Three essential smart phone applications

So you have bought yourself a brand new smartphone - perhaps the iPhone 4S, or a Samsung Galaxy S3 maybe? - and you have used a service which can compare phone plans for you to help identify the best mobile plan for your needs.

For many people, the next step will be loading up your new gadget with applications to help make your life easier and more entertaining than ever before. So with that in mind, here's our list of the top three must-have smartphone applications.

Facebook - Cell phones are all about communicating with friends and family, so the first thing you will want to do is download the official Facebook application so you can stay connected 24/7.

Temple Run - If you haven't played this addictive adventure game yet, then you don't know what you're missing! This one is all about quick reflexes and is perfect for short bus rides or when you're waiting for a friend.

Instagram - What's the point of having a camera phone if you're not going to share those pictures with the important people in your life? Instagram lets you take photos with cool effects that can take you from a picture snapper to a photography expert in no time. 

Posted by Eve Gillespie