Top 10 tips to Find the Best Smartphone for you

Want to buy a new handset? After reading an article, you would be well versed with smartphones. These tips will help you can finally buy a good quality Smartphone.

Andriod

The most popular operating system is Android which comes with Google services that include Search, Gmail, Maps, Hangouts, YouTube, etc. Along with those services, you get access to more than a million apps in its Play store. Sometimes titles that might be paid downloads on iOS and Windows Phone are sometimes available for free here.

Andriod is user-friendly. The android handsets are plug-and-play that means you can simply connect your phone to your PC via a Usb cable by which you can transfer your data or files from the device to your PC and vice versa.

Android phones come in wide range of prices and manufactures. You can buy phone costing as less as 4,000 and as high price of more than 50,000. You can buy phones from vendors such as HTC, LG, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, and even from local players like Karbonn, Lava, Micromax, Spice and Xolo.  Android can be updated. So, choose wisely before you buy a phone, not all the android phones manufacturers provide the option of updating your android for your devices, like Karbonn, Micromax, Spice, Xolo. Android versions are named alphabetically. Buy latest in the market and the latest in the market are  Kit-Kat and Lollipop.

iOS-iPhone

Unlike Andriod, iOS an operating system which is only found in iPhones.  You can find almost all the apps in the apple store and provide promised high-quality digital content in the form of educational material, music, videos and apps. The OS provides smooth experience and in very rare instances of iPhones hang during use. Unlike android, in iOS, iTunes is used to connect the handset to your PC, and this can prove to be quite annoying. Buy iPhone from local authorised dealers as iPhones bought from abroad are not covered under local warranty.

Windows Phone

Windows Phone has its own app store just had over two lakh titles.Almost all the popular apps are available in this platform. Nokia took over by Microsoft is the only handsets in India which offers Windows OS. Although, the OS needs improvements, but the smartphones have a really good hardware for the price you pay. In addition, Windows phone offers free content like music and movies (depending on the model you buy), and the devices have Maps and Drive+ comparatively with other OS, windows offers the best  navigation services in the country.

Processors

Processors determine the performance of your phones just like your computers. You might have heard dual-core, quad-core, and even octa-core- these are processors. All these processors are unidentical. Processors with a greater number will certainly be more advanced and gives you better performance. For instance, chips come in different architectures like ARM’s Cortex A5, A7, A8, A9, A12, A15. Here, cortex A15 would be more advanced than the older processors- A5, A7, A8, A9, A12.

Likewise, a phone that has quad-core A15 will be more advanced than a handset with a quad-core A5 and dual-core processors might perform better than quad-core chips. However, a processor performance also depends on the OS which utilises its abilities. So an iPhone that runs on a dual-core processor will fare better than many quad-core Android phones.

You might have came across the names like Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 600 and 800 chips, Samsung’s octa-core Exynos, and Apple’s dual-core A7, these are the top processors in this market.

Camera

If you expect a good quality picture or images select a phone which has a good lens. Larger the megapixel (mp) gives better quality pictures -the rule doesn’t apply here. A high-resolution camera with a low-quality lens will only give you low-quality pictures in high resolution. Opt for good camera optics like Carl Zeiss lens. Good photos are a result of adequate megapixels, good lens and sensor technology, as well as high-end processor chipsets. Select a handset which has BSI (backside illumination) sensors that enable you to take a low-light photograph. Nokia Lumia 1520, 1020 and 925, the Apple iPhones, the Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and S4 Zoom, LG G2, and HTC One are known for good camera phones.

Display

If you intend to buy a tablet, then invest in a Full HD (1080p) display. But, If you want to buy a smartphone then HD (720p) screens work well for devices up to five inches in size.

RAM

Choose a device which has more RAM. Latest in the market, devices comes with RAM with 1 to 2 GB.

Storage.

Buy a device which has more internal memory. When you install an app, as default it occupies your internal memory. You can install very few apps with low internal memory. A phone lists its capacity as 8GB, but only 6.5GB will be available to the user. So if you need 4GB, buy a phone with 8 to 16GB.

Battery

The higher the mAh, the longer the battery will last. Bigger screens, extra cores, and more sensors consume more power. Choose a device that comes with lithium polymer batteries over a lithium-ion. The lithium polymer batteries  are lighter and also retain their charge for longer duration.

Size

Small screen phones would comfortable in your one hand which will be easier for you to move fingers through the phone. Larger screens won’t fit in your pocket and are heavy. If you want to watch movies and videos then opt for larger screen phones.

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