Smartphones are now an integral part of our daily life.For any kind of short work like checking email, sending text, images etc can be done with a smartphone easily.Smartphones ease our lifestyle.
Technology is changing day to day and so is the smartphones adapting itself with the new changes.
While purchasing a new smartphone today a lot of question arises at the back of our mind as which to buy what to consider before buying a smartphone.
With hundreds of mobile companies in the market with their offers and facilities and latest technologies, make sure to make a get detailed information before buying a smartphone and considering certain most important features that every smartphone bears.
So let’s learn how to make an informed decision before buying a smartphone keeping the valuable considerations.
Choose a budget for your smartphone as different manufacturing companies will try to attract you by giving different exciting offers, coupons, discounts to buy their products as per their market strategies.So make your mindset with your budget.
Nowadays various finance companies are providing EMI facilities with nominal charges so that you can buy your desired smartphone with simple documentation process with paying money at a time.
Whereas one-time cash payment can help you negotiate on the price tag of the mobile phone.
So make sure how will you buy the new smartphone.
There are hundreds of mobile manufacturing brands in the market.So decide which brand you want to go with.As Big brands like Apple, Nokia, Samsung already left a mark on Mobile Marketing around the globe.
Again with big branding names the price of the mobile and its features also changes as every brand owns some special specifications.
iPhones are typically more expensive than android enabled smartphones.
Apple and Samsung produce high price range smartphone models whereas, HTC, LG, Lenovo, Motorola( Lenovo owned) tend to produce mid-cost range smartphones.
Indian manufacturing companies like Micromax, Intex offers smartphones within budget limits with more or less latest features.
So to sum up branding do effect costing of the smartphones.So choose brands and compare its features and price before choosing the smartphone model.
Body and build quality.
Check the quality used by the manufacturer’s company to build the smartphone you decided to buy.If the smartphone you choose is made up of plastic or metal or semi-metal.All these features are important while choosing a smartphone.
It has been observed that bodies made of metal are durable and can absorb shocks 20 % more than the plastic build smartphones.
The metal build smartphones will cost little more compared to plastic build smartphones.
Display and Screen size
Screen size is a matter of preferences.smaller display phones are cheaper and fit better in your pockets.Larger Displays may be preferable but will put extra cost on your budget.
Larger displays are nowadays mostly preferable because people are addicted towards watching videos, movies, playing games on their smartphones.
Generally, 5 inch and 5.5 inch fits the budget and also quite handy in size and can be carried comfortably, whereas 6-inch displays are not so pocket-sized friendly but are mostly preferred by game lovers and video makers who use the camera for photography and making videos for youtube etc.
Check the glass of the display as nowadays scratch proof and shockproof displays are manufactured by the companies. Gorilla glass hand having IPS Full HD Technology is quite common nowadays in every smartphone, also this new technical add-on features enhance the quality of the smartphone.
Look the type of operating system platform your chosen smartphone is working upon.
The different types of operating systems that are generally found in smartphones
- iOs platform that Apple uses and is known for its ease of use, security and clean integration with other products.
- Android Platform ( widely used) is associated with its integration of Google services, its ability to be customized and lower cost.
The Android operating system keeps updating from time to time for better performances and functioning viz – Ice cream sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and the latest upgradation is Nougat.
The upgraded versions smartphones are little pricey than the former ones but again their performances are better as many apps don’t support on the old versions of Android.
- Windows phones are less used integrated with Microsoft products
So you keep in mind the type of operating platform you choose in your smartphone as upgradation is a part of the mobile technology for better performances.
The camera plays a vital role in the smartphone.The lastest trending of Selfie has created a huge craze for good camera supported smartphones.Manufacturing companies are building a smartphone that especially designed for taking photos and videos of HD quality.
Manufacturing companies advertise camera ‘s quality – its megapixel count, features like iso, low light performances, brightness, noise reduction, panorama and selfie etc features.
Most camera equipped with front camera and rear camera with flash for better quality of pictures in dark conditions
Also, check the supporting frame of video capture and the quality of output of videos.
Additional features like lens attachments, dual lens, DSLR like features and its effects are the add-on features that most of the smartphones support.
So the quality of a camera and its pixels can increase or decrease your smartphone budget.So do check the camera features of your chosen smartphone that the company is providing and match with your requirements as what features you want in your smartphone.
The battery is the Lifeline of any smartphone.Smartphones run various applications like games, music, internet surfing, checking emails etc .at time which affects its battery consumption and drains the battery charge quickly. So consider a smartphone with good battery power.Generally, smartphones with 3000 mAh or more power perform well.Also, check if the battery is removable or non-removable.
Nowadays manufacturing companies claim 50% quick recharge in about 30 mins of time.
So look for these features while choosing the smartphone as quick drainage of charge can create a problem in future.
RAM & Internal Storage
The normal functioning of a smartphone depends on its RAM Power.Choose smartphones with good RAM Power as normally watching videos,playing games,surfing social sites,accessing different apps at a same time,attending calls,texting can affect the normal functioning of the smartphones and your smartphone can lag if you have not supported RAM so phones with good RAM helps to work without lagging/hanging issues.
RAM with 3GB/4GB works quite comfortably without any major issues.
Internal storage is a measure of how many files the smartphone can store at a time.So choose a smartphone according to your usage needs. Some android phones support storage expansion with external micro SD card. iPhones do not support storage expansion after purchase.
iOS and Android historically have much broader app support than windows platform.
Check the app store associated with each option to make sure what you want are accessible ( Google play, windows, apple).Many popular applications like Google Maps, MS Office, and Apple music are offered across all operating systems.
You can either download or purchase your desired required app with the help of the linked store account.
So before purchasing the smartphone don’t forget to check the apps provided by the manufacturing company and your desired requirements.As some apps need certain specification for normal functioning.
Features according to your needs
- Connectivity – nowadays smartphones are enabled with 4G(Volte/LTE) connectivity for better internet connectivity and voice quality.
- Dual Sim/Single Sim enabled phone. Check your requirement as most of the smartphones nowadays support dual sim 4G support.
- Each operating system has some basic features like email, web browsing and maps will be available on all systems.
iPhone has its own exclusive features like Siri, Fingerprint scanning, FaceTime chat and icloud support.
Most Android smartphones today have fingerprint sensors , cloud storage for pictures and support the use of Google drive for documents and support and cloud storage.
- Connectivity – Wi-Fi,GPS,Bluetooth,NFC,Micro USB,USB OTG enhances the smart features of your phone.
- Sensors – like Accelerometer, G-Sensor, Ambient Light sensor,e compass, Hall sensor.
- Audio – check the supported formats and the jack.
- Sales box – Check the products given by manufacturing company accordingly.
Check the service center of the smartphone that you have chosen as after the warranty period if some problems come out distance will be a factor in the case to reach for the servicing of the phone.
Keeping all these features help you to buy a good smartphone within your budget limits.