Common Smartphone Myths Busted!
Common Smartphone Myths Busted! Lets read through the common myths, beliefs about smartphones and clear our understanding through factual information.
More the mega pixels, the better the camera quality
Technically, this can’t be true. Higher megapixel count results in a better picture, however, the sensor size to relatively adjust to the increase in the number of pixels. The space available for the sensors is small in smartphones, and the manufacturer has to bake in the megapixels in the same tiny sensor. The other benefit is that the higher megapixel image can be zoomed to a bigger size.
In low light, the higher megapixel camera will not perform as good compared to the lower megapixel. If you read out the megapixel count for the premium flagship phones, they carry lower mega pixel camera. The reason is that with higher megapixels, the size of actual megapixel gets smaller and because of which the amount of light entering the pixel is reduced, and the quality deteriorates. Many manufacturers have moved from 16 megapixels to 12 mega pixels and the performance has gotten better than the 16 or higher megapixels.
That’s the reason the dSLR camera with similar megapixels (as compared to the smartphones) have better picture quality. The dSLR camera’s have bigger sensor size which allows more light to enter which translates to a better image quality with less noise.
Should not charge the phones more often
Modern smartphones are powered by a Lithium-ion battery. It’s bad to drain the battery to zero before charging them; it harms the health of the battery.
Only use the supplied Charger
The only concern should be that the quality of the charger and the specs (Volt/Ampere) should match the specs of the supplied charger. Though the supplied charger should have the extra feature of quick-charging which the better brands like Anker, Qualcomm have those features and are a good alternate for a supplied charger. The cables connected to the charger should also be a good quality one.
It’s unsafe to use charger that makes the phone warm or hot using (mostly with fast charger)
The reason for this is that the charger is passing a lot more current to charge the phone which dissipates more heat compared to the regular phone. It’s common and happens to the flagship premium phones with the likes of Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy Edge 7. The only concern is to use good quality chargers and cables.
Full Signal means better Data transfer
The data speed depends on the number of used connected to the network on the same tower. The more the number of signals, lower the speed and decrease the number of uses, the better the speed which is irrespective of the signal strength.
Should not leave your phone to charge overnight
It’s perfectly fine to charge your phone overnight. The modern smartphones have the feature not to allow overcharge. This means that they stop the charging after the battery reaches 100%.
DOLBY Support means loud output
DOLBY sound provides a DOLBY sound quality output which has nothing to do with the loudness of the sound output. It also enhances the bass; however, the stereo effect won’t always be present as it depends on the dual-speaker otherwise the stereo effect won’t be there for a single speaker.
Killing background apps optimizes performance
It’s only with the old smartphones where it may help. The dependency of the performance is with the amount of the RAM the phones carry and the memory management which Android and iOS are very much capable of doing. The smartphones with 2 or more GB of RAM would be able to efficiently manage multi-taking and killing apps won’t make any significant improvement to the performance. The memory cleaning apps available in the market don’t help as Android and iOS are capable of managing memory by removing unused applications and load a new one. By doing that manually using the third party apps, they use some memory to do the operations and use extra memory which may hamper the performance.
Things you can do to improve battery performance
- Turn down screen brightness
- Use Low Power Mode in iOS, or enable Doze on Android
- Turn off location sharing for apps
- Put the whole thing in Airplane Mode, if you’re feeling really crazy