Choose The Best Smartphone For Your Budget

Your smartphone is likely to be the single most important piece of tech you own, and so choosing your next upgrade can be a very difficult decision. With so many phones on the market, all with their own pros and cons, finding the perfect one is far from easy.

So instead of repenting later, you have to understand what specifications are being provided in the new smartphone before buying it. There are many specs like processor, camera resolution, RAM, internal storage, screen size, etc that you have to know before deciding on the brand and model of your choice.

Specifications to understand before buying a smartphone

1. Price: The first decision you have to make is how much you are willing to shell out for your new phone. You have to know in what range you want the price of your new handset to be.

You can increase your budget if you are using the installment facility.

2. Operating System: This is the first thing you have to decide upon. It will shortlist your options to a great extent. Which Operating System will you prefer?

You have 2 options now:

iOS: iOS stands for iPhone Operating System. There are lots and lots of Apple fans worldwide who prefer to buy only Apple. The latest iPhone should always be there on their palms!

Android: Android is the only platform where you have ample choices within brands as well as their models.

3. Brand: Selecting a good brand should also be an important part of your decision.  If you are planning to buy an Android phone, you have an option among the top companies like Samsung, Sony, Motorola, LG, etc. Or you can also choose from Chinese phone manufacturers like Huawei, Xiaomi, Tecno, Vivo, Oppo, One Plus, Gionee, Symphony, etc.

While selecting a brand, you should always go for brands which have a good presence in your country. Otherwise, later it becomes a problem to get spares and accessories of that model when you need them. 


4. RAM: RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It is needed to store temporary data of apps, games and the operating system. If RAM’s capacity is less than what is normally required, it will greatly slow down the handset’s processing. Up to 2 years back 2 GB of RAM used to suffice, but now due to apps and games becoming heavy in terms of virtual memory they consume, you need at least 4 GB of RAM. The more the RAM, the better.

OnePlus 7 Pro has 12 GB of RAM! The highest I have heard of.

Note: If you are into using just Whatsapp and a few basic apps, 3 GB RAM should be sufficient for you.

5. Camera: Please note that megapixels (MP) is not the only thing you have to check about the camera. It is only one of the aspects for a camera to be a good one. More megapixels will increase the size of your images and videos. An image from a 13 MP camera will be of around 2 to 3 Megabytes. It is the quality of sensor and lens that matters more.

You should also check for availability of additional features of the camera like optical image stabilization, autofocus, face detection, etc. These are a must to ensure quality videos and images.

The above features should also be checked for the front camera which is also called a secondary camera.

Photography enthusiasts prefer DSLR Cameras as even a basic DSLR will give you 10x better quality than the best smartphone camera.


6. Display: The first thing to check for a good display is the LCD resolution. The LCD should have a high resolution to provide you with good graphics. The higher the resolution, the better the picture quality.

LCD resolution can be segregated into:

HD (High Definition): 720 x 1280 . It is also called 720p.

FHD (Full High Definition): 1080 x 1920. It is called 1080p.

QHD (Quad High Definition): 1440 x 2560. It is also called 1440p.

UHD (Ultra High Definition, 4K): 2160  x 3840. it is also called 2160p

There are certainly more things to know in regards to the different parts that make up your smartphone but with the knowledge of these, you can now begin the ultimate smartphone search for your budget.

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