You may not realize it at first but chances are that your cell-phone is the electronic device you spend the most time with. In today’s world they aren’t simply mobile telephones anymore but now possess the ability to be your closest friend, albeit electronic, if you have the pleasure of having the right one in your hands. Picking a cell phone can be a daunting task, but paying attention to some things can make the difference between an average experience and a wonderful one.
A couple of things to consider are:
The build quality of a mobile device determines how good it looks and feels in your hands. The more premium it looks the more impressive it is, even when it’s lying by itself on your table or beside your handbag. A premium device complements one’s style favorably and is always so easy to show off.
Despite the trend, if being able to use a phone one-handed is your preference then there are several ‘small’ phones that still pack the punch of their bigger counterparts. If viewing pictures, watching videos, playing games and office productivity are your thing then going for a larger device (5.5” and above) may provide you with a more engaging experience and are capable of replacing your less portable tablets.
Remember, cheap can be expensive in the long run. If the latest phones frighten your current budget, consider buying the flagship phones from the previous year. They will be cheaper and won’t leave you too far behind either. If the price isn’t a bother, go ahead and get one that excites you.
Other things to consider are the size of the application store (the largest are the Google Play store and the Apple App store), accessories, external storage and replaceable batteries.
Article by Chukwuemeka Aduba