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What is the difference between Smartphone and Multimedia Phone?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Nov 28, 2019

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L. Thornton

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L. ThorntonStudent, MBA, Los Angles
Student, MBA, Los Angles

Answered on Nov 28, 2019

Many people do not know the difference between multimedia phones and smartphones. However, these two are not the same. A multimedia phone is a phone that is designed to have a few major features such as high-quality sound, high resolution, and other native applications.

These phones have limited access to the internet. Multimedia phones are less expensive than smartphones. A smartphone has more advanced technology. It has all the features of a multimedia phone and an advanced mobile operating system.

The most common mobile operating systems include Android, iOS, and Windows. Smartphones have more features and internet capabilities. They have WiFi connectivity, 3G, or 4G features for internet connectivity. Smartphones are more expensive. Most smartphones now come as touchscreen phones, and multimedia phones are not made as touchscreen phones.

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A. Boaz

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A. BoazMechanical Engineer, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia
Mechanical Engineer, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia

Answered on Nov 08, 2019

With a multimedia phone, the user can store and play music, and they can also take and implant pictures and videos on their phones. They may also have limited internet access at lower speeds where files can be accessed, but they cannot be downloaded.

The lower speed is due to the restricted capabilities of multimedia phones and the operating systems they are using. Multimedia phones are different from smartphones. Smartphones are created to function as computers with more advanced features and a high- speed connection. They use open-source operating systems.

Smartphones integrate the functions of a camera phone and a personal digital assistant. They have powerful processors, more memory, larger screens, and permit users to upload and download files from the internet. Smartphones can also take pictures and send them to contacts, then upload them to specific sites.

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C. Lucan

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C. LucanCopywriter, Literature Major, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Copywriter, Literature Major, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Answered on Nov 04, 2019

The multimedia phone was created so that users could access multimedia content and go to the internet. With a multimedia phone, users can store and play music, take pictures and videos on their phones. They may also have limited internet contact at lower speeds where files can be accessed but not downloaded. This issue is due to the restricted resources of multimedia phones along with their operating systems. Smartphones are intended to function as mini-computers with advanced features and high-speed connectivity.

They use and run on open-source operating systems such as Android, Symbian, and Microsoft Windows Phone 7. Smartphones merge the roles of a camera phone and a personal assistant. They possess powerful processors, memory, and larger screens. It also can take videos, and you can even do video chatting. However, multimedia phones are more affordable and far less complicated.

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