What to Look for in a Mobile Phone
When you’re looking for a mobile phone for travel or for everyday use, you need to make sure you are buying the right one. These days it seems like everything in your life is connected to your phone or connected by your phone. You have to make sure that you are in contact with others for most parts of the day. That’s true whether you’re in a business setting or a personal setting. It’s very important that you pick a phone that allows you to do whatever you need to do, no matter where you are.
Because you need the flexibility to do whatever you need with your phone, you need the ability to change your carrier. If you don’t like your phone service provider, you should be able to change. However, if you have a standard mobile, you might not be able to do this because it’s linked to a certain carrier. An unlocked phone is one that you can register with any network. That’s incredibly useful if you’re going to be travelling abroad or if you’re going to be moving soon. You’ll need to check with your phone and with the carrier about going abroad, but many unlocked phones can be registered with short-term contracts from service providers all over the world. Furthermore, if you’re moving, you might need to change your carrier. That’s true even if you’re staying in the country. If you move from an area where a service is very reliable to an area where it’s spotty, you’ll want to be able to change carriers.
If you’re a person who takes selfies, you know how important the camera can be. A selfie taken with a good camera will always look better than one with a bad camera. If you’re trying to present yourself in the best light, you need to have a good phone camera. Far too often, the camera on the back of the phone is good quality but the front-facing camera is low quality. If you’re a person who takes selfies, you need a front-facing camera that has at least 13 or 14 megapixels. A light on the front of the camera also helps take great photos.
Devices such as the Oppo Find 7 have great cameras on the front and the back.
Plastic is great for making something less expensive, but it is also much lower quality than a high-quality metal. Plastic tends to bend and break. If you’re looking for a phone that is going to last a long time, you want to look for one that minimises the amount of plastic used. Obviously, some plastic is acceptable, but you need to balance your priorities. If your priority is the price, then more plastic will be helpful. If your priority is durability, less plastic is probably a safer bet.
Whatever you’re looking for in a phone, you should make sure that it is capable of doing the things you need. Whether those things are work or personal, your phone should be something that enhances your life, not hinders it.