Buying A New Phone? Here Are Things To Look Out For Before Making A Choice

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    There is no need to keep wondering, asking people, or searching the internet for different models of smartphones and then pestering on which one to buy.

    1. OS Version: Check the phone out if its OS version isn’t one of the latest in town, don’t even risk it because it doesn’t worth it. As of the time of this post writing Android version 8.0 is the latest so a version of 4.4 below is considered to be outdated and insecure.
    2. Security/Extra Features: [/b]Most smartphones these days have started coming with extra security features such as fingerprint sensor or even iris sensors. These are not just to lock/unlock a handset but as a password to access certain files, documents or apps. You should chose a phone with advantage over your friend’s or boss or even your co-workers phone.It’s preferable to buy a smartphone with these extra security features since most of us have personal information on our handsets these days.
    3. [b]Battery: Gone are those days of using phones with 1,300mAh, an average/light internet user should consider buying a phone of at least 5000mAh which could last a day. But if you are the heavy user type, i would suggest you buy a 10000mAh (cool isn’t it). And also you don’t just get to buy a phone with large battery capacity but slow charging. Things won’t get done.
    4. Camera: If you are the selfie type you should also consider your camera since its essential in your selfie life. Just having higher number of megapixels does not mean that the smartphone camera is better. Several specifications such as camera aperture, ISO levels, pixel size, autofocus and more are essential as well. A 16MP rear camera does not necessarily be better than a 12MP camera. Same theory goes for the front-facing camera.

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    Higher number of pixels mean that the size of the image is bigger, which becomes more sharper when seen on a small screen. A photographer enthusiast might want a camera with 12 or 16MP sensor under f/2.0 or lower aperture for speedy shots even in low lights. A casual shooter can go by even with an 8MP 0r 12MP camera with f/2.0-f/2.2 aperture.
    5. Storage: Your storage spec does matter when it comes to choosing a phone for yourself. Firstly you need a phone of at least 1G ROM and up to 32G SD Card. A 16GB/32GB/64GB or more don’t really come with exact mentioned space. If you like to keep less number of apps on your devices, you can go for 32GB storage.

    Users who like to keep larger number of apps can go for 64GB or 128GB variants. You can also buy a 16GB model that supports microSD card as well.
    6. Processor: The processing power of a smartphone varies from one device to another depending on several factors such as OS version, UI, bloatware and more.

    If you are a heavy user who need to edit images/videos/documents online, play heavy games, stream videos or often use apps in split screen mode, then smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 or Snapdragon 820/821 should make multitasking fluid for you.

    Light users will be happy with handsets that come with MediaTek processors.
    7. Audio Quality: Speakers and the quality of audio coming out of it can be an important parameter for those who rely on heavy video streaming or video conferences. If you like entertainment-on-the-go, buy a handset that has front-facing speakers. This gives clear sound even while holding the smartphone in landscape mode.

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    If you don’t indulge in video streaming or video conferencing much, then a regular handset with bottom-firing speakers should be just fine. Those with speakers placed at the back are also fine.processor

    I hope you find the best amongst the best of phones.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    nairaland

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