There are a number of smartphones available in the market. Technology is undergoing a drastic change not only every year but every month, but every week and even every day. With so many different models available in the market buying a smartphone can be a daunting experience. It highly recommended to priorly learn about the newest phone by reading reviews but still, there are so traps that often go unnoticed. Here are few biggest mistakes to avoid while purchasing a smartphone.
- Purchasing ahead of a new smartphone model: Adding up a new phone just before the release of the latest model may be the biggest mistake you would encounter. For an instance, if a company releases its latest smartphone in the upcoming week with a faster processor, better camera and other upgraded items then even if you don’t want the latest smartphone you can save a good amount of money by waiting for the new model to go on sale. The previous version of the smartphone can go on sale by around $100 when the latest releases. Samsung Galaxy S5 dropped by around $200 around the time Samsung released the Galaxy S6.
- Purchasing a Phone with Less Storage: A costly smartphone is a one-time investment. If you are planning to install a lot of applications, downloading videos and music, and other multimedia files then you need a good storage. Most frequently, smartphones are launched with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of storage. At some instance, 16GB may appear more than enough but application continues to grow in size over time. Companies like Apple charges a good amount of extra storage while other also charge comparatively lower. Once you have purchased a phone its impossible to upgrade storage space later on. So it’s advised to be calculated enough while choosing the storage so you won’t regret later.
- Purchasing a Phone that does not have features you want: Most of the smartphone has access to the most popular application. But still, there are certain exceptions. There are some utility applications that are exclusive to Android while iPhone also enjoys the same. Windows Phone and Blackberry at the same time have some drawbacks. With these two phone, you may not have access to your favourite application of all time. So it’s advisable to be informative about all the basic drawbacks of various platforms available in smartphones.
- Confusing Megapixels with Photo Quality: This is one of the most common misconceptions among people. Megapixels refer to the number of pixels captured by the image sensor in the phone’s camera. In general, megapixel is the measurement of the capacity, not quality. Megapixels of a camera never relates to the quality of the picture. For an instance, you might take the example of iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S5 in which S5 has just double of megapixels but iPhone has a master photo quality.
- Taking Sales Advice of seller: It highly recommended to research yourself and get your own opinion before purchasing a smartphone rather than just blindly trusting the salesperson. The sales person will never let you see the black side of the certain model and will try best to convince to purchase based on his opinion that might not be suitable for you.