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Android Smartphone: How to Choose the Best?

Android Smartphone: How to Choose the Best?

Many Smartphones have been introduced in the technology market in recent times. It is because of changing technology and the software that makes it difficult for users to choose. If you know the criteria for choosing the best available option in Android smartphones, then you will be easily able to pick one for yourself. Let us find out the criteria that you need to know for choosing the best Android Smartphone.


The first thing that you need to consider is the specs. Let us scrutinize this one by one and find out.

1. OS or Operating System

Before choosing the latest available version, you first need to know that Android keeps getting updates. Therefore, if you own an Android that is not on par with the latest software version available, you need not worry. You can upgrade your device and receive the latest Android version. The versions are available online for downloads; you can easily access these through your device or log in to obtain the latest version. The latest software version has many features, free offerings and is compatible with the new Smartphones. With the new OS (Operating System), you will be able to download new wallpapers, get faster access, have a new menu, and other such added features.

However, you must remember one thing that not every Android is designed to receive updates. Often there are updates available for specific OS only while others are rendered obsolete. For example, you already have Gingerbread; you will be tied to it until you get an update for this particular version. Remember that a software upgrade is not something guaranteed. It is better to opt for an Android version capable of receiving new updates, and the recent version should be kept in mind while making a purchase.

2. Updates

Being keen on making software updates is understandable, but what if you cannot deploy the same on your device? One essential thing is that you should go for the latest device available. Choose the latest handset available. You might come across various Xperia series or Galaxy series and so on with different brands. A latest available device is capable of accepting software upgrades. You need to keep an eye on the latest available version to know if the said manufacturer is keen on releasing another software upgrade for that specific device.

When choosing an Android Smartphone, going for the newest version of OS is crucial. If you cannot find one with Jelly Bean, settle for Ice Cream Sandwich but check to see if the manufacturer has promised, has released, or is working on releasing a Jelly Bean update. When it comes to devising upgrades, the most trustworthy manufacturers are HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and Google. HTC has the most impressive Android upgrades of its devices, but Motorola (run by Android) has a reputation for fast upgrades. Note that manufacturer updates often come with newer widgets, tools, and fixes aimed at improving the overall use of the device.

Another thing essential to notice is that you need to have a ROM capable of improved performance and to install apps or additional tools. If you are looking to upgrade it, then you first need to ensure that customized ROM is available for that specific device. For example, Motorola phones have customized ROM.

3. User Interface or UI

Each Android-powered device consists of a different UI. The reason is that with each manufacturer, the UI changes too. UI is different with different brands, and the features vary from one manufacturer to another. If, in any case, you are not satisfied with the UI of your Smartphone, then you can download online third-party software like Zeam, ADW, Go, or Launcher Pro.


4. Processor

The processor is an essential component of your Smartphone. Consider this; if you are more of a gaming enthusiast and are hooked on 3D games, you need to have a Smartphone with high-power CPU processing. If you use your smartphone to carry on moderate activities, you can do it with a dual or a single core 1GHZ. A Smartphone powered with a quad-core processor makes sense to those who indulge in heavy gaming and video streaming activities throughout the day.

Some other facts:

• Choose a Smartphone that has a good internal memory like 4-8 GB if you like to download apps
• If you are interested in streaming videos and HD content, then a phone with a faster processor should be chosen like a quad-core processor
• For video calling facility, you need to find a Smartphone with a front-facing camera in addition to a rear camera
• The phone should be backed up with a high-capacity mAh battery so that it may last longer. Keeping all the above-given tips in mind will help you choose the best-suited Android-powered phone.

Marigold Henry Montana is a technical expert who deals with various computer-related issues. She is capable of handling the software as well as hardware troubleshooting. She advises people on the basic upkeep and maintenance of their PC, Laptops, Notebooks, and Tablets. She works as a freelance technology writer and as full-time online tech support for a well-known IT software company. She aims to spread technical know-how to people all around the globe.