How to Choose Smartphone Best Suited For You

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How to Choose Smartphone Best Suited For You

Smartphones are no longer a desire, they’re an essential part of everyday life. Faced with challenges, having to juggle a multitude of appointments, keeping track of what’s going on with friends and family members, without a smartphone, there would be a lot more limitations and a lot more missed appointments. In previous years, this mechanism was simply one that was used to make phone calls and occasionally take advantage of the black and white games that they were equipped with.

Many have forgotten how simply things were back then, as smartphones now are equipped with high quality cameras and allow users to take advantage of a wide range of apps both enjoyable and practical.

With so much to choose from, it can often be difficult to determine which smartphone is best suited to ones needs. When deciding on which smartphone is best for you, there are indeed a lot of things you’ll want to take into consideration. You’ll of course want a phone that is able to keep up with your hectic lifestyle as well as one that can perfectly be transformed to complement your downtime.

Here are the things to consider when choosing a smartphone:

Price

Nothing in life is free, and the statement couldn’t be more true when it comes to smartphones. Sure, you will occasionally come across a plan that seems great, offering one of the best smartphones on the market, free of cost. However, close analysis at the contract that accompanies this smartphone may lead you to look in the other direction. The first things you will want to do is to set a budget for yourself. If your mind is set on a specific brand or model and you simply cannot afford to shell out the $600 that it may cost, you may want to consider looking at pre-owned smartphones of the particular model you desire. It is, however, important that you are cautious when opting for a pre-owned smartphone as, if it does not function as promised, the lack of refund may bring you disappointment.

Battery Life

If you’re someone who is always on the go, the smartphone you decide on should not fall short when it comes to battery life. Be sure to look at the battery capacity when buying a phone and determine whether or not the amount of hours you’ll get out of your phone will be sufficient to get you through the day. You will also want to keep in mind the hours that you spend on the phone either making phone calls or using apps in comparison to the hours that your phone is sitting idle. This is one factor that may play a roll in how often a phone needs to be charged.

The LG G2, the Motorola Droid Maxx, the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 are none for their long running times.

Size

We’re seeing a rise in larger phone’s on the market today. For some, this works just fine, and many even believe that bigger is better. However, there are people who’s needs encompass a smaller phone. Compare the size of the phones that you have your eyes on with the phone you are currently using. Ask yourself whether or not you could do with a smaller one, a bigger one or if the perfect size for you is one that’s as close as possible to the phone you’re currently using.

Camera

If within you lives a photographer waiting to be released, then the one item that you never leave home without, should come accompanied by a great camera. On today’s market, there are lots of smartphones to choose from, some may argue that there are too many. When it comes to the camera, the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Nokia Lumia 1020, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and the Apple Iphone 5S are amongst the wide variety of phones equipped with a great camera. If you’re not one who’s always whipping out your camera to get the next best shot, then an ‘okay’ camera may suffice provided the other, more necessary features (for you) are on point.

Appearance

How a phone looks is also something that shoppers will be attracted to. However, it is important that beauty isn’t the sole determining factor on why you purchase a particular smartphone.

The biggest and most debated question is what platform to opt for. Android and iOS are fighting a battle, and when you’re in the process of selecting your next smartphone, you’ll be fighting right along with them.

iOS

The major drawback to the iOS platform is that everything pretty much centered around iTunes, where content is concerned. However, what’s one cannot fail to recognize when looking at iOS is that is has an extensive array of apps available to users. If you’re someone who loves mac and are looking for the missing piece to complete your Macbook, iPad or iPod, then there’s no better way to go than to purchase an iPhone. With over 700,000 apps in comparison to Google Play’s 600,000, it does without saying that Apple wins in quantity.

Android

The fact that a more customizable operating system cannot be found, Android takes the cake on this feature. With a wide variety of different brands available, the options are there and one is able to get a phone that is as perfect for their needs as possible. The Google Nexus is a great option for those who are looking for a phone on the Android platform.

By far, the most important thing to look for in a phone are its features. We all have different needs and fortunately enough, the smartphone market is so broad, that finding something that adequately complements our desires and our lifestyles is by no means difficult. Be sure to take a deep look at all the specs on a few phones and compare before purchasing. Smartphones are expensive little devices and an uniformed purchase is not something anyone wants on their hands.

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