How to choose a smartphone

How to choose a smartphone that is smart for you

When you finally make up your mind to get yourself a smartphone, you may find it difficult to make a choice among the many brands and varieties of smartphones on display at the phone store.

XRight phone store, for example, retails over 20 smartphone brands. You will find smartphone brands like Samsung, Huawei, Tecno, Motorola, Infinix, Gionee and Itel displayed on the store floor.

If you do not decide intelligently on your choice, you might end up buying a smartphone that does not make things smarter for you. So, here are a few clues to help you choose a smartphone that is smart for you:

1. Budget

You do not want to buy a smartphone and go broke. That would not be a smart move.

You also ought to know that the most expensive smartphone in the store would not necessarily have better features than an inexpensive one.

So, thoroughly check the features of smartphones within your budget first before you decide to go for a more expensive one. If you find all the features you need in a smartphone with a price that falls within your budget, then there would be no need to pick a more expensive one.

2. Operating system (OS)

Smartphones come with different types of operating system. The operating system is the software that runs the phone. You could choose from operating systems like Android, Windows and iOS.

Android and Windows OS are available on various smartphone brands, while iOS is only available on Apple brands. If you want an iOS, you should be prepared for a huge budget, because Apple brands are a lot more expensive than every other smartphone brand in the market.

3. System configuration

To a great extent, the system configuration of your smartphone will determine its performance. System configuration refers to certain hardware and software elements that will affect how the smartphone operates. It includes things like processor, RAM, internal storage, screen resolution, battery capacity, camera power, network type, connectivity, etc.

You would find devices with single-core, dual-core, quad-core and octa-core processors. While multiple processors can make your smartphone work faster, other factors like RAM and internal storage can affect its speed of performance.

If you need a smartphone that allows you to use the internet on high speed, you should get one with a 3G or 4G network type.

4. Utility features

When finding a smartphone that is smart for you, it is very important that you consider the utility features. Some smartphones are usually bundled with features like emails, GPS, MP3 and video player.

If your work requires you to stay connected to the internet through out the day and your hobby is listening to music, it will be best you go for a smartphone that has email and MP3 features. Otherwise, your smartphone may not help you keep things smart, because you may still have to carry an MP3 device separately for your music.

5. After-sale service

Giant brands like Samsung and Apple usually offer after sale services. We also offer after sale services on all mobile devices.

If you are choosing a smartphone, it is wiser to pick a brand that offers aftersale services in your city. Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Tecno and Infinix all have an aftersale service centre in Nigeria.

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