Are you looking to buy a new smartphone for 2018/2019? Let me share a definite list of features that you must have on your next phone.
It is not necessary for everyone to have these features. But if you are buying a mid-range or high-end phone over Rs. 15,000 ($250), then most of these features should be part of your consideration list.
In this essential guide, I want to help users who are not very tech savvy. And it is a recap list for those who know are technology enthusiasts.
Top Features You Should Have on Your Next Phone
1). Great Battery Life
Most of all, I think good battery life is one the essential features to have. And most people who were tempted to have a thinner phone in the past regret not having a good battery life.
You should look for a device with at least 3000 mAH or higher battery capacity.
Also, having support for fast charging is another crucial thing, you must add to your tick list. It will help you in those situations when you need to go out, and your phone is nearly draining.
The 5-10 minutes of charging can allow it to have a couple of hours of battery life.
2). Bezel Less Display
The Samsung S8 or Lg G6 have made the bezel-less displays popular, and it’s the most trendy thing to have on your Next phone. The Full Vision display can make your phone have a much better reading or multi-media experience. Notably, the 18:9 display with Full HD+ (2160*1080) is something you must aspire.
Don’t buy a phone with a low-resolution display like the Vivo V7 Plus; it just offers an HD Panel.
3). 4G VOLTE SUPPORT
Furthermore, the Dual sim and 4G Volte support are essential. And if by any chance your current phone does not have these, don’t buy anything that doesn’t have these features.
Unfortunately, iPhone doesn’t offer dual sim support, and Apple users will have to live without it until Apple plans to add it.
4). DUAL REAR CAMERAS
Also, a lot of new phones are coming with the Dual Rear cameras; you may have seen on the Xiaomi Mi A1, Moto G5s Plus or OnePlus 5 and even on the iPhone 8 Plus.
Anyways, It has been very long that we have been using a single camera setup.
Besides, the dual cameras are something new and exciting to toy with.
The key benefit of a Dual camera phone like Xiaomi Mi A1 is its ability to click great portrait shots. This can’t be done even with a phone like Samsung S8 which has a single camera.
However, the Google Pixel 2 is an exception to this. It can click great portrait shots, even with a single camera using Google AI to post-process the shots, and have a natural bokeh effect.
5). GREAT SELFIE CAMERA
Selfies have become very important for a lot of users. Everyone wants a phone that has an exceptional selfie camera with filters and beauty mode.
Ideally, the megapixel should not be a decider here, 24 Megapixel camera is probably not better than a 12 Megapixel.
Also, better selfie camera should have a lower aperture and a better quality lens. Some of the phones even come with EIS or OIS support for the front camera for an added advantage to shoot stable videos.
6). USB Type C Port
Lastly, the USB Type C port is very convenient; at least you don’t have to figure out which side is top or bottom when you put your phone on charge.
Further, It is the future communication standard, and likely to be adopted in most phones in 2018 and 2019.
These are some of the nifty features that you must have on the Next Gen phone.
I have also made a simple infographics, which you can download and even share with someone who wants to understand the basics of buying a good phone.
Guide To Buy the Best Smartphone in 2017/2018 – Infographics
So that’s All from my side if you like this article or if You have any suggestions, please share with me in comments below… Also, can share the infographics or this article.
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