Smartphone have become an indispensable piece of our lives nowadays. They are used for communication, taking pictures, producing document, files, web browsing, gaming and many other things.
But, with such a huge range of smartphones in the market all the time, it is very tough to choose a perfect one.
Don’t worry! We are here to help you. I am listing down seven things to take into account before buying a smartphone. Read this and then compare the smartphones based on it. And then decide which one to buy for yourself.
- Build Quality
The entire smartphone industry is divided in two types of builds – Plastic & Metal. Build is an important parameter the durability of the phone.
Some limited editions or premium phones come with glass-coated panels also. But if your hands are slippery with things, you should go with the metal built phone. Glass will surely shatter if fallen from a height.
The perfect size and res of your phone’s display relies on how you use it. If you love to watch videos, movies and TV series very much, or play games, then a display ranging from 5.5-inch to 6-inch, full-HD or QHD resolution would be perfect for you.
Don’t go beyond that as the phone above 6-inch will be unnecessarily bulky and inconvenient to carry around. And if you use your phone just for work purpose, a 4-inch to 5-inch smartphone will be enough for you.
If you are a rough user who edits pictures/videos/files on the web and play high graphic games, stream videos or frequently do multi-tasking, then phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 or Snapdragon 820/821 will make Multi-Tasking butter for you.
Light users will be fine with even MediaTek processors.
Having more megapixels does not a better phone camera. Many specifications like, camera aperture, ISO levels, pixel size, auto-focus etc. are important too. A 16MP camera may not be better than a 12MP camera also.
Battery requirement completely depends upon your pattern or way of using the smartphone. If you are a heavy user, then don’t go for anything less than 3500mAh battery or above. But if you are a normal or light user, handset with 3000mAh battery would be well enough for an entire day.
If you keep many apps and games on your device or love to keep and play heavy games on it, don’t look below 64GB or you can use 32GB with microSD card. Better yet, you can also choose 128GB variant if your requirement is very high.
For others, 32GB or 16GB with microSD card will be enough.
- Additional Features
Most smartphones nowadays have started rolling out additional security features, like, fingerprint sensor and even iris sensors. And not just to lock/unlock the device, to restrict access to your stuffs on the device too.
And though a fingerprint sensor can be found even on a ₹ 7,000 phones, devices with iris scanners are still rare.
So, consider these things and make the decision accordingly before buying a new smartphone. After all, it’s not something you can go and buy every day. You have to spend a good amount of money on them, so spend it wisely.