What kind of mobile-phone am I using?

Mobile Phones are either “smart-phones” or “non-smart-phones”

Non-Smart Phones

non-smart flip-phone

Smart Phones

iphone v android


From Wikipedia – A smartphone is a portable device that combines mobile telephone and computing functions into one unit

Smart-Phones generally are internet-connected devices that work as a phone AND a computer and are differentiated further by their operating-system or “OS” as follows.

Category 1 – Apple iPhones (using iOS operating system)

These are all made by Apple Corporation. The latest iPhone model in 2021 is the iPhone 13. Apple make up 14%  – 25% of all smart-phones sales worldwide.


Category 2 – Android Phones (using Android OS)

android phones

There are many manufacturers making “Android” smart-phones and are the dominant player in most markets around the world.

in 2021 some of the most popular Android phones were ..Samsung S20 and Galaxy, OnePlus 9 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 11, Oppo Find X3 Pro, Google Pixel 6 Pro, Realme GT see here for a complete list

Further Reading

Does iPhone offer higher security than an Android/Google Smart Phone?


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