Factors to Consider when Buying a New Smartphone

Buying a New Smartphone

Life without smartphones!  This is of course unimaginable.  Smartphones have become an important part of our lives as it is how we connect with others and for many our whole lives are stored on our smartphones.  They are used to store our precious memories, keep important documents safe, online banking, email and so many other things.  With all of the different smartphones available it is often difficult to decide which one best suits us.  Before making a decision there are a few things to consider.

Consider the Operating System

Most smartphone users will either have an iPhone or an Android phone.  Both these operating systems (OS) make up around 90% of smartphones in the world.  Most probably users would have accumulated music, movies and a number of other things connected to their particular OS.  For Apple fans that have over the years accumulated loads of music and movies in iTunes it does not really make sense to change now.  Some users do not really have a preference and are happy to use either platform.  These users are not then tied down and can choose a smartphone based on innovation or value for money.

How Much Money?

Cost is an important factor and for most of us the deciding factor.  Is it really necessary to spend large amounts of money buying a flagship phone?  It is always good to be realistic and look at what the phone is actually being used for.  Most flagship phones come with specs that are super advanced which most people often do not even know are there.  By choosing a cheaper option or perhaps an older version a user could save hundreds of dollars and still have all the functions necessary.  Many people use their smartphones for basic things like making calls, texting, emails and browsing so an older model would offer all of these at much less cost.

What Will The Phone Be Used For?

Deciding on what is most important is a decision which will go a long way to choosing the best option.  Is it the camera, battery life or cost?  There are so many smartphones available and we can often get sucked into thinking we need all these new innovative tech features, but really how often do we actually use them.  Some people may not even need a smartphone if all they do is make calls and send texts, but if you enjoy Australian sports betting you’ll need an option that will cope with this.  These phones are often very cheap and the battery goes on forever.

Timing is Everything

A good tip is to never buy a smartphone just as it is released.  These phones will be very expensive and although there is nothing better than a brand new phone, your bank balance will definitely suffer.  Being patient and hanging on a few months is great advice and look out for phones that possibly do not sell as well and retailers will usually put these on sale.  A good example of this is the LG G5, an excellent smartphone, but did not do well and most retailers had to mark them down to move them.

Knowing what we want from a smartphone and being realistic about the functionality we actually use gives us a good idea of what type of phone to buy and how much money we are willing to spend.

Samsung S9 Review

Another year, another phone release from Samsung. This March we have the chance to review the Samsung S9, and give you feedback on the latest offering from Samsung.

This year sees Samsung fall into the Apple trap – maintaining the look and feel of previous years handsets with few new and subtle enhancements to justify the release. Basically these brands are releasing a mildly modified handset, to ensure that the previous popular handset does not loose fans. Continue reading “Samsung S9 Review”

The Need to Know Guide to 2018’s Smartphone Cameras

The advances in phone camera technology has made point and shoot cameras almost obsolete. Why carry around two devices when you can carry one. The one you are going to use to upload all your photos to your social media account.

A phones picture snapping ability has now become one of the key features consumers check before they purchase, so here’s the breakdown of what 2018 has to offer. Continue reading “The Need to Know Guide to 2018’s Smartphone Cameras”

The Straightforward Guide to the most Popular Smartwatches on the Market

When it comes to smartwatches and tech talk, it can be difficult to know which smartwatch is for you. Here is a quick review on the 5 most popular smartwatches, for those of you who want the details that really matter.

Apple Watch Series 3

Always at the forefront of anything tech. They say once you go Mac you never go back. The Apple Watch Series 3, is one of the best. A decent upgrade from the Apple Watch 2, the improvements make an enormous difference.

It’s faster, has an improved battery life, and let’s be honest, who can live without Siri? The most notable upgrade for the Series 3 is its cellular access. Which means you no longer need to have your phone with you at all times. Continue reading “The Straightforward Guide to the most Popular Smartwatches on the Market”

Hottest New Mobile Tech From CES 2018

CES showcases some of the latest technologies in the industry, giving us a preview of what’s to come, and a look inside what’s busy being developed as we speak. Of all the tech that appeared at the show, one of the most prominent is mobile technology, which has been the case for the last few years.

Mobile devices continue to be the future, and electronic companies from all over the world have made it their business to bring out the hot new tech, often in the form of prototypes designed to give us glimpse of the upcoming future. Continue reading “Hottest New Mobile Tech From CES 2018”

iPhone X

Taking A Look At The New iPhone X

Some say it’s a glorified reboot, others say its Apple’s biggest gamble to date that just happened to pay off.  It has, after all, been released without iPhone’s signature home button, to mention but one of its many new tweaks.

Talk about a dodgy toss of the coin.  Talk about a drastic change of direction.  Talk about, in our opinion; the closest Apple has ever come to creating the perfect smartphone.

For years we’ve been buying into the same old and exhausted ideas because, quite frankly, it was Apple and we wanted a new iPhone.  Now, for the first time since the new iPhone’s original release back in 2007, we’ll be paying for something completely new. Continue reading “Taking A Look At The New iPhone X”

Best Smartphones

The Best of The Best Smartphones in 2017

In an age where even the cheapest smart phones can do things that were once only part of cheesy science fiction, it’s easy to take for granted just how powerful these little devices are. Smart phones have come a long way in the last 10 years, and while many of us thought that the first iPhone was truly the future, even that device is starting to look a little prehistoric in the fact of some of the devices on the market today.

These are devices that are on par with some of today’s more advanced laptops, and can run just about any type of media you can think of, ranging from high definition streaming to the latest 3D games. Continue reading “The Best of The Best Smartphones in 2017”

Waterproof E-Readers: A Comparison

Waterproof E-Readers: A Comparison

Since the introduction of the 2nd Gen Kindle Oasis, all the major eBook suppliers are now offering fully waterproof e-readers. It was only a matter of time before e-readers made the technological H20 leap, following in the footsteps of the smartphone.

In some senses, the need for a waterproof e-reader is more useful than a phone. After all, reading or using betting apps at the beach or in the bath is a common occurrence and has often lead to the demise of many a device. Continue reading “Waterproof E-Readers: A Comparison”

Smartwatches

Have smartwatches really taken off

The Smartwatch – Still Hot Or Not?

We all know the smartwatch, that little piece of tech that people scrambled to get their hands on when it first hit the markets. No wrist was complete without it, and old style analogue watches receives sneers and smirks from those who were technologically advanced.

But how popular is it now? Has it really taken off or will it go the way that Google predicted most wearable tech will, which is by the wayside? Continue reading “Have smartwatches really taken off”