Choosing A Smartphone

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Posted by: Cräcky⚡ Comments: 3

Choosing A Smartphone

Ayee. Happy New Month⚡⚡………… Been ages here and it feels like I’ve lost the touch but lol, never mind, here i am. 😁. Smartphones have become an indispensable part of us and we make use of them everyday for communication and the likes. The dilemma is quite understandable when we are in search for a good one to buy. Most times, people are after the cameras and they ignore all other features . In this update, I’m going to be highlighting the top specifications to look out for when you wanna get a Smartphone. lmao, not gadgets tho😂”.

1 Display

The size and resolution of display depends on how you use your smartphone. If you often stream videos, edit photos or videos, or download and view movies, then a smartphone display ranging from 5.5-inch to 6-inch, full-HD or QHD resolution should be good enough for you. I really feel that anything below 1080 x 2400 screen resolution is not worth paying attention to unless your budget is low.

Concerning the size/inch, anything larger than a 6-inch display not just makes the handset extra bulky, but also difficult to carry around. If you are a regular user and largely use the smartphone for checking emails, chatting and browsing social media apps, then anything from 5-inch to 5.5-inch HD or full-HD display handsets is perfect.  Well, i use 6.67; just that i am okay with it, lol

 

2. Battery Life

This is a very imperative factor to consider and if you are that person who is always on the go, you should not overlook this. Buying a mobile phone with low battery capacity means you will be charging it every now and then. Battery capacity is calculated in milliamperes(mAh). You must have heard people saying my battery is 3kmAh ; that is exactly the battery capacity of their device.

Funny enough, its not necessarily dependent on the capacity to maintain a good battery life,  there are many factors that can drain your battery easily such as the screen size, processor, and the operating system you should aim to buy a mobile phone with at least 4000 mAh coupled with a good processor.

 

3. Storage

Here, you should check the mobile phone’s internal storage and the RAM. While you check on your mobile phone storage, note that some games can take up to 1GB of storage apart from photos and videos you may be recording with your mobile phone. Any smartphone between 1GB and 3GB RAM is not recommendable by me. Go for devices with at least 4GB RAM.

Concerning the internal storage, remember the OS occupies a large storage together with the apps that come with your mobile phone. Therefore, try to a buy a smartphone with storage space of 64GB or more.

NOTE : having 4GB+ RAM on a mediocre processor is literally a waste.  Talking about processor; next point! 

4. Processor

Here is my major concern. Each mobile phone has its own processing power which depends on other factors such as the operating system version and more. Having a good processor inside your mobile phone will make your phone to run faster when you power it on when you start your apps or when you launch games and also when editing photos and so on.

SOC stands for System-On-A-Chip. Qualcomm is currently the leader of mobile chipsets. The best Android flagships out there are powered by Qualcomm’s high-end chipset from the Snapdragon 8xx series. Due to Qualcomm’s domination, MediaTek was forced to exit the high-end mobile processor segment in 2017, after releasing the Helio X30.

5. Camera

Just having higher number of megapixels does not mean that the smartphone camera is better. Several specifications such as camera aperture, ISO levels, pixel size, autofocus and more are essential as well. A 16MP rear camera does not necessarily be better than a 12MP camera. Same theory goes for the front-facing camera.

Higher number of pixels mean that the size of the image is bigger, which becomes more sharper when seen on a small screen. A photographer enthusiast might want a camera with 12 or 16MP sensor under f/2.0 or lower aperture for speedy shots even in low lights. A casual shooter can go by even with an 8MP 0r 12MP camera with f/2.0-f/2.2 aperture.

 

6. Operating System

User interface and the OS version too are key factors to consider while choosing a smartphone. These are the interfaces that one would have to interact with each time to access anything, so it should be easy and simple.

For Android lovers: Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, Vivo, OPPO, Google Pixels, Nokia, OnePlus are the best brands out there with sleek UI’s and they get continuous updates based on the policy issued out. iPhone is unrivalled and it runs on iOS. If you are looking for your brand among the Android collections, sorry for the disappointment.

 

7. Headphone jack/USB port

Ports too can be a factor to consider. Although both micro-USB and USB Type-C ports are available in smartphones these days, it is preferable to switch to USB Type-C not just because it is easy to plug in but also it is future-proof.

More number of smartphones have started incorporating the new standard. Few have started ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack as well but there might be good two years before all the OEMs completely switched to USB Type-C based headphones jacks. 

 

Conclusion

Perhaps you could be wondering why I left out one factor which is money, but this should be your last thing.😄

Remember, if you put money into your first consideration, you may end up buying a cheap mobile phone which will make you go back to shop for another one since it might not serve your needs. i really dislike that😶

Having the above factors first will make you know the amount to spend on your phone.

 

CräckY⚡

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Comments (3)

  • Rapha-El Reply

    Great write up.
    Thanks for the enlightenment.

    March 2, 2021 at 5:22 pm
  • Emmanuel Owolabi Reply

    Thank you, Cracky. I’ll put more than just camera into consideration for my next phone purchase.
    What phone would you suggest with 4GB Ram and a budget of 100k?

    March 2, 2021 at 10:01 pm

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