A lot of people are opting for a Smartphone, in fact everyone around me has one! Thankfully I am off all the phones at the moment and I hardly miss not having one! But choosing one good phone out of tons of offers and categories can be one monster of a job.
Here are some easy tricks to help you make a choice. Looking at the current offers, it certainly can give you a lot of headache if you have not made up your mind or done a proper research.
A simple thing to begin your hunt is to start reading as much you can by finding out on Smartphones and their offers flooding in the market. A trip down to the retailer store to check it out yourself will be very beneficial.
You can then jot down the key features with the offers you can get with pre-paid or post paid options or contracts. Seek some good advice from your friends who are using these device and obviously make a list of your requirements.
ii) Set a budget:
It is always good to fix a budget for your purchase, as it can save you from over-spending. You can argue to the hilt about being seen with the latest phone, but the basic feature of a phone is still to speak with someone across the globe and now it has stepped up to being present virtually and adding more friends on social networking sites. But speaking conservatively a good budget between Rs. 10,000 -20,000 can get you a good handset.
iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, webOS, BlackBerry are some of the most popular choices, for mobile operating systems. Now these are very different from each other. Here, you have to consider your own judgement and look at your own requirement. What will make you happy? A thousand applications/ customisation or usage?
If you are looking to explore applications then you certainly are the cut out for iPhone, which has 300,000 applications. But if your budget is restricted then do not panic you can always pick an Android which has over 100,000 applications! For people who consider business usage or software having business savvy features then, BlackBerry is the best option to go with.
iv) Picking up the best deals:
Here you have to look at the latest offers, which fits your budget. Usually the store from where you want to take your pick shall immediately suggest you, but it is always better to visit more than one store, if you want to pick the best deal.
v) Screen size:
Here the rule is ‘The bigger the better’ but again it depends on which phone you want to be seen with. Carrying a light weight phone offers much flexibility, you certainly cannot expect your phone to become your tablet PC! But you certainly do have some good looking phones with nice screens, here I will recommend Samsung or iPhone.
Are you familiar or happy using touchscreens? Or, do they certainly look too much for you to handle? This is a matter of your comfort and ease. Touchscreens are easy to use, once you have got the grip of it, but initially you certainly will face some trouble of understanding its dynamics.
This is the most tricky question, of which brand to choose? It can make you go tizzy, but the trick here is to check with your friends, who are using Smartphones. Are they happy using it? Durability vs. usability, the fact is that longevity of technology today is only limited to few months in the mobile phone market.
You either have to upgrade or perish, so none of your phones bought now shall last your for a life time. Not because they are less durable but because technology is changing every minute. Apple is certainly dominating the market in the touchscreen segment, with a close competition from Samsung. However Sony, has a good name world-wide while BlackBerry has its own niche.