Buy one of these 10 best smartphones with infrared blaster and remote control functionality and you will never have to look for your remote controller again.
If you didn’t own a mobile phone 10 years ago, you probably don’t know that before 2005 or so, almost every mobile phone usually had an infrared blaster. Back then, it was for completely different tasks. Since Bluetooth technology was more expensive, it wasn’t as common in phones as it is today. So, if you wanted to transfer a picture, video or a song to your friend’s phone, you had to do it using infrared. The thing is, the process was painfully slow, and just one sudden move would force you to start over again. Soon the phones with Bluetooth were more affordable, and infrared was abandoned. Apple was first to exclude infrared blasters from their smartphones and others soon followed. Maybe others will follow Apple in using cameras with optical zoom in their smartphones as well. If you want to know more, check out our list of 6 Best Smartphones with Optical Zoom.
Now infrared blasters are making a comeback, and all because of their neat feature. You can use the infrared blaster to control your TV. Of course, we are talking about modern TVs. If you have an infrared blaster on your smartphone, the chances are that there is a remote control app there as well. With the app, you can adjust the infrared frequency of your phone to match the TV’s and voila. There is no need to reach for the remote that is too far to change the channel. Just take your phone and point it at the TV. Of course, you can use an infrared blaster remote control functionality for other devices like stereos and DVD players. Although not all smartphones come with an infrared blaster, there are many manufacturers that equip their smartphones with this technology like LG and Samsung.
To find 10 best smartphones with infrared blaster and remote control functionality we used the list from Akshat Blog that had all the modern smartphones with infrared blaster and combined it with other sources. We then included the 10 best based on the specifications and overall impression while trying to include various manufacturers. So here they are!