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5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Revolva(m): 4:03pm On Jul 12
Getting a new smartphone can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve not been following the trends in the mobile phone industry. Manufacturers release new phones seemingly all the time. Some, like Samsung and Apple, put out two flagships every single year. Amid all this push to get your attention to buy a particular brand, what should you keep in mind when you’re looking for a phone? i shares some of them.

What phone do you want?

Before visiting your preferred online store to buy a phone, you’re going to have to answer one incredibly important question: What phone do you want? Are you an iPhone fan? Interested in Samsung’s latest offering? Looking at an LG, Infinix or Gionee Phone? If you don’t know, you’ll need to figure it out.

The speed of the phone matters

Speed matters a lot for any phone and the processor have a key role to play here. But then, do you really need all that speed? At best, if your phone activity only ranges from making calls, running a handful of apps and playing a few games, a budget-tier or a mid-tier phone would serve your purpose perfectly.

Battery capacity & charging

The battery life of a phone can make or break a phone. It goes without saying that you should get a phone with a great battery life, preferably one that lasts more than a day on a single charge.

Ram & storage

With heavy apps all around, a phone nowadays must have minimum 3GB of RAM. However, if you are pressed for money, you can opt for a 2-GB RAM phone but it's not recommended to go below that option. Phones with 6-GB or 8-GB RAM are better.

Camera technology

You’ll hardly find someone with mini digicams these days. The phone camera has taken over and it’s important, now more than ever, that you find the right camera fitted to your new phone.

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Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Sleekjunior(m): 4:55pm On Jul 12
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Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by EbiKeys(m): 4:55pm On Jul 12
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Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by sleeknick: 4:56pm On Jul 12
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Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Benjom(m): 4:56pm On Jul 12
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Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by berryford: 4:58pm On Jul 12
Op didn't tell us what kind of smart phones possess this features undecided
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by newbie2018: 4:59pm On Jul 12
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Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Appswheel(m): 4:59pm On Jul 12
useful
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by geeluck1(m): 5:01pm On Jul 12
Boring list..
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Ejadike(m): 5:05pm On Jul 12
The funny thing is I actually consider all these features before getting a new device, reasons why I bought this TECNO Spark2 and the presence of Android go on it makes it even more sleeker.

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Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:07pm On Jul 12
We secured with our brand

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Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Abdstrakt(m): 5:07pm On Jul 12
For me

1- price
2- performance
3- design
4- battery
5- parts availability. I don’t use a case or tempered glass.
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Abiodunspectre(m): 5:09pm On Jul 12
Brand is another criteria.
A lot of amazing Tecno devices to choose from Camon X Pro, Tecno Spark 2 , Camon X.
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Abdstrakt(m): 5:10pm On Jul 12
Ejadike:
The funny thing is I actually consider all these features before getting a new device, reasons why I bought this TECNO Spark2 and the presence of Android go on it makes it even more sleeker.
Design (check)
Price (check)
Battery (check)
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Bintabisiriyu(m): 5:11pm On Jul 12
I just need real 7000mah battery that's all
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Bintabisiriyu(m): 5:12pm On Jul 12
Still flexing my Leagoo kiicaa Power die, better phone

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Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Pweetyteey: 5:14pm On Jul 12
For me
The ram / storage And also d camera sharpness that was why i went for camon xpro..
Am so in love with my phone
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by whatmoreng: 5:14pm On Jul 12
Number 1 should be price
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by whatmoreng: 5:14pm On Jul 12
Bintabisiriyu:
Still flexing my Leagoo kiicaa Power die, better phone
that trashy phone
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by bravesoul247(m): 5:15pm On Jul 12
Revolva:
Getting a new smartphone can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve not been following the trends in the mobile phone industry. Manufacturers release new phones seemingly all the time. Some, like Samsung and Apple, put out two flagships every single year. Amid all this push to get your attention to buy a particular brand, what should you keep in mind when you’re looking for a phone? i shares some of them.

What phone do you want?

Before visiting your preferred online store to buy a phone, you’re going to have to answer one incredibly important question: What phone do you want? Are you an iPhone fan? Interested in Samsung’s latest offering? Looking at an LG, Infinix or Gionee Phone? If you don’t know, you’ll need to figure it out.

The speed of the phone matters

Speed matters a lot for any phone and the processor have a key role to play here. But then, do you really need all that speed? At best, if your phone activity only ranges from making calls, running a handful of apps and playing a few games, a budget-tier or a mid-tier phone would serve your purpose perfectly.

Battery capacity & charging

The battery life of a phone can make or break a phone. It goes without saying that you should get a phone with a great battery life, preferably one that lasts more than a day on a single charge.

Ram & storage

With heavy apps all around, a phone nowadays must have minimum 3GB of RAM. However, if you are pressed for money, you can opt for a 2-GB RAM phone but it's not recommended to go below that option. Phones with 6-GB or 8-GB RAM are better.

Camera technology

You’ll hardly find someone with mini digicams these days. The phone camera has taken over and it’s important, now more than ever, that you find the right camera fitted to your new phone.

These features you mentioned made me remember the exact things I considered before getting my TECNO Camon X, 3gb ram just for 58k with crazy ass Camera quality that would make people think you lived all your life in Yankee. I wish I had enough money to buy the Camon X pro. That would be my next stop cool
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by effnepa: 5:15pm On Jul 12
No. 1 consideration is your budget.
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Bintabisiriyu(m): 5:16pm On Jul 12
whatmoreng:
that trashy phone

How is it trash
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by bravesoul247(m): 5:16pm On Jul 12
whatmoreng:
Number 1 should be price
price should be last sef cos one need to get something that would last for a long time irrespective of price. Na cheap things de kill pass.

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Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by ItrendNaija: 5:16pm On Jul 12
Abdstrakt:
For me

1- price
2- performance
3- design
4- battery
5- parts availability. I don’t use a case or tempered glass.
Tecno Phantom 8 ticks all this boxes for me. The design is A1

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Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Teaser4(m): 5:16pm On Jul 12
brand, camera, battery, design and ____?
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by ItrendNaija: 5:17pm On Jul 12
whatmoreng:
that trashy phone
I swear! This phone was a mistake from leagoo
Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by 4601CE(m): 5:17pm On Jul 12
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Re: 5 Key Considerations For Purchasing A New Smartphone by Nobody: 5:18pm On Jul 12
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