Mobile phone technology and mobile services are developing at a fast pace. One see newer models be it smartphones, multimedia phones or simple slider phones, being launched every month in India. If you are confused about what to look for when buying a new phone here are some insights one needs to ponder over, prior to purchase.What features you need in your mobile phone?
Call receiving and making is the basic function of any mobile phone, another is to send and receive phone calls and SMS text messages.Other added features may go a bit beyond that like there may be a calculators, voice answering and voice dialing features, allowing you to send and receive phone calls without using your hands. High-end phones have built in digital cameras, MP3 and video players, computer games and other features also. We advice you to choose such a handset that is endowed with features that you can actually use and don’t ever feel fascination towards a phone with functions that you will hardly use.
Go for a sound check to ensure that its volume control is really adequate for your needs if you know that sometimes you may need to make calls in noisy settings.
Go for a Display Check especially if you buy a colour screen as quality of colour and resolution varies dramatically from model to model. If you want to watch videos or look at photos taken with your phone’s camera then you will need a handset with at least “65,000 colour”. The quality of the colours is shown with a number; the higher the number the higher the picture quality.
To experience a pleasant sound from your ringtones go for atleast a 16 polyphonic phone as this will allow you to hear some 16 instruments playing together. As with colors, the quality of the ring tone is measured numerically. If you want a good sound then you need at least a 16.
Always see which accessories are included with the Phone. All mobile phones usually come with a battery and charger, but there are other accessories that may be of great use. Check to see if the phone comes with a spare battery, an earphone, a leather casing, a neck strap or an antenna. Are these part of the deal or are optional and check to see if accessories for your model are easily available in the market.
Battery life of any phone is most indispensable feature of the phone.The average user only asks about the “talk time” of a a battery.However, “stand-by” time is just as important, especially for business class people or the ones who travel a lot and who talk extensively on phone yet do not carry around a charger with them. So find out whether the battery has enough stand-by time so that you can make it through the entire day without recharging.
One should always find out how the phone feels when you hold it. That is something one cannot make out from a catalog or over the Internet.So just go down to the store and handle the phone before buying it.See how much it weighs and if the menus are easy to understand. Take a look at the layout of the keypad and other features carefully before buying.
To avoid chaos and problems in case of an accident that may damage your mobile phone just make sure that you know everything about its after Sales Service. Find out where you can get it serviced and whether you will be given a replacement during the servicing period. Be clear about after sales service before choosing the place where you will finally make your purchase.
Price of the phone is another major consideration as sometimes you may end up paying more for a phone that was not worth it as per its features and performance. Buy a mobile phone that lets you stay within your budget. Moreover, like all other consumer electronics: the prices of mobile phones also usually fall. Even if you consider your phone a fashion accessory choose one that best suits your personality and style. So make a calculated decision.