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With smartphones being the buzzword these days, the range and variety of these handsets in today’s market are multifold.

Available in a plethora of configurations and price ranges, these devices meet the requirements of almost any person across the globe. Samsung, Microsoft, Apple, Blackberry and LG are some key players in today’s smartphone market. While having a gamut of choices is a good thing, it can make answering the simple question “Which smartphone is the right choice for me?” quite complicated. However, if you make an individual analysis of various parameters involved in the making of a smartphone, it may be easy for you to find an answer to this question. To help you get started, we present in this article a few parameters worth analyzing.

Operating System

Most smartphones run on Android, Windows or iOS. It is worth noting that iOS is Apple’s trademark and restricted to only the manufacturer’s smartphones and tablets. Similarly, Blackberry features its own operating system. Often, Android is the first to receive updates for apps in its app store followed by iOS. Although not as fast as these two operating systems, Windows is also gaining popularity and things are expected to speed up with Windows 10 being made available on smartphones. Interestingly, of late, some Android smartphone manufacturers like XOLO and HTC have started bringing out Windows smartphones. However when an update is available for Android, it could take some time for you to be install this update on your smartphone.

Screen



There are three important aspects to be considered if you want to take a smartphone buying decision based on the screen. First, are you looking for a screen that is less prone to scratches? This can be a good thing to ponder about if you are skeptical of your smartphone screen getting affected when it comes in contact with other objects in your pocket or a bag. The second factor is the screen size. If you are planning to use your smartphone for the same purpose as an ordinary mobile phone, then an average screen size would be enough. However if gaming, reading, and surfing are among your primary interests, then consider a smartphone with a large screen. Third, decide how important screen clarity is important to you. If you want really good displays, then you could consider opting for a screen with as high pixel resolution and pixel density as possible.

Size and Weight

By and large, these parameters are determined by the screen size and the body material of the smartphone. Smartphones with big screens and metal bodies tend to be heavier and larger than their counterparts with smaller and plastic or polycarbonate bodies. Looking for a device that is easy to hold in your hand or pocket? Then we suggest that you narrow your choice to taking a smartphone from the second category. These smartphones are also usually cheaper.

Purpose of Use

This factor needs some in depth homework to be done to the question ‘What exactly do I need a smartphone for?’. This can give you the answer to many questions as to where you would use your handset – office or home; how long you will use it in a day; whether you will use it like an ordinary cell phone or do you expect your gadget to do much more; and what kind of stuff will you store in your device. These are just a few pointers for you to get started with deciding why you need a smartphone.

Processor

Check out the processor and other hardware configuration in various smartphones. Higher the RAM and better the processor, the more are the chances of your smartphone featuring faster performance. Clocking speed of the processor also plays a key role to a certain extent. In short, better the configuration, the smartphone will render seamless and smoother performance.

Demo

This can prove to be very essential in making your choice. Hold the smartphone in your hand for some time, and try to figure out its look and feel. Are you able to operate the keys quite comfortably? Does the smartphone look nice in your hand? If the answer to these questions is YES for more than one smartphone model, then request for a demo on how the smartphone works. This is vital in deciding if you find operating the smartphone quite complicated or easily manageable.

Battery

Most smartphones on an average can be used without interruption for a day to a day and a half on full charge. Some smartphones operate for a slightly longer duration. If you plan to use your handset for a long period of time, you may want to check out the battery life of quite a few smartphones before taking your pick.

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