What are the things you look out for when you decide on investing on a new smartphone? Is it its price, its build quality? Or is it its OS offering that you need to need to be up to date on purchasing a new device?
The Indian smartphone market is quite the juggernaut when compared to others in the world. In fact, a recent report showed that the Indian market is rated quite highly when it comes to the Asia-Pacific region. So there's a lot to check out on.
However, checking out a smartphone can be quite the ordeal. And that's due to the fact that there are a boatload of smartphones to choose from in the market. In fact, each maker is coming up with more than one smartphones per day to keep up with the competition.
But keeping aside all the factors that are involved with buying a smartphone, today we are dealing with the most basic things that you should look out for when investing. These are the things you will actually need to consider, aside all the specs and features.
So here's a look at the top 5 things to consider before investing on a new Android handset. Take a look at the sliders below.
Things to Consider: Internal Memory Space
The internal space of a smartphone is a necessary thing. There are a few in the market that don't offer you an external memory space on the smartphone. And hence it's absolutely necessary to check the internal storage before you buy one.
Things to Consider: Battery
There isn't a point in buying a new smartphone and then see it run out of juice by the middle of the day. It's absolutely necessary that you check out the battery of a smartphone before buying it. After all, you know that the phone will go through mixed usage and still needs to last at least a day.
Things to Consider: Update Roadmap
Considering you buy something that doesn't have a Nexus tag to it, it's absolutely necessary to check if the company is frequent with the updates. That way you will know if your maker is actually eligible to send you regular updates on the device.
Things to Consider: Android Version
We are already mid-way through 2014, and there's no point in buying a handset that will still run the dated Android Jelly Bean operating system. You deserve the best and latest. And hence check the smartphone if it's running the latest Android KitKat. Go to Settings to find the version of the OS.
Things to Consider: Benchmark Results
Do yourself a favor and take some time out before investing on a new smartphone and find out its benchmark scores across the Internet. A benchmark score gives you a clear idea on what exactly your phone is capable of. You could use popular benchmark apps like AnTuTu to find out more.