Virtually we all know what smartphones are as they are the most widely used mobile phone devices in this era. But those low capacity mobile being used in the earlier time and even present surely has a class name. Find out what is it in this article.
Smartphones are a class of mobile phones with multi-purpose mobile computing devices, having stronger hardware capabilities and extensive mobile operating systems such as Android or iOS which include web browsing, multimedia functionalities (camera, video, or audio), and other core functions.
However, on a contrary to smartphones, there are those phones of earlier generation typically with basic operating system and functionalities such as voice call and text messaging. Just like we identify Android or iPhone mobile phones as smartphones, those phones too have a class of identity.
Most of those mobile phones are button-based input phones with a small display. These phones are called Feature Phones or Dumbphones.
Examples of feature phones are the like Nokia 3310, Nokia 1100, Sagem my x1-2 , and Motorola Razr, among others.
Although some feature phones may have some smartphone capabilities depending on the extent of functionality such as portable media players and can have digital cameras, GPS navigation, Wi-Fi, and internet access. Some may even have app stores containing mobile games and some applications such as calculators or calendars.
Whenever you thought of smartphones the opposite is a feature phone.