By Bizna Brand Analyst
Advances in technology such as processing power, aesthetic form factor, smart applications, net connectivity, more memory space and increased batter power are propelling smartphone and tablet market to new heights than ever. With so many options available, it is becoming more of a challenging job to buy the right mobile device that suits you. This article highlights 7 important features that you need to consider when buying a smartphoen or tablet
Size of the Screen
Visual experience plays a very important role in determining the quality of a product. This makes screen size a major feature to look for when buying either a smartphone or a tablet. A perfect screen to some extend can overshadow the defects in a model. Screen is also the single most expensive and important hardware component in a smartphone and tablets.
Thickness and weight
This matters if you don’t like carrying heavy things. Thickness and weight is another important factor to be considered when buying a smartphone or tablet. Thickness is more of an aesthetic concern than anything else. Thinner devices don’t always lead to a quality product. So it’s up to you to decide if you want to sacrifice quality over aesthetic value. Some smartphones and tablets come in a metallic casing, which gives a quality look to the device. So do check it out in a store, rather than getting disappointed after buying the device.
Operating system used by smartphone or tablet
OS that is used on a Smartphone or tablet is yet another major feature to be considered before you make a purchase. When it comes to OS that we use in our PC, we have the popular options to either go for Apple’s Macintosh, Microsoft Windows OS or the open source Linux. Windows OS is the winner here since it is very user friendly and got a huge choice of supporting applications and softwares to go with the OS. Similarly smartphones and tablets also runs on OS and the choices are Android OS, iOS, Microsoft Phone 7, Blackberry OS, webOS, Symbian etc. iOS is used only in Apple phones and tablets. Android OS is very popular and used in a wide range of models. if you want access to a wide array of apps, consider Android phones since Android is Google’s baby and Google runs the Google Playstore which happens to have all aps you will ever need.
Storage space available in a smartphone or tablet
Most smartphone and tablet manufacturers these days are offering 16 GB storage capacity which might be enough or less depending on how often you save things and nstall/update new apps. There are phones that offer higher storage though they are abit more epensive. However some users like to add additional memory to increase the storage capacity. Devices like Apple don’t come with a memory slot, but other tablets and smartphone comes with memory slots to add additional memory.
Almost all smartphones and all tablets come with an in built camera. Camera by default is a major feature that most customers check by default when buying mobile devices. It is a very useful feature especially when you are looking forward for recording memories and spur of the moment events. If you want great pictures, don’t take anything with a camera less than 12 MP