It’s 2019 and choosing a smartphone has become difficult as there are too many options available in the market.
A new name adds to the list of phone manufacturers in India every day. It leads to the rise of mass competition. To stay ahead, each brand offers something innovative; these features either interest consumers and become a hit, or fail to impress and remain unspoken forever.
For example, the HTC One M8, launched back in March 2014, was the first device to feature fast charging capabilities that became an instant hit. On the other hand, the BlackBerry KEYone, released in April 2017, failed to stimulate the masses with its touchscreen/keypad combo.
Hence, the success of a new feature depends on how useful it proves to be for consumers. So, it is recommended to compare devices from multiple brands before buying one. If you choose to buy a smartphone that is costly, you can get a more viable buying option on the EMI Network of Bajaj Finserv. Here, you can buy the device of your choice at easy or No Cost EMIs and avail the benefits of minimal or zero processing fees and down payments.
However, before heading over there, take a look at the 10 things you should consider before buying a smartphone:
- Display type and size
Generally, mobile phones come with two types of displays – AMOLED and LCD. Some other variants also exist; however, these two are the most popular ones. AMOLED display offers more color saturation and brightness compared to LCDs. However, the former also consumes more power than the latter.
In 2018, displays that cross the 6-inch mark are no longer applicable to high-end devices. So, the minimal size that one should consider would be 5.5-inch.
Also, the display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection will not get scratched or damaged.
- Operating system
Android has already released 4 previews of the next operating system “P” which may arrive in the market very soon. As of now, the latest available Android version is Oreo and customers should go for the same.
With an Apple smartphone, one can easily update to the latest version at any time.
- RAM and internal storage
A budget smartphone in 2019 commonly come with 4 GB RAM; so, opting for devices having more than 3 GB RAM can be the best bet.
- Internal storage
Mobile phones with more than 32 GB of internal storage (preferably 64 GB) will deliver the most benefit.
Dual back cameras have become a hype today; however, many consider them to be pointless. Features to look out for in a camera include a manual mode, optical image stabilization, and live filters.
However, the lower the aperture or the f-number, the better quality photo (even in low-light conditions) a camera can capture.
The minimum battery size one needs to consider is 3000 mAh. Few budget smartphones can come with a 4000 mAh battery too.
The majority of Android smartphones come with Qualcomm or MediaTek processors. Both of these perform exceptionally; however, one should consider the amount of RAM available to provide ample support to the processor.
Mobile phones either have a plastic or a metal body; some also have a glass body. Opting for a metal one can make it sustain damages from drops and ensure its longevity. Smartphones that have wireless charging come with a glass body.
Some smartphones are IP67 or 68 certified which make them resistant to water and dust.
- USB port
The majority of smartphones come with micro-USB, but USB Type-C is also picking up rapidly. Users prefer USB Type-C more as it is reversible and can be plugged in any way.
- Fast charging
As mentioned in the beginning, fast charging has become one of the widely favored features which one should include in one’s checklist before buying a device.
Ensuring a smartphone has all these features will help a user avail the best option. If price becomes an issue, then Bajaj Finserv can come to the rescue with their EMI financing. They also provide pre-approved offers on EMI product financing, apart from personal loans, business loans, home loans, and other financial products and services.
Pre-approved offers make the process of availing finance less complicated, time saving and quick. By providing a few necessary details, you can check out your pre-approved offer.