Buying a new smartphone today is not an easy matter, because there are various things that must be considered so that the smartphone that will be purchased is in accordance with our wishes. From screen size, operating system, camera, and also the battery, everything must be really considered so that we will not regret it later. This article below will review important technology things before you buy a smartphone.
Operating System or OS Factor
- Operating system
Since BlackBerry’s failure, there are currently only three of the best-operating systems used by smartphones, which are Android, iOS from Apple and also Windows Phone. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the three OSes in outline.
Android is the most widely operating system used nowadays. The advantages of this operating system are of course the choice of smartphones that range from various international vendors. Those vendors such as LG, Sony, Samsung, HTC, Motorola to local vendors such as Smartfren, Mito, Advan, and others. In addition, more than one million application and game options are also available on the GooglePlay Store.
Unfortunately, this diversity sometimes brings compatibility problems because there are several applications that only support certain smartphones. In addition, various popular applications and games will usually be present on iOS before being available on Android.
- iOS from Apple
iOS is an Apple-made operating system that is famous for its beautiful appearance and ease of use. This operating system also provides a variety of the best application and game options available today. Unfortunately, most applications and games are usually priced at more expensive prices than those on Android.
- Windows Phone
Although doubtful, but now Windows Phone is slowly succeeding in capturing the hearts of consumers through its Nokia Lumia smartphone. This OS carries a Live Tile display that is easy to manage at will. In addition, this operating system also integrates directly with Xbox games, music, video, Outlook and also Office applications. Unfortunately, there are still few applications and games found in this operating system.
Size And Resolution of Screen Factor
- Screen Size
The next thing that must be considered when buying a new smartphone is its size. In general, the current smartphone is divided into two groups, which are smartphones with a screen under 5 inches and above 5 inches commonly referred to as a phablet. Various flagship smartphones currently usually have screens above 5 inches, although there are still some that have smaller screens like the Xperia Z1-Compact and iPhone 5s.
If you want a smartphone that is efficient and can be inserted into the pocket of pants, then choose a smartphone with a size of 4.5 inches down. But if you like playing games and enjoy surfing, then it’s better to choose phablet 5 to 6 inch. If you will using that phablet, then you must not have problems with heavier size and weight.
- Screen Resolution
The greater the resolution, the better the display quality of your new smartphone. Today there are many smartphones that have a screen with High Definition 720p resolution or 1280×720 pixels and also even 1080p or 1920 x 1080 pixels. But before deciding on the resolution, you must also pay attention to the battery it has. Because of the greater the resolution of a screen, the greater the power consumption.
RAM size will greatly affect the performance of a smartphone. Various flagship smartphones currently carry 2GB of RAM up to 3GB, while middle to lower class smartphones usually carry 1GB of RAM and 512MB of RAM. If you plan to buy a new smartphone, it is highly recommended to buy a smartphone with at least 1 GB of RAM even though the Android v4.4 KitKat operating system still supports smartphones with 512MB RAM.