What is the first thing you do when you wake up? No, it’s not brushing. It is checking your phone, right? But how much do you know about them? Not much, I guess. So here are 17 interesting facts about cell phones.
1. The First Phone Call
The first mobile telephone call was made on April 3, 1973 by Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola. The call was made to inform a rival telecommunications company that he was speaking via a mobile phone. The weight of the phone used to call was 2 lb.
2. The First Mobile Phone For Sale
The first mobile phones went on sale in the U.S. at almost $4,000 each in 1983!
3. Phone Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat
You read it right. The average cell phone contains 18 times more harmful bacteria than a flush handle in a toilet, tests have revealed. After all, toilets are cleaned regularly but cellphones are cleaned rarely! Another one of the shocking cell phone facts, right?
4. Cell Phone Can Cause Insomnia
A study has revealed that using a cell phone before going to bed can cause insomnia, headaches as well as confusion. The radiation given out by a phone can also disrupt production of the hormone melatonin, which controls our sleep and wake cycles.
5. The Bestselling Electrical Gadget In History
More than 250 million Nokia 1100 handsets were sold making it the bestselling electrical gadget in history. Already missing my Nokia 1100, my mother’s first handset.
6. Our smartphones are way more powerful than all of NASA’s combined computing used for the first moon landing!
Sounds unbelievable? Our smartphones have many times the processing power of the computers used back in tha Apollo 11 mission in 1969. This is one of the shocking cell phone facts surely!
7. Checking One’s Cellphone
The average person checks his or her smartphone 110 times each day. A study revealed some “high frequency mobile users” some users unlock their devices up to 900 times over the course of a day. Nine Hundred Times!
8. Death By Stealing A Phone
A man in Uganda contracted ebola and died after he stole a mobile phone of a ebola patient. Enough reason why one should never steal!
9. World’s Fastest Growing Smartphone Market
India became the world’s fastest growing smartphone market in 2016 after overtaking US.
10. Cell Phone Addiction: Nomophobia
Ever heard the word? Nomophobia is the fear of being without a mobile device, or without mobile network. It is “no–mobile-phone phobia” in short. In UK, a study found that about 58 percent of men and 47 percent of women suffer from this phobia. So check the symptoms to see if you suffer from this phobia as well!
11. Most Expensive Phone
Diamond Rose iPhone 32 GB is the world’s most expensive phone in 2017. It is priced at $8 million and has 500 pink color diamonds attached to it. Otherwise it is a simple i-phone.
12. The Largest Cell Phone
The gargantuan gadget, supposedly the heaviest and largest phone had dimensions: 15 feet wide, 11.2 feet tall, and 2.5 feet thick (4.57 by 3.42 by 0.74 meters). The LED display alone had a diagonal size of 7.46 feet (2.27 meters) and weighed 350 pounds (158.8 kg). The contraption’s shell of the phone was built mostly of wood and metal. A large phone surely!
13. Mobile Phone Throwing
Mobile phone throwing is an official sport in Finland. As the name suggests, the sport is about how far you can throw a phone. Tom Philipp Reinhardt is the current record holder in this international sport. This is another one of the shocking cell phone facts.
14. The Tiniest Phone
7.4 x 1.3 x 3.4 cm. This is the dimensions of the tiniest phone of the world. It is the BMW Key Fob Phone. It is hugely popular for its use among prisoners due to its small size. It weighs just 36 grams. Too tiny to handle!
15. Selfies Can Kill
In 2015, more people had died by taking selfies than by sharks. And many more people have been seriously injured while trying to take “innovative” selfies.
Here are some tips on taking safe selfies:
- Try to take the picture on steady ground.
- Do not under any circumstance pose with loaded guns.
- Don’t pose with dangerous animals.
- Don’t take selfies while operating heavy machinery or even when you are near such machinery.
- Don’t climb electrical pylons or trains to take selfies.
- If you are in a situation where you need to stay alert and pay attention, don’t take a selfie like driving.
16. Urine Can Charge Your Phone
You can simply charge your phone by emptying your bladder now. UK researchers proved that just about half a litre of urine is enough for six hours of charge time, which can power a smartphone for three hours. This is one of the amazing cell phone facts.
17. The Toughest Phone
Sonim XP3300 Force has made it to the Guinness World Records under the category of the toughest phone. The phone was dropped from a height of over 82 feet onto concrete and it worked fine after that drop! According to Sonim, the phone exceeds military specifications for ruggedness, and is water and dust proof. It is certified against transport shock and thermal shock. It is water-submersible to 6.5 feet for 1 hour.
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