What To Look For In A Smartphone

Similar to laptops and computers, the range of features available in smartphones today is dizzying to say the least! It can be extremely hard to know where to start when shopping for a new phone - what features do I need? What if I end up needing more space than I originally thought? This article runs through some of the key features to consider before shelling out on a new phone!


Apps and websites are holding more and more information, and so they become more complex to load and display. Just like a laptop or computer your phone will start to slow down as it gets older. A fast processor will ensure your device stays ahead of the game in terms of speed and loading ability, your phone's processor affects everything your phone does, a high performing processor allows apps to open more quickly and run more smoothly, it also improves camera performance. 

Phone Performance

Battery Life 

Obviously, no one wants to spend the majority of their day stuck to the wall charging their phone. Generally speaking, when it comes to battery life, the more expensive a phone is, the worse the battery life becomes over time. High-end devices use up so much battery that they tend to only last a day, at best. If you’re looking for a phone that you don’t need to charge every single day, you should consider purchasing a mid-range device. 

Phone Battery

Android or iOS?

Android and iOS are the two main mobile operating systems available today. Android is now the world’s most commonly used smartphone operating system, and is used by a range of different phone manufacturers, such as Samsung, Nokia etc. iOS is only used on Apple devices such as the iPhone & iPad. 

There are pros and cons to both operating systems, and there are so many fantastic phones available within both operating systems. 


Storage is quickly becoming one of the least important features to consider when purchasing a new device due to the influx of online cloud storage solutions such as Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive and more. Of course, if you want to store a lot of music, videos or photos offline, you’ll want to opt for a phone that offers at least 128GB of space. 

Screen Display Resolution 

Phone screens have progressed so much so that it is now impossible to make out individual pixels on the screen, even the cheaper smartphones on the market have full HD displays. At the higher end of the market you’ll want to opt for a phone that offers a  higher refresh rate (90hzor 120hz), for a display that feels smoother when scrolling. 

Camera Quality 

This is an important feature to consider when purchasing a new phone, the higher end phones have cameras that put the majority of mid-range phone cameras to shame. If picture quality is a feature that is non-negotiable for you then you’ll want to opt for a high-end phone. 

Still unsure where to start when it comes to shopping for a new smartphone? A good place to start is to consider what features are most important to you. So whether you're after a device that takes great pictures, or has an all-day battery life, we’re sure to have something for you! 

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