With all the options available in the market, it can be difficult to find the perfect smartphone for your needs. Fortunately, we have a step-by-step guide to narrow down your options. Read on to find out more.
What is your price range?
The first factor in buying a new phone is determining your budget and how much you are willing to spend. Regardless of the budget you are working with, there are several offers available, as well as operators offering subsidized options.
What features do you need?
Once you have a rough idea of your budget, write down the main features you need in your smartphone. Here are some features to consider:
Design: Consider the size and construction materials you prefer.
Filter: Make sure the resolution is high enough and choose between OLED displays with better contrast and deeper blacks compared to LCD displays.
Performance: Here it is important to consider both RAM and processor speed.
Camera: The best way to find the camera you love is to test it out.
Battery Life: Make sure your phone has sufficient battery life for your use.
Storage room: Most smartphones today come with enough built-in storage, but this is an important consideration depending on your usage and whether you need expandable SD card slots.
Durability: Check the durability of your phone and get a protective case if you tend to drop your phone.
Which operating system do you prefer?
When it comes to operating systems, Android and iOS are the two options you have to choose from; each has its unique advantages and involves a slight learning curve. Unless you want to change, you might be better off sticking with a familiar platform.
Choose a wireless operator
Make sure your carrier has a strong signal in your area. You can search for the same on Open Signal. Also make sure you get a strong 4G signal if you plan on doing data heavy work.
Choose a package
Finally, choose the right service plan by reconciling your data usage and your calls, and be sure to check out how easy it would be for you to switch plans.