5 Mistakes to Avoid while Choosing a Smartphone

Thinking of buying a smartphone? This blog will surely help you choose the next smartphone wisely as per your requirement without burning your pocket.

Often a smartphone owner tends to change his smartphone within 2 years. Obviously, the reason behind this is, new technology takes over the features of the older smartphone. So better be wise while picking your next device so that you don’t regret later on.

Top 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid:

  • More Cores … Better is the Processor – Well! Not always

It is always been assumed that the Octa-core (8 core) is always better than Quad-core (4 core) but this is not true every time. The performance of a processor also depends on the frequency on which it is clocked and the chipset used. For example, 2.5 GHz Quad core with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Krait 400 works much better than 1.7 GHz Octa Core with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615.  Thus Lenovo Zuk Z1 which prices at Rs. 13,457 will work smoother then Moto X Play 32GB which prices at Rs. 17,499

  • Considering Just Higher PPI for Display

Higher the PPI, i.e. pixel per inch, better the display. But, what type of screen the smartphone possess play an important role too. For instance, Oneplus 3 has 401 ppi pixel density and
Optic AMOLED Display while Lenovo K5 Note has 401 ppi pixel density and
IPS LCD Display, although both smartphones have same 401 ppi density but Oneplus 3 display quality is just breathtaking. Keeping it simple here is the rank you should follow while considering the display quality:-

1) AMOLED   2) OLED   3) IPS LCD   4) Conventional LCDs.

  • Deeming Just the ‘Brand Name’

Top brands like Apple and Samsung are always given more priorities. There is nothing wrong in it but be open to other brands too while searching your next smartphone. There are many other brands who can provide you the features you want at lesser or reasonable price. For case in point, a Lenovo or Xiaomi Smartphone with similar features as Samsung smartphone can cost you little less and you get the same satisfaction as well.

  • Flout Warranty period and Services

While picking a smartphone, do take warrant period seriously if you want to make your device last longer. Warranty period should be minimum 1 year. Research about the services provided by Smartphone Company and also consider the number of service stations in your country and the availability of accessories and spare parts of your ‘to be smartphone’.

  • Have Faith in – ‘Costlier is Better’

Many people think that a costlier phone is always better but that is just a falsehood. Cost of a smartphone may also depend on brand name and not just the hardware used and innovative features. Try researching by comparing different smartphones. You can use our Compare Tool to choose the best, most affordable smartphone.

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About Author

Jeshmi is a lively blogger who loves to put forward her opinions. A writer by day and a reader by night, She is a Technophile who is very keen about innovations. She works as a Research Analyst for Smartphones and other Gadgets and loves to review them. An Engineer by qualification, Jeshmi always chose to follow a path where she can help others to understand today's technology.