7 Factors to Consider While Buying a Smartphone

Today, a smartphone is just like a computer, capable of performing various tasks, and one can easily carry around in the pocket. These devices are now no longer limited to just making calls or sending SMS messages; you can run your day-to-day operations through your smartphone. This can be anything from making video calls, booking a flight through an app, etc. However, the sheer number of choices can be very confusing to know which phone will work best for you. As a result, we would recommend you to get your priorities straight first before choosing any phone.

In this article, we have highlighted seven essential factors to consider when you decide to invest in a new smartphone. 


Are you a heavy consumer who loves playing online games or running video-streaming apps? Do you prefer to open multiple applications simultaneously? Truth to be told–––heavy online usage drains batteries faster. So, if you belong to this category, then you must go for a phone which guarantees long-lasting battery.

Display- HD or QHD

Do you love large display? You’re going to spend hours and hours gazing at your phone, so choosing the right screen size is very important for you and that also boasts a high resolution. A phone with a 5.5-inch display is an ideal option. If you love watching your favourite movies or series in a smartphone, this LCD screen size is easy to carry in your hand while you enjoy a rich media experience.


RAM and ROM are two kinds of memory available in smartphones. RAM (Random Access Memory) along with the processor, determines its ease of operation and the speed of the phone. Whereas, ROM (Read-only memory) is what we have known as storage used to store the OS, apps, songs, photos, and all the videos that you want to save on your mobile device.

Therefore, to conclude, phones with higher RAM perform fast, and those with higher ROM have more room for storage.

*Generally, an average user is happy with a 16 GB ROM and 2 GB RAM. But for heavy users, phone with at least 64GB ROM and 3-4 GB RAM works the best. Moreover, you can also extend your ROM by inserting a micro SD memory card, but remember, users usually face issues like slow working of apps which are stored and run from SD cards.


There is a lot of competition of in-built cameras on phones with high-end brands trying to outdo each other by introducing more megapixels. Hold on! Don’t let this fool you––a camera with more MP doesn’t result in better images and good quality photos are also dependent on factors like ISO levels, aperture and the speed of autofocus.

If you’re not a camera lover and doesn’t use it much, a phone with an aperture of f/2.2 and 8-12 MP cameras would be fine for you. But if you are likely to capture a lot of pictures, you must buy a phone with 12 or 16 MP cameras with an aperture of f/2.0 or lower–– for excellent results even in low light.

Samsung mobiles are famous for their camera function.


A simple thumb rule is much like smartphone cameras; you need to also learn about processors with jargons like Snapdragon, octa-core, quadcore, MediaTek, and so on. Look at the processing speed expressed in terms of GigaHertz (GHz). A processor with a 1 GHz clock speed––process 1 billion instructions per second. In the most expensive phones you will get 1.8 GHz to 2.2 GHz. The general rule is that the higher the clock speeds, the faster the processor. Users who love to play online games or do a lot of photo/video editing, opt for a faster processor.

Operating System–– Android or iOS

There is only two OS– Android or iOS (iPhone OS device). If you’re opting for iOS, it means you are opting for an Apple iPhone. Whereas, all other smartphones manufacturers function on the Android operating system with versions names like a  cupcake, donuts, éclair, honeycomb and much more. So, learn about the different versions before making the decision.


Smartphones come at various price ranges. Obviously, if you opt for higher processor speeds, memory, battery life, camera, and display, prices tend to go up and vice-versa. But don’t get disheartened with the price and never allow your budget stop you from investing in the best smartphone.

Final thought

With excellent new flagships available in the market; all vying for consumers attention, choosing the best smartphone is a bit complicated task especially if you’re tight on the budget. Plus, if you get dozens of similar choices at one place.

Thank you for reading!

Use this informative guide to get the best handset as per your needs. And don’t forget to share with your friends and family members.