Choosing a smart phone can be more difficult than one might imagine. Despite the fact that most smart phones have a lot of features in common they also may have a lot of differences that may make one phone a better choice for you than another. Here are a few things you need to consider when choosing the right smart phone for you.
As strange as it might seem the first thing you need to consider is not the screen size, the type of keyboard or even the brand of smart phone you would like. While these are all of some importance they will be effective by the amount of money you are willing to pay for that smart phone. So, before you start looking for specific features for that smart phone the first thing you need to do is set a budget for your new phone.
Once you have set the budget then you need to make a list of those applications you feel you really need your smart phone to have. There are literally hundreds of applications available, but you certainly don't need or want them all. However, you do need to decide those applications that are important. For example if you do a lot of traveling, then a GPS app might be essential. Or the other hand if you are getting a smart phone mostly for your job, then you may want to be able to have internet access, get text messages and emails and even have some type of word processing software program.
Once you have decided those applications that are essential for you to have in your smart phone you can then move on to making decisions about the screen size you want your smart phone to have and whether or not you want to have a touch screen. You may even want to spend some time looking at the different sizes and types of smart phone screens that are available before making a final decision on the type of screen that will best suit your needs.
Keyboards are the next thing to consider. Some people are perfectly happy with a simple touch screen phone with no qwerty keyboard what so ever. However, if you are going to be using your smart phone for text messaging on a regular basis or for word processing functions then having either a fixed or sliding qwerty keyboard is essential for reasons of productivity.
When it comes to choosing a brand of smart phone this is far less important than all the other considerations. In fact, simply by deciding what price to pay, what applications you need, the type of screen and keyboard you want may limit the brands you have to choose from in order to meet your other needs. While it is likely there will be more than one brand of smart phone that can meet your needs it is unlikely that every brand of smart phone is going to have everything you want and need.
The best way to choose the right brand of smart phone from those that do meet your other needs is by reading the reviews and actually looking at each of the brands of smart phones and what they have to offer. By following these few simple steps you are bound to find a great phone that matches your needs and your expectations.