What is a Superphone?

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(Last Updated On: November 6, 2020)

It is well known that the cellphone industry keeps on reinventing itself. It was not too long ago basic phones were followed by feature phones and then came the smartphones. Today, there is a new generation of phones called superphones. A superphone is one of latest phones with extremely powerful, high-speed processors.

Technical Specifications of a Superphone

A smartphone itself is already a very powerful handset. However, a superphone is basically a smartphone with much more features and processing power. For starters, a superphone has a screen of at least 4 inches. Then it usually has two cameras, one at the back and the other at the front, with resolutions of 5 to 8 MP that enable very high quality images and videos.

Some superphones also come with two or more microphones that enable clearer, crisper calls as well as audio-video recordings. In order for these features to work, superphones need a lot of processing power. This power is made possible by their dual-core processors that have speeds of at least 1 GHz.

How Does a Superphone Compare with a Smartphone?

One of the most important things to remember is that a superphone and a smartphone are not very different phones; in fact, a superphone is a much more advanced smartphone. It has most of the features of a smartphone but with much higher capacity. Although a smartphone offers features like an OS, a user interface, and apps, a superphone has far more advanced features.


The two types of phones have many basic differences. While a smartphone can maybe support hundreds of applications, a superphone can easily support hundreds or thousands of applications.


While most superphones have touch screens with resolutions of at least 480 by 320 pixels, smartphones come with resolutions of at least 160 by 120 pixels. They are also available with physical buttons.

Network Connectivity

While smartphones mostly support 2G or 3G connectivity, superphones can support 2, 3 and 4G connectivity, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity. While one of the features of a smartphone is its web experience, a superphone has a very advanced web experience much like that on a PC or a tablet.

Other Features

A superphone has other features such as user-focused phone experience and inherent location awareness. On the other hand, the user experience in a smartphone is determined by the manufacturer as well as the user’s carrier.

Are Superphones the Future?

Superphones are thought to represent the future of phones. No phone can claim to be a superphone if it does not have all of the above features. Apart from that, superphones are thought to be a better alternative to multiple devices like a PC, a tablet or a camera.

In the future, superphones may come with a processor of 3 GHz and 2 GB RAM. In addition, they might come with a 3D or HD camera, more advanced operating systems, and a powerful battery — at least 1800 mAh.

Some of the superphones available in the market include the Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Sensation, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, Nexus One, etc. All these phones have features such as a 1 gigahertz processor, a 4.3 inch LED/AMOLED touchscreen display, and 4G connectivity.

One thing is for sure: whether it’s a smartphone, a dumbphone, a superphone, or a gramophone, it will not last forever.  The more features, the more problems.  Never fear, however; if you need to get superphone repair, iFixYouri has the crew for the supertask.