How do you decide what phone to purchase?

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  1. Miaka_M

    Miaka_M Recognized Member
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    When purchasing a new phone its always difficult to decide what would be better for you. What do you pay attention to when you are purchasing a new phone? The first thing that I look at is the brand and what their reputation is. If its good, then I continue to look into a phone and how it looks. The specs come last but I prefer a large memory. What about you?
     
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    Well, first, I read reviews. I only purchase a new phone when necessary. So, I make sure that what I will get will be worth every penny. I prefer long battery life and large memory. I don't really care about the quality of the camera or whether or not it has those other fancy features. I am not really big on installing apps (other than games).
     
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    I tend to stick to the one brand and when deciding the model I read up on what the opinion is of the latest ones available and go from there. Memory is quite a big point, after all the more the better, but it isn't really a deal-breaker. As long as it's expandable via Micro SD then I'm not really too concerned with the on board memory.
     
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    I stick to my budget and what I really need the phone for. I tend to be out in the field more often and it gets dirty. So I need a rugged phone that can take a licking. I use to buy only military grade phones that could be dropped and waterproof but now a days its all about touch screen and sophistication. Hard to find something that will last a long time in rough conditions.
     
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    Fall back on a Nokia 3310. Those things were indestructible! :D

    What sort of military grade phones did you get? I never knew there was such a thing.
     
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    I actually had that Motorola phone awhile back. That is by far the best phone I ever had. You could throw it against the wall and it would still work like a charm. Rain proof also. I wouldn't try to go deep sea diving with it. Water will eventually find a way in.
     
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    For me choosing what phone I want to purchase consists in a few factors, first I go and search the internet for specifications, after my list is down to a few phone I go online and watch reviews, after I cut a few more phones I go on to forums and ask different people what would be more worth, and in the end the phone I like the most from what I have left on my list (usually only 2 or 3 phones left to pick) is the one I'm going to buy.
     
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    When I'm looking for a new phone I base on the references that my friends and family members have given me about certain phone, if they convince me, I look for reviews online, And the people who make the reviews usually mention the details about the phone, their experiences with it, etc. So the internet has a big influence on me when it comes to buy things!
     
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    Before purchasing a phone, I would make a bit of research first about what is the most ideal phone to use nowadays: specs, memory, and features included. Then after that, I would choose the phones on the list that would perfectly suit my budget and then that's when I will decide which one is to buy.
     
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    I read a lot of reviews, and by a lot I seriously mean A LOT. I do my research very in depth before I splurge a large amount of cash on a new phone since no one's rushing me so I can just take my time and weigh the differences between my choices.
     
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    When purchasing a phone, I look for the durability of the phone, the feel in my hand, what it has to offer, and its functionality. If the phone has everything I need and sometimes want, then I would go for it. It doesn't matter if it is Android or iPhone.
     
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    The first consideration is who the provider will be, and whether the phone will work on their network. From there, it's a matter of sorting through which ones are available, and how they correlate with my needs. Price is always a consideration these days, as well as quality and longevity. I'm in it for the long haul, since I don't switch phones or devices often, so I want to make sure it has what I will need for at least a few years to come. Camera IS a major consideration for me, since although I use my real camera to take product pictures, I often also take pictures with my device, to post on Instagram and sometimes other sites/apps, as well. It can be a real time saver doing it that way. Being able to replace the battery myself is helpful, since I don't have the time or money to keep taking it to the shop if there's a battery issue. A good processor, with as much RAM as possible, and able to accept storage cards are also important considerations for me.
     
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    Well I previously had a BlackBerry Z10 and I had it for about 2 years, but in the last 6 months of me owning the phone the patch's that were being released were horrible and kept ruining the phone so I had enough, my contract was coming to an end anyway so I started looking at new phones. I didn't want another BlackBerry, nor did I want a iPhone as I hate Apple. I didn't want a Windows phone because they are awful to, so it left me to the Android range. I looked at the Samsung and it looked horrible and it left me with the HTC M9 which I ended up buying out right so no need to pay monthly etc.

    I looked into the spec, looked into the battery, and what version of Android it had and loads of reviews said it was an awesome phone!
     
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    It is quite overwhelming doing your own research and quite overwhelming to get lots of options and the elimination process might be a bit of a challenge. I am not fond of upgrading my gadgets every now and then because that will take another getting used to the new phone. Just in case I will be on the search for a new mobile phone the first thing I have to make sure of is that the choice should be relevant even after a few years otherwise I will find myself upgrading again and again
     
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    The most important thing is the price.
     
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    I do my research very in depth before I splurge a large amount of cash on a new phone since no one's rushing me so I can just take my time and weigh the differences between my choices.
     
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    I tend to stick with my budget lol. So i can only average phone. Usually i do research first and then compare them to others phones.
     
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    While purchasing a smartphone, I always look on these features....
    1) RAM
    2) Operating System
    3) Battery - most imp
    4) Camera
    5) Display
    I have recently bought Gionee Marathon M5 and these features are also important for me... BTW my top requirement was battery so I purchased this phone... It has 6020 mAh battery
     
  21. David Lopez

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    Nice post well said, i usually check that 5 when purchasing but sometimes the budget is real tough for me.
     

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