With so many new smartphones coming up with different specifications, it might not be the easiest of jobs to choose one. Here are five things that you need to consider before buying a smartphone-
You don’t want to own a phone that frustrates you by dying down within a few hours of usage. Especially, if you are one who uses a phone continuously, such phones are bound to frustrate you. Hence, having a long battery life is one of the most essential features for your phone to have.
Also, having support for fast charging is another crucial thing, you must add to your tick list. It will help you in those situations when you need to go out, and your phone is nearly dead.
Storage Space (RAM & ROM)
If you’re going to store a lot of photos, videos, and large files in your phone and may end up using it as an external hard drive, then you could opt for the 128 or 256 GB variants, which will mostly have a 6 or 8 GB RAM. Then again, if your usage is low to average, you can happily settle for 2 or 4 GB RAM variants with 16 or 32 GB of storage space. Also, most phones have the options of extending storage with external micro SD cards, so that shouldn’t be a hassle. Also, make sure that the phone you choose doesn’t have a lot of bloatware that takes up your space.
Processor and Operating System
What’s a lot more important than the look and feel of a phone is how it functions. Functionality always depends on the hardware and software involved. Make sure that if you have heavy usage, you opt for a high-speed quad core or octa core processors like Snapdragon 805, or 820 respectively. The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is one of the fastest SoCs in the android market. Huawei’s Kirin processor is also catching up. When it comes to the software aspect, while iOS is one way to go, Android’s latest Oreo update is also making waves.
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There is a lot of advertising about built-in cameras, on-screen cameras on phones with brands trying to catch up each other by offering more megapixels. Don’t let this phenomenon fool you. By itself, a camera with more megapixels do not the only result in better images. Besides megapixels, good quality photos are a function of factors like ISO levels, aperture as well as the speed of autofocus. If you are likely to take a lot of pictures, then go for a phone that has an aperture of f/2.0 or lower, for good results even in low light.
Design, size, and display
Appearance matters a lot. More and more people are preferring bezel less mobiles for their infinity displays, bigger screens, and sleek appearance. Most flagship mobiles these days are bezel-less. If you want the ease of operation, you could go for a small screen phone, with a 5.5-inch screen. But if you want to play games and watch movies on your phone, Phablets are a good choice as they are almost 6 inches long.