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Don’t Get Fooled: 7 Questions To Ask Before Buying A New Phone

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By Sidhant Gupta - 
20th Jan 2020
Things To Consider Before Buying A New Smartphone

Almost every one of us, when decides to buy a new smartphone, gets confused about what factors to consider and what to overlook. Nowadays, in the market, when you step in to buy a smartphone, you will find smartphones ranging from Rs 5000 to 100K or even more than that. In today’s time, smartphones are an integral part of our lives. With every new phone which we buy, we expect more features in it. However, with the wide variety of smartphones available in the market, it is quite challenging to decide which one to choose. Here, in this article, we will discuss some essential things that any user needs to consider before buying a new smartphone.

Things To Consider Before Buying A New Smartphone
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Before proceeding to buy a smartphone or checking out other features first, you need to think about what kind of phone do you need. The point is that if you are going to use your smartphone for sending WhatsApp messages, browsing the internet, or publishing posts on social media only, then you should not need to spend much amount. However, if you are a gamer who wants a fluid and smooth gaming experience, a good quality camera, then it is better to overlook the price and look for the features. So, it is all up to you how you are going to use your device and accordingly choose a smartphone.

Battery Life

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You cannot have your phone connected to the charger or power bank throughout the day. So, it would help if you looked at the battery life of the phone. It is one of the most important things that you must consider while buying a smartphone. The battery usage differs for every user as it depends on the ways any user uses the smartphone. If you use your phone a lot by playing graphic-intensive games, streaming videos and more then you need to go for a smartphone with at least 4000mAh battery or above. However, if you are an average or light user, a handset with 3500mAh or even 3000mAh battery would be kind enough to run for a full day.

Memory

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Phones have two kinds of memory – RAM and ROM. RAM determines the speed of smartphone and the number of apps the smartphone can keep it running in the background and ROM is used for storing system as well as media files. The latter is also referred to as internal storage where all your apps, photos, videos, files, etc. are stored. So, it becomes essential to check the RAM and internal storage of the smartphone which you are going to buy. Also, keep in mind that go for larger storage (6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB Storage) if you are a heavy user. Otherwise, 3/4 GB RAM and 32/64 GB ROM is enough for you. However, if you need, you can also use cloud storage later to get some additional cloud storage to save your heavy media files.

Camera

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Nowadays, camera is one of the most important parts of any phone. Before buying any smartphone, also look at its camera features like – number of Cameras, Aperture Size, number of megapixels, hybrid autofocus, optical stabilization, manual modes, special effects, unique selfie feature, and many more. Remember that the higher number of megapixel does not mean it will snap a good picture. So, also look at the other camera features like ISO, aperture and others. If you are in a store, you can try the camera then and there only by yourself and be the judge.

Processors and Hardware

The processor is the brain of any device. It manages the overall performance of the device. For processors, there are many jargons like Dual-Core, Quad-Core, Octa-Core, Snapdragon, Mediatek, and many more. Before buying a new smartphone, look at the processing speed that in mentioned in terms of GHz (GigaHertz). Higher the value faster will be the speed and hence the processor. And also look for smartphones preferably powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, as they are the best in class and offer a better price to performance ratio. 

Display

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If you are a gamer, you should go for a smartphone that is equipped with a display of at least 6.0 inches and also look for the new in trend high refresh rate displays. However, if you want to use the smartphone mainly for WhatsApp or social media, a smaller screen will work. Mainly, there are 2 types of screens- LCD and AMOLED. The difference lies between them in the projection of light. Without going into too much depth, you can go for Full-HD, FullHD+, or QHD resolution, preferably a Full HD, or FullHD+ display if you are into watching Full HD 1080p videos on youtube or Netflix.

Operating System

You can choose the OS among Android or iOS. However, if you have decided to go for Android, you will find many versions. Before buying a new smartphone, check the Android version of that device. Android 9 Pie and Android 10 are the latest versions, and you should look for smartphones powered by these two Android versions only as they would continue the software support for next 2 years for sure and you can stay updated during this period. 

Cost

Last but not least, the most critical factor that you need to consider is the price of the smartphone. Look at your budget and the price of the smartphone, then compare the difference. Think, is it worth to use you all salary or pocket money for buying a smartphone? Remember, the price keeps on getting high along with the features and functionalities. And in case you are falling short of budget for purchasing your next smartphone then you can even get the best-guaranteed price for your smartphone here from Cashify, check the best price for your smartphone right here.

So, these are some important things which you need to consider before buying a new smartphone. Think upon these factors, go into details and make a choice accordingly. We hope that you have found this article helpful.

Update:

Brand

One of the major concerns of a gadget geek is what to choose from amongst the plethora of options put forth by eminent smartphone manufacturers across the world. So the question is – Which brand?

Mostly, the consumers have a budget plan that they stick to. Most brands have been working on producing budget smartphones that give the people a few things out of a flagship level experience. Usually, there are high-end smartphones, mid-go and low-budget mobile phones. The classification between brands changes with time but Samsung and Apple are the top most brands that are known to produce quality devices of a higher price bracket. Simultaneously, we have an array of several other brands that offer all kinds of phones at different affordable prices starting from Oppo, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Vivo, Lenovo, HTC, LG, Nokia, Asus, Honor, Motorola and many more!  So it’s a chain of brands for you to browse before making up your mind.



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