8 things to know be­fore you buy a smart­phone or tablet

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Mobile de­vices in­clud­ing smart­phone and tablet mar­ket are in­creas­ingly be­com­ing pop­u­lar all around the globe. Ad­vances in tech­nol­ogy such as pro­cess­ing power, aes­thetic form fac­tor, smart ap­pli­ca­tions, net con­nec­tiv­ity, more mem­ory space and in­creased bat­ter power is 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 8 im­por­tant fea­tures that you need to con­sider when buy­ing a smart­phone or tablet.

8 things to con­sider when buy­ing a smart­phone or tablet Size of the Screen Vis­ual ex­pe­ri­ence play a very im­por­tant role in de­ter­min­ing the qual­ity of a prod­uct. This makes screen size a ma­jor fea­ture to look for when buy­ing either 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. Size Res­o­lu­tion view­ing an­gles View­ing an­gles coat­ing Thick­ness and Weight 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. Even though Win­dows phone is not as pop­u­lar as An­droid, it is user friend­li­ness and pop­u­lar­ity is slowly cap­tur­ing the smart­phone and tablet os mar­ket.

Stor­age space avail­able in a Smart­phone or Tablet

Most smart­phone and tablet man­u­fac­tur­ers th­ese days are of­fer­ing 16 GB stor­age ca­pac­ity which is enough space for stor­ing pics, songs and videos. 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. Con­nec­tion Spec­i­fi­ca­tions All tablets and smart­phones are portable de­vices which need wire­less for com­mu­ni­ca­tion. wire­less de­vices and they of­fer Wi-Fi con­nec­tiv­ity to let you wire­lessly con­nect to home and pub­lic net­works. How­ever some mod­els of­fer 3G, 4G con­nec­tiv­ity which helps in hav­ing an in­ter­net con­nec­tion en­abled SIM. This ver­sions are gen­er­ally ex­pen­sive than the nor­mal mod­els and in or­der to en­able 3G OR 4G con­nec­tiv­ity, you need to sign up a con­tract with the ser­vice providers. For­tu­nately, the prices are com­ing down and it is af­ford­able now a days to have a 3G or 4G in your smart­phone or tablet. Apps Com­pat­i­bil­ity One of the im­por­tant fea­ture of a smart­phone or tablet is the pres­ence of Apps. It is sim­i­lar to us­ing ap­pli­ca­tion soft­ware in your PC. Com­pat­i­bil­ity of apps is very im­por­tant to be con­sid­ered when you buy a smart­phone or ta­ble. For eg, Ap­ple App store have 300,000 free and premium apps avail­able. An­droid also have 250,000 free and premium apps present. Other mobile OS also have apps avail­able, but lim­ited in num­bers com­pared to iOS and An­droid. More the num­ber of apps avail­able, more op­tions for you to find and in­stall the right apps for your needs. Cam­era Op­tions 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. Its amaz­ing to see the re­cent de­vel­op­ments in mobile cam­era tech­nol­ogy. Even cam­eras with 8MP are avail­able with some tablet mod­els. If you are not much of a cap­tur­ing events on cam­era per­son, you can go for mod­els with­out cam­era or cam­era with less MP to save some bucks. TV and Video op­tions It is an in­creas­ing trend now a day to record high qual­ity videos us­ing smart­phones or tablets and share it across dif­fer­ent plat­forms. To see the real qual­ity of the recorded video, one will def­i­nitely want to try it on a big­ger screen con­nect­ing to dis­play mon­i­tors or tele­vi­sion. So the next time, you de­cide to buy a smart­phone or tablets, you may want to see if it car­ries op­tions for con­nect­ing to th­ese de­vices.

Next time you buy a smart­phone or tablet, re­mem­ber th­ese tips and act ac­cord­ingly. Culled from http://at­e­chjour­ney.com/8things-to-know-be­fore-youbuy-a-smart­phone-or-tablet. html/

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