Smart Phone – A phone offering advanced features such as the ability to surf the internet and send emails.
Picture Resolution – The quality and detail that can be displayed on the screen. The higher the resolution, the better the image quality on the screen.
Camera Resolution – The amount of detail the camera picks up in one picture.
Storage Capacity – Amount of space the phone has in its internal memory to store applications, pictures, videos and sound.
Memory Card – Secondary storage device that allows users to store, back up and copy files.
Music & Video Player – standard features on most phones. Files are stored in different formats; the format is determined by software that was used to create it.
Standby Time – The amount of time you can leave you phone on before it needs recharging
Talk Time – the amount of time you can talk on your phone
SMS – Short Messaging Service – allows users to send and receive text messages entered using the phone’s keypad
MMS – Multi Media Messaging – allows users to put a message together with pictures, video and sound along with text
3G – third generation – gives phone high-speed internet access.
Video Calling – allows you to stream live calls so you can speak to and see the person using the handset
HSDPA – high speed downlink packet access, also known as super fast 3G – widely regarded as the next big advance, set to take over 3G.
Bluetooth – A way of connecting deceives together, using radio signals which enable the user to send and receive data from devices in close proximity
Music Playback – You can store music on the built-in memory of the phone and listen to it on the move.
WiFi – Wireless Fidelity – Similar to Bluetooth, but the range and amount of data sent and received are greater.
Dual-band, tri-band and quad-band phones – Phones are able to pick up different frequencies; the number of frequencies determines which countries you can use your phone in.
Roaming – When you are abroad you may not have access o your mobile phone provider. The roaming feature allows you to use another mobile phone provider’s network so you can carry on making phone calls and sending texts.
Locked Phone – The network provider locks the phone so that only their SIM card will work in the…