Wednesday 27 September 2017

7 things to consider when buying a Smartphone

Mobile devices including smartphone and tablet market are increasingly becoming popular all around the globe. Advances in technology such as processing power, aesthetic form factor, smart applications, net connectivity, more memory space and increased batter power is propelling smartphone and tablet market to new heights than ever. With so many options available, it is becoming more of a challenging job to buy the right mobile device that suits you. This article highlights 8 important features that you need to consider when buying a smartphone or tablet. Read below:

Size of the Screen
Visual experience play a very important role in determining the quality of a smartphone. This makes screen size a major feature to look for when buying either smartphone or a tablet. A perfect screen to some extend can overshadow the defects in a model. Screen is also the single most expensive and important hardware component in a smartphone and tablets.

Thickness and Weight
Thickness and weight is another important factor to be considered when buying a smartphone or tablet. Thickness is more of an aesthetic concern than anything else. Thinner devices don’t always lead to a quality product. So it’s up to you to decide if you want to sacrifice quality over aesthetic value. Some smartphones and tablets come in a metallic casing, which gives a quality look to the device.
Operating System used by Smartphone or Tablet
OS that is used on a Smartphone or tablet is yet another major feature to be considered before you make a purchase. When it comes to OS that we use in our PC, we have the popular options to either go for Apple’s Macintosh, Microsoft Windows OS or the open source Linux. Windows OS is the winner here since it is very user friendly and got a huge choice of supporting applications and softwares to go with the OS. Similarly smartphones and tablets also runs on OS and the choices are Android OS, iOS, Microsoft Phone 7, Blackberry OS, webOS, Symbian etc. iOS is used only in Apple phones and tablets. Android OS is very popular and used in a wide range of models. Even though Windows phone is not as popular as Android, it is user friendliness and popularity is slowly capturing the smartphone and tablet OS market.
Storage space available in a Smartphone or Tablet
Most smartphone and tablet manufacturers these days are offering 16 GB storage capacity which is enough space for storing pics, songs and videos. However some users like to add additional memory to increase the storage capacity. Devices like Apple don’t come with a memory slot, but other tablets and smartphone comes with memory slots to add additional memory.
Apps Compatibility
One of the important feature of a smartphone or tablet is the presence of Apps. It is similar to using application software in your PC. Compatibility of apps is very important to be considered when you buy a smartphone or tablet. For example: Apple App store has over 300,000 free and premium apps available. Android also have over 250,000 free and premium apps present. Other mobile OS also have apps available, but limited in numbers compared to iOS and Android. The more the number of apps available, the more options for you to find and install the right apps for your needs.
Camera Options
Almost all smartphones and all tablets come with an in built camera. Camera by default is a major feature that most customers check by default when buying mobile devices. It is a very useful feature especially when you are looking forward for recording memories and spur of the moment events. Its amazing to see the recent developments in mobile camera technology. Even cameras with 16MP are available with some tablet models. If you are NOT much of a capturing events on camera person, you can go for models without camera or camera with less MP to save some bucks.
TV and Video options
It is an increasing trend now a day to record high quality videos using smartphones or tablets and share it across different platforms. To see the real quality of the recorded video, one will definitely want to try it on a bigger screen connecting to display monitors or television. So the next time, you decide to buy a smartphone or tablets, you may want to see if it carries options for connecting to these devices. Next time you want to buy a smartphone or tablet, remember these tips and act accordingly....
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