How To Choose A New Mobile Phone

Written By Alla Levin
November 13, 2020

How To Choose A New Mobile Phone

Is it time to upgrade your mobile phone? Whether your old phone isn’t cutting it anymore, or you want something with more features, there’s a lot of choice for new phones out there. When it comes to choosing, it can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not well versed in the technology behind phones. How do you decide what the best options are for you?

What’s Your Budget?

Phones vary widely in price, from basic budget options to expensive top-of-the-line models. How much can you afford to spend? Work out your budget before you start looking at different phones, so you don’t accidentally fall for a phone with a lot of features that you can’t afford. Have a strict budget in mind when you start shopping and only look at phones that fall within that budget. This will help you to avoid disappointment. 

Make sure that you are also checking that you are looking at carrier unlocked phones because the last thing you want is to pay a fortune to be locked to a certain carrier you don’t want.

What Features Do You Need?

What do you use your phone for? If you only make phone calls and send the occasional text, you can get away with buying a basic phone, which will be much cheaper. If you love taking pictures of your friends and family, look at phones with good quality cameras. If you like to play mobile games or use services like Playphone, then look for a fast and can handle loading all that data. 

Do you want just a phone? Do you want a phone that comes with a data package (this option is good if you’re using your phone for social media and surfing the internet all the time)? Think carefully about what you actually use your phone for, and look for options that fit those needs. This means you can get the best phone for your money, without having to shell out for features that you don’t need or want. 

Are there any features that you need? Do you need a large screen so you can see small text more easily without straining your eyes? Do you need a sturdy phone or one that comes with a sturdy case to keep it safe when you’re working outdoors? 

Do Looks Matter?

Does it matter to you what your phone looks like? Some people really don’t care, which can be a great way to save money, as you can get a better deal if you buy a phone that fewer people want. If looks do matter, think about the style you want. 

Mobile phones have changed a lot in recent years as trends have changed. What style do you like best? Do you want something slim and sleek, or do you prefer something a bit chunkier? 

If you like a customized phone case or prefer to change your phone case regularly, then it’s a good idea to choose a popular phone, so there are more options for cases available on the market. Some stores stock dozens of case options for certain phone models, whereas it’s harder to find nice options for less popular models. 

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