Smartphones are meant to make our lives easier. With smartphones, you can watch videos, listen to music, surf the internet, socialize with people on social networking sites, and more, on top of our usual uses for phones – sending text messages and making calls.
As smartphones tend to be expensive and there are many models out there claiming to be the best or the right one for you, it can get very overwhelming. As phones are a long-term investment, you need to do research before reaching a purchase decision. Find out what you need and want, and what kind of features you can live without.
Prepaid or Postpaid Plan?
In the Philippines, prepaid plans are more popular because it allows the user to control more of how much they’d spend on load and what kind of services they will avail. Others choose postpaid plans because it makes higher-end phones more accessible to them under a given lock-in period of an average of two years. Going prepaid will give you more freedom over choosing a phone while going postpaid would allow you to upgrade after a few years.
Decide on your budget
Your budget is your utmost consideration when choosing a smartphone. Take note that costs would also include the plan if you decide to go postpaid as when you go prepaid this can be adjusted as you go. Your budget should determine the direction of your search. Thankfully, there are high-quality phones on every price bracket. You just need to look meticulously.
Choose your phone
Once you’ve decided on the price bracket, it would be helpful to look on the internet to compare different phone models that are within your budget. Decide on the kind of features you need that would be most helpful to your lifestyle. Do you need a high-quality camera? Would you need a good processor for running many apps? Is audio one of your priorities? How about battery life? These are the things you need to look at. Finally, it would be helpful to test sample phones. Sometimes choosing your ideal phone can be as easy as knowing how it feels in your hand.
Most phones these days are high-quality and even small brands are comparable to tech giants. If you need help choosing your phone, you can easily browse our website or approach the helpful staff at your local EMCOR store.