Best of All in All Smart Phone Selection Guide
Happy new year folks ,Jut I want to know “What is your next mobile phone ? “(you may share at comments section with reasons ) , If I am the buyer how do I make my next selection ,some thoughts are listed here ,but I hope this will help to a lot of power users who like hi-end mobile phones
1) What is the input method you prefer ? Full QWERTY or Touch or Both .
For me I love QWERTY key board as well touch in some cases , better to go for phones with QWERTY and Touch combined like N97 or E7 (Wait ,..I am not recommending this phones ,only examples )
But you can choose a full touch phone (like Apple 4 G or Nokia N8) if you are not much worried about the hardware key board.
2) Screen Size :
I prefer the biggest always for multimedia and games it is good.Currently screen sizes are available form 3.2 inches’ to 4 inches and above.Nokia N8 is available in 3.5 inches and upcoming E7 will have a 4 inch screen. Samsung and HTC always have a big range of big screen touch phones.
3)Multi Touch Screen Technology
You might have heard about “pinch to zoom” (using two fingers to zoom out and zoom in the images,pages in the phone ), it became famous with Apple I-phones and now lot of manufacturers including Nokia offer this types of screens. Make sure that your phone screen is a multi touch capable device ,so that you can enjoy the technology like “Pinch to Zoom” and play lot of innovative games.
4.1)Mega Pixels of a phone
A 5 Mega Pixel Camera is more than enough for a personal photography ,but as competition grows the manufacturers introduces more and more mega pixels cams in vain ,the minimum can be 8 mega pixel as per the current trend(2011 1st Quarter ). Mega Pixel denotes the printable size of the image captured . for a 4×6 inch print you need a 1.3 Mega Pix cam ,so imagine if you want to print a poster in your wall only you have to worry much about the mega pix.But fore some good reason I suggest a minimum of 5 MPX cam in you phone.
4.2)Flash type of the phones
Xenon is the better type of flash than led flash lights,but check the results in dark and indoor shooting as there are lot of factors play role in good image output ,not only the flash.
4.3)Auto Focus /Fixed Focus
Definitely go for an autofocus camera ,a full focus camera or fixed focus camera cannot take close up shots (macro shots) you may read the following previous posts of Symbiandreams for more info
- Does auto focus or fixed focus matter ? E7 Vs N8 some insights
- E7 Camera The Fixed Focus , I may don’t buy it !
- Fixed Focus Cam on E7,C7 etc : Nokia Explains : “ It is different “
You need Bluetooth ,Wi-Fi,(infra red no more in new models) to share data ,access internet wirelessly (as there are lot of free internet access points available everywhere )
If you are a heavy user of applications ,it is wise to choose a phone with the operating system ,which has a wider choice of applications and good application store available for .In case of Symbian OS go for a Symbian^3 (the latest Symbian OS )and if you go for Android better to choose a phone with Android 2.2 froyo ,if it is a windows phone go for Windows 7 Phone.
7)Hardware : RAM and Processor
If it is a Symbian-Nokia phone definitely go for phone with higher RAM (minimum 256 MB ) Processing power can be above 600++ MHZ. But there are phones from Samsung and HTC with above 1 GHZ processor and 512 MB RAMs ,but please note ,that Symbian Operating system runs better with minimum hardware requirements As Android and other OS requires more hardware specs to run.
8)Display Technology of your phone screen
Minimum ALOMED((Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode ) or equal technology to make sure that your display is viewable enough even in sunlight conditions . I don’t worry much about this
factor and this is the least priority in our list.
9)Budget for your phone
You can find a Sim Free – mobile phone with all the hi specs above for not more than USD 550 (Original Price from the manufacturer before taxes )But you can get lower prices when buy via mobile phone plans
Speakers of the phone are not important ,as you don’t play it for the public event.Check the sound quality using the headsets and find it by your self.
What is your opinion (and tell us what phone meets the overall standards from the market currently –1s Quarter of 2011)
Ok now it is your turn ,tell us what phone do you like to buy ,and what phone not to buy with reasons and your assumptions.
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