27 Sep 2014

The Technicalities involved in buying a Touch Phone

Phone got old? Or did it just get boring?  If you are out to buy a new phone, Techist.net is here with a couple of suggestions and ideas.
First of all, the phone you want is ultimately decided by your tastes. However, there are a few common deciding points that everyone has to go through before personalizing the choice. The most important of these is the hardware and software support provided by the company.
Most companies like Samsung and LG provide software support only to their Flagships. The lower end models which are actually popular are not provided much support in terms of software updates. For example, take the really popular Galaxy Y – it was not provided an update to the next version of Android even though it was a huge success. This usually occurs in Android, as the updates are pushed to the company by Google who then give the updates in customized formats so as to increase the quality of the user experience.

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Also, if your phone screen happens to crack or there is some other defects relating to hardware, some companies usually do not cooperate in fixing it especially if it is in its warranty period. Also this might be the case for some companies, Motorola, Apple and Samsung offer quality services in this field.
The second factor in deciding a good phone is its pricing compared to its specifications. If you have finally found your dream phone in terms of specs, don’t buy it just yet!  Chances are that there are similar phones in the market that you might have missed. Take the Google Nexus 5 for example. If you are going to buy it, chances are that you have overlooked the OnePlus One and the Xiaomi MI3, which offer better specs in terms of the product that you were going to buy at nearly half the price! (although there is a tradeoff in terms of the UI with the Xiaomi MI3 which comes with the MIUI interface which is similar to that of Apple’s iOS)
The third factor is the kind of usage you subject your phone to and its durability on that matter – that is whether as a productive tool or for fun or as a basic phone. If build quality really matters to you, that is, the look and feel of that phone then you might want to consider the established brand Apple’s iPhone. If that does not suit your tastes, then you may want to look at Samsung’s Note 4 and the HTC One M8. The recent trend is to have a waterproof phone or even a water resistant phone. Sony’s Xperia Z, Z1, Z2 and Z3 will satisfy you on that matter. Even Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is IP67 certified, that is, it is water and dust resistant.


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If you want to use it solely for business purposes the Canadian tech giant BlackBerry’s phones might appeal to you since they were and have remained the best at managing and unifying your cluttered inboxes.
If you want a cheap phone that offers above average specs for unbelievably low prices, you might want to take a look at Motorola’s range of Android smartphones. The lower range of the Windows phones might also pique your interest.
If you want to use your phone to capture amazing moments and record them, then you might want to consider the Nokia Lumia 1020, the best in that field. Most of the flagships also offer high quality cameras on their phones, so you might want to take a look at them as well. An innovative way to take selfies is by rotating your cameras. Some Chinese manufacturers like Oppo and Gionee offer you that feature on some of their devices. 4K recording is available on most of the recent flagship releases including the Galaxy S5, the LG G3 and the Note 4.
OnePlus One, Moto X and the Xiaomi MI3, on the other hand are real value for money ventures, offering you high quality at ridiculously low prices.


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These options are just a few of the myriad offered to you by many companies. So it all boils down to your needs. What is it? Which ones will you buy?

This article was written by Vignesh Shankar, another admin at Techist.net, for queries please email him at vignesh@techist.net 

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