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How to choose the best phone according to your needs is easy with this guide and comparatives

The mobile phone market is one of the most saturated with a multitude of brands and manufacturers that are constantly renewing their catalogs of smartphones with continuous evolutions so to put a little order, go discarding obsolete models and taking into account the latest additions , In Xataka Móvil we have compiled the main models by organizing them in different comparatives that we will keep updated in this post. A place where you will find all the characteristics of the phones, specifications, video analysis, advantages that make each model stand out and its prices, ordered according to different needs so that finding the best mobile for your needs is much easier thanks to a guide and Comparatives that go beyond comparing the different models, putting in perspective each smartphone to see how it fits within a particular range or brand.

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Guide to buying new mobile phone


Beyond the price, it is convenient to take into account our real needs in the daily use that we can expect the new phone in the short and medium term so that, if nothing prevents us, we can squeeze the new smartphones as hard as possible . For this, it is important to pay attention to the following aspects:

Size and type of screen : it will be one of the main elements that should help us to start discarding models. Currently, the standardized screen size is around 5 inches, although phablets (or large-screen smartphones with at least 5.5 inches) continue to gain ground. There will also be phones with screen below 5 inches although they are becoming less common and it is important to note that although they have a smaller screen, it does not always mean that their dimensions are the tightest as some models with greater diagonal screen use Better the front of the phone and end up being smaller despite having bigger screen . When viewing the screen, the resolution (qHD, HD,

Power and performance : In the daily use, the processor, the RAM and the operating system will be the main responsible for that the operation of the telephone is more or less fluid and will be directly proportional to the exigencies that we make. For Whatsapp, facebook and some other basic application, we can settle for simpler processors while if we want games applications or more complete applications, it is advisable to opt for mid-range or high-end processors . And if we also want to be more efficient in energy consumption and processing speed, the high-end will be the most indicated.

Since having a more core processor does not guarantee a better performance since many other factors intervene as the architecture used or the size of the SoC, we will leave you with the main processors ordered from worse to better performance : Mediatek MT6735, Snapdragon 210 , Mediatek MT6753, Snapdragon 415/430, Mediatek Helio P10, Snapdragon 616/617, HiSilicon Kinrin 650, Mediatek Helio P20, Snapdragon 650, Mediatek Helio X20, Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820.

As for the operating system, iOS is one of the great advantages of the iPhone since being custom-made hardware, they achieve excellent performance without needing a hardware as powerful as we are accustomed in Android. Inside Android, the experience can be very different since each manufacturer usually personalizes it with an intermediate layer that sometimes is too heavy, affecting to the fluency, although the marks also have been learning of its errors and little by little continue tuning with versions each Closer to pure Android that are also ready for faster updates . Android One will be a good choice for cheaper terminals .

Internal Memory : it will be one of the aspects that previously forces us to change phones so it is important to pay special attention as it will be indispensable to be able to install or update applications and to function correctly for a longer time. That the mobile has the possibility of expanding memory using microSD cards will be indifferent since they are different memories and the latter is used to store photos, videos, music or other documents but not so that most applications can be installed. At present, I would only choose 8 GB of memory for whatsapp uses and maybe facebook, but little else.

Camera : As with the processor where not so much the number of cores but its configuration, in the cameras of photos it is advisable to pay attention to the set of specifications that go beyond the megapixels if you want to get a good results. Particularly important are aspects such as greater aperture (f smaller), larger sensor size (better BSI than CMOS and CCD), smaller focal length (smaller, angular), a quality lens or lens (Zeiss Or Leica among others) or have optical stabilizer ( mechanical OIS or software EIS ), focusing speed, HDR,

Other features : In addition to the main factors, attention should also be paid to other specifications such as the 4G category (which will grant faster modem speeds ), fast battery charge availability, reversible USB availability, fingerprint reader , the water resistance , improved sound speaker and headphone, or designs to legir including preferred metal or plastic.