Mobile phones these days do beyond calling and receiving, so the question is, what do you want your smart phone to do for you? If you are particular about pictures? Then you look out for camera quality. if you’ll be saving a lot of movies, documents, images etc., then the ROM space as well as micro SD slot would be your concern, if you’d be playing lots of powerful games, then you’d be particular about the RAM. Then again, who says you can’t have it all in one device for a good price.
All smartphones come with an operating system. Because smartphone operating systems are so integrated with the look, feel and function of a mobile phone, many people base their choice of device around which operating system it uses (iOS, ANDROID ETC).
Camera feature is an essential characteristic of any smartphone, especially considering most people use their phones as their primary shooters. Modern smartphones have high resolution sensors (12 megapixels or more) to produce sharp cropped or enlarged prints. They also have optical image stabilizers to help minimize blurriness from a shaky hand.. Before purchasing a smartphone, look online at the reviews of the camera.
With a smartphone, you can be connected through the use of the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or Mobile Broadbands (2G, 3G, 4G or LTE). Bluetooth is one of the oldest methods of connecting or transferring data from one device to another. Whenever your smartphone mobile data is on, it is likely to display a letter or mini phrase next to your signal strength to let you know the quality of the network you’re connected to. This will either be a 2G (EDGE), 3G (HSPA) or 4G (LTE). The being one of the best right now. As the number indicates, the higher the number, the better and faster the connectivity/ data transfer. So look out for phone with 4G(LTE) capacity if you are going to do lots of streaming.
What is a smartphone without a good battery life? Many factors including the screen size, processor and operating system determines how long a smartphone lasts on a charge. A good smartphone is considered to have a good battery life if it lasts longer than 9 hours of straight LTE surfing. Smartphones could have removable or non-removable batteries so it is important to take this to note. Also, you should take into consideration the battery’s mAh (Milliamp Hours). Battery mAh differs from one smartphone to another. Some smartphones have a battery mAh of about 2,400, others 3, 500, some others 4,200mAh and so on.
When considering the memory specifications of any smartphone, it is paramount to understand the difference between internal and external or expandable memory. Internal memory is the manufacturer-installed storage space, usually from 2GB up to 256 or 512 GB, where the operating system, pre-installed apps and other system software is installed. The internal storage cannot be expanded by the user, and if there is no expansion slot on the phone, you have no choice but to make do with the limited internal storage. The expandable memory is a removable MicroSD card or similar. Some smartphones come with the expandable card already inserted. Not all smartphones give the user the ability to add more storage by using a SD card, so it is important you check out the storage capability of the smartphone before buying it.
Buying a smartphone with a small or big screen depends solely on your personal preference. The screen size usually defines the size of a smartphone. There are different sizes of smartphones ranging from 3.5 inches to 5.0 inches to7inches and above. If you are a heavy media consumption smartphone user, then you would want opt for a smartphone with a screen size of 4.7 inches and above. Bigger screens are best when you want to watch YouTube or personal videos, read e-books and browse the web regularly. It is also ideal for the elderly and those with vision problems, and suitable for improved multitasking. Looking for a smartphone with a screen size you can navigate comfortably without straining your eyes or weighing your hands down, your perfect bet would be a 5.0 inches screen. If you want a smartphone small enough to fit into your pocket, then a screen with 3.5 to 4.7 inches is perfect fit. These types of screens are comfortable to hold, easily fits into your pocket and relatively lightweight.