How To Choose A Cell Phone

Is it time for you to get a new cell phone again? With the advancement of new technology in the cell phone industry, it can be difficult to choose a new cell phone. How to choose a cell phone is a legitimate question that you may ask.


In this blog post, I will provide some valuable information to help you answer that question.


So what is the best cell phone? There is no best cell phone they all have their strengths and weaknesses and a particular phone may work well for one person but another person may dislike it.

What Phone Should I Get?


How do you know which phone will work best for you? Well, you need to determine exactly what you plan on using the phone for. Do you plan on using the phone mainly for talking and texting? Or would you like to use all the latest features and functionalities that a premium cell phone possesses?

A Guide On Choosing A Cell Phone

How To Choose A Cell Phone

Don’t settle for the cheapest phone you can find

In most cases when you buy a new phone, it’s likely that you will have it for a while maybe one or two years. So it would be in your best interest to buy the best phone that you can afford.


If you plan on buying an inexpensive phone you will need the processor and the battery to work efficiently until it’s time to upgrade your phone again.


We all know that the battery becomes less efficient as the phone ages, so it’s imperative to choose a phone with a long-lasting battery.   One of the main benefits of choosing a premium phone such as the latest Samsung Galaxy phone or the latest iPhone is that they have a great resale value.


The premium phones may be costly but they will age more gracefully than the cheaper phones.


Choosing A Cell Phone Based On Features:


OnePlus 7T - How To Choose A Cell Phone
OnePlus 7T

Before choosing the phone if you know exactly what features you want, it will help you to make a better decision. If you know what features you want you can get a phone with all the latest features and functionalities if that’s what you’re looking for.


Or if you’re looking for a basic cell phone knowing what features you want ahead of time will help you to avoid spending too much money. It will prevent you from buying a more expensive phone which has lots of features that you don’t want.


Things To Consider Before Buying A Phone:


The design of the phone and the overall look and feel of the phone is very important. You should be comfortable with the way the phone looks and feels when you hold it in your hand.


For example, if you have small hands and you decided to buy a phone such as the latest Samsung Galaxy Note phone which is a phablet, it would be difficult to use it with one hand. It would be better for you to get a smaller phone.


Display Screen:


OnePlus 7 - How To Choose A Cell Phone
OnePlus 7


The LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen on cell phones has gotten better over the years.


The LCD screen on many of the phones today offer HD resolutions up to 1440 x 2560 pixels. The LCD uses an external backlight for illumination, this allows more shallow viewing angles and a lower contrast.



AMOLED is an acronym which stands for active matrix organic light emitting diode displays.


The AMOLED screen works by using organic chemicals to generate light. When the AMOLED screen is exposed to an electric current it uses OLEDs to create light.


As a result of this AMOLED screens offer a higher contrast with more vibrant colors than the LCD screens. All the latest Samsung phones that are currently on the market have AMOLED screens.



Google Pixel 4 XL Cameras


A phone with a decent camera is important because at some point you may want to take photos or record a video with your phone. There are quite a few different variables which determine the quality of the camera.


If a camera has lots of megapixels you should not assume that it’s better than a camera with fewer megapixels.


The quality of the lens and the size of the aperture will play a big role in the picture quality. A camera with a bigger aperture will allow more light to get into the photo which will result in a better picture.


The camera may have fewer pixels, however, it may be more sensitive to illumination, which will result in better pictures in a darker setting.  Optical image stabilization also plays an important role in the quality of the photos.


If you’re taking a picture and your hand isn’t steady you will get a clear photo if the phone has optical image stabilization. But if it doesn’t, then you will end up with a blurry, distorted image.




A phone with a fast and efficient processor is a must, the processor or CPU provides the power to work through different tasks.   For example, when you open an app on your phone or if you already have a few apps open and you decide to open another app.


The speed of the processor will determine how fast everything happens. The processor is important because it plays a big role in the overall performance of the phone.   The power of a phone’s processor is measured by the clock speed, the unit of measurement is gigahertz (GHz).


The number of cores in the chipsets today provides a great way to measure the power that the processor possess.




A great phone with lots of cool features is no good if it has a poor battery life. The vast majority of cell phone manufacturers understand the importance of battery life.


As a result of this, they try to increase the capacity of the battery in their phones and make the phones more efficient so they will have a better battery life.


However, it doesn’t always work out the way it was supposed to. The system of measurement for a phone battery is mAh, batteries start around 1,700mAh and they can go up to 4,000mAh.


Battery performance is determined by standby time, talk time, and the amount of time you can expect the battery to last when multi-tasking.


Various Types Of Phones:


Basic Cell Phone

If you’re someone who doesn’t care about having a decent camera, surfing the net, playing video games and all the other features and functionalities of a modern smartphone. Then you will be content with a basic cell phone, they’re smaller, cheaper, and much more simple than your typical smartphone.


Messaging Phone

A messaging phone is a bit more advanced in its capabilities than a basic cell phone. A messaging phone is a step down from a smartphone, a messaging phone does not run on a popular mobile operating system.


They run on software which was designed by the manufacturer of the phone. These phones are made primarily for sending and receiving text messages and emails, some of these phones have physical keyboards and some of them don’t.



A smartphone is a cell phone which possesses much more features and functionalities than the basic cell phone or messaging phone. These phones run on mobile operating systems such as Android Nougat and Apple iOS.


They have Wi-Fi internet capabilities, a fast processor, lots of internal storage, and a higher image resolution.   Smartphones also support downloadable applications through virtual stores such as Google Play Stores.


Due to all the added capabilities that a smartphone possess, they are a bit more costly than the other phones.


Now You Know How To Choose A Cell Phone:


The cell phone industry is in a great place right now and it continues to evolve on a regular basis. You should use the information that I have provided in this guide to help you to make a smart shopping decision.


There are some great phones that are currently on the market you can refer to my cell phone reviews page to find your next phone. Or refer to what’s the best time to buy a cell phone to find the best time to buy your next phone.

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