6 Biggest Smartphone Myths Busted

Everything in technology goes from rumors and myths for a time and smartphones are no exceptions. Some of these myths have been there for years and it seems like they just won’t go away. Wonder if they are true or not? Let’s tackle 6 of the most common smartphone myths that just don’t seem to die soon.

Closing Apps will Speed up your Smartphone

Apple phones and Android mobiles both let the applications to remain active in the background which helps the device to be more efficient multi-tasker. The myth about closing apps seems legitimate, but it’s not. Both the operating systems limit the allocation of memory for the apps that are running in the background. Hence the amount of processing and battery drainage during these processes is quite minimal.

Many users install task killer apps which are available in both marketplaces. These apps are just a waste of time. Both the operating systems will automatically kill tasks when more memory is required.

Smartphone Usage at Petrol Pumps can Cause Fires

The Petroleum gas is a flammable substance which could get ignited by a spark. A spark could probably generate from sources like lighters, matches, or static electricity. In fact, a smartphone device never causes a spark in any normal conditions. Then why there’s a ‘Use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited’ appears on fuel pumps?

The reason behind this is a fear the sparks caused from a faulty phone or a battery. The chances of such sparks are extremely rare and hence, not a single confirmed incidence of fire caused due to Smartphone usage is seen yet.

The Battery Should be Completely Drained Before Charging it.

Some people definitely don’t actually think too much when it comes to battery charging; While, some actually let their Smartphone battery to drain completely before the charge it. The older rechargeable battery technology was associated with a ‘memory effect’ which had recommended a full drain before charging to its full capacity. However, the modern lithium-ion batteries don’t require such procedures to charge the battery. So, go ahead and charge your smartphone batteries whenever you want. You can even let the device for charging overnight. It won’t cause any bad for your Smartphone.

Screen Protector – A Must have Accessory

A screen protector is basically a thin layer of plastic which is placed on the screen of your smartphones. If any scratch is put on the screen, it will actually undertake by screen protector and preserve the screen.

The latest mobiles are been offered with Gorilla Glass or similar screen protection technologies which are highly scratch resistant. Right from Samsung mobiles like Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) to Smartphones like Oppo F1s, Vivo V5, Lenovo K4 Note, Google Pixel XL, OnePlus 3, and more, are coming with Gorilla Glass protection. So your smartphone screen won’t get scratched as long as you are not too rough.

Only use the Charger that Shipped with Smartphone

The latest smartphones come with USB chargers which are standardized. That means you could use any USB charger or any other device which supports USB charging. Your smartphone will draw the needful power from the charger and charge it without any damage.

High Megapixel means Better Camera Quality

The larger number of megapixel is always better to capture good images? No. More megapixel numbers might look good on papers, but it actually won’t affect as much as you think it.

A megapixel is calculated as one million pixels. The number of megapixels will tell you a number of pixels a photograph can take from your Smartphone camera. For instance, iPhone 6 is offered with an 8MP camera which is capable to produces quality images what the Android mobiles with 16MP sensors will do. More importantly, the quality of the sensor, lens and image processing capabilities also matters.


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