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Your Smartphone Can Be Your Only Device

From streaming to gaming to browsing social media and the web, today’s smartphones have the processing power to do it all. Some smartphone users find mobile devices so convenient, they’re beginning to use them as their primary computing device instead of laptops and desktops.

With a few simple modifications, you too can turn your smartphone into your main computer. If you’re considering a one-device lifestyle, check out these helpful tips for making the transition:

 

Upgrade to 5G-capable

It’s easier to use your phone for everything when you can access the fastest network. New 5G-enabled smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G and LG V60 ThinQ 5G offer lightning-fast speed and greater reliability for interruption-free video calls, instant music downloads and everything in between. And you’ll be ahead of the curve as 5G becomes the new wireless standard.

 

Consider external add-ons

Depending on what you need your smartphone to do, you may find it’s helpful to have a more flexible computing setup. You can connect your device to a larger screen using Google Chromecast or an HDMI cord and adapter. A Bluetooth keyboard can help with tasks that require a lot of typing, like emails and cover letters. Android users may also choose to use a Bluetooth mouse for ease of input.

 

Try a device with a stylus

It’s convenient (and cool) to know that all the power of a personal computer can fit into your pocket. But some of that convenience is lost when you have to connect to multiple auxiliary devices. If you don’t want to depend on an external keyboard or mouse, try a device with a stylus, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. With the Galaxy Note’s included S Pen, you can jot notes and manipulate shapes right on the screen, while the Word app translates your handwriting into easily editable text. Plus, the S Pen stores neatly inside the phone, so you don’t have to worry about misplacing it.

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