Smartphones Myths that we believed were true : Myth Busted

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Nowadays every single person have smartphone in their hand. Smartphones are awesome loaded with tons of great features, but that is the one side of the story .Every technology have myths attached to it, and its no different with smartphones.

Myths about smartphones are aplenty, still there are some myths about smartphones which bother us all the time. Like should you keep your smartphone in your pocket or will it lead to some heart problems.

We often see several such myths being circulated in the form of Whats-app messages and Facebook posts. Even though the internet gives you access to all kinds of knowledge, it also facilitates the convenient sharing of false information as well. Smartphones came less than a decade to the mainstream, but myths have started to built up over time.

Here’s the truth behind the biggest smartphone myths.

 

1. Myth: A larger battery means more battery lifeA larger battery means more battery life

Fact: Be it a cellphone, laptop or any battery powered device – the battery life is more closely related to how much power the device consumes. So if you have two similar cellphones, the one that lasts longer on a single charge is the one with a more efficient screen and electronics.

2. Myth: Active mobile phones in airplanes will interfere with the navigation and communications systems – is deemed hazardous for safety and hence banned.Active mobile phones in airplanes will interfere with the navigation and communications systems - is deemed hazardous for safety and hence banned

Fact: Modern airplane guidance and communication systems are incredibly sophisticated. Even a full plane of active mobile phones can’t do a thing to displace their accuracy. If it were actually hazardous, you would have been required to deposit/checkin mobile phones before flying. The real reason you can’t make calls is far simpler: crowd control and safety announcements.

3. Myth: Private browsing on your cellphone can keep you safe from prying eyes, tracking and so onPrivate browsing on your cellphone can keep you safe from prying eyes, tracking and so on

Fact: Most mobile phone browsers have a private or incognito mode but this is just a mode that does not keep any tracking cookies or history saved on the device. It will not hide your identity, location, activity or sites you visit from the internet service provider (whether Wi-Fi or GSM), from authorities that may have access or from the owners of the sites themselves.

 

4. Myth: Don’t take a call when your phone is charging because it can explodeDon't take a call when your phone is charging because it can explode

Fact: It’s true that there have been a few cases of mobile phones and tablets exploding – but it’s actually the batteries that caused a fire and exploded – not the entire device itself. Typically, the issue was attributed to low-quality, aftermarket batteries, spurious chargers, dubious charging techniques (trying to charge gadgets from 440 volt lines, DC batteries and so on). If you use genuine batteries and chargers in the way they are supposed to be used, you won’t have a problem.

 

5. Myth: You should not charge devices overnight: It will shorten battery life and can even damage the deviceYou should not charge devices overnight: It will shorten battery life and can even damage the device

Fact: All modern electronics with rechargeable batteries have safety circuits built in to prevent overcharging and therefore any sort of damage. Once the battery has been fully charged, it will stop charging on its own. The power adapter may continue to draw a little bit of power in some cases

 

6. Myth: Mobile phones can cause fires at petrol filling stationsMobile phones can cause fires at petrol filling stations

Fact: Petroleum gas is flammable – it can be ignited by a spark. But that spark will probably come from matches, lighters or static electricity and not your mobile phone. The fear is that a faulty phone or battery will cause a spark and fire but this is extremely unlikely and there is not a single verified incidence of this happening.

7. Myth: Mobile phones emit a lot of radiation – so don’t keep them in ‘sensitive’ areas like your trousers/jeans or shirt pocketMobile phones emit a lot of radiation – so don't keep them in 'sensitive' areas like your trousers/jeans or shirt pocket

Fact: Any good phone from a reputed company has to pass strict SAR (Specific Absorption Rating) tests. Meeting the certification guarantees that the phone will not emit enough radiation for concern. There is also no established correlation between mobile phone usage and illnesses.

 

8. Myth : The megapixel mythThe megapixel myth

Fact : Basically, people think that when purchasing a smartphone, the more megapixels a camera has, the better it is at capturing pictures. The bottom line? That’s not entirely true. You see, a megapixel is commonly used to measure the resolution of a camera, so, it was not long before people started using it as a standard for all cameras, everywhere.

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