Top 5 Smartphone Features Of 2022
Over the years, we’ve seen lots of features on smartphones; some are very useful and cool, and others are gimmicky. So in this article, we're going to tell you our top 5 features of 2022.
So here are our Top 5 Features of 2022:
Satellite connectivity is the number-one new mobile phone feature of 2022. And deservedly so. If you don’t know, satellite connectivity is a life-saving feature that enables a smartphone to connect and communicate with a satellite. So, with satellite connectivity, you can send messages to people even if you’re in a place with zero signal.
So far, the iPhone 14 series has reportedly saved 2 stranded hikers' lives with this feature.
This feature is currently only available on the Huawei Mate 50 and the Apple iPhone 14 series phones. But it’s been confirmed that Android 14 will support this feature. So we'll most likely be seeing wider adoption of satellite connectivity in 2022.
Crash detection is another life-saving feature that deservedly makes this list. As the name suggests, "crash detection" is a smartphone feature that can detect whenever the vehicle it's in has been involved in a crash. Once a crash has been detected, the feature gives users time to respond and tell if it's a false alarm by using a countdown. If the user fails to respond at the end of the countdown, the device will contact emergency services.
Crash detection is available on a few devices, like the Google Pixel 3 and later and the Apple iPhone 14 series.
On foldable phones, the taskbar is a cool new feature. The Taskbar on a Windows laptop is the obvious inspiration for this feature's name and some of its functions. The function of the taskbar is quite simple: to make your frequent and recent apps more easily accessible to you. And make multitasking easier.
With the Taskbar, you can easily go between your most used and recent apps without the hassle of going to your home screen or app drawer; you can easily multitask by dragging an app into split-screen mode; you can save your split-screen combos to the taskbar; etc.
The Taskbar is a simple solution to a problem we didn’t know we had.
Light mode is the future of power-saving mode. Light mode is a well-thought-out battery-saving feature that debuted in the Samsung Z Fold 4 as a result of the power and efficiency of the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
Power Saving Mode (or whatever it’s called on your device) extends our smartphones' battery life by cutting off many features, which basically cripple the phone. But with Light Mode, that’s not the case at all.
Light Mode saves your battery without cutting off any features. It does this by throttling the performance cores in the device's processor. Performance cores drain the most battery. For example, when Light mode is enabled on the Z Fold 4 with the Snapdragon 8 Gen Plus 1, it reduces the performance cores. So you’d get the performance levels similar to the 8 Gen 1 with superb battery savings at no extra cost.
Dynamic Island is one of Apple’s latest acts of being Apple. And by that, I mean doing things differently from the competition. Apple embraced the large pill-shaped cutout on their Pro iPhone 14 series with Dynamic Island. And turned it into a feature, unlike their competition.
Dynamic Island allows users to interact and keep up with activity across multiple apps using Apple’s Live Activity API. With Dynamic Island, you can keep track of unfinished tasks at a glance, much like a timer.