Guide To Buying A Smartphone


A smartphone can be an individuals best friend at home, work, and almost anywhere these days. Our smartphones help us communicate and connect with others while also allowing us to have some fun. The best fun can be had when a person knows that they have a perfect smartphone for themselves. We’ve created a guide which should help you decide how to purchase a smartphone that provides you with an excellent and rich experience.


Smartphones in today’s world have so many different styles. Each person also has a different preference of style. Smartphones have various designs, material choices, and color options. A user needs to pick the style that fits them best. Some people like to pick a smartphone that matches their personality. Others like a classical design such as a smartphone constructed out of glass. Some buyers of smartphones may even like a more complex design of a smartphone such as a device that features replaceable backs and numerous ports.

A consumer should also consider their daily environment when looking at the design of a smartphone. Some smartphones are thin and elegant, but cannot survive harsh conditions where damage could be caused. Other smartphones can take damage, but might be too thick and bulky. Some people have careers in nature where water could become a threat to a smartphone. A user might even want to invest in a device that looks a certain way and also comes with an ingress protection (IP) rating.

Some users may not care so much about a design and may just purchase a case for their smartphone. A consumer should look into cases that fit onto their smartphones without any issues or problems. Case makers today are even working on transparent cases and covers that are durable and still show the beauty of a smartphone.


Specifications matter to some users while others don’t really mind what technologies power their handset. Specifications include screen size and resolution, processors and chipsets, RAM, storage options, camera quality, IP ratings, battery capacity, and so much more. Some individuals need a smartphone that provides a great multimedia consumption experience while others may want a smartphone that comes with a long lasting battery.

There are tiers or different types of smartphones. Low end, midrange, and high end or flagship are the tiers or types of smartphones. Low end devices normally provide specifications that can only handle day to day tasks. Midrange handsets can perform day to day tasks and may also be able to handle a few more challenges. High end or flagship smartphones typically offer the best specifications possible to throw into a mobile device.

Specifications make a difference in how well the smartphone runs and appeals to it’s owner. A low end device may not appeal to someone as a flagship smartphone would. A low end device provides a user with a decent experience while a high end smartphone might create some wow moments.


A smartphone delivers experiences to consumers through the software it runs. Apple’s iOs, Google’s Android, and Microsoft’s Windows dominate smartphone screens today. Some mobile operating systems are simple and do not allow users to make customizations such as Apple’s iOs and Microsoft’s Windows. Other operating systems such as Android allows tons of customizations to be made by the user.

A user may pick a mobile operating system for it’s simplicity or complexity. A user should pick a mobile operating system that fits their needs best. Some mobile operating systems provide more applications than others. The user must pick between simple and complex when choosing between mobile operating systems.

Carrier Support / Travel Needs & Requirements

A smartphone can be purchased unlocked or from a carrier. Smartphones that are purchased from a carrier shouldn’t have difficulty connecting to the mobile operator’s network. A user must be careful if they bring an unlocked smartphone to a carrier. Different smartphones support different bands. A user must make sure that their smartphone supports their carrier’s bands.

An individual might travel a lot. Some smartphones now offer dual SIM slots allowing for an easier travel journey with a mobile handset. A user may want to find a dual SIM variant of their choice of smartphone if intending to travel frequently.


Smartphones have many different prices. A low end smartphone is normally less expensive than a flagship device. Specifications can sometimes increase the price of a smartphone. A low end smartphone might appeal to someone on a budget while a flagship handset may appeal to someone willing to pay a premium price. Carriers can sometimes bring the price of a smartphone down a bit. A manufacturer typically sells their product with a premium price tag. Third party retailers may also decrease the price of a smartphone. There are many different price tags for smartphones and the consumer must pick the best option for their situation.


An individual must consider many things when purchasing a smartphone. The information above is just some of what a consumer must consider when purchasing a smartphone. An individual should purchase the smartphone that is best for them and their daily needs.


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