Smartphones were invented to our make lives a lot easier. This little hand-held device helps us to manage our e-mails, find directions for us, click pictures, play media files like mp3 and do basically whatever a computer can do in general. Ironically enough, choosing the correct version of this gadget is far from ‘simple’. There are literally too many choices for the consumer to choose from, which leads to confusion and ultimately, a wrong choice. It is important to choose well while buying a smart-phone; primarily because, it is expensive. Besides, if a wrong choice is made, you might end up getting stuck with an expensive phone.
There are so many questions that need answering while buying a smart-phone: Which OS to opt for? Which features can be omitted and which ones are essential? It is worth your time to do a proper research to know what you need, can get and for how much, before making the purchase. This article will help you in narrowing down your options and in identifying what you need as far as phones are concerned.
Do you even need a smart-phone?
Other than acting as a status symbol or competing with friends/neighbors/colleagues, would your smart-phone be performing the tasks that are unique to it? This is perhaps the first question you, as a prospective smart-phone user should ask yourself. If you are looking for no other function from a cell-phone than making calls, occasional text messaging and listening to music; buying a smart-phone is redundant. Otherwise, if your job requires you to respond to and monitor emails at a moment’s notice or feel it is important for you to keep up with your friend’s latest tweets, Facebook updates and such – a smart-phone might be a good choice for you.
Setting a budget
Your budget should not only just take the cost of the desired smart-phone into consideration, but also the cost of its competitors. Due to extreme competition, cell-phone companies often offer discounts which would bring down the price of a smart-phone from its normal market price. Therefore you need to cross examine the various brands and the discounts that they are offering to avail the best offer.
Choosing the right O.S
A lot of people consider that choosing from a group of smart-phones is really a choice between the different Operating Systems (OS). The most common OS are Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS, Microsoft’s Windows mobile and Research in motion’s Blackberry OS. While choosing OS, all you need to consider is the kind of functionality you are looking for. If sending mails and browsing the web is all that you want to do, Blackberry OS works just fine. For the app maniac, Apple’s iOS is the best option because of the Apple app store, which is the largest in the world. Google’s Android is catching up to Apple, and it also gives you the added advantage of being available to a wider range of phones than any other OS. Microsoft’s Windows mobile is the obvious choice if you wish to get a lot of work done on your phone.
September 8, 2012 at 3:38 am
A technological fix to combat distracted driving is the goal of several applications and cellphone service providers, but figuring out a way to keep people from texting while driving or otherwise operating their smartphones may prove difficult. Fundamentally, these phone-blocking mechanisms ask that you pay to deny yourself use of your smartphone.
September 10, 2012 at 8:47 am
No doubt smartphones made life easier but for those who need this, most of the youngsters are keeping smartphones just as status symbol rahter they even don’t know what is the main purpose of window mobile or how they can take advantage of it.
September 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm
Smart Phones have made the life easy and it has brought revolution in the online business. Now you can check your mails through smart phones.There are lot of other advantages of smart phones.
September 12, 2012 at 7:03 am
These days smart phones are full computer and you can do your work while you are flying in the air plane. Today internet services are also available in the air plane.