One of their major outburst and popularity is their low priced smartphones. Many people, my Dad included, friends, country people base their decisions on getting a mobile phone like Tecno, Infinix, Innjoo etc from advertisements. Just because it is labelled for N10,000 either on Konga, Jumia, Kaymu.
Choosing a mobile device isn’t just a matter of deciding whether you want an Android smartphone, Windows or an iPhone. Maybe what you really need is either a large tablet, small tablet, netbook or phone/tablet hybrid. Your choice will depend largely on what you need to do with the mobile device and where you’ll be using it.
The following are necessary to be considered before buying a smartphone:
How portable it should be : Some people will prefer big screen phones while other like small screen phones.
Touchscreen or Keyboard : Nowadays, Android, and iOS power only touchscreen phones, there may be a decision of preferring to buy phones that are only keyboard like Nokia java phones, blackberry OS 7,6,5 or even recent blackberry 10 builds(z10,Q5,Q10). Some people will tell you that “I don’t like these touchscreen phones, if the screen breaks i will just sell the phone and buy touch light phones”.
Battery life : Some people will always complain about their battery life. I could remember at the time of blackberry OS 5,6,7 their users were like charge everywhere you go. Power banks have now be a sort of saviour to smartphone users. Thanks to the Chinese market for this wonderful alternative to electric power.
Therefore, you consider which phone will take you depending on the activities you involve yourself with your phone. Although, you wouldn’t expect your battery to last upto 24hours. If you really wish for that, then consider Nokia touch light phones or Power bank with atleast 10,000mAh.
Budget : This is really the trending force that compels people to buying phone urgently. Nigerians wouldn’t like to waste their money on buying high end phones like Samsung galaxies, Iphones, Ipad, HTC, LG whereas Tecno, iTel, Infinix sells at a very low price with the same functionality.
Camera quality : For those that like pictures like i do, camera outputs are really of consideration. Camera360 really save users of low end phones. You don’t need to compare a Mediatek camera output with that of Snapdragon of Samsung galaxies, HTC or Iphones.
Network type 2G/3G/4G : 3G/4G are widely used network type. 2G was among the earlier network type in earlier smartphones.
Durability : Always acquire a warranty for your dream phone
Other advanced considerations are:
RAM: 512 MB should be sufficient, but if you are going to play games and do a lot of graphics oriented stuff, try to get higher.