Mobile phones are more colloquially known in the past as cellular phones or cellphones, which have evolved from being an option to a personal and basic need. Before, it used to be just an accessory that almost only the moneyed ones would dare to buy. The circumstances have since then changed.
We do sure understand why you have landed on this page. You are definitely going to be buying a new mobile phone, either for you or for someone else you truly care about.
We’re here to help so you can nail down the perfect one for the person who will be needing it, be it for you or someone else like for your kids or the elderly. Here are the things you must keep in mind.
To whom is the phone for
The most important part and probably the first step you must consider when buying a phone is who will be using it. It can’t be stressed enough that the phone matches the capability and comfort level of the person who will be using it. Let’s say, for example; it’s a 12-year-old kid who will be needing it. Because a child won’t be needing a phone with so much function and storage, buying her the latest and the most expensive mobile phone might be a little over-the-top, right? The same goes when the elderly come to mind. Although not all, elderlies, in general, would just need a phone so they can communicate with their loved ones or for an emergency. Their need may not be the same as that of a young adult who is at the height of his or her career.
How is that person going to be using his or her phone
After you have successfully defined who will be using the phone, you must have a clear idea of how that person is going to be using it. This is going to further help you decide what phone you’re going to get.
Would it just be another smartphone, or would you prefer to get an iPhone? Let’s say again that it’s a 12-year-old kid who will be using the phone for his or her education or an elderly who you need to Facetime with.
In either case, if the rest of the family members are on iPhone, they may be better off getting an iPhone as well. If it’s a college student or a young adult that needs to have the functionality of a high-end phone, then they would be better off with a smartphone that can carry heavy-duty tasks. These are the kinds of functions one will have to think about.
Wait for the perfect timing to get the best deals
This one can be a little trivial. You may be buying a phone for an urgent need, right? Maybe the old one has already worn out beyond repair or has gone completely kaput.
But if you don’t need it right away, we suggest you wait for the sale season. If you’re lucky enough that you’ve landed at a sale season right away, then go ahead and get yourself a new phone. But, say it’s going to be a gift, prepare for it in advance. The more time you allow yourself to prepare, the better your chances are for snagging some great deals on the market. Timing also means – if you could – waiting for the newer phone to come out, so in that way, the old ones get cheaper. If you are already close to when the new phones are going to be launched, say about 1-2 more months, then you would definitely be happy you had waited.
Do not just pay attention to a single shop, either online or to a physical store. Different retailers or different phone providers have different deals that the price points can be close with each other or not. Either way, you have more options, and if you carefully pay attention to their price difference, you might just get yourself a great deal.
Put on accessories – do not forget
After you have bought the handset itself, complete your purchase with phone accessories. Today, it has become almost a requirement. You don’t necessarily have to get one; your phone will still be fully functional even without it. But putting on accessories, such as phone cases and tempered glass, will lengthen the life of your phone and keeps its resale value at a maximum.