A smartphone is a phone that doubles up as a bit of a handheld PC which is often constantly connected to the internet (signal and tarriff permitting).
Most smartphones typically have a similar set of features, such as:
- A fairly decent camera
- 3G or 4G connection
- Access to web based email such as Gmail/Hotmail etc
- Apps and games that you can install on to your phone like photo editors and list makers
- Touchscreen functionality
- MP3 player / FM radio
So whether you're a business person who needs to be 'switched on' at all times with access to your email, or if you just like to have a nice phone to stream your favourite films/listen to music and play games, it might be worth you looking at a smartphone to see if it meets your needs.