2 August 2013 by Permi Krishna
The best cellphones with GPS can integrate Google Maps support to seamless navigation on most cities of the world.
Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigation system based on satellite communication. It is widely available and free for commercial and individual use. Most present-day smartphones have a GPS receiver which helps in tracking the phone, accessing location based services and most importantly gives turn-by-turn directions for easy navigation.
Most smartphones can integrate with Google Maps to leverage the GPS functionality to the maximum, esp. those with Android OS.
- Additional features through Google Maps include
- Street View (available throughout the US)
- 3D Maps (on supported devices)
- Compass Mode - ability to sync with mobile compass to provide 360 degree view
- Offline reliability
- Real-time traffic
Another feature seen in some of the best GPS enabled smartphones is the A-GPS i.e. Assisted GPS. This system uses network resources to locate and utilize the satellites faster as well as better in poor signal conditions. Thus it decreases the startup response time.
Check out our list of smartphones with best GPS, top rated by some of the best cellphone reviewers around the web.