Technology moves faster than any of us can keep up with, meaning there are a great many mobile handsets on the market and the decision which mobile phone to choose can be very difficult. So below are 5 things to look for when choosing your next mobile phone.
1. Good connection
There’s no point in paying monthly for a phone if you can’t talk to anyone right? Through the website of your mobile phone provider, you can check the connectivity in your area by using an online tool. So, make sure you are choosing a provider with good coverage in your area.
2. Good price
There are many price comparison sites available online. They are easy to use allowing you to filter through mobile phones you want and packages that are right for you presenting the results in an easy to digest format. And if you want a particular model, then you can adjust the filter so that it searches for only the exact model you want. For example, there are many iPhone 4S deals available through the website uSwitch meaning you can afford to be choosey, so pick the deal that suits your budget.
3. Good camera
Any mobile phone made in the last few years will have a camera as part of its functionality, so you can now make a good camera part of your requirement process when selecting a phone. While some are great at capturing images of the world around you others produce very disappointing results, so why not check out a comparison site such as Which, to assess which camera phone you think is best for you.
4. Good design
With technology moving at the speed that it is, we are now provided with an endless choice of different phone designs. You may prefer the teeny tiny mobile that was popular a few years ago (think Zoolander), you may want to be bold, with a statement colour or may prefer a retro looking phone… the point is that you have the power to choose. If your current provider isn’t providing a design that takes your fancy when it comes around to upgrade time, then why not ask what other designs they have, you are bound to be surprised…
5. Good for the environment
Very few people consider the environment when purchasing a new phone, so why not add this factor into your purchasing decision and help the environment. In 2010 O2 released the UK’s first eco mobile phone rating scheme listing 65 mobile phones from six manufacturers rating each of them on their environmental impact.
The Eco rating scoring system is based on data supplied by manufacturers and takes into consideration the overall environmental impact of the device over its lifespan: what raw materials it contains; the impact caused by its initial manufacture; its packaging; its longevity and energy efficiency; and how easy it is to reuse or recycle.