With 6 Billion smartphone users in the world (according to Statistica) the smartphone options are endless. With the latest OS, camera, battery, RAM, processor, etc. making the choice is harder than ever. But as we are largely dependent on these devices, having a set that fulfills our needs and performs great for a long time is also important.
To make sure you make the best smartphone choice for yourself, we are here with 5 key factors that you should consider while shopping for a cellphone.
5 Things to Look For In a Smartphone
Below are the 5 factors that you should look into to get the perfect cellphone.
- The budget
- Storage and speed
- The build and functionality
- The operating system and display
Now let’s get into the details
While you are planning to get a cellphone, it’s important that you thoroughly evaluate your budget. There are tons of options out there with new releases popping up each month. With so many options it’s easy to get overwhelmed and to make impractical choices that you can’t even afford.
Therefore while you are looking into various options make sure to consider your budget and also the long-term cost of the set. iPhones are luxury sets that are known to cost in the long term. Their chargers wear out after every few months and their screen replacement is also very costly. So while you may be able to buy an expensive set, its maintenance might not be possible for you.
Thus, look at the cost, the long-term maintenance cost, and then look for cell phones that lie in that price range.
The Oppo A32 is a great option when it comes to budget-friendly sets. It comes with a triple camera setup and a massive 5000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
If you still want your dream phone and you think you can pay a little cost per month then opting for a mobile network service provider can be a good idea. It will cost you more money in total but you won’t have to pay at once. Plus these services also provide data services and many packages to choose from so you get everything in one place.
We all know how sad it is to find your cell dead on a road trip, right when you feel like listening to some music. While the battery life depends on your usage, opting for a cell with at least a 4000 mAh battery is good enough and will last a day on average.
Another thing to consider is the charging speed. While a massive battery is great, the bigger the battery the longer it takes to charge. Therefore you will need to find a balance between charging speed and the hours the battery lasts.
If you want a fast charging set then you can consider the OnePlus 9 Pro. With a 65W fast charging, it charges up to 99% in 30 min and has a 4500 mAh battery. Another option is the Asus ROG Phone 5. With a 65W fast charging capability the set charges up to 70% in 30 min with a 6000 mAh battery.
People nowadays carry their world inside their smartphones. From photos to documents and from music to videos, people rely heavily on their cell phones. While modern sets offer a range of storage options, knowing what suits you is very important.
RAM (random access memory) shows how much data your cell phone can handle at once. A 3GB RAM is fine but you should go for at least 4GB RAM for smooth performance. ROM (read-only memory) shows the permanent storage capacity in a set.
If you love to take photos and keep a lot of files in your cell, then you should opt for a 64GB ROM. If you keep your office data like docs, spreadsheets, presentations, etc. in your cell 64GB ROM will still be enough for you. For backup storage, you should choose a set with an expandable memory of at least 32GB so you can level up whenever you feel like it.
If you love music and have plenty of apps for songs, the apps will take up quite a lot of space. In that case, opt for a 128 GB ROM so you have ample space for other files. If you have a few apps and docs to store, then a 32GB ROM is reasonable like in the Samsung Galaxy A12 which comes with 32GB built-in storage.
The build and functionality
A stylish set that goes with your personality is a must these days. Great design, light-body, crack resistance, waterproof body, fingerprint-proof surface, etc. are features that make our experience better and better. The iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, Samsung Galaxy s21 Ultra, and the Google Pixel 6 Pro are great options when it comes to waterproof build. But in case you are on a budget, these are a bit expensive.
Thus, considering your usage, budget, and liking, you should look into the designs available to you and then pick a practical one. Another thing to consider is that certain metal body smartphones are pretty but don’t allow earphone jack and memory card insertions. Therefore, make sure the smartphone body is strong but allows you to freely express yourself.
As cellphones are an investment and you want yours to last long, buy a set that gives you the required functionality with the best design.
The operating system
A cell phone is powered by a software system that makes operations possible. iPhone users report that it’s easier to understand and use the iOS system but android also offers a ton of functionalities, flexibility, and free apps in the app store. Android is the most commonly used operating system in the world.
It powers many different smartphones while iOS only works on Apple devices. Some years ago Windows phones were also available. But they are not that widely used now. New versions are not being released so it’s not the best option to look for.
In this article, we went through 5 key factors that you should look for in a smartphone before buying. The first thing is to set a budget. Then you should look for features that lie in that price range. Look into the storage, battery, operating system, and its body.
Research these specs and then choose as per your usage and requirements. Pick the one that ticks most of the boxes but make sure it’s practical and worth the money! We recommend you take your time to figure out what you want and then dive deeper into user reviews, unboxing videos, and more features before you give the final verdict.