Buying A New Phone: A Comprehensive Guide


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One of the most difficult parts about buying a new phone is that there are so many options, and it seems like everyone is looking at different things when recommending what you should or shouldn’t get. Due to this, we’ve decided to make a comprehensive post about what makes one phone better than another for certain people. Here in our Smartphone Comparison Table, you’ll find all of the features in each smartphone compared in an easy-to-read format with links where you can read more detailed explanations in our full review. You can also use the table to compare phones across multiple categories if you’re not sure where to start. We hope this guide helps you decide which phone is best for your needs!

What we look for in a smartphone

It’s important that you know what you’re looking for in a phone before actually starting your search. If you don’t know where to start or what is even important, this guide may help steer your decision in the right direction. Here are some factors we consider when choosing which phones stand out from one another:

1. Hardware and Specifications:

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 This includes things like screen size and resolution, internal specs (processor speed and amount of RAM), cameras (megapixels and quality), storage space (internal and external memory options), battery size and life, fingerprint scanners, water/dust proofing/resistance levels…the list goes on! Carriers: Some carriers offer better service than others in certain areas. Some carriers also offer things like free Netflix or cable subscriptions for their customers, so it can be important to choose the carrier that gives you what you want.

2. Software and Operating System

 This is one of the most important parts when choosing a phone because it directly affects how your phone will run on a day-to-day basis. If an older phone gets software updates then there’s less chance of bugs or having issues with security. Updates are usually bundled into monthly security patches, but even this isn’t always guaranteed if the manufacturer has stopped updating your device entirely! Choosing between Android and iOS comes down to personal preference since both have pros/cons depending on what you need from your smartphone – make sure to check out our Android vs. iOS page for more detailed information on each platform!

3. Cost

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 Price is another important factor to consider when shopping for a new phone and can be broken down into full retail price and monthly cost. Phones that are not bought directly through the carriers will usually have higher up-front costs, but lower monthly costs. On the flip-side, carrier-exclusive phones tend to have lower up-front prices, but you’ll end up paying significantly more in recurring charges which can add up over time.

Pricing – What’s the best value?

The best way to find out if a phone is right for you is to research its specs/features versus its price point. Are there better options at this price point? Are there more features than you actually need or will ever use? These are just some questions to consider when looking at the price tag of your desired phone.

Here’s an example: If you’re looking for a new phone on a budget, then chances are that the newest and most expensive phones aren’t going to fit your needs. The marketing teams want you to believe that these devices offer the best experience, but this may not be true for everyone! In this situation, we recommend taking a look at our Best Cheap Phones article. You’ll find phones with good specs/features that won’t break the bank – that can often include great cameras, high-performing hardware, large displays…you name it! Also note that markets like India usually have phones with high-end specs at low prices, so don’t be afraid to look outside of your country to find the best phone for your needs.

By checking the above-mentioned features you’re able to buy a new phone easily.

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