Use a third-party messaging app
Want to stay in touch? Use a messaging app like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.
Using it overseas is exactly the same experience as using it at home. Plus, you can use it to make voice or video calls – again with just data. The catch, of course, is that you can only call or message other users of the app.
Take a lightweight speaker
Have music with that breakfast on the balcony. Yes, you’ll have your phone but a compact, lightweight speaker is even better and it won’t add bulk to the backpack.
Keep your device alive
Remember that you’ll need to keep your phone charged for all of these tips to work. Good phones have a fast charge facility, this means a few minutes and you’ll have a charge that lasts hours.
If you’re travelling to a country with a different plug from New Zealand you’ll still need a travel adapter. However, instead of getting one for every device, or hoping there’s a USB plug, get a single adapter and take a small multi-board. It’s the easiest way to charge your phone, tablet and portable battery all at the same time.
It’s also a good idea to have a water resistant phone. The last thing you need is to have a wet phone ruin your trip.
Of course you’re going to want a good camera too and the best camera is still the one you always have on you: your phone. The worst thing is taking group shots and trying to get everyone in. Thankfully, intelligent phones like the Huawei P20 Pro, can compose the shot for you. The AI counts the number of people in the shot and adjusts the frame in or out to make the shot perfect.
This article was created for Huawei.