It can be difficult to decide when it’s the right time to finally buy a new smartphone. This decision can be expensive if you choose to buy the newest model. Maybe you really love the phone you have now, but it doesn’t work the way it used to. There are many things to consider before you decide to move on to your next smartphone, including what you will use it for and its safety features.
What do you use your smartphone for?
Cell phones aren’t just for making calls anymore. They have capabilities well beyond talking, including texting, gaming, streaming videos and music, and more. You should know what features you need to get the most out of a smartphone before making your decision.
Is Siri or Google assistant important to you?
If you haven’t used voice activation to schedule tasks or to organize events on your calendar, then you are missing out. If you have used an iphone since the 4s series, then you most likely have experience with Siri. Google assistant, however, did not come into the market for smartphones until 2016. If you have never had a smartphone with voice assistant capabilities, it may be time for an upgrade. This feature can schedule things for you, as well as play music and search the web by voice command.
Virtual and augmented reality
Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented reality (AR) are both amazing features of modern smartphones. Most people became familiar with these features after Pokemon Go was released in 2016. There are several entertaining VR and AR apps on the app store market right now. If your current phone doesn’t have the tech to handle these features, you might want to upgrade.
Frequent app usage
Many smartphone users spend several hours a week playing games or reading news and entertainment apps. The older your phone is, the more these apps will drain your phone battery. Newer phones will not only have a better battery life, they will most likely have better processing power too. More power means better performance, so the apps you love will run quickly and smoothly.
Scared of getting your smartphone wet?
Have you ever dropped your phone into water? Maybe at the lake, into a drink on the table, or even into the toilet. If your phone isn’t water resistant straight from the box, you might have an outdated smartphone. If you decide it’s time for an upgrade, make sure the next smartphone you buy comes with water resistant tech. You can add extra protection by getting a water resistant case as well.
Do you have strong smartphone security?
With data breaches and people’s personal information at risk of being leaked, smartphone security should be another priority in your decision to buy a new device. Most smartphones from Apple and Android come with at least 3 years of security updates. This means your phone will receive regular updates to keep all of your information private and out of the hands of identity thieves and hackers.
What is your budget?
The latest smartphones seem to get more expensive every year, but that means the previous versions become cheaper. Talk with your local retailer about prices and payment plans that can fit your budget.
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