Everything about smartphone connectivity

What is wi-fi?


Wi-fi is a wireless network that allows different devices like laptops, computers,s, or mobile phones to connect with the internet wirelessly. With wi-fi, we can exchange networks with one another or can create our new network.

In technical terms, Wi-fi is a wireless network protocol that is based on the IEEE 802.11 family. The latest wi-fi version is wi-fi 6 where its standard is IEEE 802.11ac and the upcoming wifi standard is wi-fi IEEE 802.11ax

What is GPS?


GPS stands for Global Positioning System. It is a satellite-based radio navigation system owned by the US Government. This technology provides the geographical location of the entire earth.

What is Bluetooth?


Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard used for exchanging data between one mobile device to another. It only works for short distances. This technology is developed by ‘Bluetooth Special Interest Group’.

The latest Bluetooth version available in the market is Bluetooth v5.2.

What is NFC?


NFC stands for Near Field Communication. NFC is a method of wireless data transfer this technology can detect the nearby device for data transfer without the internet. It is fast and easy and works accurately for nearby devices.

Types of ports In Smartphone

1)Mini USB

Mini USB

Mini USB is rarely found in new generation smartphones. This type of port is found in older models of mobile phones. Nowadays mini USB is replaced by Micro USB port. It is mostly used in MP3 players, cameras, etc. As the suggested ‘mini’ it is pretty much smaller than a regular USB.


2)Micro USB

Micro USB

Micro USB ports are widely used in mobile phones due to their small size which allows phone manufacturers to build slim mobile phones. But as time passes new technology comes and an older one is left behind, the same happens with micro USB. This is also used in Bluetooth speakers, wireless earphones, etc.



USB C is also known as USB Type-C. Widely market is dominated by USB Type-C. It is used in most of the latest smartphones. With USB Type-C cable you can use it in both directions either up or down because it is the same. In 2017 USB 3.2 launched and now we have USB 4.0 which is the latest USC port launch in 2019.

4)Lightning Port

Lightning Port

The lightning port is small and can be used reversibly. It is only used in Apple devices across the world. It was first introduced in iPhone 5 in 2012. The lightning cable is very thin and allows fast charging and data transfer.

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