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9 things to consider before buying a new phone

Are you planning to buy a new phone for yourself or gift your loved ones? So thinking which one to have then this will surely help you. India is the second largest smartphone market in the world, and it is still growing. Markets are flooded with plenty of options to choose from and the number of choices often leaves us confusing. One can get smartphones at price ranging from Rs 5 K to up to Rs 90 K. Hence, making a decision involves spending of hours on the internet, researching various features and offers.

Before you look over the list, here are our best picks:

Samsung Galaxy M30

Realme 3 Pro

Moto G7 Power

To help you with your decision-making, here are some handy tips on factors you should consider:

Operating System

There are only two Operating Systems (OS) to choose from – Android or iOS. (Microsoft has discontinued its Windows Phone manufacture. And are providing support for existing windows users till December 2019) If you opt for iOS, then you are by default opting for an Apple iPhone. You can choose from  IPhone 7, IPhone 8 and IPhone XS & IPhone XR series. All other smartphone makers function on the Android OS.  Smartphone companies from Samsung to NokiaXiaomi to Realme and Lenovo to Motorola runs on Android OS.

Battery

Are you the kind of user who is fond of multi-tasking? Do you watch lot of Youtube or playing games? Heavy online usage tends to drain batteries faster. Longer battery life is always an advantage, if you come into this category of users then it is better to go for a phone with a long-lasting battery. Otherwise a phone with at least 3000mAh

battery life to last for entire day.

Camera

Most phones today have cameras with 12 MP or 16 MP sensor under f/2.0 or lower aperture. Higher megapixels along with good pixel size, autofocus, aperture, and ISO levels give good results. This should be appropriate if love capturing photos. But to be honest, if your use of the camera is not likely to be heavy, a phone with an 8-12 MP camera and aperture of f/2.2 should be great for you.

Display

Smarthones have gotten bigger and bigger these days to accommodate the expanded range of features some of the newer smartphone models offer.  A phone with a 5.5 – 6-inch HD or QHD display is usually an ideal option. This will allow you to enjoying Videos and is also easy to carry in your pocket or purse. If you intend to use the phone with one hand, choose a model in the midsized range, preferably under 5 inches.

Processor

Its the processor along with RAM that determines the speed and ease of operation of your phone. Much like smartphone cameras, there is a lot of hype about processors. You must have often heard words asscociated with processors like quadcore, octa core, Snapdragon, MediaTek and so on. A simple rule is to look at the processing speed that is expressed in terms of GigaHertz (GHz). Higher the speed, the faster a processor is. Choose a faster processor, if you are going to do a lot of photo/video editing or play online games and stream Youtube.

Memory

As we all know phones have two kinds of memory – Read Only Memory (ROM) and Random Access Memory (RAM). RAM and processor determine the ease of operation and speed of the phone. ROM is where all the storage is done. It is used to store all your videos, photos, songs, OS, apps and more. An average user will be happy with a 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM. But if a person is heavy user then go for a phone with at least 3-4 GB RAM and 64GB ROM. To extend your ROM you can also use a micro SD memory card. Overall, however, you should never view your phone as a permanent storage space because you could lose the device or the OS could get corrupted with malware, so you should still back your files up to the cloud periodically. 

Security/Extra Features

Smartphones with security features such as fingerprint sensors, face unlock or iris sensors provide the much-needed security. Especially, if one has confidential files, documents or apps in his/her phone these features act as passwords. 

Build Quality

In the market we can get metal and plastic builds for phones. You may even find some glass-coated panels, but it isn’t advisable to use such phones if you are prone to dropping your phone often. (It happens sometimes) While glass-based phones can shatter, metal and plastic built phones can survive to some extents when dropped from 2 to 3 feet. 

Cost

As said earlier, smartphones come at price ranges that vary greatly. It’s obvious that prices will go up as you go higher up the value chain in terms of processor speeds, memory, camera, security features and display. And in certain cases smartphones functionalities, portability, handheld computing devices, it is no surprise the cost for new phones is often comparable to the price of a new laptop. Therefore these days banks and financial institutes have come up with EMI on phones.

These are the important aspects to be looked into before buying smartphones. So now that you know it lets check out Smartphone which don’t burn your pocket. Click Here to have look at our wide range of smartphones at best prices available anywhere delivered within 3 hours. #OnlyInPune.


1 Comment

great article. must read!

By: Pradeep
Jul 03, 2019   Reply

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