What we cannot do with our smartphones these days? For better communication, taking pictures, saving documents, internet browsing— we can do endless things with our smartphone. Probably, you are thinking of upgrading your old smartphone, as it loses its longevity by now. But now with the wide variety of smartphones available in the market, you might be in a state of paranoia— what to choose that accomplishes your needs?
Below we have managed a checklist, which you can consider before buying a new mobile phone.
1. Battery capacity
Before buying a smartphone you must consider whether it has the right amount of maximum availability hour (mAh). The hour varies from user to user but If you are that kind of heavy user who plays games, works on apps or streaming videos continuously, you should always go after mobile phones that provide a higher level of maximum availability hours. Ordinarily, a 3000 mAh battery is reasonable for an average user.
The next thing is processor, which is also diverse from device to device. As stated above, if you are a user who needs to edit multimedia, play high-graphics games, stream videos so often, smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 or Snapdragon 820/821 processors would serve best for you. However, for light users, MediaTek processors are very much good for them.
Display is also another important aspect while buying a new mobile phone. Users who watch/edit videos on smartphones, displays between 5.5-inch to 6-inch, full-HD or QHD resolution should be right compatible for them. Needless to say, super-amoled displays are fairly comfortable for your eyes rather than IPS displays. For ordinary users, displays between 5-inch to 5.5-inch HD or full-HD are easy to carry; portable enough.
4. Built quality
Built quality all the way leads to better durability. The entire handset market largely requires two types of builds — metal and plastic (there are also glass-coated panels). It is advisable to go after metal or plastic built handsets rather than glass-coated handsets.
5. Storage capacity
Storage capacity is another vital parameter. Storage capacities of 16GB/32GB/64GB don’t usually offer an exact amount of space, as it comes with pre-installed apps. For an average user, 32GB of storage capacity works very well, but with users who need to run multiple apps, need to buy mobile phones of 64GB-128GB storage capacity.
People who rely on heavy video streaming at conferences need to buy a handset that has front-facing speakers because it gives precise sound quality even if you hold the smartphone in landscape mode. Unquestionably, handsets with back-speakers are also fine.
7. Camera features
It merely proves that only a higher number of megapixels can result in crisp, clear photos. Specifications like exposure value, ISO levels, auto focus also matters in terms of detailed image quality. For aspiring photographers, smartphones with 12-16MP and different manual controls work best for them. For a casual shooter, 8MP or 12MP camera with f/2.0-f/2.2 aperture flawlessly works for them.
8. Headphone Jack/USB port
Ports also play a crucial role while buying a new smartphone. Though most of the smartphones available micro-USB and USB Type-C ports presently, switching to USB Type-C is always instructed, as it is easy to plug-in and future-proof.
9. Security/extra features
Unlike old days when you were obliged to input passwords to access certain files, documents or apps, but now most of the smartphones have extra security features like fingerprint sensors, or even Iris sensors (though very few in numbers). The good thing is you can buy such smartphones in the range of 5000 rupees. So no worry for security threats!
10. Network features
Telecom industry has evolved from 2G-3G, now we are in 4G generation. It’s a good idea to upgrade your smartphone to 4G version. But before that you should consider whether your area ensures 4G or not! The good thing about 4G networks is— it is super-fast and good for video-streaming.