Things to consider before buying a budget Smartphone

by July 27, 2014 0 comments

The Smartphones market has grown exponentially in the past couple of years and nearly all cell phones have been replaced by Smartphones in the year 2014. Smartphone is the most essential tech-gadget that we need in our day-to-day life which represents the modern world on our finger tips. Today market is abound with a wide variety of options to choose from according to your pocket size.

Buying the right Smartphone can be a confusing and challenging task especially if you do not know what to look for. With so many brands and models to choose from, it sure is difficult to pick one that suits your needs, preferences, and budget. Fortunately, there are certain things that can help you take the right decision. Here are a few essential considerations you need to keep in mind before investing a smartphone.
Operating System – Most of the mobile companies’ prefer Android operating system as this is the most trusted operating system compatible with most of the useful applications. Android OS is the most customizable platform and offers smoothest user experience. Android also has the highest number of apps that are available through multiplicity of market store.

Processor – Most of the people buy smartphone to access their e-mails, browsing internet, editing documents, playing games, listening to music, watching movies and videos etc. To operate these things on the Smartphone, Processor and RAM becomes essential factor to consider. 1GHz Cortex A8 is the winning processor which can bear the load if you need a Smartphone for these purposes.

Battery Life – A good battery life makes your life easier. An 1800 MH battery will suffice if you use your Smartphone using important applications. If your usage are more towards the entertainment then you should opt for the maximum battery standard.

Screen Size – The bigger the better goes well with a Smartphone. Because the bigger screen size makes the content more readable and one can enjoy video & movies without missing on any scene. For users looking at just smartphone, they should opt for at least a 5 inch screen and there are some very interesting models available with dual sim capability. Customers looking at dual advantage of using their phone as a tablet as well, should go in for a SIM capable phablet of 7 inches. There are phablets available today that give the user to take advantage of 2G, 2.5G and 3G capability through the embedded modem

Storage – One of the most important thingsthat would matter is the memory space in it. Irrespective of the pre-installed memory that these phones come with, one almost always falls short of it. Thus it is imperative to look for one that supports expandable memory.
Data Usage – Smartphones due to their very inherent nature consume high level of data. This could lead the user to run up high bills. Hence it is critical that those enthusiasts of online streaming of music and video should opt for a smartphone that offers them the advantage of lower data consumption while allowing them to do all that they would otherwise. Go for a smartphone that helps you keep control of your data usage. There are a couple of models available that come with patented web and data compression technology that not only help deliver internet faster but also hugely reduce data consumption on the service provider’s plan.

Apps and app store – Most of the smartphones come with plenty of applications embedded within them. The only thing you should consider is which brand caters to your application needs. If you are a student then you should look for a brand that offers several apps geared to meet the educational needs of the user.

– Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, Datawind

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