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Things to consider before purchasing a new Smartphone

Posted In Home Technology & Gadgets, Technology devices - By Techtiplib on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 With No Comments »

Smartphones come in all shapes and sizes to suit most people’s requirements. However, everyone is different and want something different from a Smartphone. This is why there is so many models and variations. The following are some of the main factors you should consider before purchasing a modern Smartphone.


What operating system does the Smartphone use?

This is often the most important factor for people when they are buying a new phone. At the moment the most popular and reliable Smartphone operating systems include Android, IOS and Windows Phone. These operating systems are used on a wide range of devices. Each operating system has a loyal following of users, who usually keep buying new phones that run on the same operating system. Each of these operating systems also provides compatible free and paid apps which increase the capabilities of a Smartphone.

Look and feel of a phone

The look and feel of a Smartphone is another important consideration for Smartphone buyers. Some people prefer a plain, basic looking model. Others prefer a sleek look while more flamboyant individuals want a phone that’s colorful and reflects their personality. Many models are now available in various colors and patterns to suit every type of personality.

What carrier will you be using?

Before you even contemplate buying a new Smartphone, decide what carrier you will use. You want a carrier that is reliable, offers a competitive price and works with the type of phone you intend to purchase. Find out which carriers provide the best coverage in your area because this can vary from one place to another.

Phone size, screen size and the weight of a phone

Some people prefer a smaller, lighter option which is easy to carry and store. Other phone users prefer a larger model, with a larger screen that makes it easier to view and operate. Smaller phones and screens are more suitable for users who want a phone that provides all of the basic features of modern phone. Larger screens are preferred by individuals who use a phone for more advanced purposes such as business activities, gaming and watching videos on the go.

The quality of the screen display has become more important in recent years. In the past, phones carried out fairly basic functions. However, modern smart phones are used to consume videos and images. This means a phone has to have a high quality screen that can accurately display this type of media.

Storage and processing power

Modern phones are expected to carry out all of the functions of a computer. This means they need to be able to store images, videos, documents and other information. This all takes up space on a phone. If you feel you will be using your phone in this way, you need to find out how much internal storage is available before buying a Smartphone. Once you’ve purchased a phone there are ways to increase the amount of space available. For example, you can root Android devices which allows access to your phone’s root files.

As mentioned earlier, todays phones are as powerful as many computers. They are able to process huge amounts of information quickly. However, different users require different processing capabilities. Individuals who install and download multiple apps and play games on their phone will require more processing power than people who only need basic functions.

Battery life of a phone

Many people make a decision about buying a Smartphone based on the battery life of a phone. This is important for people who travel on a regular basis, are on the move or don’t have time during the day to recharge their phone. Business people in particular want a phone they can charge after work and will last all of the following day. Modern phones have much more processing power than previous models. This takes its toll on a battery which has to be able to cope with heavy usage without having to be charged every few hours.

Buying a phone is a big decision for many people. We carry out many day to day activities on our phones so it’s important to make the right choice.

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