Choosing a Phone According to Your Needs

Some people are concerned with finding a perfect phone when in reality nothing is perfect. Sure, you can try to evaluate a thing only based on its price or its performance, but this is seldom the full picture. What you can tell however, is what phone is perfect for a specific situation and this situation heavily depends on your needs. Here are some tips and tricks that we believe might help you find a phone that will match most (if not all) of your requirements.

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Now, this is a tricky part of choosing a perfect phone. On one hand, you may have limited funds or not be willing enough to pay too much for a phone. This however can be a problem. One way or another, you don’t buy a phone every day and it is likely that you will be stuck with the choice that you make for quite a long time. Be as it may, all of this is a reason more to be extremely careful when choosing the right phone. Take all the time you need but make sure that your final decision is the right one for you.

Make priorities with the features

Every phone, has its own set of features and you need to make priorities amongst them. Sometimes it is the size of the screen, sometimes the quality of the camera and sometimes the operative system. All of these features may be equally important for the general performance of your phone but not all of them are equally important to you. Because of this, unless you are ready to pay top dollar to get a completely flawless device, your safest bet would be to focus on the features that matter the most to you personally.

Screen sizes

When it comes to sizes the division is quite simple. There are three types. Large screens are those bigger than 5.3 inches, medium are considered those between 5 and 5.2 and the smallest ones are phones with screens from 4.5 to 4.9 inches. If what you are looking for in a phone is a large screen with powerful resolution you simply cannot go wrong with either Google Nexus 6 or Nokia Lumia 1520. However, if for practical reasons, you want to go with the smaller screen size, it would probably be the  bet to go with Motorola Moto E.



When it comes to performance in general, there are two most important things. First one is processor and the second one is camera. Your phones processor (CPU) is a factor that determines its performance. Not only does this settle how quickly your phone responds but also how well it manages to do several tasks at once. All in all, if what you want is a top notch processor go for Qualcomm Snapdragon, Apple A8 or even Samsung Exynos.


Choosing the phone with the right camera is extremely important but is in no way easy. Some people believe that all that matters is the number of megapixels, however nothing can be further from the truth. Quality camera will always outperform its cheaper counterpart even if the latter one has numerically stronger pixel count. Especially pay attention to the quality of the lens and whether or not it has an image processor. In short, this will ensure that there is no oversight on your part when it comes to buying a quality camera.

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Next, you need to think about the utility of your phone, or what it brings at the table. With this in mind, there are few things you need to be careful about. First one is the capacity of your battery. Next is mobile network and last but not the least whether or not it supports dual SIM. When it comes to this, although your options are quite wide, it is probably your safest bet to go with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos.

Operating system

Finally, one of the most important factors in choosing the right operating system. Three most prominent options are iOS, Android and Windows. If you are looking for customizability than Android is the most obvious choice however, if overall performance is what you are looking for you won’t go wrong with Windows or iOS as well.

In the end, we must stress once more that there are simply no right and wrong phones, only right or wrong phones for you. Finding a phone that has all that you need can be quite rare and this commodity is often worth paying for, even if it costs a bit more than you planned on spending, but you will be set for a longer time.

Marcus Jensen

Marcus is an Australian IT support professional. He’s running his own business, working with companies that outsource their IT maintenance. He often writes about technology, business and marketing and is a regular contributor on several sites.

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