This is a guest post. I figured it would help if you, like me, find it tasking to make a choice when it comes to phones. I remember my mom bought me a Samsung Galexy (Yes, Galexy. This is not a typo *tears*) S4 phone earlier in the year. I wanted to cry. I'll talk about it in my next post. I'll even post pictures loool. Enjoy the post.
Considering what give the men in your life as a gift? If you're thinking ties, handkerchiefs and shirts boring, why not go for gold and give him a smartphone if you can afford it? You know he deserves it. But before you run off to your nearest store, take time to review your options. Mobile phones have come a long way over the years and with manufacturers constantly inventing new features, the choice of which phone to purchase can be a bit confusing. Here are a few things to consider before buying a smartphone.
Android, iOS and Windows Phone seem to be the most popular options. You can make your choice of operating system based on what's most important to you, or in this case, your the recipient - versatility, user-friendliness, security and customization.
In this day and age of selfie, there is a lot to consider. While most smartphones come equipped with cameras capable of taking 8 megapixel pictures, these days, also take account of resolution, optical zoom, shutter speed, ISO and other capturing settings and features.
When it comes to physical appearance, more and more people lean towards the thin and sleek design. Don't just consider the form factor, though, think about the screen size, weight, keyboard, Retina display, and portability.
It's important to consider the phone's compatibility to apps. Apps are programs that perform different functions. Almost all smartphones have the ability to support applications. Health monitor, GPS device, scanner, TV and video apps, digital wallet, and mobile hotspot are just some of the popular ones you can install on your smartphone.
Smartphones, with all the amazing things you can do with it, are like mini computers. Of course, you'd want to get one with a long battery life. But you might also want to consider the option of replacing the battery when you're unable to charge up. Some phones have built-in batteries that you can't remove for example. So if you require a lot more power, go with one that has a replaceable battery.
Most smartphones carry an option of 2GB to 64GB built-in memory. If you think you would need more storage space, consider buying a phone that supports memory cards.
Since smartphones are portable gadgets, you should take connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile hotspot) into consideration.
Most major phone companies now offer smartphone plans that fit every budget. There are a wide variety of models and features to choose from. But I guess what it will all come down to is the price you are willing to pay. You don't want to spend a lot but you don't want to miss out on important features for a small price difference either. It's best to take the time to research and consider all your options so you can make an informed decision.
A frugal living enthusiast, wife and mother, Sage Harman runs http://www.no-contract-plans.com, a site dedicated to providing free information to consumers trying to find viable no-contract phone and internet plans.