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Today, there are millions of free apps that are at the disposal of smartphone users.

These apps have given smartphones numerous uses that many never thought of. You can use your Android smartphone for much better things than just storing photos, connecting with friends and relatives or maybe listening to music.

Well, you may find apps that come in to replace traditional processes that were otherwise bulky and as a result, things are much lighter now. These apps will make your trip a memorable one, much easier and very hassle-free.


So, which are some of the smart ways you can use your Android phone when on a trip?

Discover more about your destination with LTE or 3G connections

This will be a great way of maximizing your smartphone, especially if you use an unlimited data plan. Also, if you dislike carrying around large maps or chunky travel guides, well, there is no better place of looking up for more details about your destination than a web browser.

Using your smartphone, you can easily check out more information about the place you are visiting – whether it’s the best hotspots for hanging out, famous monuments, the best restaurant or even the best time to visit places. There are hundreds of travelers who document their trips and discoveries in blogs, review sites or personal websites and share them on different social networking platforms.

It is important to make sure you have the best plan for internet services and you will enjoy discovering more about your destinations from the web. So, just stay connected via your 3G or LTE connection and you will have a great tour without the need of a tour guide.

Get around with navigation and language translator apps

When you are visiting a new place, there is a need for you to get friendly with mapping apps such as Google Maps and Waze. These apps can be very helpful when figuring out where you are or even how to reach a given destination. If you are shy about finding your way around by asking people, these are the best apps for you as far as getting from point A to point B is concerned.


In case you are visiting a new place where the language used is different from what you already know, you can decide to learn a few phrases that will help you ask common questions or say a few important things to the locals. There are lots of language translator apps you can use to figure this out.

Taking photos

Digital cameras are one of the best devices to be ever created. These devices will leave you with an impeccable quality of photos with excellent resolution, however, there is some additional baggage involved with using this gadget. They need a separate cable to connect them to a PC before they can be uploaded.

This is no more as smartphones have come with very powerful cameras, offering some of the best qualities as far as snapshots are concerned. Smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, HTC One M9 and LG G4 have some of the best cameras that you can ever think of. These good lenses have somehow rendered these digital cameras obsolete.


With a smartphone, you don’t need a separate cable to upload your photos. You can do this instantly as long as you are connected to the internet using a 3G or LTE connection. There is even more to these phones than just sharing photos. If you feel like editing a photo before sharing it, there are lots of apps for this purpose and they are available for free download from the official Google Play Store.

Make free calls and send free messages using WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger and co

There are numerous free calling and messaging apps available in the Play Store. These apps include WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Kik and WeChat, just to name but a few. These are the apps that will help you avoid those hefty charges levied for connecting with those you left behind during your tour.

As long as you are connected to a 3G or LTE connection and your friends and relatives back at home are connected to the internet as well, you will be able to make free calls as well as send free messages to them. They will also be able to respond back without being charged.