A complete Smartphone buying guide on how to choose best smartphone?
Buying best smartphone or to choose the best smartphone is very dicey situation today.
Smartphones nowadays have become an important part of life, You use them for almost most of the things for communication, taking selfies, saving important notes, internet browsing.
But many people ask me about how to choose best smartphone or buy best smartphone?
Well, there is nothing in this world like the best smartphone, because even high-end smartphones with brands like Apple and Samsung, are not the best you can get.
You have to choose your best smartphone according to your needs and yes obviously, there should be some parameters to “ How to choose the best smartphone?
Yes, I know that there a huge variety of smartphones available in the market.
It’s always a tough decision to choose a smartphone that satisfies your needs.
So here is list of things you should consider before buying your next smartphone .
Remember the Classic Nokia 3310, you might have come through lot of memes in comparison to iPhone and Nokia 3310
But jokes apart Build should be considered as a main decision factor if you are not good at handling smartphone carefully and always prone to dropping your smartphones.
The smartphone market is divided into three types of meta,glass, and plastic.
There are some smartphones with glass coated panels but if there will be rough usage using your smartphone I suggest not to go with it.
It is advisable to go with metal builds because they are getting cheaper nowadays.
Choose best Smartphone Display.
The size and screen resolution of the display depends on how you use your smartphone.
A notch display looks modern for some of them but few of them didn’t like it.
If you watch a lot of movies, stream videos, edit lots of pictures and videos, I suggest go with screen size 6 inch Full HD (1080p).
While choosing a display size take into consideration how big is your hand?
If your hand is big enough, you should easily go with a screen size greater than 5.5 but if you have smaller hands then u should go with smaller screen sizes.
Talking about the durability of the display even the smartphone with subcategory under 15k, manufacturers have started providing Corning Gorilla Glass 6 which Asus managed to put on Zenfone Max Pro M2
Yes that completely your choice how you will be using your smartphone.
Nowadays companies like Xiaomi and Apple are focusing on gesture navigation which is easy to use for most of them
The processing power of the smartphones differs from one device to another depending on factors like Operating System(OS version), User Interface(UI) and much more.
If you are a heavy user who plays games which uses high-intensity graphics or want to edit images/videos/document online and to do a lot of multitasking you should go with high-end Snapdragon 800 series or 600 series processors.
I personally don’t like Mediatek processors but there are some better performing latest MediaTek processors with AI features. like Helio P60 and Helio P70 used in Realme 1 and Realme 2 Pro respectively
Choose best Smartphone Camera
Here a lot of Chinese smartphone manufacturers are in a megapixel war, but just having more megapixels does not mean that smartphone camera is better.
There are a lot of factors which should be considered for best smartphone camera such as Camera aperture, ISO levels, pixel-size.
High megapixel means size of the image is bigger, which becomes more sharper when watched on small screen
A photography enthusiast might want a camera with 12 or 16MP sensor under f/2.0 or lower aperture (Lower aperture means better image quality even in low light condition).
Those who are not so serious about image quality they can even go with 8MP or 12MP camera with f/2.0 – f2.2 aperture..
If you are a kind of heavy user who works on apps, play games and watch movies you should go with a smartphone with at least 3500mAh battery or above.
If you are the light or average user you should go with minimum 3000mAh battery that will be good enough to run for a full day.
And yes there are many Smartphone battery myths you can have look at this article if you have any questions regarding smartphone batteries.
Choose Best Smartphone User Interface / OS
Many people ask me about should I go with Android or iOS ?
I personally feel that those who don’t want to worry about technical aspects, the budget of a smartphone, latest OS updates, and don’t want to change the phone for at least 2-3 years, go for iOS or an iPhone
If you go with an iPhone you need not to worry about OS updates for at least 3 to 4 years.
In Android OS you have freedom because you can customize your phone according to your need like changing the ROM, changing themes and much more. There is a wide variety of good smartphones ranging from 5k to 70k.
For pure android, you can buy Pixel/Android one devices or Motorola devices.
Manufacturers like Samsung, Xioami, ASUS, SONY adds custom skin on top of pure android to add some nifty features they find for people more useful.
A big amount of smartphone’s storage is taken away for files of OS and ROM
A 16/32/64 or more don’t really come with exact storage space/internal memory.
If you are the one who uses lot of apps you should go with 64GB internal memory
Nowadays there is a trend of hybrid sim slot that means you can either use one sim slot and one SD card slot Or two sim slots.
So make sure whether you will use 2 sims or 1 sim because there are very few devices in the market out there with dedicated SD card slot or sim card slots
Most of the smartphones these days even under budget 10k have started coming with extra security features such as the fingerprint sensor or even Face-unlock. These are not just to unlock your smartphone but also for unlocking the apps and files.
It is recommended to buy a smartphone with extra security features since most of us have personal information on our handset these days.
Choose best smartphone in terms of Audio/Speakers
Speakers and audio quality can be an important factor those who watch videos and listen to music through speakers.
Those who do a lot of video calls and watch a lot of audio-video content on their smartphones you can opt for the handset that has side or bottom firing speakers
Lenovo, Asus, Xioami nowadays focus more on Dolby Surround sound or stereo speakers.
Headphone jack/USB port
I personally feel all smartphone companies should include 3.5mm jack in the smartphones.
Because music lovers still prefer wired headphones over Bluetooth earphones/headphones.
In case of USB port it is prefered to opt for USB Type-C, because it will be a standard charging and syncing standard for all the devices in upcoming days.
that means one USB port for all your gadgets.
So all of the above factors should be considered to choose best smartphone?
If you have any questions please comment down in the comments section.