Buying a mobile phone is easy but buying the right one is not a cake walk. Look before you leap onto the ONE.
What Type of a User are You
A house wife might not need the high level security features of a BlackBerry and the mp3 support feature may not work for a Marketing Manager. Teenagers opt for phones with a camera, MP3 player, radio and video recorders. Internet lovers are inclined to buy mobile phones with 3G and Wi-Fi. Determine where you fit in, and then decide on the features.
Are you ready to shell out some cash? How much more? Have a budget set and then look for the phones that fit into this. A slight deviation from the set budget should work well. Have cost vs. features analysis and then decide.
What is the Purpose of Buying the Mobile
A businessman having a multimedia phone might actually drain the battery and make it useless for urgent business calls. Entertainment freaks will be delighted to have a multimedia phone. But if voice call and texting is all that’s needed, basic but rugged phones are for you.
Choose the right dealer. Look for bills and warranty card as you need these for servicing and replacements. Look out for discounts, schemes and offers that are available in the market. Sites like Shoppingwish.in help you find the mobiles with lowest prices and discount schemes from various banks.
To Look @
A mobile with a great design may not be a user-friendly one. Look out for a screen size that will be visually comfortable. Keep in mind resolution and quality of colors. Also check out how big or small the mobile can be, for you based on your daily usage.
Run your Fingers
Your choices range from phones with large touch screens to slider-style handsets with full-QWERTY keyboards. Double check if you are comfortable with the keypad. If you are going for a touch screen make sure it’s not cumbersome.
Checking mails, live on social networking sites, chat with friends or simply browse the net, if this is what you do, go for a 2G/3G enabled handset and be online anywhere, anytime. A Bluetooth feature is useful to transfer the contents among gadgets easily.
Expandable memory is one of the important elements of the phone. It helps you upgrade the memory as your requirements change. Some applications tend to hang or perform slowly when they are high on memory due to the stored data. Expandable memory helps in storing more data as and when needed.
Fun n frolic
Multimedia cell phone with FM or MP3 player is good deal if you love to rock and roll. Check for the resolution of the camera. 4-8 Mega-Pixels should be enough for clicking quality pictures. Gaming freaks can spend on screen resolution and processor speed.
Looking for more? Android smartphone, BlackBerry mobile or the much celebrated iPhone is definitely for you. They provide excellent connectivity options and a great mobile web browsing experience. Thanks to their ability to access the Android and Apple Apps stores, they can also be customized to meet virtually all your needs.
Look out for common applications like alarm clock, calendar, reminder, calculator, etc.
List the features you want and the brands available. Some popular brands like Nokia, Sony, Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung are doing well in the market with a loyal clientele following.
Match your needs and make a choice. And there you are, ready to buzzzzz….
Let me know what you think and please add your comments below.
This article was written by Viswalakshmy of Shoppingwish. Viswalakshmy is a camera and mobile enthusiast and closely follows latest trends in the Indian gadget market.