ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Buying a correct mobile phone

Updated on July 12, 2016
Jayaram As profile image

I am an associate professor in an engineering college. Photography and writing are my hobbies.

1] Budget

Costs of mobile phones vary from a very low value to a very high value. So, the first thing to be decided is the budget that we want to spend. Phones with low price tag will be having very less features and similarly, that with high price tag will have lots of features. The amount of money that one wants to invest depends upon the next important point, the PURPOSE.

Mobile phones


2] Purpose

This actually decides the budget. If our aim is to simply calling and listening to radio, then an ordinary mobile phone is enough. But these days, most of the people want to buy touch screen mobile because, they can use many more features with little extra cost.

3]Screen size

This is a tricky parameter. It mainly depends upon our requirements.

If we want mobile phone mainly for calling, then a little smaller size is enough. But if we are for chats, games, internet browsing and artwork, then bigger screen will be ideal.

But if the screen size is more than 5-inch, it will be almost like a tablet and many times it becomes inconvenient for taking.

Also, as the screen size becomes bigger and bigger, battery power will lost for lesser number of hours.

Hence the screen size should not be too big. It should be just adequate for our needs but not for fancies.

4]Screen type and resolution

Screen will be of capacitative touch screen or resistive touch screen.

Capacitative touch screens are more sensitive than resistive type screen. But one can write only with finger tip or specially made pen on capacitative screen.

In case of resistive touch screen, we can easily write with styles also.

But most of the good phones will have capacitative touch screen as it responds to swiping and zooming gestures easily.

The resolution of screen is measured in terms of pixels.

Some common resolutions are :( given for 16:9 screen ratios)

i) Half HD ( means High definition resolution) = 720X1280 pixels

ii) Full HD = 1920X1080 Pixels, this is called as 2k, as it is 2megapixels

iii) Quad HD or 4k= 1440X2560 pixels

Full HD is more than sufficient for viewing photos comfortably even in 5 inch screen. So, going for 4k means one should spend more money for little advantage.

5]Operating system

There are many operating systems for mobiles. Some popular ones are: Android, Symbian, apple ios, windows os. Of these, most popular one is Android, as there are many apps freely available. But people are also successfully using other operating systems.

One cannot actually select OS directly because it depends upon the make. So, if you are particular about a specific OS, then you have to select a corresponding make.

6]Camera properties

This is the most important feature of the mobile phone. Most of the people want to take good photos from mobile camera.

Mobile phones will normally have two cameras! One front camera for taking selfies and the other one called rear camera for taking other photographs. Normally, front camera will be at most, 2 megapixels (Mp) and rear camera will be from 5 Mp to 20 Mp. As the resolution increase, the cost also proportionately increases. But it is worth spending money for this. A good phone with low resolution camera will not be appealing. So, for present day situation, about 13 Mp rear camera and 2Mp front camera will be ideal.

7]Number of SIM cards

Till recently, the mobiles were having only one SIM card slot. But these days, there will be with 2, 3 or even 4 SIM card slots. Having multiple SIM card facility is advantageous in many ways.

So, after considering all these, one can think of buying a mobile phone.



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)