8 Ways Our Smartphones Changed The Way We Travel

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These Are The Ways Our Smartphones Changed The Way We Travel

Back in the day, when smartphones haven’t been born yet, I was confined to bringing multiple gadgets with me when traveling. These gadgets included cd players with various cd’s of course for all my favorite artists, gigantic film cameras, huge mobile phones that looked like a residential phone handset and a lot more. It’s nice to be well equipped with a lot of gadgets but I like it better if there is just one gadget which I can bring anywhere and carries a variety of functions because it gives me more room for other stuff and it gives me more freedom to move around with ease.

Smartphones Changed The Way We Travel
Smartphones Changed The Way We Travel

So when the smartphone first came out, everybody was excited including me. Smartphones changed and will continue to change technology as time passes by.

If before I used to write on my journal for my sentiments, buy films from the stall beside the market even if it was raining just to make sure I have enough rolls for the field trip, buy CDs for the road trip and so much more, today I only need one gadget to do all those things.

There are many ways smartphones revolutionized how we go about our day to day lives and here are some of those things.

My OPPOF3Red in Coron Palawan
My OPPOF3Red in Coron Palawan

Your Digital Planner

Before I either plan things inside my head or I write them down ending up with several pieces of paper and by the end of the year, I have a humongous bunch of it for all the lists I’ve made but now with only one gadget, I can make a lot of lists that are organized into files making it hassle free to look for when I need it.

Complete your online check-in using your Smartphone
Complete your online check-in using your Smartphone

Online Booking

As a seasoned traveler, I don’t want to spend too much of time scheduling trips and going back and forth to the ticket company. With my smartphone,  I book hotels and tours online and they update me through my email which is super easy.

My Favorite Travel Gadgets
My Favorite Travel Gadgets

Online Maps

I find this very helpful especially if it’s my first time going to a certain place. I love the idea of being new to a place but knowing exactly where I’m going. Google Map app (iTunes, Android) is really helpful because I don’t only get to see the streets but I see the establishment and I learn where they are located. It is fun to use and every day, I discover some place new which is helpful in my city walking tour.

Google Maps of Manila
Google Maps of Manila

Camera

I still love using real cameras but I’ve got to say, there are times when it’s so much easier to just put my phone in my bag and go and this is exactly what I do. I take good quality pictures using the gadget I used for nearly every duty I need to do with regards to blogging and better yet, it’s also for my personal use.

Smartphones are great for Group Selfies
Smartphones are great for Group Selfies

Sharing My Pictures

I can share my photos wherever and whenever so even if I’m miles apart from everyone, I can still share my recent activities through my pictures by posting them online whereas before I still need to gather everyone just so they can see the latest images I took on my last vacation.

Plan your trip using your Smartphone
Plan your trip using your Smartphone

Communicating With My Loved Ones

I like to feel the connection even if I’m far away and having friends and relatives here and abroad and considering my line of work, I’m pleased to say that I use my smartphone to the fullest. I call, text and use other apps to video chat with all of them to let them know I haven’t forgotten about them even if I am super busy.

Keeping Myself Occupied

When I’m traveling long hours, I can’t help but feel bored but with my smartphone, there are a lot of apps to choose from to keep me company. I can play games, edit pictures, listen to music and read and so on. And all of those happen using a sleek and light weight gadget.

Listen to Music and Read News or your favorite Books on your Smartphone
Listen to Music and Read News or your favorite Books on your Smartphone

News Online

I maybe traveling a lot but I still want to know what’s going on with the world and using my smartphone, I can do just that. I’ll learn the latest weather forecast or the current exchange rates or learn about the latest Travel news and advisories. I am well informed about everything that is going on around me and that keeps me satisfied.

And my favorite gadget to do all these things with is my new OPPO F3 Red smartphone. This is not your ordinary phone. Its sleek red color is attractive on its own and better yet it is capable of numerous functions. It is a selfie camera and boasts of 16 mp front camera, double view group selfie camera, beauty effect 4.0 with bokeh effect and Palm shutter; all performing excellently for extreme photo taking. You have to know that OPPO F3 Red takes amazing pictures day and night so whenever I’m out with my friends or I’m taking pictures of my travel destination, I’m sure all the outcomes are great and post-worthy. I’m also happy that my OPPO F3 Red has an anti-shake function for when my hands are a little off-balanced or if it’s a little windy from where I stand.  This smartphone even has an expert mode which I can use whenever I want to feel a bit amateurish on a particular day.

Travel Gadgets
Travel Gadgets

But I’m not limiting my F3 with its photo taking abilities; it has a 64GB internal storage and expandable microSD of up to 128GB which means I can save and save files and apps and wouldn’t have to worry if I’m running out of enough space. This smartphone is also light weighing in only 153 grams and 3200mAh non-removable battery which means it will last you for many hours. So wherever I am, OPPO is my travel buddy.

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