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6 thoughts on “Feature phones

  1. I’m sure the term feature phone has been around for a long time. Longer than the mainstream smartphone. I remember calling the Nokia 5200 a feature phone in 2006.

  2. That’s right. Before smartphones we had, well, just plain phones and ‘feature phones’. They had features to distinguish them from the pack. These days it’s not entirely clear what separates feature phones from smartphones, I guess they just happen to be not as smart.

    • I do a lot of online surveys and I like their definition: it has a web browser.

      Of course this means pretty much all low-end Androids are smartphones but I’m okay with that. They’re smart, but not fast.


  • Bill Bennett
  • Bill Bennett

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