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What features to look for when buying a mobile phone


Valley4Techs | EN: What features to look for when buying a mobile phone

Hello dear visitor to Valley4Techs blogEvery year smart phone factories launch a new number of phones that differ from each other in characteristics, technologies and technical specifications, in order to meet the upper, middle and low budget categories.

Fortunately it is very easy to find the right budget phone, but the large number of phone models that fall under each category makes it very difficult to make the right choice.

But you do not need to be distracted here and there, as all phones that are launched under the same price category are very similar to each other, however, there may be some fundamental differences that make you prefer one model over another.

Since we are in the year 2021 and do not yet know what technologies will be disclosed, it is necessary to ensure at least the presence of the most important technologies that we have dealt with during the previous years and have had a tangible impact on our experience.

The following techniques are some of them:

1- Refresh Rates

The phones of the upper budget category have a refresh rate of 90Hz or 120Hz, as the refresh rate plays a very important role in the experience of the experienced user who deals with the phone throughout the day.

In order to feel the big difference between 60Hz and 120Hz refresh rate, you should place the two phones next to each other in front of your eyes and compare your experience of using them.

It won’t take long to interact and feel the range of fluidity and flexibility of movement with the 120Hz screen, and you will discover that everything has become smooth and faster than usual.

If you are a gaming fanatic, this is your chance to enjoy a more fun and exciting gaming experience, especially in the online game phase.

Mobile phone Refresh Rates

2- Where is the fingerprint scanner?

The location of the fingerprint scanner has become one of the factors that make the average user lean towards the phone or move away from it completely, and most users feel uncomfortable with the fingerprint scanner if it is on the back of the phone or on the sides of the phone.

Therefore, it may be better to have the fingerprint scanner in front of you at the bottom of the screen interface so that it is easy to unlock the phone in all circumstances.

location of the fingerprint scanner in mobile phone

3- Thin edges are better than thicker edges

Factories resort to thick edges for more than one reason, among which is the user’s need for a battery with a large charging capacity, at the same time, the factory needs a space inside the phone in order to install the hardware components, and in order to satisfy all parties, the thinning factor is sacrificed.

For this reason, you will notice that the flagship phones aimed at the upper budget category have a medium battery capacity compared to the phones of the middle and low budget category that have higher charging capabilities.

Therefore, companies sacrifice battery capacity for the factors of elegance, look and feel and slim edges with flagship phones.

As for the mid and low budget phones, the elegant form factor is sacrificed in order to attract consumer attention with the huge battery capacity, then you will feel that you have a phone as if it is from the Middle Ages.

Therefore, do not be attracted by the huge battery, you can always buy one of the best portable chargers at a low price, but it is imperative that your phone in 2022 be a stylish, attractive and beautiful phone.

Thin edges mobile

4- The screen size should not be less than 5 inches

There are some people who prefer to have the mobile phone with a small screen size, as small screens are very cheap, make the phone look better and help make it easy to carry the phone in any jacket pocket and handle it easily.

On the other hand, it does not provide an enjoyable using or viewing experience while browsing the internet and watching videos.

Therefore, it is necessary for the screen to be in an appropriate size and comfortable to the user’s eye, as the larger screen provides an enjoyable viewing and playing experience, and you will be able to read books and Internet pages better.

Best Mobile screen size

5- The screen resolution should not be less than FHD

It is normal for low-budget phones to have a resolution of 720p, but now we are in 2022, and it has become the standard dimension for 1080p content.

Yes, it is possible to abandon 1080p if the screen size is small, but with screens larger than 5 inch, you will notice the appearance of pixels and noise in Accurate picture detail while watching HD content.

Therefore, if you spend a long time using the phone, which is your favorite way to watch some videos and movies, it is necessary to have a screen with a display resolution of at least FHD 1080p.

Best mobile screen resolution

6- The RAM should not be less than 4GB

Regardless of the games that impose more than 3 GB of RAM, the problem at the present time is that we are dealing with a very large number of applications open in the background at the same time.

In addition, the number of processes responsible for managing Android and IOS systems is a factor that forces you to have a RAM of at least 4 GB.

So, if you like mobile games, you need a 6 GB RAM.

Best mobile ram

7- The type of storage memory

If you are planning to buy a flagship phone, it is necessary to be sure of the type of internal storage memory, or more correctly, to say how fast it is.

Higher budget phones that have powerful processor chips and a large amount of RAM are missing and hungry for fast internal storage.

So, if you don’t mind having the best, make sure your internal storage is UFS3 instead of UFS2.

Best mobile storage memory

8- Ensure that the phone is resistant to moisture, dust and rain

Many times, our phones fall into water, so it is imperative that you know how hard the phone is and its tolerance for these factors.

Unfortunately, you will not find these advantages in low-budget phones, but it is expected that they will become one of the main features in the next stage phones.

mobile is resistant to moisture, dust and rain

9- Abandon the 3.5mm port

In fact, you no longer need a 3.5mm port, as this port is often filled with dust and dirt, and instead, it may be better if the phone has a Bluetooth headset.

During the year 2020, a very large number of phones were launched that contain a Bluetooth headset, and it turned out to be very useful in crowded places.

So don’t pay attention to this outlet as much as having a Bluetooth headset in your next phone, even if you have to buy it separately.

mobile 3.5mm port

At the end of this article, we hope that we have added new and useful information to you, and in case you have any inquiries, do not hesitate to mention them to us in the comments and we will communicate with you and answer your inquiries.

Mostafa Amaan
Mostafa Amaan
Technical educational content creator on my blog and YouTube channel. My goal with this content is to eradicate information technology literacy.