Buying a smartphone in 2022 can be hectic as nowadays smartphones are getting costlier than its predecessors and we are getting more options. So it becomes difficult for every user to understand which smartphone to buy. There are multiple options available on the same price segment with similar specifications. Understanding the situation, we decided to come up with a smartphone buying guide. Throughout this article, we will be guiding you on how to buy a smartphone in 2022. After reading this article, you will be able to choose the perfect smartphone to match your need. Now as you have an overview of the article, let's directly head into the article without any further ado.
Smartphone Buying Guide
New smartphones are somewhat cannot be called the upgrade over their predecessor for most of the smartphones. This makes it difficult for users to understand which smartphone they should buy. We will be discussing the factors that you should look for before buying your smartphone. So make sure to stick till the very end of the article.
How to Buy Smartphone in 2022
The decision to buy a smartphone should not be based on the mAh(mili-Amp hour) of the battery. Many people think that a bigger mAh battery is better. Yes, it is better, but not always good. The decision of buying a smartphone should also be based on its integrity with software. Based on the software optimization, a smartphone with less battery capacity but good optimization can last longer than a smartphone with higher capacity but bad optimization. As per our recommendation, 4000-5000 mAh battery coupled with 30-50W of charging can be called a good combination.
OS (Operating System)/UI (User Interface) is another aspect that you should be looking for before buying your smartphone. When you use your smartphone, you have to interact with it using its interface. So OS/UI also should play a major role in your decision to buy a smartphone. There are many 2 major OS available as Android and iOS and on Android, every brand uses their custom skin called OneUI, MIUI, Color OS, Funtouch OS, and the most anticipated, yea you know it, RIP Oxygen OS. So you have to decide the OS/UI which suits you the most. This will be a user preference, so we decided to leave it up to you as you know what is best for you. On the other hand, you also need to make sure that the company also provides two years of OS updates and security updates of about three years.
Other than the OS, you should also look for the display quality as once you boot the smartphone, the very first thing is its display. There are various types of display such as LCD, LED, OLED, AMOLED, Super AMOLED. There are two types of companies - one that manufactures their own display and others that outsource the display. Samsung, LG, Sony, etc. manufactures their own display. And their TFT displays can also be comparable to the AMOLED in some scenarios. However, when we say about other brands, you need to look for AMOLED displays if you are going for more than Rs. 10,000 budget.
Everyone purchases the smartphone after checking the storage of the device. However, even if you have more storage but the memory speed is slow then you might face some irregularity in your smartphone even in regular usage. So you need to check the speed of the storage. The speed of the storage eMMC 5.1 to UFS 3.0 can create a drastic change of up to 10x in your device. You need to check whether the device is equipped with eMMC storage or UFS 2.1 or more. eMMC is slower storage and UFS 2.1 or later one is a better one. Moreover, you need to judge it as per the amount you are paying to buy that smartphone.
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5G < 4G
Sometimes people fall into the trap of cheap 5G phones. The phones include 2-4 5G bands is just a marketing gimmick. You can prefer 4G with more bands rather than 5G with fewer bands. If you are looking for a 5G smartphone then make sure that the smartphone has more than 6 5G bands. So the more bands you have, the better connectivity you will have.
Many of the users ignore it as mostly it is hard to find in the features list. However, OTG compatibility will allow you to connect speakers, USBs, displays, mouse, keyboards, gamepad, etc. Also, you need to make sure that the USB type is 3.0 if possible. As USB 3.0 supports faster transfer speeds than 2.0. Moreover, we suggest you should avoid the micro-USB, however, you can go with it if there is no better option available.
You can also make sure that the official service center is available in your city. As if it is an unofficial service center then your device will be sent to the official service center and that procedure can be hectic at times depending on the services.
The last and the most crucial part is processor selection. You need to select the processor for a good performance, and here good performance is directly proportional to the price. You will have to judge the performance as per the price you are paying for it. As per our recommendation, in the processor, you should always check the architecture size seen as nm(nanometer). The lesser the size is, the more battery efficient it will be.
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