Android Smartphone: How to Choose the Best?

Many Smartphones have been introduced in the technology market in recent times. Because of changing technology and software, it is difficult for users to choose. If you know the criteria for selecting the best available option in Android smartphones, you can easily pick one for yourself. Let us determine the requirements you need to know when choosing the best Android smartphone.

The first thing that you need to consider is the specs. Let us scrutinize this one by one and find out.

1. OS or Operating System

Before choosing the latest version, you must know that Android keeps getting updates. Therefore, if you own an Android that is not on par with the latest available software version, you need not worry. You can upgrade your device and receive the latest Android version. The arrangements are available online for downloads; you can easily access these through your device or log in to obtain the newest version. The latest software version has many features, offers free offerings, and is compatible with the new smartphones. With a new OS (Operating System), you will download new wallpapers, get faster access, have a new menu, and other added features.

Android Smartphone

However, you must remember not every Android is designed to receive updates. Often, updates are available for specific OS only, while others are rendered obsolete. For example, if you already have Gingerbread, you will be tied to it until you get an update for this version. Remember that a software upgrade is not something guaranteed. It is better to opt for an Android version that can receive new updates, and the recent performance should be kept in mind while purchasing.


2. Updates

Being keen on making software updates is understandable, but what if you cannot deploy the same on your device? One essential thing is that you should go for the latest gadget available. Choose the newest handset available. You might come across various Xperia series, Galaxy series, and so on with different brands. The latest available device is capable of accepting software upgrades. You need to watch the newest version to know if the manufacturer is keen on releasing another software upgrade for that specific device.

When choosing an Android Smartphone, going for the newest version of the OS is crucial. If you cannot find one with Jelly Bean, settle for Ice Cream Sandwich, but check to see if the manufacturer has promised, has released, or is working on releasing a Jelly Bean update. HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and Google are the most trustworthy manufacturers for devising upgrades. HTC has the most impressive Android upgrades of its devices, but Motorola (run by Android) has a reputation for fast upgrades. Note that manufacturer updates often come with newer widgets, tools, and fixes aimed at improving the overall use of the device.

Another thing essential to notice is that you need to have a ROM capable of improved performance and install apps or additional tools. To upgrade it, you must ensure that a customized ROM is available for that specific device. For example, Motorola phones have customized ROMs.

3. User Interface or UI

Each Android-powered device consists of a different UI. The reason is that with each manufacturer, the UI changes, too. UI differs from other brands, and the features vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. If, in any case, you are not satisfied with the UI of your Smartphone, then you can download online third-party software like Zeam, ADW, Go, or Launcher Pro.

4. Processor

A smartphone powered with a quad-core processor makes sense to those who indulge in heavy gaming and video streaming activities throughout the day. The processor is the essential component of your Smartphone. Consider this: if you are more of a gaming enthusiast hooked on 3D games, you need a Smartphone with high-power CPU processing. If you use your Smartphone to carry out moderate activities, you can do it with a dual or a single-core 1GHZ.

Some other facts:

• Choose a Smartphone that has good internal memory, like 4-8 GB, if you like to download apps
• If you are interested in streaming videos and HD content, then a phone with a faster processor should be chosen, like a quad-core processor
• For video calling facility, you need to find a Smartphone with a front-facing camera in addition to a rear camera
• The phone should be backed up with a high-capacity mAh battery so that it may last longer


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