Advantages and Disadvantages to Owning a Smartphone

As the technology developed, we can see that lots of people using their smartphone in these days. And many people agree that smart phone is must-have items and it has many advantages. But some people worry about smartphone’s disadvantages. I think there are lots of advantages and disadvantages in using smartphone.

The biggest advantage of smartphones is that you are never out of touch. There are so many different ways that you can communicate with smartphone that people will always be able to reach. In addition to phone calls and text messaging you can communicate through email, and Kakao Talk. Not only do you have more ways to communicate but you can do it much more quickly and you can transfer much larger volumes of data than you could with a regular cell phone. This makes it much easier to do your work with your smartphone.

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Also, one of the reasons that a lot of people really like smartphones is all of the multimedia features. You can use your smartphone to watch movies or television or you can use it to play games. It can also be used to listen to music or read ebooks. Most people are finding that this is what they use their smartphones for the most frequently. They can watch a movie while they are on the bus for example. The portability of such a powerful multimedia platform has proved to be very popular.

On the other hands, ever since smartphone came out, people have become, less self-reliant and anti-social. Using the smartphone decreases the academic performance, face to face communication, social relation, and it also causes psychological problems and sometimes even death. The Wall Street Journal reports that roughly 1 in 5 Korean students are addicted to their smartphones. But the problem isn’t limited to Korea. Last year Time magazine reported the results of a survey that found that “1 in 4 people check (their phone) every 30 minutes, 1 in 5 every 10 minutes,” while “a third of respondents admitted that being without their mobile for even short periods leaves them feeling anxious.“

Most of the younger generation are highly depend on smartphone. They spend most of their time engaged with smartphone. Some of the younger generation totally forgets their surrounding activities, and they are not comfortable to make conversation with their own friends in person. Some people have carpal tunnel syndrome because of smartphone. Because of highly dependability of the smartphone, the number of car accident increases from time to time due to texting, receiving and making phone calls while they are driving.

In the conclusion, smartphones bring many convenience in our lives. However, people must try not to depend on it too much and this will be achieved if people would use Smartphones wisely and moderately.

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