One good reason why people find it easy to use mobile phones is their touchscreen feature. This is what makes smartphones different from what we know as feature phones. This type of mobile phones was equipped with a keypad which you use for typing your test messages or for dialing the phone number you would want to call up. One hitch that comes with using the keypad is there is the tendency to accidentally dial a number especially when the phone is inside the pocket of your trousers or shorts. You seldom encounter this problem with touch screen mobile phones.
But how does touchscreen technology work exactly? Simply put, you are able to dial a phone number, text messages, or manipulate pictures by touching the screen of your mobile phone because the screen contains sensors. Each of these sensors responds to the touch of your finger which makes the mobile phone perform actions such as dialing a phone number you wish to call.
There are many advantages that give today’s smartphones a big edge over the feature phones. Here are some of them.
• Typing messages or dialing phone numbers is much easier to do with touchscreen smartphones. That’s because all that you have to do is tap on the screen of your phone. Mobile phones are now equipped with a virtual keypad that you can use for sending text messages or making phone calls. The nice thing about this is you don’t have to worry about your fingers getting sore after a long time of using the keypad that you find in feature phones. Also, you need not worry about the characters on the keypad being erased gradually through continuous use. This could be rather expensive on the part of the user since he or she might have to replace the keypad with a new one. Worn out keypads also present a problem because they make it difficult for you to dial phone numbers or send text messages. With touch screen Smartphones, all you have to do is make sure the screen of your phone always stays clean.
• It is also easy to play games on smartphones that are equipped with touchscreen technology. You would enjoy long hours of playing your favorite game because you need not worry about your thumb getting sore after using the keypad for a long time. All that you have to is tap on the virtual keypad.
• Scrolling documents or pictures is made easier with the use of touch screen Smartphones. With feature phones, you have to press on the arrow keys again and again in order to read long text messages or look at the pictures in your pictures folder. By using the touch screen of your Smartphone, you simply swipe up, down, left, or right to read long text messages or ebooks and look at the pictures on your mobile phone. You can also use your fingertips to zoom in on pictures or lines of text being displayed on the screen of your phone.
As a businessman, touch screen phones make it easy for you to communicate with your customers or business partners. No longer do you have to fumble with pressing the keys on your keypad as you dial a phone number, send, or read text messages. All you have to do is tap on or swipe on the screen. Samsung’s new S4 phone frees the user from touching the screen of his or her phone. But of course for older people it takes a lot of getting used to since the screen sensors are very sensitive to the touch especially when you are in a hurry to finish typing a text message.