If you have a tight budget, then don’t worry, because today we’re going to give you a guide that will help you to buy the budget smartphone that’s right for you. There are a lot of budget smartphones out there, but not all of them come with good features.
What mobile operating system do you need?
One of the most important aspects when buying a smartphone still remains the operating system that it runs one. Some people prefer iOS, while others prefer Android or even Windows Phone. So, first of all, you should decide on the mobile operating system that your future smartphone will run on.
Android is one of the most popular mobile operating systems, with around 80% of smartphones using it. Because this mobile operating system is so popular, there are lots of games and applications on its official store (Google Play Store).
However, we suggest you look for a device that runs on Android 4.1 or later, as older versions are out of date and many don’t support all the applications that have been added recently.
For the budget smartphone that you’re about to buy we suggest you make sure that it comes with a display that supports a minimum resolution of 960×540 pixels. However, if you have enough money, you can get a smartphone that has a display which supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels or even 1920×1080 pixels.
Performance and Battery Life
Since you’re about to buy a budget smartphone, keep in mind that you will get a slower processor than the ones that are found on top smartphones. However, that doesn’t mean that you should make harsh compromises. You should make sure that you get a smartphone that features a decent processor, because it will make a big difference on the time your device will answer after you perform actions. At the same time, if the processor is pretty fast, you will be able to play games without any lags.
Make sure that the smartphone comes with a decent battery that will be able to keep your device alive for an entire day, even if you surf the internet or play games.
If you plan on recording lots of videos or taking lots of photos and installing many applications and games, then we suggest you to get a device that has at least 8GB of storage. Look for a device that also features a microSD card slot, as you will be able to add more storage by paying a few more bucks on a memory card.