With so many options available on the market today, choosing the right smartphone can be a daunting task.
It can be difficult to know where to start. Today, we will guide you through the process of choosing a good smartphone that meets your needs. So, whether you’re looking for a high-end smartphone or something more affordable, we’ve got you covered.
1. What is your budget?
Depending on how much you are willing to spend on a new phone, there are different classes of smartphones, starting from low-end phones to high-end phones (Flagship phones). Although flagship phones come off as pricey for some, these phones are truly worth every penny considering their luxurious build quality and longevity.
2. User friendliness (Operating System)
Once the budget is set, consider the following question; Android or iOS? You may already know by now that not all smartphones share the same operating system. The two major operating systems widely used all over the world are Android and iOS. Other minor ones used are HarmonyOS and Windows Phone. Those that use Google’s own operating system, Android OS, are mostly referred to as ‘Android phones’ while iPhones use Apple’s in-house developed iOS. So, what’s your pick?
3. Display size and Resolution
Ever since the very first smartphones hit the market, there has been a variety of not only different branded smartphones but also those of different sizes. Whether you prefer larger or smaller palm-size ones, the choice is all up to you. Over the years, the average smartphone screen resolution has more than doubled due to advancements in technology used in their manufacture.
If you are into photography, then a high-end smartphone should be your top pick. With fast-advancing cameras and image processing technology, photos are getting better and better by the day.
5. Storage capacity and expandability
In terms of storage, smartphones are of different sizes, with some being expandable while others are not. Most smartphones especially flagships, lack physical storage expandability through Micro SDs but rather offer cloud storage as an option to its users such as; Apple which offers iPhone users free 5 GB cloud storage which can be further increased through a monthly subscription fee.
6. Battery life
Different smartphones come with batteries of different sizes and battery life depending on the manufacturer’s preference. For convenience, a phone with longer battery life will surely save you a few fewer trips to the charging cable every single day.
As a buyer, a longer warranty for your new purchase is a must or if not at least any valid warranty to save you from unexpected losses due to the purchase of an already damaged or malfunctioning smartphone. In a situation like that, you as a buyer still under warranty are expected to request for a return and get a replacement or refund from the seller.