Buying a New Smartphone? Keep These 3 Features in Mind

If you’re planning on buying a new smartphone, it can be hard to decide which one to choose. With so many models on the market at vastly different price points and loads of different features, how do you figure out which is best for you? Do you really need the latest model or can you save some money by choosing an older generation? What about security? While your ultimate decision will come down to a number of factors that are influenced by your personal circumstances, in today’s blog we’ll break down some of the most important features you should consider.

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Buying a new smartphone can be daunting, but these tips can help.

Screen size, resolution, and quality

As tablets become more popular, screen sizes have rapidly been expanding. However, you don’t necessarily need the largest screen to find the best image quality. When it comes to screen size, you’ll want to choose a model that will fit comfortably in your hands and that you can navigate easily and efficiently.  When it comes to resolution, the number of pixels per inch will determine how clearly images on your screen render: You’ll need a display of at least 720p and pixel density of 300ppi for optimum clarity.

Camera

If you want the camera on your phone to replace your point-and-shoot, you’ll need to shell out the money for a newer model. Camera phone technology is constantly evolving because it is one of the most sought-after features of any smartphone, so tech companies are constantly trying to come out with the newest and best cameras. Cameras with the same specs can produce wildly different results, so the best way to make an informed choice is to take plenty of test shots on the models you’re considering and see which hold up best. And don’t forget to take a couple of videos too to make sure it can capture high-quality moving images.

Battery life

There is nothing more frustrating than owning a tricked out phone that’s loaded with all of the best features that needs to be charged multiple times a day. To prevent this headache, look for phones that offer at least 15 hours of talktime.

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Jessica Ward

Jessica Ward

Jessica is the glue of Howard Tech Advisors. She keeps us all sane, while we all drive her insane. What helps balance the insanity? Her family, crafts, cooking, hiking, camping, Sarg (her Pomeranian and Westie mix) and a “vodka, cranberry, lime.” One of her favorite things about working at HTA, is the fact that she is constantly learning new skills. We are so lucky to have her on our Team!


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