Smartphones — A great invention?

Why people today don’t just have a mobile phone, they have a smartphone like an iPhone or a Blackberry. But is it a great invention? I think there are both advantages and disadvantages.

Firstly, nowadays, it’s very important to be able to start a conversation with anybody to solve a problem, ask for help or inform about an accident and so on. With a smartphone all these tasks can be done much more easily with mobile applications. For example, even using a standard “phone” app you can save lots of time while searching for and adding contacts in a smartphone. There are also other apps to order food, find the right route, get a taxi, and etc. I mean all these apps make my life much easier because now to solve them I just need to take my smartphone out. Secondly a smartphone is a great device to consume digital content. Now I can read articles, watch videos and listen to podcasts everywhere. That allows me to learn something constantly even while getting to work by the metro or just on foot.

On the other hand, there are also some disadvantages. For instance, smartphones are like computers. People can waste as much time on them playing games or catching up on updates in their social networks very often. Another problem is that you should constantly keep the battery level of your smartphone up. Otherwise all the advantages will be unavailable.

In conclusion, although smartphone is not an ideal device I prefer to use it to make my life simpler.