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What To Do When Buying A Smartphone In Ghana

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Buying a smartphone could be headache, the choice and the usage of the device either be a dumb phone or smart. One can be a veteran with many old smartphones in the drawer, but buying a new one can be a difficult one because every blessed day devices with super features flood the market.

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How to choose when there are many options

We sometimes suffer from paradox of choice. Faced with many good options that is the differences between those options, we become confused which way to go. Whenever we imagine ourselves choosing one option, we can’t help but feel the demise of others. So we plod along indecisive.

Factors to consider when you’re buying a smartphone. If you consider these, your choice should be simple. You won’t even care about the models you don’t buy.

1. Screen size

The greatest separating factor among modern smartphones is the screen size. For years Nokia the Finis mobile manufacturer and Apple set the standard for 2.5-3.5-inch iPhone, but that has changed dramatically. Since 2010 Samsung has been pushing the envelope with screen sizes. Their most popular phones have screens measuring 4.8 and 5.5 inches. It’s safe to say that screen size has become a personal choice.
If you watch video and read on your smartphone, you will want to consider a larger-sized phone. If you value portability and like operating your phone with one hand, a smaller size will do best. The cutoff point is four inches, the size of the iPhone 5. Those who prefer a smaller handset will go with a 4-inch screen, 4.3 inches tops.

2. Operating system

Once you’ve determined the screen size, it’s time to consider the operating system. If you’ve chosen the iPhone, well, there’s not much to talk about. Apple does a great job of keeping its operating systems up to date for all phones. Whether you buy the iPhone 4, the 4S, or the 5, you’re still getting iOS 7. That’s a huge point in their favor, and a good reason to go with the iPhone. It will be many, many years before the device is truly outdated.
Android, on the other hand, is notoriously lacking when updating old phones. Many phones released last year have not yet received the 4.4.2 kit kat update — which was actually released last year. Now Android is onto even newer versions, and many current handsets won’t get it. If you want to get the most out of Android, you’ll need to pick a model that already runs 4.4.2 at least.

3. Network technology

There are a few different technology standards for cell phones. Some run 3G on CDMA networks, while others use HSDPA. Yes, they’re insider acronyms, but they do make a difference to the everyday consumer. There is also the issue of 4G LTE, a spreading technology. How is a consumer supposed to choose among these network technologies?
When choosing between network technologies, consider what is strongest in your area. That’s really the only factor that matters. If HSDPA is generally stronger.

4. Price

One reason people are turned off from smartphones is the cost. They’re expensive devices, and we don’t have unlimited funds to spend on gadgets. Thankfully, there are ways to save on
The trick is to look in the right places. Sometimes cell phone carriers are the culprits of high prices. They only offer models that cost 350 to 1700 Ghana cedis There are alternatives all around, though no service provider in Ghana provide solid contracts support to its consumers even if they do they are very expensive and not reliable data service. Expresso cell phones run cheaper but without any popular smart phones running on their network. Vodafone Ghana and MTN the leading network in Ghana are functional in the capital but not reliable in other regions, so consumers the ball is in your court to decide which service provider to go.

The key here is priority. These are four factors, but each factor might be important to you in different ways. For instance, if you care a lot about price, but the carrier with the strongest network technology also charges high prices, you have to make a decision. Which do you prioritize more? My suggestion: rank these in your own personal order. Then run each phone selection through the list. It won’t be long before you find the smartphone that works best for you.

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