Things to Consider When Buying Your Next Smartphone

Apple’s smash iHit took the world by storm again this September, bringing with it a whirlwind of controversy, competition and comparisons, from the technical failings of the Apple Live Event to Bendgate and crippling weaknesses in the iOS 8 system. Of course, heated discussion between Android and Apple fans soon followed, and if nothing else, it’s clear that smartphones are more than just millimeters-thin blocks of processors and circuits. But with so many options on the market, and more exciting advances—such as the e-ink double display Yotaphone, or the customizable modular phone Google-Motorola brainchild Project Ara—buying a smartphone nowadays takes some considerable thought. Screen Size and Display With the phablet craze underway, screen size has become an important part of buying decisions. So called phablets can be 5 inches or greater, but the larger the screen gets, the more unmanageable it can be. If nothing else, a device that massive is not going to fit into your pocket. That’s okay, because there are more portable options. Mid-size phones ranging from 4.5 to 4.9 inches can be used comfortably with one Read More …