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Q: Which smartphone feature could you not live without?

  • 22%
    Text messages (including instant messaging)

  • 17%
    Web browsing

  • 4%
    Social media

  • 5%
    Listening to music

  • 2%
    Watching videos

  • 2%
    Photos/videos

  • 9%
    Email

  • 4%
    Games

  • 5%
    Maps

  • 5%
    Organiser (alarm, calendar, to-do list)

  • 2%
    Other

  • 22%
    I don't have a smartphone


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PC Advisor

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We want to know what your favourite smartphone feature is.

Let us know in our poll.

Poll: Which smartphone feature could you not live without?

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SeiyaIkki

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Well, obviously mp3, SMS and voice calls, good camera and a couple of games

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Bing.alau

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Wish I could get a nice nurse to bring mine.

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Forum Editor

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For me it's email.

I feel tense if I'm without email for more than a couple of hours.

Here comes that nice nurse with another tablet.

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chub_tor

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I have only recently joined the smartphone ranks and I did so because my camera broke and my old phone was well just old. I am assuming that the "photos/videos" section of the questionnaire includes the camera so that is what I voted for.

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caccy

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I don't have one but would suspect the favourite feature is being able to recharge it.

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hssutton

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My very old basic phone was more than ideal for me until recently when I aquired a smartphone. The only reason for the smartphone was the ability via an App to control my cameras

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interzone55

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Woolwell

I was thinking that myself.

The only phone's I know of that can't text are the some of the Doro phones for people with mobility problems, and even they can receive text messages

http://www.doro.co.uk/

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Woolwell

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morddwyd - You have missed my point. Many buy a smartphone because of its additional features eg pim, GPS, etc. They could buy any phone to do texting. Texting should be in the same category as phone calls which was removed.

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interzone55

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I've voted for Other - as I'm pretty sure I could live without any feature on my phone, indeed I'm reasonably sure I could live quite well without my phone.

On a side point, yesterday I borrowed a colleagues ancient company Nokia to make a call where I needed to withhold the number as we can't do it from our desk phones. It felt really weird holding an old style slim non-smart phone. Like swapping from driving a truck to a car - everything was so much smaller, and easier to use.

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Quickbeam

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It all depends how smart you are...

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morddwyd

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"The survey doesn't greatly differentiate between a standard mobile phone and a smartphone. "

Of course it does.

It only mentions smartphones.

If you don't have one, don't take part.

How easy is that to "differentiate"?

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Woolwell

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The survey doesn't greatly differentiate between a standard mobile phone and a smartphone. Text messaging is probably a high priority on any mobile but the ability to have e-mail, pim and ease of sync and other feature eg GPS are important in a smartphone. I can live without all of them. Some are more important than others. What about multi-media messaging?

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Picklefactory

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I went with organiser, my memory is appalling, especially for dates, birthdays and social events planned... I forget the lot, so my phone is my memory for things to do and places to be.

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davidcourt

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Sure, I'll vote for it and you can have my vote. Deal?

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Quickbeam

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And my OS my memory maps for when out and about.

Can I have my vote reallocated to maps?

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Aitchbee

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The reassuring feeling that it's still in your pocket.

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davidcourt

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Apologies to Quickbeam, but I have now removed the 'Phone calls' option.

I didn't really think that one through properly - it would have been a very one-sided poll if I hadn't done so.

Luckily it only had one vote when I removed it.

Carry on everyone.

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Quickbeam

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MP3 music and audiobook playing comes a close second though:)

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Quickbeam

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The ability to make calls...

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