Background and Identification
While you might hear about smartphones on a daily basis, you probably don’t hear about feature phones nearly as often. Feature phones refer to relics of the pre-smartphone era. However, they are not entirely historical, and many feature phones are still used today.
The term “feature phone” refers to phones that retain physical buttons and controls as opposed to having a touchscreen interface. Samsung feature phones have simple user interfaces, unlike the complicated Android or iOS operating systems we see in smartphones. Even though the phrase “feature phone” today has a somewhat negative connotation, “feature phone” used to refer to high-end phones that included features beyond just texting and calling. Oh, how times change.
Many Samsung feature phones are still sold today. They are a fantastic option for a durable, reliable device that specializes in texting and calling. They are, of course, significantly cheaper than smartphones. Samsung feature phones also require substantially less power than smartphones, meaning they are perfect for use in power-deserts when phone communication is necessary. Furthermore, Samsung feature phones lower the stakes of losing or destroying the cell phone, making them a prime option to give to children as their first phone.
Samsung feature phones are often smaller and thicker than modern smartphones. They have physical buttons with small displays. Identifying your Samsung phone is as simple as removing the back cover and reading the label underneath the battery.