Smartphone Buying Guide: Tips For Beginners (Part II)


Here is the second part of the smartphone buying guide for beginners. The article lists the key elements you should consider when looking for a smartphone. Believe it or not, there are fairly good smartphones that you can get at a reasonable price point. Just because a phone is expensive does not automatically mean that it is worth your money or that it is the best option there is. Beyond the price tag, take a look at the following factors you should consider when buying a phone.

Camera Pixels

Smartphone Buying Guide: Tips For Beginners (Part II)
Smartphone Buying Guide: Tips For Beginners (Part II)

The camera quality has been one of the deal-breaker characteristics that people consider when buying. You should ignore the camera megapixels because it is not an accurate metric of how good the camera is. You should pay attention to the specs of the cameras such as the presence of aperture in which lower numbers are more preferable. One can also look at the presence of dual lenses or image stabilization. If you really want a phone that is optimized to take photos and videos, you might want to go for a camera phone.

Processor

The traditional standards always looked at the phone processor but modern times say otherwise. Mid-range phones can now offer excellent performance even with an average processor. You should only look at the processor if you are going to use your phone for a lot of games or for augmented reality applications.

Battery life

Smartphone Buying Guide: Tips For Beginners (Part II)
Smartphone Buying Guide: Tips For Beginners (Part II)

This is a very important factor to consider. You should not settle for a phone that only lasts for about 10 hours of usage. There are numerous tests that you can try before you buy a phone. Your device should last you for an entire day without charging. Don’t worry because there are numerous budget phones in the market that has excellent battery life. Battery life no longer costs a fortune to achieve.

Storage

You should not settle for a phone that goes below 32 gigabytes of storage. Phones with 16 gigabytes of storage perform poorly and they cannot fulfill all of your basic needs as a phone user. A 32-gigabyte phone can effortlessly handle a bunch of games, your photos, music, and many more. You might also want to go for a phone with expandable storage in which all you need is an sd card. You need to have an allowance in terms of the phone storage because filling your phone to the brim can affect its performance and smoothness. A phone with dangerously low available storage tends to lag and underperform. 

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