Which smartphone is right for me?
Smart phones have now been replaced by many things which we used to carry around in our bags for our day to day use (it can even double up as your wallet!). Now you only got to have your mobile phones – which means you got to have the best one out there.
With so many added features to consider and a huge variety of brands and models, it may be daunting to pick the right one. Thus, we have this for you – a guide to choosing the right smartphone to suit your needs (and budget!).
Battery life, camera quality, screen size, internal storage size and the phone’s operating system (OS) are just the basics to consider when choosing a smartphone. Other features that are all in the rage right now (and found on many latest smartphone models) include water-resistance, fingerprint security, and dual rear cameras.
If you are all about getting the hottest apps first and having an easy platform to work with, go with an iPhone. However, if you want more control over the user experience of your smartphone, go with Android. Do note that no matter which you pick, one of the most important thing to look out for is the processor (the Snapdragon 820 processor for Androids is great; so is the A9 chip for iPhones) for speed in games and multi-tasking.
Next gen features
Wireless charging is one of the most excitable next gen features that is currently only the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge; however, it is also rumored Apple’s upcoming 10th anniversary phone will also have this feature. Since the iPhone 7 and 7 plus already has no headphone jacks, what is another port taken away. Also, the Apple Watch and new AirPods hints a life with fewer cords – goodbye annoying wires?
A bigger screen – but not a bigger phone? It is perhaps made possible with the removal of home buttons. With the simulated click that the iPhone 7 and 7 plus models now have, it seems perfectly logical to take it off entirely.
An augmented reality via the dual rear cameras is the future. Dual cameras will not just be used for creating a depth of field or taking a wide-angle shot – it would also be used for augmented reality to scan and overlay 3D objects onto it. Think shopping for virtual furniture by ‘placing’ them in a room and moving it around to see if it fits – how cool is that? Other than the iPhone 7 plus (or the upcoming model), Phab 2 Pro by Lenovo is also one to watch out for with this augmented reality feature that would be highly used and sought after in the near future.