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More on the Cellular Device Picker project!

Yesterday I started talking about a device picker. One of the things that are critical with a smartphone is some of the common features most phones have. But I wanted to layout those features and break them down a bit as I build out a device calculator.

  1. Bluetooth – support for BLE and Bluetooth 4 is critical. BLE is Bluetooth low energy and Bluetooth 4 is the newest version of the protocol. Support for both on your phone is critical. 4.0 can interact with any Bluetooth device. So if the devices are running BT 1.0 or BLE, your phone can connect and leverage the device.
  2. 4g LTE services today. One of the things that makes me nervous is the nature of 4g LTE. It isn’t 5g. But 4g is much better than 3g. I heard a phone company ad the other day that said their unlimited plan was 4g up to 2o gig, and then switched to 3g. 3g is slow. Be aware of what your phone company can do for you!
  3. 5g if available (today Samsun and Motorola have 5g phones available as does Huiwue and a couple of other companies). 3g is nearly impossible to watch a live TV show on. 4g you can watch live TV, but really can’t do more than just that one thing. 5g you can watch a video, watch live TV, and still be talking on the phone without running out of bandwidth.
  4. Gorilla Glass screen for your phone reduces your risk of a cracked screen. Cracked screens are the number one repair issue for smartphones and smartwatches today!
  5. A camera that supports HDR, at least 10-megapixel images
  6. You will need an installed battery that can support at least 8 hours of talk time and data use. The first smartphones years ago had removable batteries. You could shut your phone down, swap the battery and reboot your phone.
  7. WiFi built into the phone. If possible, support for WiFi 6. (there are not phones today that support WiFi 6).
  8. I have integrated a GPS chip that the mapping software on the smartphone can use.

Now the other things are interesting in what people do or do not want. Those will be in the poll questions for today! As we move along the path of making a decision matrix or device picker, there are other things to be considered. There are several other things in the poll questions. The big ones are around the size of the screen.

  • Question /

    Do you like big screens for your phones?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    do you prefer a smaller phone screen?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    Do you own a smart watch?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    have you ever dropped a cell phone?

    • Yes
    • No

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