The options available for smartphones these days will make anyone dizzy. It is extremely difficult to choose a single model immediately, because there are so many choices to choose from. This article will give you an idea of where to begin–whether you’re buying a smart phone or a simple device for texting and calling, the tips below will help you get more insight on the most important things to consider and the important questions you need to ask.
Will you be using it for both photos and videos?
Many smartphones in the market today already have excellent photo and video functions, so it will be easy to look for models that will give you good images. The best ones you’ll find are in smartphones, but this means that you will have to shell out quite a large amount of money (and also be tied to a plan for at least two years). Some of the extra functions offered are photo editing features, face recognition technology, and direct uploads on social networking websites.
Would you be comfortable typing in a QWERTY keypad?
There are two keyboard options for cellphones: the standard alphanumeric keypad and QWERTY (the modern-day keyboard which is called as such because of the first six letters in the layout). Most people who are used to the regular keypad will usually have to adjust for a few days or weeks if they update to a touch screen qwerty smartphone. If you think that you will get more job done by having a tactile device, you should think twice about buying a touch screen phone. The best way to deal with this is to try out both types of devices at different stores and read up on user reviews online.
How long will the cellphone’s battery last?
The more apps and function a phone has, the more battery is consumed, so if you’re planning on getting a smartphone, the battery will surely run out faster. Most top-of-the-line smartphones could last up to 8-10 hours of web surfing and other online activities, and the regular phones will usually last up to 12-15 hours or more. Aside from the charger included in the package, you may also want to get a portable charging device for your car or something extra for school or the office.
Will you use it for going online?
If you only need to make some texts and calls, you’re better off getting a regular cellphone. There are many affordable regular phones in the market today that would allow you to perform minor tasks such as emailing and chatting (but are rarely efficient in web surfing), so if you’re just going to need the basic functions, you won’t really need a smartphone.
Before you purchase a phone and decide on a plan, you must take note of these things first. You’d want to arrive at a brand, model, and service provider that meets your wants and needs, so make sure that you look closely and take your time in weighing your options.Related Stories:
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