Phones have become a very integral part of our everyday life and as such, its use cannot be overemphasized. An estimated 5.5 billion people around the world own a mobile phone and about 3.5 billion people own a smartphone. No doubt the smartphone has made life easier from the ease in reaching out to people through various social media platforms to taking beautiful pictures, ease of downloading from the internet and so many other important features.

Owning a smartphone in this 21st century is almost a must especially for the younger generations because a lot of jobs these days would require owing a good device, which brings the question of how good your smartphone can perform.

Here are a few things to lookout for when getting a new phone or getting an upgrade to your current device;

1. Battery: A good device deserves to last long enough to enjoy your phone’s performance. Having a great battery capacity of say 4,000 mAh and above on your device can give you ample time to do a lot of work on your device before it needs a recharge. You want to be able to go for a trip or leave from one location to another without bothering about looking for spots to charge your device because of your battery’s low life capacity. A good battery life may just be all you need to get that piece of information through to the world.

2. Camera: Camera quality for mobile devices have improved over the years, with new innovations and ideas bringing out the best in phone images. These days where social media posts are almost a must, you don’t want to be the one left out when other folks are posting amazing pictures with great picture quality from their various smartphone brands. You deserve a great picture and a 48 megapixel camera should definitely do the trick. You’ll definitely slay those pictures.

3. Performance: The fluidity of your device lies within this. Processors, Ram (random access memory), Rom (read only memory), OS (operating system), UI (user interface) are part of the parameters that gives your device its functionality and enables you enjoy that great device. A smartphone with a Rom/storage of 64 gigabytes (Gb) and a Ram of 4Gb would enable a smooth flow with little or no hanging or freezing as the case may be. A variety of operating systems exist, from Android to windows to iOS, there’s a list to choose from and a beautiful interface as well.

Other features to look out for would be design (phone’s built), ease of using the device, size, weight, screen resolution, ease of getting available parts if the device was to go bad, brand name, security (facial unlock, fingerprint unlock) and so on. Getting a really good device with fantastic features would definitely cost a lot but you can always cut your coat according to your cloth. With new companies invading the market with smartphones, one must be careful not to fall prey to a bad device.

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