8 Tips to Choose Your Smartphone

8 Tips to Choose Your Smartphone

Contents

1. Smartphone screen: choosing it well

2. Choosing your smartphone according to input and navigation

3. Broadband to communicate your data

4. Synchronising your data

5. GPS on your smartphone

6. Multimedia functions: essential for choosing a smartphone

7. A powerful battery

8. The operating system

Choosing your smartphones

Smartphones offer more and more features, more or less essential. Here are the 8 key criteria to consider when choosing a smartphone.

1. Smartphone screen: choosing well

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A smartphone naturally has a larger screen than a simple mobile phone or a multimedia mobile phone. For better comfort, choose a screen that is large enough without becoming too bulky.

Most smartphones have a touch screen, which makes them easier and more pleasant to use.

But the display quality of the screen is also important. So choose a screen with the highest possible resolution (often referred to as an HD screen, as with televisions).

2. Choosing your smartphone based on input and navigation

Most smartphones have a touch screen, so input and navigation are simple with your fingers. However, it is possible to find 2 other types of input and navigation:

The stylus (for compatible touchscreens) allows fast navigation, but beware that it can be tricky to use when writing emails or messages.

For smartphones with a keyboard, navigation is often offered in a scroll wheel or mini-trackball.

The preferred input and navigation modes are, above all, a matter of taste. Choose the one you feel most comfortable with.

3. Broadband to communicate your data

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Smartphones are used for surfing the Internet, watching videos, listening to music and communicating data. The internet connection quality is crucial: you need a high-speed network to communicate a large amount of data.

To access the best broadband deals, choose a 4G or H+ compatible smartphone.

4. Synchronizing data

To reduce the risk of data loss, make sure your smartphone allows you to easily synchronize your data with the web, your computer or tablet. If you lose your device or it is stolen, you will be able to recover the data and encrypt your phone’s memory card.

5. GPS on your smartphone

A smartphone with built-in GPS will reduce the number of devices in your pocket. However, be sure to check which GPS tool is associated with your smartphone brand (Tom-Tom, Viamichelin, etc.) as they vary from one manufacturer to another.

6. Multimedia features: essential when choosing a smartphone

Smartphones have built-in cameras, video cameras, MP3 players, etc. However, the quality varies considerably from one model to another. Remember to check:

– the image capture resolution of the camera;

– whether or not it has a flash;

– the zoom capacity;

– audio and video formats supported;

– maximum resolution of the video sensor, etc.

7. A powerful battery

Battery life is a crucial factor when choosing a smartphone since surfing the Internet, playing videos or using the GPS for long periods are functions that consume a lot of energy. Please take a second look at this element before deciding: it is probably one of the most important!

8. The operating system

All smartphones are based on an OS (operating system). The main ones are:

– iOS;

– Android;

– Windows;

– Blackberry OS.

Each one has its specificities with paid or free applications. Do not hesitate to test smartphones with different OS and browse their application shops to define which environment suits you best, and remember to share your experience in the comments below.

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