Choose The Right Smartphone For You

Smartphones is the buzzword these days and with so many different models and features in the market today, it’s often puzzling which mobile phone is the right choice for you. Now although our wireless experts at Battery Boys here in Saskatoon can guide you in the right direction, the majority of people do their own smartphone research before ever reaching out to us. If you are in the minority and want our help right off the get-go, no problem. Battery Boys is a SaskTel Authorized Dealer and we can roll out the red carpet for you.

For those wanting to do their own homework, there is a lot to consider. There are so many options when choosing a mobile phone as there is literally something for everyone. The size and scope of each device varies and the big players in the market have taken things to a whole new level over the years. Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, LG, HTC, Motorola and Blackberry have put out a number of really cool devices and it’s somewhat clouded peoples judgement in terms of choosing the best phone for themselves.


While having a plethora of choices is a good thing, it can make answering the simple question “Which smartphone is the right choice for me?” quite complicated. It’s frustrating for most people so you’re not alone. However, if you can nail your decision down to a few key factors, you can navigate through all the fluff and make the decision that is best for you and your needs.

Operating System

Most smartphones run on Android, Windows or iOS operating systems. It is worth noting that iOS is Apple’s trademark and restricted to only the manufacturer’s smartphones and tablets. Similarly, Blackberry features its own operating system. When it comes to updates with your apps, Android is often very efficient in this respect. Same goes for iOS.  Although not as fast as these two operating systems, Windows is also gaining popularity and things are expected to speed up with Windows 10 being made available on smartphones. Interestingly, some Android smartphone manufacturers like HTC have started bringing out Windows smartphones. However when an update is available for Android, it could take some time for you to be install this update on your smartphone.


All these numbers related to GB and RAM don’t make sense to most people, you definitely want to check out the processor and other hardware configurations in various smartphones. Simple note, the Higher the RAM and better the processor, the better chances of your smartphone featuring faster performance. Clocking speed of the processor also plays a key role to a certain extent but who’s going to check that out? In short, better the configuration, the smartphone will render seamless and smoother performance. If you do a lot of gaming or you’re using your device in a number of ways, go big!

Size & Weight

These parameters are often determined by the screen size and the body material of the smartphone. Smartphones with big screens and metal bodies tend to be heavier and larger than their counterparts with smaller and plastic or poly-carbonate bodies. As you have seen, the big dogs in the industry have been building phones bigger and bigger and bigger. Looking back, it’s opposite of the way things used to be but looking into the future, we can see the small and compact phone gaining popularity once again. Big phones are great for viewing but you also have to consider how you hold it in your hand and how it fits in your pocket. Give this decision some thought.


There are three important aspects to be considered if you want to take a smartphone buying decision based on the screen. First, are you looking for a screen that is less prone to scratches? This can be a good thing to ponder about if you are skeptical of your smartphone screen getting affected when it comes in contact with other objects in your pocket or a bag. Maybe you’re just clumsy and scared you’re going to smash it in no time at all. Our wireless experts at Battery Boys highly recommend the tempered glass screen protector and it’s made for all types of phones. The second factor is the screen size. If you are planning to use your smartphone for the same purpose as an ordinary mobile phone, then an average screen size would be enough. However if gaming, reading, and surfing are among your primary interests, then consider a smartphone with a large screen. Check out this cool tool for comparing phones by screen size. Click Here. Third, decide how important screen clarity is important to you. If you want really good displays, then you could consider opting for a screen with as high pixel resolution and pixel density as possible.


Take some time and really think how you will be using your smartphone. What are you going to be using it for? This can give you the answer to many questions as to where you would use your handset device. Are you going to be using it at the office or home? Are you wanting to use your phone in the water? There are waterproof devices for that! How long will you use it in a day? Will you use it like an ordinary cell phone or do you expect your gadget to do much more? What kind of stuff will you store in your device. These are just a few pointers for you to get started with deciding why you need a smartphone.


Most smartphones on an average can be used without interruption for a day to a day and a half on full charge. Some smartphones operate for a slightly longer duration and with today’s technology, it’s getting better and better. If you plan to use your handset for a long period of time, you may want to check out the battery life of quite a few smartphones before taking your pick.


This can prove to be very essential in making your choice. Hold the smartphone in your hand for some time, and try to figure out its look and feel. We have demos at all 4 of our locations in Saskatoon so come by and give them a try. Don’t just buy a phone because your buddy has one just like it. Are you able to operate the keys quite comfortably? Does the smartphone look nice in your hand? If the answer to these questions is YES for more than one smartphone model, then request for a demo on how the smartphone works. This is vital in deciding if you find operating the smartphone quite complicated or easily manageable.

We hope this helped you out when it comes to buying or upgrading to your next smartphone. Do your homework but more importantly, come by for a visit at any of our 4 locations in Saskatoon and we can help you out. We’re a full service SaskTel Authorized Dealer so hooking you up with the phone that is perfect for you and your lifestyle is our job. Let’s make it happen.

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