One of the most common questions that comes to our mind while buying a new mobile is, Which phone should I buy? Actually, there is no such thing like the “best” mobile ever. However, your mobile should match your main interests and preferences. In this guide, we will help you choose the mobile phone that best suits you.
The first thing regarding the process of choice is to define your requirements. What are the features that you need to use most? Do you care more about doing basic calls only or you need to browse the Internet frequently? Do you need to have a battery that lasts long or you need high-performance processing more? Defining your priorities makes about 70% of the decision process.
One of the factors that has a great impact on the mobile phone is the processor. If you need high performance, you’d choose a mobile with high operating frequency and complex architecture. However, processors running at high performance, consume a lot of power and hence reduce battery life. On the other hand, if processors run at low performance, they go easy on batteries. To make a balance between performance and power, ARM has announced a processor architecture called “big.LITTLE architecture”. The architecture makes use of both high-performance and low-performance cores. Apps that need high-performance use the bigger cores while apps that don’t need high-performance power should make use of the LITTLE cores and save power. Most modern Smartphones make use of this architecture.
Screen size and type are very important factors. If you prefer large screens, you should pick a phone with 5.5 inch screen or more. Many phones with large screens are available in the market such as the Google Nexus 6 and Apple’s iPhone 6 plus with 6 inch screen. If you don’t like having such a large screen size, you may want to have a phone with 5 inch screen such as Motorola “Moto G” and “Samsung Galaxy S6”. You may also want to have smaller screen sizes with 4.7 inch display such as Google Nexus 5.
Mobile phones come with a wide range of battery capacities. However, battery capacity is not the only factor that controls the battery lifetime. For example, you may have a battery with high capacity, but the phone includes many power-consuming features (such as a large screen) that makes a mobile with 4,000 mAh battery and 6 inch screen be up for the same time as a 2,500 mAh battery with 4.7 inch screen phone. So, manufacturers define battery life in terms of standby time, talk time and so on.
Camera quality is a very important factor for people who want to take photos all the time. And with the rise of the “Selfie” thing, manufacturers are paying more attention to the front camera as well as the back camera. One important thing to bear in mind that the number of Megapixels is not the only measure of the camera quality. You can find a camera with 15 Megapixels, which is of a better quality than a 20 Megapixels camera. Sensor type, focal length and other technical stuff define the quality of the camera. If you don’t want to get very detailed in technical stuff, you can always read users’ reviews about the phone you’re inspecting and see what people say about the quality of the camera. So, never be fooled by the number of Megapixels.
Source by Khaled Attia