Before you can even begin to look at what smartphone options are available, you have to have at least a general idea of what you want.
To do this, ponder two main points:
- Identify your reason for buying a smartphone versus a feature phone. How could owning a smartphone benefit you and your life?
- Decide what you need your smartphone to do for you.
Then, ask yourself what features are most important for you to have. Some question examples include:
- Am I or do I plan to be heavily involved in social media tools through my smartphone?
- How important is the camera aspect of the smartphone to me?
- How often do I plan to charge my smartphone battery?
- How much do I plan to talk per day on my smartphone?
- How much do I plan to text per day?
- How much do I plan to surf the web or check e-mail through my smartphone?
- Do I need something ultra-thin?
- Do I need a slide-out keyboard or would something virtual work?
- Would I use a GPS feature from my phone?
- Would I benefit from having a phone that is also a personal WiFi hotspot?
- How important are apps to me?
- Would I use my smartphone frequently for work-related purposes?