The smartphone market place has become extremely overcrowded and unbelievably competitive. Buying a new smartphone can definitely be overwhelming task. There’s a fascinating array of different kinds of devices, that makes us quite dizzy to want them all. Each device has a different set of features that may or may not be what you’re looking for, all available on a different mobile networks makes choices more confusing, job more tiring.
Every manufacturer has some charismatic thing unique or new that your heart goes like a little kid standing before a candy store not knowing what to get. Choosing the best smartphone to cater your needs and within your budget can be a bit trying task. All those high-end features in these smartphones will be trading-off some or the other functionality which is important for you.
Because they are thought of as hand-held computers integrated with mobile phones, smartphones help us to live efficiently and stay connected perpetually; an advantage for busy professionals and entrepreneurs. Here are some tips for you when you are contemplating to buy a new phone or upgrading your phone.
Check for the operating system / platform:
Operating system is the main feature which you should see while buying a smartphone. It may be Apple’s iOS, BlackBerry’s BB OS, Google’s Android OS, Nokia’s Symbian OS or Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS.
How easily does the mobile phone communicate with your desktop platform? If you’re a Window’s user consider a Window’s phone, and if you’re a Mac user, get an iPhone. If you decide to go with something different, determine how will you get your contacts and data from your mobile device to your computer? Will you have to install software in order to sync your phone to your desktop computer or laptop? Can you sync them over web-based storage software?
Buy a device with a latest upgraded operating system, Google’s Android 4.0 is the latest in the market, iOS 5 is the recent one from Apple, Nokia is not that much into Symbian now as it is more into Windows Phone OS(mostly 7.5-Mango) and in case on Blackberry BB7 is new.
The usability of the operating system:
How many steps does it take to complete your core actions? How many apps are available to you through the OS?
Apple has the largest app store, but apps on the Android OS are increasing steadily. Before buying a smartphone look into the fact which one has more apps that are more suitable for your needs.
All app stores let you download apps for social networking, productivity, games and for lot of stuffs. There are paid and free apps. Android apps are more stable than iOS apps.