Updated 19 May, 2013, 10:43 am IST
Can a smartphone be the go-to device for your computing needs?
| by Roydon Cerejo
All this really takes a toll on battery life and the only way to get around this is to have a portable battery charger with you since you won't be near a plug point always. You get these in different capacities and price points, but generally, a 5000mAh battery pack will set you back by around Rs. 2500 to Rs. 3000. That's a good place to start, especially when you have a phone like the Note. The next little obstacle is transferring files to and from the phone. While you have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for this, pen drives and hard drives pose a challenge. Actually, flash drives are still manageable since most high-end smartphones support USB On-the-go. All you need is the cable and you are set. Hard drives are obviously not possible to power, so that is one big problem. You always have cloud storage and services like Box, Dropbox, Skydrive, etc. to provide you decent amount of free storage for all your files.
You'll need a portable charger like this from NewTrent if you plan to go mobile exclusively
Your smartphone can double up as a very good GPS device (Image credit: GetttyImages)
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