Some Tips For Selecting a Good Smartphone

Nowadays a new Smartphone comes out every week. So when you have to buy one zeroing down on a single set is never easy, there are a lot of factors that you need to consider before buying it. You have to not only make sure it fits in your budget but also ensure that you get the best features. Many people who lead you to buying a smart phone may also not know many features to guide you well. They just have to ensure that you buy a phone, anything for that matter. Some simple tips to help you to choose the correct Smartphone are mentioned below:

The phone that fulfills your needs
Many people go ahead and buy the phone recommended by their friend, brother or any other acquaintance for that matter. Please don’t get carried away and buy a smart phone because “they said so”. Everyone needs a Smartphone for different purposes. So before deciding to buy the phone, make a list of features which you require in your smart phone. Don’t go by how expensive the phone is but by what needs it completes.
It is also very important that you consider what phone is worth buying. Why do you need the phone? To text, call, e-mail or to access everything likes book tickets, pay bills, read books etc. There are different phones which cater to different needs altogether. Hence consider that before going ahead.


Nowadays a physical keyboard is really losing its meaning as touch screen is taking over. There are smart phones with excellent touch screen which is increasingly getting popular. These touchscreen phones may come with or without a stylus. In fact even the iPhone 3G doesn’t have a stylus but rather programs which allow you to write and scribble with your fingers.
But if texting and e-mailing is something for which you would use your phone a lot then buying a touchscreen phone is not recommendable. In that case you can either go phones with physical keyboard or touchscreen, which provides a stylus to write.

Screen Size and Resolution

Screen size of anything less than 2.5 inches is not at all recommended. You should also take care of the pixels and resolution. Usually smart phones with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels will be adequate for all your videos and pictures.

Performance and Storage

Usually smart phones don’t have performance related issues and almost all of them function pretty well. But if you are an apps buff and see yourself using a lot of applications all the time then you should see how fast and efficient the smart phone is.
Moreover many smartphones have mini storage capacity and support cards like SD, miniSD, microSD and MMC type cards. They can range from 1 to 16 GB in storage size.

Operating System

This is the most important thing on which you need to do a lot of research. These days many OS are available to choose from. They range from Android, Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry. Android is a Google developed OS. This is the most common OS available these days. The OS which rules among these is Apple whose App store has almost 3, 00,000 applications. Next is android which has around 1, 00, 00 applications. Rest is not even close to these operating systems.

About the author: Alia Haley is a writer and a blogger. She loves to travel and explore new places. She loves to play mobile games. She is presently working on an article on hacking tools on Internet.