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Samsung Galaxy S9, iPhone X, OnePlus 5T…the number of high calibre smartphones on the market is enough to make your head spin. You will have friends, family and even strangers online jumping at the chance to tell you about their favourite. Not to mention that these days you can spend anywhere between £30-£1000 on a smartphone. It’s always good to get recommendations, but at the end of the day, it’s important that your phone serves your unique needs. Once you’ve found your perfect phone, don’t forget to buy an elegant phone case to go with it!

So if you’re shopping around, I’m going to give you a few simple tips on how to find the phone you’ll love:

  • Choose your operating system (OS)

The operating system is the brains behind your smartphone. It governs everything from how your device is configured to what features you can get. The big three are iOS, Android and Windows. If you get into the nitty-gritty there are complex differences between all three, but here are some basic pointers:

iOs: The Apple software is simply easy to use. Anyone can master it from teenagers to older generations. New software updates are released at least yearly, meaning that you’re device will be up to date. This OS is also great if you like trendy apps, as they will almost always be designed for Apple products. However, older iPhones will eventually not be compatible with the latest software – prompting you to buy a new device.

Android: If you like a smartphone that has solid hardware and gives you more technical ability, Android is your OS. The latest Android devices also come with a simple interface so as with Apple, it’s easy to learn. Other benefits include that there are more cost-effective Android phones on offer, whereas Apple phones tend to stay in the expensive end.

Windows: This operating system is perfect for anyone who uses a PC and likes the new Windows software. Your Windows phone will work perfectly with Microsoft programmes such as Outlook, Excel, Word and even PowerPoint. It also gives you the option to personalise your phone to a much greater extent than Apple and Android. On the downside, it can be gimmicky to use and the compatible with ‘mainstream’ app’s is very limited.

  • Select the best display

This is really about what you will be using your phone for! If you use your smartphone to read emails, articles or edit photographs, you will want a big display. Visit your nearest phone shop to try how the models fit in your hand. After all, you’ll want a phone that you can handle with ease on the go! Also check that the colour resolution and brightness are rated excellent. In my opinion, it’s not necessary to pay for the very top end features such as 4K (leave that to your 4K TV!). Brilliant resolution with vivid colours is enough to make your phone look amazing.

  • Define your storage

Finally, think ahead about how much storage you really need in your phone. Do you receive a lot of videos, photos and documents on a daily basis? Companies such as Apple offer a Cloud service that allows you to transfer any larger files to a digital storage space. However, many of us still prefer to keep our favourite photos stored on our phone. The key is to always, pay for what you need!

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