What's the most non-standard thing you've done with your phone? (Clean please!). Thanks to Peter C.
Can't think of any. Spirit level when fixing a shelf on a wall, but that was an app..
Other than the obvious "torch" use, nothing springs to mind other than one iphone I jailbreaked to put a USB memory stick option onto it. By the time I'd finished, it was a self booting windows drive...
I used it to make an actual telephone call the other day
Last year I tried to use my phone to break into a house. I was babysitting a friend's dogs and, having fed and walked them, I locked the house and posted the keys through the letterbox. I texted the owner, thinking that she was back that evening, but she replied that she was returning the following day. Realising that I had to get back into the house, I went home and fetched a wire coat-hanger. I then poked my phone through the letterbox with the camera pointing down. The idea was to see where the keys were and hook them up using the hanger. The problem was that the phone screen wasn't long enough and was obscured by the letterbox: it would have been fine with an S3 or a Note. So I then used the phone to take a picture so that I knew where the keys had landed and tried to hook them up. This failed as well.
For those who are worried that these poor little doggies were home alone and starving for the next 36 hours I can tell you that it all ended well. I subsequently used the traditional method for breaking and entering. I went round the back of the house and climbed over the garden wall. No mean achievement I thought for a not-so-sprightly-fifty-something. I then used the coat-hanger to open the latch on the kitchen window and climbed in.
I used my Note to record myself presenting to rehearse for a presentation - really helpful technique.
"torch" here too when I get a power outage where I live. It's not that common, but it happens when weather gets a bit extreme.
I used a sound meter app when a relative had problems with noise from a local pub late at night
last week I used a wifi status/meter app to locate a broken access point in a hotel I was staying in, I knocked on the other guests door, explained the problem and plugged the wifi access point back in (someone had unplugged it by mistake!).
used it (thanks to an app) to control my dslr when taking pictures.