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A Quick Guide to Buying a New Smartphone

The mobile phone market is one of the most saturated with a multitude of brands and manufacturers who are constantly renewing their catalogs of smartphones with continuous evolutions so to put a bit of order, go discarding outdated models and taking into account the latest additions. Therefore, in this article, you will discover some tips and tricks to choose your best smartphone according to your needs so you can squeeze the new smartphone hard as long as possible. For this it is important to pay attention to the following aspects:

Size and type of screen: it will be one of the main elements that should help us start discarding models. Currently, the screen size is more or less standardized around 5 inches. There will also be phones with screens under 5 inches although they are becoming less common. However, there are other aspects that we should keep in mind such as the screen resolution (qHD, HD, FHD, QHD or 4k), the type of panel (LCD vs. AMOLED), the brightness achieved (expressed in nits) or the different technologies used by each manufacturer to improve the result of the screens.

Power and performance: In daily use, the processor, RAM, and operating system will be the main responsible for the operation of the phone is more or less fluid and will be directly proportional to the demands we make. For WhatsApp, Facebook and some other basic application, we can settle for simpler processors, while if we want more applications and games, it is recommended to opt for processors of medium or high ranges. And if we also want them to be more efficient in energy consumption and processing speed, high-end ones will be the most suitable ones.

As for the operating system, iOS is one of the great advantages of the iPhone since it is tailored to the hardware; get excellent performance without having a hardware as powerful as we are accustomed in Android. Within Android, the experience can be very different since each manufacturer usually customizes it with an intermediate layer that sometimes is too heavy, affecting the fluidity, although brands have also learned from their mistakes and little by little they continue to fine tune with each version time closer to pure Android that is also prepared for faster updates. 

Internal memory: it will be one of the aspects that previously forces us to change phone so it is important to pay special attention because it will be essential to install or update applications and to work properly for longer. 

The camera: it is advisable to pay attention to the set of specifications that go beyond the megapixels if you want to obtain good results. Particularly important aspects are: having a larger aperture, a larger sensor size (better BSI, than CMOS and than CCD), a shorter focal length (the smaller, larger angular), a quality lens or have an optical stabilizer, focus speed, HDR, dual cameras etc.

Other features: In addition to the main factors, it is also convenient to pay attention to other specifications such as the 4G category, the availability of fast charge of the battery, reversible USB availability, the fingerprint reader, the water resistance, improved sound speaker and headphone, or designs to legit including preferred metal or plastic.

Once you have clarified the fundamental aspects to take into account to choose the mobile phone that best suits your needs, it is time to move on to compare mobile phones so that you can orient yourself according to different approaches that focus on ranges according to specifications if you already know what you want, according to price if you prefer to orient yourself between the best options in each price range or according to payment in installments if you prefer to pay monthly phones little by little as when the subsidies existed next to the different rates of the operators mobile.