Buyer’s Guide To Mobile Phones

There are many different models of mobile phones on the market. There are camera phones and smartphones, social phones and camera phones, Android or iOS mobiles. Choosing the right phone not only ensures that you are able to benefit from all the features you need but that you have a mobile phone you are happy with. In the same way that there are many phones there are many types of phone user too, from the caller and texter to the socialite to the happy snapper.

Smartphone or Feature Phone

Whereas feature phones have limited access to the Internet and applications, a smartphone will typically offer unrestricted web browsing and offer access to a multitude of apps. If you have poor quality Internet access, are on a tight budget, or you have no need for apps and access then a smartphone may be the more affordable and beneficial of mobile phones.

Form and Size

Candy bars, clam shells, sliders, and touch screens. The type of phone and the features that it has will determine, to some extent, the form and size that your phone takes. Modern trends tend to lean towards bigger phones, rather than smaller. Mobiles like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One have massive screens that are 5 inches or bigger and provide high quality viewing and convenient use.

Operating Systems

Google offers Android and Apple has iOS; this is the biggest choice in operating systems but you can also consider Windows Phone, Blackberry OS, and there is even the Sailfish system available on at least one model of mobile phone. The Apple and Google operating systems have access to the biggest range of apps and they are the ones that developers tend to concentrate on. They will also enjoy the most updates.

Keyboard or Touchscreen

Touchscreen is one of the biggest advances in the mobile phone market. It literally changed the way phones are designed and even the way in which we use mobile phones. However, not everybody appreciates the technology. QWERTY keyboards, which are championed by Blackberry in models like the Blackberry Bold 9900 but you should check whether you are comfortable with a small keyboard.

Processor and Memory

It isn’t necessary to know the exact details of the processor but know that the more expensive phones tend to have the better, faster, and more powerful processors. As well as single core phones, there are double, quadruple, and even those with eight cores. Typical processors can range from 500MHz to 2GHz.

Battery Life

Battery life is one critical element that should be considered vital when choosing in different mobile phones. The more you use your phone, and the more advanced the ways in which you use it, the bigger the battery you will need. Consider talk time and 4G time as well as standby time.


If you are looking for a smartphone on which you want to watch films and enjoy the latest games then you need a good screen. HD quality is available and there are a select few mobile phones like the LG Optimus 3D that even offer 3D viewing. Choose the resolution, screen size, and technology that best suits the way you will use your new smartphone or feature phone.

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