Four Smartphone Myths Debunked

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Smartphones have been amongst us for more than over a decade now yet we still fall prey to few myths regarding it. It’s understandable, considering how convincing these myths look. Fret not, we are here to debunk these common smartphone myths. So let’s get started!

4 Smartphone Myths Debunked

1. More Cores = Better Performance:


On paper this might seem true, Octacore Chipsets beat the Quadcore Chipsets because is Eight is better than Four, right? This may not be true in all cases as the quality of the cores matter rather than the quantity. For instance, let’s take the iPhone 7, it has a quad-core processor and is faster than most of the octa-core processor smartphone; even the iPhone 6 with two cores is faster compared to the octa-core phones in the market.
Thanks to the marketing of the phones these days, the consumers are deceived so easily.

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2. Clearing Recent App is Good for Battery:


The first thing we do when our phone is running low on the battery is clear all the recent apps, assuming it would save battery as no apps are running in the background. This myth is so prevalent that it has become a habit to clear all the apps before you lock your device. The truth is, clearing the apps has no good effect on your battery and in fact can make things worse.
Our smartphones are called ‘smart’ for a reason, they optimise the background apps through memory management. The background apps barely drain your smartphone’s juice. Reopening a closed app consumes more time, more memory and more battery.

3. More Megapixels = Better Picture Quality:

This probably is one of the biggest misconceptions since the beginning of time. Let’s clear this once and for all, More Megapixel does not mean better camera and picture quality. A megapixel is nothing but one million pixels, and pixels means nothing if the sensor is small. A bigger sensor = more light, more light = better pictures.


The best camera phones out there such as the Google Pixel, iPhone 7, and Samsung Galaxy S7 all have a 12-megapixel camera. 12 Megapixel seems to be the sweet spot as of now.

4. Charging the phone overnight is harmful:


As we have already mentioned, Smartphones are called ‘smart’ for a reason. They know to stop charging when they are fully charged. So you don’t have to worry about overcharging your device.
While we are still on this topic, let’s clear few more myths related to charging your device. You don’t have to drain your battery completely before you recharge your device. Also, it’s completely fine to use off brand chargers, as long as they are of good quality.


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Ashish Augustine
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