note 10 is a great example of a best mobile under 15000 price segment that combines a powerful 48 MP quad camera, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, a dedicated 2 MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor for a pro-photography experience. And the 5000 mAH battery ensures you won’t run out of battery while you indulge in photography. These days you need not put much stress on your pocket to get a good camera phone. There are plenty of phones under 15000 which you can opt for great camera quality.
The pandemic has further reinforced the belief that education can be made more accessible to everyone thanks to the smartphone. As per the the Economic Survey 2020-21, the percentage of school students owning a smartphone in rural India has increased from over 36 per cent to 61 per cent in the last two years, and cited that if utilised well, the resultant reduction in digital divide is likely to reduce inequalities in educational outcomes too.
The cons of using a smartphone:
- Phone addiction
Continuous usage of the phone is proving to have long-term consequences on mental well-being. Being online for most of the time keeps you away from having real experiences and real friends and can hamper development in young people particularly. This is why Google has introduced a new feature known as ‘Digital Wellbeing’ which tracks the time spent on various apps, overview of digital habits and notifications so that you can minimize your screen time. This feature is supported on all Realme phone running on Android Pie.
- Privacy Threat
There are still security risks and threats around potential data loss. Hackers are always present and virtual viruses are potent. Smartphones are vulnerable to these threats when you access the internet. Thus, you need to be extra cautious of opening dubious sites and links.
- Health issues
Smartphones are also found to have a negative impact on your physical well-being. Smartphones emit radiofrequency energy which can be absorbed by the tissues in the body. Sleep deprivation is also one of the common side effects of using smartphones. Moreover excessive usage of bulky handsets for prolonged intervals can also impact hand muscles and nerves. The recently launched Oppo F15 in the under 15000 bucket comes with a one-handed grip and is sleek, light-weight and ergonomically suitable ensuring that it is easy on your hands even during prolonged usage.
- Productivity Loss
While smartphones are efficient and save time for completing most of our tasks, the constant notifications and alerts can interrupt the momentum while studying and working and impact overall productivity.
A smart phone comes with its advantages and disadvantages however it is ultimately dependent on how a person chooses to use it. By exercising some restraint, a smartphone can prove to be a very powerful tool and enabler in the long run.
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