Smartphones and tablets are important possessions that keep you updated on social media and your email. They allow you to capture photos, watch videos, play games, and much more. These things make your phone one of the most important possessions. That’s why choosing the right one is a big deal.
Android or iOs: Your Choice
If you’re not sure whether to get an iOS or Android handset, there are points to keep in mind. If you want a handset that is easy to use and gets the latest apps and updates, then go for an iPhone. On the other hand, if you want better processing power and a range of affordable options, then opt for an Android phone.
Don’t go over your budget
Many premium smartphones start at a price of around SGD 900 and can go over SGD 1,100 for deluxe editions. If you are short on budget, there are great Android phones below SGD 600. Some brands even offer solid flagships for less than SGD 500.
Get a good display size
If you want a one-hand-friendly phone, go for a phone with a 5.5-inch display size. Otherwise, get a handset with a bigger screen so you can watch your favorite movies, play mobile games or multitask with the split-screen mode. Also, smartphone companies these days are focused on ways to manufacture large-display phones that you can hold in one hand with ease, like the 5.7-inch LG G6.
Take note of the color quality and brightness
A 4K resolution display on smartphones definitely entices many buyers. But keep in mind that it’s more important to focus on the color quality and brightness over the resolution. This is because you will be using your phone outdoors, and the screen should be bright enough so you can see it clearly. The panel of the display is another essential aspect. It’s best to choose an AMOLED screen with high HDR that displays rich colors such as Samsung phones.
Don’t pay much attention to megapixels
Aside from the battery life, the camera is another essential smartphone feature. When looking at camera specs, don’t pay much attention to the megapixels, instead focus on more important features like the aperture, lens, and ISO. This is because the number of megapixels only provides details to an image when you zoom it in. So, better opt for a handset with a lower aperture, dual lenses, and high ISO.
Many mid-range phones today are equipped with decent processors, good enough to run demanding apps and games. However, if you want a better processor, say, for graphics-intensive mobile games, go for an Android handset with the latest Snapdragon chipset.
Go for a capacious battery life
Do settle for a handset that houses a battery capacity of over 3,000 mAh. It’s important that the smartphone has good battery life so you don't have to constantly charge your phone.