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What To Consider When Purchasing A Smart Phone

As the world goes more digital modern devices continue to evolve with various specifications. Some are original and strong devices while others are fake devices that will make one regret as to why he or she purchased such a device.

Today we take a look at smart phones that are being sold from all corners of the country ranging from roadside sellers, walkers, small sized shops, company shops and others. These phones come in different brands like; Samsung, iPhone, Itel, Tecno, Nokia, Infinix, HTC and a bunch of others.

Many of these gadgets are attractive by design, specification and color code however the functionality and durability becomes their weak point. We take a look at the key factors you should look at when choosing a smart phone.

Brand: Most people tend to ignore this aspect when going for a new device, but its key as this helps to identify which devices have taken long in the market. Bremix and Infinix have better phones but can we rate them to Tecno and Nokia of course not. Some phones come with enticing names just to get hook of our dime and that’s all.

Camera: Most users now desire to take photos on their own hence reducing the duty of camera men intact we are heading to the extinction of these brothers and sisters especially with the introduction of drones. The clarity of pictures differ from phone to phone basing on the camera resolution, actually this resolution is measured in megapixels. The higher the number of megapixels the much more clear the image. You will always find this at the cover of your device like Tecno has 24mps this sounds nice.

Battery: With the current rates of power flactuation and the bulkiness of power banks we need devices that can store power for a longer period of time. Smart phone power ratings are indicated with mAH. We need to identify the best rating here taking comparison. Nokia phones have up to 2500mAH while Samsung has up to 3000MaH. Tecno and Itel models on the other hand have up to 5050MaH while Octel has up to 6000mAH. The higher the size of MaH the stronger the battery. But don’t forget the battery consumption of your phone also depends on the kind of usage. For example using a phone on the internet takes more power.

RAM: Most phones have upto 1GB of memory but of recent developments some gadgets have gone as high as 4gb of memory in smart phones notably the Samsung galaxy S9plus. This makes it much more faster and enjoyable to use compared to the one of 512MB of RAM. So next consider this aspect.
Storage capacity: We always need to store many pictures in our day today activities but we get limited with storage at times even getting this external storage devices hurts as many are duplicate type which actually can’t help.

Storage capacity: Most smart phones have storage capacities ranging from 4gb, 8gb, 16gb, 32gb and 64gb this happens to be the capacity of my device, it allows me to store many photos, videos, songs and other items. With a supported SD memory card of 64gb I find it so great using my device as I have enough space. But never risk high storage gadgets if your pocket can’t match them.

Price: Let’s compare prices from different shops before making a purchase, taking a look buying a phone online looks more expensive than heading to a shop downtown. The costs for shipping and delivery are all counted as compared to a physical purchase.

Purpose: The purpose of the phone: some persons buy phones for design and show while others do it for purpose. If you are interested in social media, basically internet services better to go for a smart phone with better specifications while those who actually prefer making calls can go for a simple device.

Network coverage: Do you consider where you cone from in terms of network some smart phones are 2G enabled while others allow upto 4G. In a place that doesn’t support 4G network signal what do we need, which kind of phone works best though they say 4G phones pull network and makes it stronger, True or False we reserve this for another day.

Other factors may differ from user to user, but for now let’s end there.


The author is an ICT Instructor at Morulem Girls’ Secondary School in Abim District Karamoja.

This post was last modified on February 11, 2019 6:47 pm

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