Top factors to consider while buying a smartphone

Top factors to consider while buying a smartphone

Nowadays everyone needs a smartphone. People are not compromising with the price. With the increasing number of smartphones in the market at a rapid rate, it is quite impossible to choose between the best ones. You cannot leave your hard earned money on something which will not last for a longer time. Hence, there are top factors to consider while buying a smartphone.

Performance

The first and foremost factor you need to consider is the performance of the smartphone. It includes the type of processor used inside the phone. There are different types of processors manufactured by different companies like the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, Apple’s Bionic, Huawei’s Hisilicon Kirin, Mediatek’s Helio, Samsung’s Exynos, Nvidia’s Tegra and many more. Of all these Qualcomm is the leading processor manufacturer.

The processor includes many features like the GPU(Gaming Processor Unit), number of cores(quad-core, octa-core, deca-core), processor size(7 nm is the latest), cellular technology(LTE, VoLTE,dual sim, single sim, GSM, CDMA, WCDMA), Wi-Fi standards(802.11 a/b/g/y), Bluetooth(v 5.0 is the latest), location(GPS), camera, video, USB, audio, charging speed, memory. All these features are decided on the type of processor used inside the phone. So, the first factor you need to check is the type of processor used.

Display

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The next factor you need to consider is the display. The display technology had developed over the years to obtain screen that is brighter with good saturation and contrast levels, that can adjust to any lighting conditions, adjust to different viewing angles, and many more.

There are different types of displays like IPS LCD, TFT LCD, OLED, P-OLED, AMOLED. LCD panels were used back those days in low-cost mobile phones. These days you only find LED panels and rarely you can see an LCD panel in a smartphone. All the flagship smartphones have the AMOLED, super AMOLED, P-OLED() displays.

The display in the smartphone is protected by a glass made by Corning Inc. company and it is called the Corning Gorilla glass. The latest one used in the high-end smartphones is the corning gorilla glass 5. So, choose a smartphone with a good display.

Durability or Build Quality

We frequently hear many cases of smartphone cracks, water damage, screen damage, processor damage, etc.. All these damages occur due to improper build quality. Mobiles were made up of plastic and metal during olden days. Hence, they are more durable. Nowadays many smartphones are made of glass for the wireless charging capability. Hence, they are more prone to drops and cracks. So, the durability of the smartphone is the next big factor you need to check for. Having a good back cover will prevent the phone from breaking.

These days smartphones have the IP67 or IP68 rating. They can be taken underwater up to some depths. Otherwise, repairing a water damaged smartphone will cost you huge bucks. Hence, check whether the smartphone you chose has this extra feature.

Camera

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Many people prefer smartphone camera to the professional camera due to its wide range of features like taking selfies, cloud storage, instant pictures, easiness and many more. So, choose a smartphone with good camera quality. While, choosing a smartphone, the camera specifications must be verified beforehand.

The first specification you need to see is the pixel size defined in terms of Mega Pixels. Nowadays smartphones have pixels ranging from 8-40 MP. The higher the pixels, the more clarity the image will be. But pixels cannot define the quality of the camera completely. There are some more specifications you need to look in. Next is the aperture and it is generally defined as f-stops, like f/2.0, f/1.8, and so on. The lower the number, the more light passing through the camera lens, hence better the image appears. So, check for a low aperture camera.

Next is the focal length. Generally, the human eye has a focal length of 50 mm. If the camera lens has a focal length of less than 50 mm, the image appears more zoomed out than what you actually see. If it is above 50 mm, the image appears more zoomed in. These days we find three to four cameras in a smartphone. The main camera is the wide lens with nearly 26 mm focal length. Another is the ultra-wide lens with nearly 12 mm focal length(hence more zoomed out) and the other is the telephoto lens with 52 mm focal length(hence more zoomed in).

Hence, these are the most important factors you need to consider while buying a smartphone with a good camera.

Battery

The other factor you need to look at a smartphone is the battery. Using a good capacity battery is exclusively important since smartphone usage is rapidly growing. The battery capacity is generally defined in milli-Ampere Hour or mAh. It is the amount of energy the battery can withstand before getting discharged. Nowadays, we find the smartphone batteries having capacity from 2000-6000 mAh. The bigger the capacity, the slower the battery discharges. So have a look at the battery capacity while choosing a smartphone.

Storage

One more factor you need to check is the storage or the memory. Both the RAM(Random Access Memory) and the ROM(Read Only Memory) is equally necessary for a smartphone. RAM is used to increase the speed of the smartphone while running applications, storing files, etc.. A smartphone with at least 4GB RAM is sufficient for a smartphone.

ROM or the storage space is utilized for storing the files, photos, videos, applications, documents, and many more. Having low storage forces us to delete many files and it would be quite miserable. Hence, consider a good storage variant.

Software

The software is the next factor you need to take care of while choosing a smartphone. Generally, the software includes the Operating System, User Interface, voice assistant and other added features. The latest software version provides greater security rather than the older software version. Also, the latest software will have more features than the previous one. So, check whether the smartphone is running the latest OS. There are majorly two types of operating systems: Android from Google and iOS from Apple.

The user interface(UI) is the way the OS looks on the smartphone. There are many different UI versions like the Apple UI, Samsung’s TouchWiz, Huawei’s EMUI, Sony’s Xperia UI, Xioami’s MIUI, and many more. Check the smartphones with the latest OS and best-suited UI.

Pricing

The last factor you need to check is the pricing. The amount you can afford to buy the smartphone. There is always a good smartphone at a particular price range. Compare different smartphones based on the above factors in the same price range and you can easily pick up the smartphone of your taste. Well!! these are the top factors to consider while buying a smartphone.

So, I think you got a brief idea now. If you have any queries regarding this, feel free to drop a comment in the comments section below.

 

 

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