With the evolution of time, technology has reached a phase where it has already made earthly life much easier but yet it is in itself a complicated phenomenon to understand, at least for an average person. If observed closely, the credit surely goes to the combination of the compact hardware with a compatible software (which are both a subject well known but subtle at the same time).
But as we are talking in the context of smartphones, the technology has already surpassed the speed of the PC technology, in terms of innovation. You might not want to believe it, but in terms of making powerful hardwares so small that it fits into the shell that just measures 6mm thin definitely means something. Overlook the set of software integration. That was just the case of technology made compact.
Apart from that, innovation-wise, the curved display (self-healing body), cameras' capable of shooting 2K videos and SoCs, which support 4K display, are quite a remarkable progress altogether.
But along with the technological advancement, the price has also come up with the most important fact about that being confusion among many while purchasing a smartphone. Confusion as in, which OS to go for? Which Brand is better? Should I spend so much on this device?
Thus today, GizBot has come up with 5 simple things to keep in mind before buying a smartphone. Take a look at the sliders below:
Choosing the Right OS
Compared to iOS and Windows Phone, Android has a much wider array of hardware options from several manufacturers (Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, ZTE, etc.) in multiple sizes. Android is also much more open than iOS, which means that the smartphone manufacturers have more space to innovate on top of Google's software. That's why a Samsung Galaxy S4 or Note 3, for example, can run two apps on the screen at once, and a Moto X can respond to your voice without you having to touch the phone. Android is more flexible and customizable compared to both iOS and Windows Phone platform and has more than 1 million apps listed on its Play store. Windows Phone being the product of Microsoft, the only benefits that come along with it is the support for Xbox games, video and music, as well as Office and Outlook integration.
Size Does Matter
Gone are those days when 4-inch phones were considered a "big" phone. Now is the time of the 5-inch devices while even the 6-inch ones are catching people's attention. Thus depending on your purpose you should select the size. Currently, the 5-inch is most comfortable in hand while the 6-inch is more of a tablet as it hardly can be operated by one hand. Thus 5-inch would be a great choice.
Processor and RAM
When it comes to mobile processors, Qualcomm has been in the trend since 2013. The devices featuring the same processors have rocked the customers while MediaTek and Intel didn't do much of a progress. Thus depending on your budget, you can choose from either from Snapdragon 400, Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 800. In case of RAM, depending on the budget, anything above 1GB would be a great decision.
Most of the users cribbing about the less native storage sometimes doesn't make any sense. In fact, almost all the smartphones these days come with at least 4 GB of on-board memory, which is more than enough for a smartphone. 8GB is also becoming a common factor. Unless you want to store some high quality movies on your device, 4 is normally enough. A microSD card slot would also be an added advantage.
Off all the dominant factors that brings you to a decision to buy a particular smartphone is the price. Thus price is one of the most important factor you should be aware of. Before you go out in the market to search for phone, its better if you fix a budget first. It will save your time and also refine the devices available in the market according to your need. These days, the best smartphones can be bought at the price between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 25,000. If you have a heavy budget you might want to take a closer look at the camera features, display resolution and technology and more.