7 Tips for Buying Your New Smartphone

Written by on December 2, 2011 in Uncategorized - 1 Comment
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As you select your new smartphone, you want to be sure that you make the best choice possible. Many cellphone companies lock you into contracts of up to two years, so you want to be sure that the new smartphone you choose is the one that is really best for you.
When it comes to smartphones, there are truly a lot of options to choose from. First you have to decide if you want a contract or prepaid. Then you have to pick a carrier. After that, you finally get to choose the new smartphone that is right for you.
The following 10 tips should help you do just that. While for you there may be more things you need to consider before you make your purchase, these should be a good start.

1.) Buy an Android!

Android-powered smartphones provide you with the most flexibility and possibilities for customization. Android phones let you set your phone up to best fit your individual wants and needs, and there are many more models available than phones running competitor’s operating systems, so you can get something that fits your needs and your budget.

2.) Get the most recent OS.

Different versions of the Android operating system come on different phones. To make sure that you can get the most life out of your phone, get one that is preloaded with the newest OS version you can get. As some phones have operating systems that you may not be able to update, you don’t want to be left in the dust.

3.) Get an Android with 4G LTE capability…

if you plan on heavily using smartphone features like video chat, streaming media and mobile web browsing. This technology may not yet be in your area, or even on your network, but when it comes to you, you will be in love with the extra speed you experience.

4.) Compare smartphones.

Figure out what is important to you in a phone and go from there. Decide what phone features are needs and which would be a bonus. Often a cool feature that is solidly in the want category sways buyers to pick out a phone that doesn’t really meet any of their needs.

5.) Compare prices.

Smartphones have different costs across carriers, especially once discounts for signing contracts have been taken off. They also sometimes have different prices if you buy online or in store. Many service providers offer online only specials and pricing, and you could save big bucks by shopping at home.

6.) Try them out.

Even if you love to shop online, going to local stores to actually see these phones in person will make all the difference in the world. A really big screen that looks really awesome online may not be so great once you realize it is so big that it is hard for you to hold. This doesn’t mean that you need to buy in store and lose out on some online only special. Just try there and buy when you get home.

7.) Don’t rush.

If you are in a hurry to get a phone, the odds are good that you may not end up with the exact phone you need or want. You could also end up spending way too much money. Buying a smartphone doesn’t need weeks of consideration, or even days, but it should warrant a little thought. Before you start spending your hard earned money on a device, take the time to go through the other six steps to determine which smartphone is truly the one for you.
This article is written by Kevin Moor, who also writes for speedmycomputer.net, a site emphasizing on how to speed up computer.

About the Author

Caleb is an 18 year old student from England. He bought an Android mobile over a year ago and has been a self confessed Android fan ever since. Caleb is passionate about helping people to make the most of their Android.

One Comment on "7 Tips for Buying Your New Smartphone"

  1. Raj December 22, 2011 at 6:13 pm · Reply

    Useful Tips for new Smartphone Buyers

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