The Most Important Factor in Choosing a Mobile Phone

We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s not where you’re from, but how you come.” We’ve also heard, “It’s not what you do, but how you do it” and, “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” (Get the idea?)

A similar point can be made for mobile phones: “It’s not what you have, it’s how you use it.”

When purchasing a mobile phone, or anything for that matter, people are easily distracted by a product’s less important attributes. Whether it’s because of the color, a slight price difference, or gimmicks and accessories they’ll never use, many people often make their purchasing decisions for the wrong reasons.modu T prespective

These days, purchasing a mobile phone is one of the most personal and significant lifestyle choices you can make. Not only will your phone be your best friend for the next one to three years, but there are also so many phones (and accessories and carriers and plans) to choose from. Accordingly, your main concern when buying a mobile phone should be how you plan to use it. After all, that’s why you’re buying it in the first place… to use it.

What you really want in a phone is ease of use, handy features and great value for your money. That’s why it’s important to do a little personal research – to figure out what matters to you – before you rush out to buy the latest phone out there.

So, when buying a phone, the primary thing to ask yourself is how you’ll use it.

How will it complement your lifestyle?

Battery: If you’re always using your phone on-the-go and can’t be tied down to the nearest power outlet, consider a phone with lasting battery life and a short charge time.

Size: If you don’t have much pocket-space in your pants, don’t carry a purse or need to keep your phone on your body while exercising or playing sports, you’ll probably want a very small phone that can fit in various small pockets without bulking them up or bouncing around in them.

Texting: If your main reason for having a mobile phone is to text all day and night, you’ll save a lot of time (or waste a lot more, depending on how you look at it) by choosing a phone that’s quickest to type on. Some may opt for a slide-out QWERTY keyboard while others are remarkably nimble on a touch screen (which typically makes for a smaller phone and more spacious display area).

Camera: Do you take lots of photos with your phone? If you treasure your photos, don’t even think twice: make sure your camera resolution is at least 3.2 megapixels, if not higher.

Multimedia: If you’re planning to use your mobile phone as a multimedia and social networking hub, make sure you go for something that’s fast, easy-to-use and offers a range of features like data connectivity, applications and the ability to interface with other devices.

Price: Finally, how much you’re willing to spend on a mobile phone can often point you in the right direction. But keep in mind that the price you spend on it typically pales in comparison to the amount you’ll spend on monthly phone and data charges. So choose wisely before getting locked into a long-term contract with your mobile carrier.

In short, make sure to consider how you’ll use your phone, where you’ll use it, when you’ll use it, and how you expect it to make your life easier, more productive and more fun.

And here’s a question for you: Have you ever made the mistake of buying a phone while overlooking one important feature (or lack thereof)? What happened… did you end up having to take it back?

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