Smartphones make our lives a lot easier by facilitating us in so many different ways. However, there are so many options available that it makes it difficult to select a smartphone.
Let us look at things you need to consider when you select a smartphone.
Keep Budget in Mind When You Select A Smartphone
Let us not jump ahead of ourselves in selecting a mobile phone. First things first, you must decide the amount of money you want to invest. There are high-range, mid-level, and entry-level phones. The more money you want to pay, consequently the better the features you get.
So once you have decided what range of cell phone you want to buy, now let us proceed to the other things you need to considering when you select a smartphone.
It’s All in the Pictures and Selfies
Every cellphone user’s first question is how many megapixels’ camera does that phone have? Well, it’s not just in the pixels. You also need to check online photographs taken from different smartphones. The camera with highest MPs does not necessarily give you the best photos. Also, you need to have a high-quality front camera if you are a selfie freak.
And did you know about the grand selfies? Well, if you are that party boy or girl who wants to attend every other socializing event happening around you, you are looking for a better quality front camera. Some of these front-end cameras of smartphones are equipped with a wide lens to tuck in a lot of your friends the next time you want to take a grand selfie.
No One Wants a Sloppy Sleepy Smartphone
A slow mobile is an annoyance and a persistent source of frustration. No one intends to wait for their mobile applications to run. Then, we all have multiple mobile applications running in the background. So do not just buy any smartphone within your budget.
Search for a phone that offers a faster processor and more RAM. RAM or Random Access Memory can help the processor simultaneously handle more request. When you select a smartphone with more RAM, it helps you run multiple applications without any problems.
And What About the Screen?
Larger screens attract everyone. Even Apple has started making phones with bigger phones. So, you can select a smartphone with a larger screen but here are the downsides to picking a big screen smartphone.
- It’s hard to carry around in your pocket.
- Larger screen smartphones also drain your phone’s battery, requiring you to charge your smartphone every day.
Don’t Die On Me You Battery of a Smartphone
The battery of your smartphone is one issue where the manufacturers are still struggling to improve its life. Most of the smartphones’ batteries do not last more than one a day. Some smartphone batteries last for a day and a half. The explosion of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones clearly shows that the Korean mobile manufacturer has not managed to increase the standby time of its phones.
Flash Me Out
Flash illuminates your presence or that of your loved ones. It’s okay to have a flash LED on your smartphones’ rear or primary camera. Many newer versions of smartphones come with front-facing LEDS with the selfie cameras. Now, you can take brighter selfies without having the need to sit or stand under a light source.
Android or iPhone
The best thing about an iPhone is that you get mostly everything you need from a smartphone. When you select a smartphone from Apple, you need to pay out large sums of money. So, you do not have any choices of selecting from a low, medium or high priced Apple phone.
When you pick an Android phone, you have the option to choose an Android smartphone as per our budget. For example, if you want a high-end Android phone, you can go for phones like Samsung Galaxy S8. If you want to a small budget Android phone, you can choose Lenovo P2, Moto GS, WileyFox Swift 2 Plus, or LG X Screen.
Here is a list of smartphones you can consider for yourself.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8 wins hands down on the performance with improved battery life, water resistance, and wireless charging. There is an external storage to store more data.
The fingerprint reader’s wrong placement takes more time to unlock the phone. And many users complain of the red display problem on which Samsung has said it is going to work to improve it.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The only downside is that addition of too many navigation tools slows down the phone’s speed.
Key features of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
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The phone does not provide a removal battery to the end users and features the same chipset it previously offered.
Key features of LG G6
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Apple iPhone 7
The Apple iPhone 7 has improved front and back camera with optical image stabilization to deliver better quality photos. The phone also works well in low light conditions. iPhone 7 is waterproof and has a faster processor with improved battery life and increase in storage on this new model.
The thing a lot of users do not like about iPhone 7 is no headphone jack. The click-free home button is a bit difficult to handle, and the dual camera only comes in iPhone 7 Plus.
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Many users consider OnePlus 3T costly in comparison to phones with similar capabilities.
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Xiaomi Mi 5
The phone lacks a micro SD slot so you cannot add any additional storage.
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The phone’s display lacks clarity in broad daylight and it is an expensive phone compared to the previous models released by Google.
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The phone is a bit overpriced, not waterproof, and an awkward navigation key.
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus
The phone lacks a standard headphone jack. In comparison to other phones, it has a larger size whereas many others fit on a 5.5-inch screen in smaller bodies. And lastly, many phone users think of iPhone 7 Plus as prohibitively expensive.
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The Huawei Mate 9 features a powerful processor. The phone has a reliable lasting battery with the camera to take beautiful images.
The phone could do better on the design side.
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The phone has a non-removable battery, and the camera sometimes has exposure rendering issues.
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Xiaomi Mi Note 10
The phone lacks a micro SD slot, and you cannot add any additional storage to it.
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Honor 8 Pro
A phone with a decent battery life and good camera quality attract many phone users. You select a smartphone like Honor 8 Pro when you want to get the powerful features.
Despite the power and decent battery timing, it still lacks that high-end polished phone look that many other smartphones of this range offer.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 5
On the other end of the spectrum, you do not get a removable battery, and you cannot add more to its storage.
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The Honor 8 phone offers an excellent package which combines great quality photos and a customizable home button. The dual lens camera gives great photos every time you take a snap.
The phone is not smooth with the gestures and has a shorter battery life.
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Google Pixel XL
The phone has a great bigger screen display with an actually capable camera. Google Assistant adds to the phone’s utility.
Google Pixel XL is one of the more expensive versions of the phone with camera lens needing lots of improvements, and the phone is not waterproof.
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If you do not like clunky and chunky looking phones, then select a smartphone like Sony Experia XZ. The better display of the phone adds to the pizzazz of the gaming experience.
Despite the goodies it offers, the phone’s battery fails to impress and it offers an HD display without the high resolutions like delivered by other phones.
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iPhone SE pretty much gives all you expect from an Apple smartphone. You enjoy features like Apple Pay, Siri, and lighter on your pocket.
The selfie camera does not offer much of an upgrade, and the phone lacks the 3D touch.
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Moto G5 Plus
The phone’s sound quality is not that good compared to its competing smartphones.
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Apple iPhone 6S
If you want a phone quicker than iPhone 6, you can buy the iPhone 6S. If you need to select a smartphone with better front and back camera, this is the phone for you. The new 3D touch-sensitive pressure sensitive display offers new iOS shortcuts.
There are no improvements on the battery life when compared to the iPhone 6S.
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Samsung Galaxy A5
You select a smartphone like Samsung Galaxy A5 when you want a better-featured phone in a mid-range instead of investing too much money. The bright, vivid screen adds to the display quality of the images and videos.
The phone runs an old Android operating system version which makes it less than ideal for the typical smartphone lovers obsessed with new OS upgrades.
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Motorola Moto G4
The upgrade to the software with a bigger display give the edge to the Motorola Moto G4. The sturdy built phone can hopefully survive a bit rough use.
The processing power does not struggle when completing routine tasks but do not select a smartphone like this for playing graphic intense games.
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