Buying a mobile phone is an act that should not be done lightly, as it involves, in some cases, a considerable expense. That is why we must have certain aspects to take into account..
Entry range, medium or premium ? How much RAM do I need? Do I buy it with 5G coverage? We will answer any questions that may arise when you need or want to buy a mobile:
Buying a mobile phone: what we should take into account
What screen to choose?
In the current smartphone market we can choose between IPS LCD, AMOLED or OLED panels. The cheapest terminals are those with IPS screens. OLED and AMOLED panels offer more vivid colors and purer blacks: this makes the image sharper. In the Motorola catalog we can find models with an OLED screen such as the Edge 20 Pro or LED, cheaper, such as the Moto E40.
Associated with the type of panel we have the resolution . If the image is not something defining in the purchase, we can be content with an HD screen like the Moto E40. If we want higher quality, we must go to an FHD panel like the one offered by the Moto G100..
Processor and RAM?
In general, phones with a Snapdragon processor tend to offer better performance than Mediatek, although those that carry it have a higher price. If we are not demanding users, we can use on a day-to-day basis an entry-level model such as the Motorola Moto E7, which carries an eight-core Mediatek Helio G25.
However, if we want a plus in performance in terms of opening and speed of not very demanding apps , for example, it would be better to take a look at terminals like the Moto G50 with Snapdragon 480 ..
As for RAM, the minimum that we must start from today, especially if we want it to last a few years, is 4 gigabytes (GB) .
Everything will depend on our daily use. As a general rule, we can look at the miracle that the smartphone has : if they are less than 4000 , it is better to look at another model. And if it has a fast charge, the better.
If we want the latest of the latest, a mobile with 5G coverage does not hurt, but today they are not, yet, too practical. What we should have is Near Field Communication (NFC) wireless technology to be able to make payments through mobile phones. And in 2021 we should not buy a phone that does not have USB Type-C.
For the rest we do not have to worry: all the devices, even of a cheaper range, have everything we need: GPS, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth ... Of course: be careful with the headphones issue, because there are models that do without the minijack connector .
Other aspects to take into account: if we want to take excellent photos in low light, we will have to pay a large figure, since this section is reserved for premium models ; And in terms of storage, today it matters less due to the cloud, but we should never buy mobiles, right now, with less than 64 GB .