Guide to buying a new smartphone: how to choose the ideal model for you?

Have you decided to purchase a new smartphone? Although the process of looking for the appropriate model can be complicated and exhausting, especially due to the many options available in the market, this guide will make things easier for you.

Here are a series of recommendations that will help you make the best purchase decision based on your tastes, needs and demands.

The first thing you should define before starting your search is how much money you are willing to fork out to renew your phone. Depending on the budget you choose, you can target your options to a certain segment: high-end, mid-range or entry-level models.

In the market we can find smartphones made with different types of materials and finishes. The cheapest ones are usually made of plastic, while the most premium ones tend to be glass, metal, ceramic or vegan leather.

Keep in mind that, beyond the aesthetic issue, buying a phone made of good quality materials is the best alternative in terms of resistance and durability, since they make them less vulnerable to shocks, falls or extreme conditions.

There are different aspects to consider when it comes to the screen, such as the size, the resolution (HD, Full HD +, Quad HD, 4K) and the technology (LCD IPS, OLED, AMOLED or Super AMOLED). The choice will depend, to a large extent, on the content that you are going to view.

If you want to determine which processors and RAM capacity you need, you must evaluate how you will use the phone: high-demand tasks (video games, multitasking, editing) or low-resource consumption (social networks, messaging, music).

For regular activities, it is advisable to target mid-range chipsets accompanied by 6 GB of RAM forwards. For high-demand tasks, it is advisable to use high-end processors and from 8 GB of RAM.

Modern cell phones incorporate increasingly large batteries, which are capable of lasting until the end of the day. It is advisable to opt for a capacity of 4,500 mAh henceforth so as not to depend on the charger.

Similarly, you have to consider whether the phone supports support for wired fast charging technology, as well as wireless charging systems and reverse wireless charging (capable of charging other devices).