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The main premise of this study is to investigate the purposes of academic application of smartphone by university students in developing country and also explores the academic benefits and advantages of using smartphone. The survey method with a structured questionnaire was used for collecting data from 200 students of four private universities in developing country such as Bangladesh. The study findings are - all university students use smartphones and the most popular academic application of smartphone is watching learning videos, followed by reading text books and reading scholarly articles. Then again around 80% respondent students stated the academic benefits of using smartphone are - easy access to learning materials, skill development and training, save time and increase academic productivity. The study suggests that the smartphone technology enable infrastructure and academic facilities should establish for enhancing the standard of education and improving the quality of research in developing countries.