11 Android Specifications To Look Out For Before Buying A New Phone

15 Sep

This is a very important aspect of phone
pre- purchase tips. Let it be known to you
that its very dangerous not checking out
if a phone fits the bill before purchase,
this mistake could go a long way to haunt
you. So here’s my advice for you, before
buying a phone make sure you’ve
checked for its specifications to ensure
they actually comply with what am about
to uncover below.
1. Screen Size/Resolution
This is the size of the device’s screen. It is
most likely measured in inches or cm/
mm. Are you a fan of large screen phone,
then you should be looking at a device in
the range or larger than 5.5/6.0 Inches.
2. Android OS
Make sure it’s running on the most recent
version of Android OS. As at the time of
this writing, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
should be your minimum target though
Lollipop ain’t bad either, just make sure it
has OTA update to receive latest Android
3. Camera Pixels (Front & Rear)
We are all about the power of our
cameras, taking high definition selfies. So
make sure your front facing camera is up
to the task, the rear should also be a
monster. You should be looking at a
device in the range of… (Minimum:
Front=5MP & Rear=8MP) If you so love
snapping pictures at night then consider
buying a phone with dual lead light, going
for double lead rear camera light is
perfect even though some single lead
camera phone could appear brighter.
4. Battery Capacity
In a country like Nigeria with rapid
decadence in electricity, it’s very
paramount you don’t overlook this. The
capacity of your phone should be nothing
less than 4000mAh unless you want to go
about carrying a power bank. 3000mAh
battery capacity is manageable though.
5. Network Type
This is optional but important if you’re
looking to the future of Naija
telecommunication providers. Our mobile
network providers can only provide max
3.75G internet speed. Having a device
that can power 4G connection is way
cooler and a plus considering the fact that
it will in future cover for incoming 4G LTE
network. With Ntel about to roll out its
4G connection in selected states , don’t
be left behind.
6. Processor Speed
This covers the response behaviour of
your phone apps and services. If you’re
the type that enjoys playing high graphics
games then you should endeavour to go
for a minimum of 1.4GHz. (Hexacore or
7. RAM
Don’t hesitate to get a device with
minimum of 2GB Ram. With that, you can
run more apps & services at once without
experiencing a crash or your phone
hanging unnecessarily.
8. Storage Capacity
Internal storage capacity of your phone
should be at least 16GB and expandable
with SD card. With this you can install
more apps plus save more pictures,
documents, videos and music.
9. Quick Charging Feature (Flash
Phones are recently built with ‘Quick
Charge’, this features allows you to be
able to charge your phone quicker and
faster using a ‘Quick Charge’ charger. In
addition to the specs above, your desired
Android phone will be much more
complete with such feature. I’m really
enjoying it here, writing from experience.
10.OTA Update
Why get a device without OTA updates? It
can be very frustrating seeing you friend
get firmware updates on his/her device
and you not getting, don’t make the
mistake. Make sure you confirm that
that phone will constantly receive
updates to firmware, services and
functionality before making a purchase.
11. Weight
The larger its screen, the heavier. The
larger its battery capacity, the heavier… I
can’t be specific about this, however,
make sure you variedly compare all
properties before buying. Some devices
can be annoyingly heavy so ensure to
check its weight before buying. These are
just written based on what the market
looks like at the time of writing. There are
so many other basic functionalities your
Android phone must poses of which I
don’t want to take too much time to
emphasize on. Don’t make silly mistakes,
go for devices that can stand the test of
time, go for devices that can at least not
fade off easily in a year or more. Don’t
forget to share this article on your social
media, it could help someone out there
in picking the right device.

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