With Diwali coming to near and if you wanted to k now on what are the mantras for buying the best smartphones, then we will guide you so that you can buy the best possible smartphone at an affordable price. So, let’s proceed to the Smartphone tablet buying guide. Though we will be covering all the latest from the World of Android.
1. How is the long-term support?
People often investigate how old a device is before they get a new one, because they don’t want something old. This is problematic for a number of reasons. Firstly, there are devices that are years old that can still outperform some of today’s bunch. In this instance, age just isn’t a perfect signifier of quality.
Specs aren’t everything either. Specs are often misleading. The most crucial reason to check out when the phone was first released is because it gives an indication of how many updates it will receive. The Android rule-of-thumb is currently around 24 months of updates.
This means that if you buy a phone that’s already 12 months old, you might miss out on any later Android goodness that is released after the two-year threshold.
2. The storage
Most Android phones come with a limited amount of internal storage (think anything from 4 to 16GB) but also support microSD cards. Now, about 30 to 40% of that internal storage is inaccessible and used up by the system, the interface etc. This means that in a 4GB Android phone, in the best case, you’ll have access to about 2.8GB.
This becomes a serious problem if you’re planning to install a lot of heavy apps or games on any Android phone that comes with Ice Cream Sandwich or newer. The apps necessarily install themselves on the internal storage and even if your phone (or an app) allows you to ‘move’ the apps to the SD card, it will only move a minor portion of the data. For e.g. in the case of the game Asphalt 8: Airborne, that takes up 1.2GB, an inconsequential 65MB gets moved to the SD card. As a result, if you bought a 4GB Android phone, you won’t be able to install Real Racing 3 (1.8 GB with all assets downloaded) and Asphalt 8 at the same time.
The processor is the most important feature to consider when buying an Android tablet. For consumers who intend to use their tablets primarily for gaming, a slow processor can ruin their gaming experience. In addition, steaming HD videos with a slow or weak processor causes lags in the streaming, negatively impacting the user’s ability to view them properly. Even if consumers do not plan on viewing videos or playing games, they should choose an Android tablet with a processor that is strong and fast enough to allow for multitasking and running various applications simultaneously.
4. The Battery Life
Forget about what manufacturers have to say about the battery life of their devices, and forget about device battery capacity (I bet you never thought you’d read that on a smartphone website).
If you want to buy a new phone and are worried about battery life, I would strongly urge you to buy one that complies with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 standard. Even good smartphones with the best battery life do not last very long: this is just the current price paid for the beautiful displays and fast performance.
With that in mind, the next best solution to poor battery is to be able to charge your phone fast. Though it doesn’t work from a PC, laptop, car-charger or USB hub, if you are connected at a dedicated power-outlet you will see your phone go from zero to full in no time at all.