DESIGN AND FUNCTIONALITY
Some persons prefer phones with curved edges designs (like the Samsung S series: S6 and above) while others are good with whatever design. Before buying, check the quality of the device to ensure you’ll be able to use it in the way which is most comfortable and convenient for you (provided these features are important to you). Consider the environment you work under then know what type of material is suitable for your phone. If you work in the industries where you come into contact with metals, it is good to buy a mobile phone that won’t crack easily. If you are one of those fond of dropping your smartphone, it’s advisable to go for a metal or a plastic built handset.
The processor is the brain of the device on which the overall performance of a phone depends on. Having a fast processor inside your mobile phone will make your phone perform faster when you power it on, when you run heavy apps, when you launch games and also when editing photos and many more. Some of the best processor available these days are Qualcomm snapdragon, Samsung Exynos 8890, Kirin 950, Qualcomm 820 and Qualcomm 810. Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, and Xiaomi M5 are using the Qualcomm820 processor. When you’ll be going to buy a new smartphone check that it has one of the above-mentioned processors.
Battery life is one of the most important features to consider when choosing a new smartphone. There are many factors that can drain your battery easily such as the screen size, screen resolution, processing speed, and the operating system. You should aim to buy a mobile phone with at least 3500mAh and above as this seems to be the standard.
The number of MP does not produce a better-quality photo. Apart from megapixels, ISO, lens quality, aperture as well as autofocus speed produce a better quality image and you can capture HD photos with your mobile, so just go for a phone with at least 16 megapixels camera with f/2.0 aperture or lower. Consider a Samsung S9 or iPhone X if you’ll want to get HD pictures from your phone camera.
Does it have stereo speakers? High-end phones like the iPhone X and Galaxy S9 do, which means you hear audio coming from the top and bottom (or left and right if you’re watching a movie and playing games.)
Does it support wireless charging? This can be convenient if you want to just drop your phone on a pad at your desk.
Does it have a headphone jack or will you need to use Bluetooth headphones or an adapter with your wired headset? Is it Water-proofed?
Does it support newer 4G & 5G networks? This means you’ll be able to download apps, games, files and more at much faster speeds.
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