Are Standard Mobile Phones Too Complicated?

If you’re shopping for a smartphone, you want the best features you can get. But a new study suggests that many standard mobile phone users are annoyed by unimportant add-ons. What do you want out of your basic cellphone?

To get specific, a mobile phone recycling company surveyed phone users, finding that 61 percent find too many unnecessary features on their phones, 45 percent never use their phones’ MP3 players, and 30 percent don’t care at all about their camera quality (for which, at a common 1.3 or 2.0 megapixels with micro-sensors, we can’t really blame them).

If you’ve got a standard, subsidised phone that doesn’t do full web browsing or geo-location or any of the other marquee features, what do you want your phone to be able to do? What “features” and “free services” irritate rather than enable you? Tell us how you’d redesign your voice and text machines in the comments.

Cell Phones Getting Too Complicated, Poll Finds [PC World]

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