Most buyers think that low-cost smartphones are slightly less performer as compared to high-end flagship devices. This increases the expectations of the buyer and leads to disappointment. Some smartphones like Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and Micromax Yu Yureka have bridged this performance gap and come close to high-end smartphones. However, buyers must remember why these phones are called budget smartphones. You will have to compromise on display resolution, build quality, processor speed, RAM, battery and camera quality. Even if the lens of camera is of 13MP, it may not have give that high output quality.
2. Cutting Corners:
Smartphone manufacturers cut down some features to bring down the cost of phone. Like, a budget smartphone may sport 4GB internal storage but out of which, you will get only 2GB for your use. The large screen sounds like a good idea but it may have low resolution or may be even same resolution as small-screen phones. You may not get some cutting edge connectivity options like WiFi Direct, NFC and new Bluetooth 4.0.
You must check hardware specifications while buying a new smartphone. Some budget phones are running on entry-level hardware. You must check the processor, RAM and user available storage. Some other specifications such as display size, resolution, connectivity and battery must be checked and compared with other budget smartphones. You should demo the budget smartphone of your choice before making final purchase.
4. Software Interface:
There is wide availability of Android, Windows Phones and even some old Blackberry smartphones in budget segment. You must check the OS version before choosing the budget phone. Budget phones do not get every minor software update. In case of Windows Phone, always look for a device that runs Windows Phone v8 or later. Some OEMs build OS with their own custom UI. You should experience the software interface before making final purchase.
Most smartphones have one-year warranty. Some of them have extended warranty option as well. But what’s the use of warranty if there is no service center near by. Check out the company’s official website to look for service centers. You can refer some user forums to check the after sales support quality of the particular company. Some companies suffer from lack of availability for spare parts.
Courtesy:- EFYTIMES News Network