Buying a new phone can be like buying a new pair of shoes – it needs to be the right fit for you and your lifestyle. With so many good smartphones on the market these days it can be really hard to know where to start. You might only keep the phone a short while until a better one appears on the market (iPhone springs to mind), or you may see this a long-term investment. Either way here is the guide that will ensure you find the right phone for you.
The Big Debate: Android or iPhone
Android technology has come on so much, it now fully rivals iPhone and it’s not hard to see why. Google Now or Google Voice search is standard with Android phones, and getting around via mobile technology seems to be crucial these days so if you value a good mapping system to get you from A to B then you should seriously consider an Android phone. The OS (operating system) technology (Android 7.0) has also recently been upgraded with better battery life.
Top tip: To have the latest Android phone, it’s worth noting that updates are often announced around May or June.
With iOS updates happening frequently, iPhone are always evolving to make the user experience smooth and trouble free. The only downside is that often updates change the way you use your phone and you’ll need to learn how some of the apps work differently. This is of course fine if you enjoy learning to use a new phone.
Other Elements Of Phone Quality To Consider
If taking lots of photos is a priority, then the quality of camera is imperative. You need to consider which camera modes you want, from self-timer, beauty mode, filters and effects, most good cameras come with these nowadays. Optical zoom, bright lenses and sensory technology makes taking quality pictures even easier.
The best camera phones on the market at the moment include the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.
Screen Size and Quality
Phones are no longer just for texting and calling, phones are now a form of small iPad or tablet. Unless you insist on having a small phone, bigger phones are easier to use. Screen quality is also important, so search for phones with a screen resolution of at least 1080p.
Internal memory is important especially if you use your phone to hold information about your schedule or if you like to play games or use lots of apps. There are now phones on the market with memory as big as 256GB giving you plenty of space to store your stuff without having to delete anything. And there’s always the MEEM cable to back up when you need it!
Whatever phone you choose, make sure you try one out in the shop first, as feeling and using a phone will give you much more of an idea of how suited it is to your needs.
And remember MEEM can help you ease upgrading as well as help to free up space on your phone, while securely storing images else where with our latest archive feature.