Smartphones are supposed to make our lives easier. With the right smartphone you can manage emails, get directions, shop and interact with friends, keep track of your workouts, listen to music and watch movies.
It can be a challenge when searching for a smartphone that best suits your needs, with an expansive range and many manufacturers battling it out to grab your attention there’s every chance that you could end up getting confused and making the wrong decision.
Taking into account what you need is important, which operating system will be best suited? You’ll also need to think about your price range and what you’re going to be using your smartphone for?
If you’re looking for a smartphone and don’t want to break the bank, there are plenty of options; lower end smartphones still have the same features as most of the flagship devices available today. You may not have the sharpest screen, quickest processor or best camera but you’ll have the same features for a lot less money.
If you simply need a smartphone to stay connected with friends and family and take the odd snap then you may wish to look at the low to mid-range handsets. You can grab yourself a bargain through the likes of Sony, HTC and Samsung as they all produce top quality low to mid range handsets. You’ll reap all of the benefits that a flagship device has to offer albeit with lesser quality. This isn’t necessarily a negative as many of us don’t really need a 13-megapixel camera to take a decent photo, most mid-level handsets provide 5-megapixel cameras that are more than capable of capturing a high quality image for you to share on your favourite social media networks.
Although most low and mid-range handsets generally cut back on internal storage, many will feature a micro SD card slot giving you the option to expand the memory if you wish. Internal storage would be the biggest difference for me between a low-end and high-end smartphone; obviously you won’t have the full HD display or the fastest processor but is it all really necessary?
The best smartphone for you should be based on what you need, sometimes opting for a high-end flagship device isn’t the answer. Many people pay through the roof for top end smartphones and only use a fraction of the features available.
High end smartphones have certainly evolved over the last few years, you can browse with ease on a full HD display, take crystal clear photos, navigate through GPS, check emails, listen to your music, watch videos – the list is endless. There are over 1 million applications available across all platforms giving you the option to add further functionality if you wish to. Top end smartphones however come at a price and a costly one at that – a lot of the top end devices can range from anything between £400 – £600.
You’ll require something that is fast, intuitive and at the same time something that looks premium and professional.
When looking for a flagship smartphone you may want to ask yourself whether or not you’re a heavy user? If you require a smartphone for business use or work then it’s likely that you’re in need of a top end smartphone to make use of the higher quality features on offer. Some of these features will include 4G frequencies, faster processor, better camera, MHL connectivity, NFC compatibility amongst some added bespoke features that are exclusive to certain manufacturers.
Many people question the true value of a flagship smartphone and frown at the inflated prices, but when you consider how much we actually rely on them in comparison to the cost – it’s really not that expensive.
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