If this is your first time to buy an Android phone then I congratulate you on your decision. The Android platform is one of the best there is today with different models catering to different people. The sheer vastness of choices available in the market however may make it difficult for newcomers to make a choice and may often lead to people buying the wrong model for their needs. In this article we will be guiding you on what things you should consider before making the purchase.
The first thing to consider is to know what the primary purpose of your Android phone will be. Are you going to use it mostly to make calls and send messages? Will you be using it to play games and watch videos? Or will you be taking great photos with it? By knowing what your phone will be mostly used for you can then decide to choose on a specific model. If you are going to use it as a multimedia center such as for playing games and watching videos you might want to check out some of the high end devices. If you are going to use it only for calls and text messages then you’re going to do fine with budget models.
One of the first things that will catch your attention on any Android phone is its display. Phones with big displays are usually easy on the eyes since the text is much clearer. The higher the resolution of the display the better it is at rendering photos. You will want a higher resolution phone if you are into gaming.
Generally speaking the higher the capacity of the battery the longer the battery life will be. There are various factors however that changes this such as the display size, type of processor used and the way you use your phone. The bigger the display the more power it needs. The same is true with multi core processors. Constantly going online using Wi-Fi or your network data will also drain your battery quickly. If you are looking for a phone with an excellent battery life then you might want to consider one that uses at least 2000 mAh of battery.
The Android operating system is constantly being updated. If you really want to have the latest Android OS on your phone then you might want to get a Nexus phone from Google which always gets to be the first to get the latest update.
This is where your personal tastes come in. Are you looking for a 3G phone or do you want one that supports 4G LTE? Is a 5 megapixel camera right for you or would you rather go for one that has an 8 megapixel or even 12 megapixel camera. Some of the features people consider before buying an Android device are
- Processor type
- Expandable memory
- Removable battery
- Amount of RAM
- Front facing camera