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How To Buy Smartphones 2018-The Buyers Guide and Reviews

So you're planning to buy a smartphone.
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And questions like below came to your mind:

1. What types of the phone should I choose?

2. Do I need to buy a high priced smartphone?

3. Which things should I consider when buying android phones?

4. Which is best iPhone or Android?

All the questions answered in this post.

Things To Consider When Buying Smartphones

There are many things of a mobile like displays, batteries, frameworks, camera, RAM and ROM.

Here is a list of top 10 smartphones in India under 15000.

Here are few major things you should consider:

  1. Display: Min. 5 inch.
  2. Battery: 3000mAh.
  3. RAM: 2GB+
  4. ROM: 16GB+.
  5. Android OS: 6+.
  6. Camera: 15MP.
  7. Processor: Quad Core or Octa Core.
  8. Sensors: Fingerprint.
  9. Rating: 4.1+.

So let's dive deep, or you can go here top 20 mobiles to choose from (already listed after considering these things.)

Screen Size-The Best Choice

There are three types of mobile screen available on the market.

1. Small Screen (below 5inches)

2. Medium screen (between 5inch to 5.6inch)

3. Larger Screen (Above screen size 5.6)

Small Screen


If you want a smartphone that looks great on your hand and has a variety of functionality, then you should checkout mobiles with a screen size above 4.6- 5.0 inch.

Plus if you're on a tight budget then you should consider about this.

For example, there are many smartphones like LG S6 and iPhone 7 (screen size 4. 8) which looks excellent.

Medium Screen


Now, this types of the screen very popular nowadays.

Medium screen size ranges from 5.0 - 5.6 inches.  Its suitable if you like to watch youtube videos, love to play video games (not so high quality), watching movies then this type of screen fits you very well.

There are many smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung J3 Pro, Samsung J7 in India not only looks great plus they have many features.

Large Screen


Large screen sizes are better for readers and very popular among gamers who like to play HD-quality games.

The screen size of this types of mobiles  5.5 inches or above. There are many other features that you will love them.

Display Panel

The display panel is the touchscreen. These panels are available in different types on the market.

There are AMOLED, LCD, OLED, etc. available. When you go outside in daylight, these panels are the reason how well you see your screen.

Displays with AMOLED panel or screen I always recommend but other displays like OLED, PMOLED also recommended.

Here are some of the phone with AMOLED screens on it.


Battery


Did you know your display size matters a lot when comes to battery saving?


Playing high quality (HD) games, watching movies online also drain your battery power.



For example:

A 2000mAh battery will drain fast compared to a 3000mAh battery (of course while doing same things).

However, right now processors are optimized for quick battery charge and are saving a lot of battery these days.

Even there is an option called battery saving mode. 

RAM-Random Access Memory

Random Access Memory.

When you start an app, it loads on your RAM and unless you save anything.

For example: When you start your favorite game on your mobile it loads on your ram (and your processor operate the game).

It is the bloodline of your processor. Unless you've ram storage, your processor can't do anything correctly on its own!

So always go for more RAM (min. 2GB and if you're a gamer min.4GB)

Now here I want to include that RAM speed up things.

If you are a gamer and play high-quality games a lot, then there is one thing called  GPU comes into play.

GPU: Graphics Processing Unit. 

This unit helps you to play High-Quality videos, HD games without lagging the screen.

ROM- Internal Storage of Smartphone

Internal memory or ROM the storage for your apps, images, videos, etc.


However, 16GB memory does not mean precisely 16GB ( you get like 14GB).

Want to improve the performance of your phone then does not use this space. 

CAMERA

Who does not want to take beautiful photos, selfies?

I know, I love to take a selfie.

When it comes to buying phones, always go for more than 16 Mega Pixel (and get creative with photo suit.)

Now that does not mean a 20 MP camera will capture a better photo than a 16MP camera.

There are many other things like ISO, shutter speed, and aperture comes into play.

A good smartphone with low apperature(for minimum light) or high aperture(for more light), with high ISO number, would be perfect for you.

You can find more about smartphone cameras here.

Processors-Heart of The Smartphone


There are two main things matter the most:

Core like dual core, quad core or octa-core. Processing speed like 1GHz, 2GHz or more.

Let's understand deeply:

Core of Smartphone

There are many types of core available online with different kinds of manufacturers like snapdragon, media kit, etc.

Single core means one unique computing cheap with a single central processing unit. In these type of processor, you can't do multi-tasking efficiently.

Dual Core means one single computing cheap with two independent central processing unit.

Note: The computing cheap only process one data at a time. However, with two or more cores you feel the increase of speed.

Similarly quad-core, octa-core works on the same principle.

Users Ratings & Reviews


So you found a good phone with all the features you needed. Then what?

Your first brilliant move will be checking the ratings of the phone.

Goto your desire product page then scroll down to see the rating and review of the product.

Always read the  negative reviews ( and the reviewer should be a certified buyer of the product.)

Bonus:

Some of the common problem with the phones:

1.Heating Problem:


When you buy an android mobile and charge it, It will produce some heat because the device is charging for the first time.

But if the heating problem is not solved within three days then you should return the product and get your refund.


2. Camera Quality:


This problem is not so big as it looks, but yes it can be very annoying to click a selfie or to record a video.

If you are not happy with the photo quality and recorded video quality, you may want a refund because in the long run you will be benefited.

Also read: Apps you should not install on your phone.

I hope you liked this ultimate guide to buying a smartphone.

If you have any question about selecting your smartphone to feel free to comment below.

Stay tuned!

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