Planning to buy a new Android smartphone: 7 things you must consider

    Are you planning to buy a new Android smartphone? Then you might as well be confused about which phone to buy! It is not just with you as most of the smartphone buyers get confused while they shop for a phone. After all there are plenty of smartphone options available in the market to choose from, which itself becomes a problem as a variety of options also leads to lots of confusion.

    With so many smartphone brands and offerings in the market, it becomes really difficult to buy a nice phone for yourself. In the confusion, most of you either go with the word of mouth, or go with the phone suggested by friends, family or the seller, and end up buying a phone which does not match your taste or serve the purpose. After all a smartphone is not just meant to make calls anymore!

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    You must choose your phone carefully, considering you needs and requirements. Today we give 7 tips to follow before you invest in an Android smartphone.

    Design and Built factor:

    You must consider the build factor and design of a phone before buying it. Sometimes, a bigger phone can be uncomfortable to be used, or a smaller screen is not apt for your taste or requirements.

    Similarly, you may not want to buy a plastic body phone but a smartphone donning a metal body does not necessarily seem to be the best performer. We suggest that you choose a size of the phone which you are comfortable using. For instance, a phone with a display measuring smaller than 4.7-inch or bigger than 5.5-inch might not make sense to you. A uni-body design is fine but prefer going for a smartphone with replaceable battery. Similarly, a metal body design at times might hinder the network connectivity, which results in network issues.

    Display quality:

    It is important that you choose a smartphone which features a display with high resolution, produces good colours and viewing angles, is less reflective and has less bezel space around it. It is advised to go for a phone which comes with a Gorilla Glass or other types of protection on top of the screen, for it protects the display from breakages and other accidental damages.

    By higher resolution, you don't necessarily have to go for a QHD or UHD display. We now see a lot of smartphones coming up with a QHD display which offers 2K resolution that is far better than the full HD 1080p resolution. However, to a smartphone user, a QHD display looks about the same as the FHD display in most cases. But, a higher resolution display eats up more battery. Hence, if you are extensive smartphone user you must take note of it that the battery of a QHD display phone will drain faster than a FHD display phone's battery.



    Megapixel count does count, but is not the sole factor for better camera shots. If you want a good camera in your phone, look for its aperture size, OIS, laser focus, micron size and other software features that support the phone's camera. Try and go for a camera with at least f/2.0 aperture or lower, as it will make a difference in photographing in dim light conditions. Moreover, you can also check if the phone supports slow-motion video recording, which makes videos look interesting.

    Hardware (Processor and chipset):

    The performance of a phone depends largely on the processor that runs it and storage space that supports the chipset. If you are into heavy usage of smartphone, go for a phone with higher core counts and RAM. GPU is responsible for taking care of games and apps with heavy graphics. You must as well check with the phone has good internal storage and supports microSD card.


    Software plays an important role in overall performance of the device as well as in good user-experience. It is important that the native UI that runs on a phone is not heavy, else it will slow down the phone and will results in hanging of the device. It is preferable that the phone comes with a light UI, running on top of Android OS. Also, take note that the phone runs latest software versions and supports OTA updates for upgrades.


    If you a smartphone fanatic who can't stay away from phone even for a few minutes, you must buy a phone with higher battery capacity. Moreover, now that a lot of phones support fast charging technology, you should go for a phone with such capabilities.


    Now that 4G network services are available via Airtel, and will soon be launched by Reliance Jio and Vodafone in India, it makes sense to buy a phone with 4G LTE connectivity support. Also, if you want to buy a dual-SIM phone check if it has dual standby mode, or at least has 3G connectivity on both SIMs.

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