Feature phone

Feature phone

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Feature phone ("Dumbphone") is a term typically used as a retronym to describe a class of handheld computers. Feature phones tend to use a proprietary, custom-designed software and user interface, and lack the capabilities of smartphones. Feature phones typically provide voice calling and text messaging functionality, in addition to basic multimedia and Internet capabilities, and other services offered by the user's wireless service provider. Feature phones have a backlit LCD screen and micro USB port and may have a physical keyboard, a low-quality microphone, microSD card slot, a rear-facing low-quality camera to record video and capture pictures; and GPS. If advanced enough, feature phones will sometimes include a rudimentary app store that will include basic software such as simple video games, a calendar, and/or a calculator program.

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