A Guide to Mobile Devices

You have lots of choices when it comes to choosing a mobile device. If you intend to use the device to make calls, a smartphone is the ideal choice, although some tablets can also be linked to a cellular account. For streaming movies, iPads and tablets offer the screen size that can make it more enjoyable. If your needs revolve around tracking your daily activity levels or engaging in VR gaming, wearable technology can keep up with you.

Regardless of the style, there are many features unique to mobile devices that are worth considering. If you aren't sure which mobile carrier you'll use, you'll appreciate the flexibility of unlocked cell phones. If you want to record video and take high-quality pictures, you'll need to consider camera resolution and storage availability.


What's an Unlocked Cell Phone?

An unlocked cell phone is exactly like any other cell phone in its category, except that it isn't tied to any particular carrier. If you want a smartphone but don't know which cell phone carrier you'll use, an unlocked phone will best suit your needs. This type of option is particularly ideal if you think you might want to change carriers at some point in the future, as an unlocked cell phone will easily make the transition with you.

Tablets vs. Smartphones

A major consideration when deciding between iPads and tablets vs. a smartphone is size. If you want to review photos, read books, or sit back to watch video, you'll enjoy the additional screen size offered by tablets. In contrast, if you desire mobility, the significantly smaller size of a smartphone will be attractive to you. Screen size notwithstanding, storage space is also a consideration. If you plan to film and stream your own videos, additional storage space will make your work easier. Smartphones typically house more storage space than tablets, plus many offer the added benefit of expanded storage through memory cards.


What's Wearable Technology?

Wearable technology has emerged in recent years with flagship items such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR headsets. Each of these tech devices fill specific roles. For example, if you want to learn how many steps you take in a day, an fitness tracker or a sports watch would be the best choice for tracking distance. Based on the model you select, your device could have additional functionality, such as monitoring your heart rate or tracking your path while you jog. Other forms of wearable tech, such as smart glasses, offer other unique features, like hands-free access to the camera or an immersive virtual reality experience.


Whether you want to track your jogging progress on a GPS-enabled smartwatch or just enjoy movies on a large screen tablet, having the right equipment will enhance your experience. Check out B&H Photo and Video's selection of mobile devices to find everything you need to get started.