Just how many devices have smartphones replaced? Here's a short list


In some countries, it's become possible to leave your wallet at home while you go out for dinner and drinks or to do the shopping, thanks to payment apps using the NFC chip in your phone. — dpa

No one thinks twice about pulling their smartphones out to check the time, do some calculations, set an alarm or call someone these days. But less than three decades ago, you would have needed four different and not-so-portable devices to do all of those tasks.

Just how many devices has the smartphone replaced in our lives? Here's a far-from-comprehensive list of things your phone has replaced.

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