Buying a new or even the first smart phone is never an easy job. If you have a technical bend of mind, you will have a particular list of specs to look at. Even if you don’t consider yourself a tech savvy person, you will at least look at the basic requirements such as operating system, camera quality, battery life, memory storage etc. Let us take a closer look at some of these specs:
Currently the mobile industry is running on two types of softwares- Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. As the name suggests, iOS was developed only for iPhone and is not integrated in any other hardware. Android, on the other hand, is open sourced and can be installed in any smart phone.
There is an unending debate going on about the advantages of either software among the supporters of both, with neither winning the battle. There are benefits and disadvantages of both the softwares. We’ve tried to summarize the pros and cons in the below infographic.
Smart phones can widely range between a few thousand bucks to a lakh rupees. Their price depends on the operating system, available features, weight and appearance of the model, storage and speed of the processor etc. The better the specs, the higher goes the price.
For instance, a phone that has 32 GB storage capacity, 5” screen, metal body, 12MP camera, supports dual SIM and boasts 15hrs battery life will cost approx. Rs 6000/-. But when you add to it the power of Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad core processor and 24 hrs battery life, its price can rise to almost Rs 80,000/-. Decide your price range and then look for the features you can get for that money.
Before purchasing a smartphone it is important to know your requirements. Think about what apps you would be installing in your phone. Or which would you use on your phone. If you purchase an iPhone, you will face a limitation on the types of apps that can be installed in your phone.
However, if you use other Apple gadgets such as a MacBook and an iPad, then having an iPhone is a better option for you, even though apple has limited apps in its store and any android supported ones cannot be used on your hardware. In this respect, it is easier to work with Android phones which allow you to access most of the apps available in the playstore for free.
After choosing the software, you need to decide which hardware you want to own. And the name of a brand plays a major role in this. Apple and Samsung are the leaders of the market in the field of smart phones as they not only provide the best specs but also create aesthetically pleasing designs. The most important feature of a smartphone is the storage capacity, other than its camera quality and battery life.
Nowadays, phones are used for more than just communication. We use them as camera, video recorder, map, video game console, music player, and much more, which is why you should choose a phone that supports these features and has an expandable memory.
Due to the large range of products available in the market, choosing a satisfactory phone can seem like a daunting task. However, with equally large number of tech gurus eager to help you make the right decision, you can feel safe in your choice.