When we purchase a new cell phone our goal is to get the best device for the most affordable price. The tricky is not falling for the gimmicks and the shiny apps and finding the best cell phones for your family or lifestyle. When you are shopping for phones, looking at the lists of features can be confusing and filled with a million abbreviations, so Wisp is to here to help.
What is Resolution?
Resolution is the degree of clarity the display of your phone has. You want as high of a resolution as possible so that you can clearly see images and videos on your phone. In addition, a high resolution makes your phone easier to read and see (optimal for older generations) as well as making the display more sensitive to touch and thus, easier to use. When you are shopping for the best cell phones for your lifestyle and knowledge, you often see the description for resolution filled with number and words like “retina” and “HD.” In tech terms, resolution is the number of columns and rows of pixels or area for an image to be composed. You want the most of these to have the “HD” or “high definition” for your screen.
What is an LTE?
LTE stands for “long term evolution” and refers to a high-speed, wireless communication network. LTE is a network of mobile data that installed into geographic areas for mobile devices to access it. When shopping for phones, you’ll notice that some say they have access to “3G LTE” or “4G LTE,” this refers to the speed of the network and your ability to get data and use your device in certain locations. In essence, if you plan on doing a lot of mobile data for internet usage than you want the fastest network.
Your phone’s memory is the amount of storage provided for your photos, music, videos, documents, files and other bits of content you want to keep on your phone. Memory is measured in gigabytes (GB). When you are examining this feature, do some prior research. For many phones they say that there is a X amount of available memory but fail to mention that up to half can be filled with the phone’s programs. They may also just mention that the phone “can support” X amount of memory sold separately. Meaning a microSD card that acts as extra storage. Don’t be fooled by this marketing and be sure to read the fine print. In today’s world, so much is done through our mobile devices, so the more memory you have the more personalization you can put into your phone.
Be sure to read your tech specs carefully and find a phone with features that will actually benefit your life rather than just buying a phone because it had a good price or a friend recommended it. Make an informed decision and get the best cell phones for yourself or your family.