What Features to Look for in a Smartphone

When you are considering buying a smartphone then one of the most important things to do before you buy one is to think about what features and facilities are going to be useful to you and those that aren’t really going to be of any benefit to you. Let’s check out a list of some of the things these machines can do, and see which points most interest you.

  • Camera. You are unlikely to find many smartphones without a good digital camera these days. What will differ is the quality of the camera. 5 to 8 megapixels is the range you will find that most smartphone cameras fall into. It might not sound like much of a difference but if you use a camera a lot, then you will be glad to have the higher spec model.

  • 3G / Wi-Fi connectivity. This is a fairly advanced feature that you will find on the most current models. If you want Internet access on the move then this is a good way to get it. Busy business people who need access to their mails and documents will definitely be interested in this feature, while those of us who simply like to browse the Web wherever we are may see it as more of a nice luxury but not essential.
  • GPS. A smartphone with GPS can do a lot more than just tell you where you are on a map. You can find your way to local stores and restaurants, find out where your friends are and even track down your phone if anything happens to it.
  • Processor. This is bit more technical, but basically the quality of the processor determines how many things you can do at once on the machine, how fast it runs and it also goes a long way towards increasing or decreasing your battery life. If you aren’t too confident about working out which processor is best, then a quick online search before you go shopping will give you an idea of the best ones and the ones that might not suit your purposes.
  • Screen size. Sometimes it can seem a little bit like nit picking when industry reviews make a big deal about a fraction of an inch in difference between the size of one smartphone screen and another. Having said that, you will definitely notice the difference, at least on some applications, between the big screened models and the ones with smaller displays. How important this is probably depends upon the type of software you intend to use.
  • Memory. Buying an external memory card is a cheap and simple way to extend the storage space on a phone. This explains why this isn’t seen as the most essential element of smartphone by most purchasers.
  • Input method. The simple fact here is that some people prefer a conventional keyboard and others prefer a touchscreen. Going to a local store to try out some models is the safest way to make sure that you buy the type that most suits you.


Apple iPhone 5 - 16GB - Black & Slate (AT&T) Smartphone
Apple iPhone 5 - 16GB - Black & Slate (AT&T) Smartphone
$152.04 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 30m

New Samsung Galaxy S III SCH-I535 - 16GB - Marble White Verizon Smartphone
New Samsung Galaxy S III SCH-I535 - 16GB - Marble White Verizon Smartphone
$122.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 30m

Apple iPhone 6 (Latest Model) - 16GB - Space Grey (Unlocked) Smartphone
Apple iPhone 6 (Latest Model) - 16GB - Space Grey (Unlocked) Smartphone
$621.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 30m

Sony XPERIA Z C6606 - 16GB - Black (T-Mobile) Smartphone
Sony XPERIA Z C6606 - 16GB - Black (T-Mobile) Smartphone
$199.99
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99

HTC Droid Incredible ADR6300 - 8GB - White  (Verizon) Smartphone
HTC Droid Incredible ADR6300 - 8GB - White (Verizon) Smartphone
$65.00
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $65.00

Samsung Focus SGH-I917 - 8GB - Black (AT&T) Smartphone
Samsung Focus SGH-I917 - 8GB - Black (AT&T) Smartphone
$21.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $70.00

SAMSUNG® GALAXY S T959V  T MOBILE® SMARTPHONE Repair 2 PC 1014-7
SAMSUNG® GALAXY S T959V T MOBILE® SMARTPHONE Repair 2 PC 1014-7
$35.00
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

SAMSUNG® GALAXY S i405 SRATOSPHERE VERIZON® SMARTPHONE Repair 84512
SAMSUNG® GALAXY S i405 SRATOSPHERE VERIZON® SMARTPHONE Repair 84512
$12.50
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50

SAMSUNG® FASCINATE I500 GALAXY S  SMARTPHONE Repair SCN 8159B
SAMSUNG® FASCINATE I500 GALAXY S SMARTPHONE Repair SCN 8159B
$13.50
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $13.50

HTC® SENSATION PG58100 GSM T MOBILE® SMARTPHONE 1pc Parts/Repair NP  45409
HTC® SENSATION PG58100 GSM T MOBILE® SMARTPHONE 1pc Parts/Repair NP 45409
$30.00
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

HTC® EVO 3D SMARTPHONE Parts/Repair SPRINT®  PARTS /REPAIR SCN 67713
HTC® EVO 3D SMARTPHONE Parts/Repair SPRINT® PARTS /REPAIR SCN 67713
$13.50
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $13.50

CRACKED Apple iPhone 5s - 16GB - Silver (T-Mobile) Smartphone NO TOUCH BAD ESN
CRACKED Apple iPhone 5s - 16GB - Silver (T-Mobile) Smartphone NO TOUCH BAD ESN
$165.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 30m



« Previous12345...89
Clip to Evernote

Comments are closed.