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6 Specifications to Look for while Buying Android Smartphone / Tablet

super 6 logoWith year coming to an End and if by any chance you wanted to k now on what are the mantras for buying the best smartphones, then we will guide you so that you can buy the best possible smartphone at an affordable price. We will tell you on which core specs you should focus on before finalizing to buy any smartphone / tablet. Many times we have been asked about on which phone is better, though it’s difficult to keep on a track on the phone launches as almost every day one or other smartphone is launched. There’s no Greek or Latin in this Smartphone buying guide, everything is explained in simplest possible language. So, let’s proceed to the Smartphone tablet buying guide. Though we will be covering all the latest from the World of Android.

While the Android apps are constantly putting pressure on Apple, it’s now time that Android to look for quality devices and quality apps as there are many reports of Malware apps being doing the rounds in the Google PLAY Store. So, let’s check out the Top 7 parameters which you need to look for before you purchase the Android smartphone.

RAM (Minimum of 512MB, higher the better): One such parameter which you will have to look for if you wish to have a device which doesn’t hang is RAM. A minimum of 1GB RAM is required if at all you want the best performance out of your smartphone, just in case if your budget is low then you can go with some smart phones which are optimized 512MB of RAM. These days some smartphones have even come up with 2GB of RAM, which are LG Nexus 4 and also there are some select Galaxy S3 variants which have 2GB of RAM.

Processor (Minimum is 1GHz, higher the better): After RAM, the second thing which you need to look for is Processor which is in fact the heart of the smartphone. Now, the current trend is the Quad Core processors but it’s good enough to buy a smartphone which comes with a decent Single Core 1GHz processor, though higher the processing speech, better will be the performance of the smartphone. Also, you will have to ensure that the GPU presence will further enhance the performance of the graphics as it will render games in a better manner.

Warranty (Minimum of 1 year, go with extended warranty): Beware of devices which are having No Warranty or Limited Warranty, go with the devices which have a minimum of 1 year Warranty, also if you are getting the Extended Warranty option then you MUST go with the same as in Android while updating / customizing with the new updates the motherboard of the device might get hampered which is covered in the Warranty. With extended warranty, you can actually have peace of mind, also ensure that the extended warranty is given by the manufacturer and not the reseller.

Android Version (Minimum of ICS Android 4.0 version, higher the better): The latest Android version till date is Jellybean 4.2.1 version, though its only available for select devices as of now, you will have to look for the devices which are on the ICS Android 4.0 firmware version. Though there are many custom ROMs available, it’s always better if manufacturer comes out with the ICS Android 4.0 firmware version.

Hands ON Experience (Experience device before buying): Before proceeding to buy, you will have to make sure that you haveensure that you have had a hands on experience with the device which you have shortlisted to buy as at the end of the day it’s your hard earned money. With hands on experience, you can actually check on the screen brightness, colour experience, user interface and also you can check on the build quality as it should not be more platicky.

Camera (Minimum of 5MP, select devices with Front Camera if you do Video Calling): Device should have a minimum of 5MP camera and also ensure that when you take a hands- on experience it has all the advanced features like Panorama Mode, Flash etc. as you may require the same in future. If you are into Video calling, you can probably go with the devices which has front camera, preferably go with devices which have better camera quality greater than VGA.

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you have any further queries in the comments section below as we will be more than happy to reply all your queries. In the coming days we will also be coming out with the top devices of 2012 which you may consider for buying.



  1. Ankur Garg

    September 16, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I always look for resolution and ppi density against the screen size..and battery power according to that..

  2. Dinesh Bansal

    March 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    While purchasing the smartphone internal memory should also be considered. Because lower memory become constraint whenever you want to install new softwares or update the softwares installed on phone.

  3. Shiharan Choudhury

    March 13, 2013 at 9:08 am

    IF you want a budget phone simply go for the micromax superfone canvas hd, for midrange go with lg optimus L9, for the premium category leave everything simply buy the htc butterfly.

  4. Dr. K. A. Rasheed

    March 13, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I have a Galaxy S3. Been using Galaxy models for the last 2 years. My experience agrees with most of the comments above except for the OS and Battery
    Android 2.3.6 was the best ever OS I experienced. The later ones are more beautiful but bulky and therefore gets slow on speed. You need to save your settings etc etc and do a factory reset to tide over the hanging issues. This was never there with GB 2.3.6
    About the battery I am in favour of possessing an additional battery because usually the battery do not last even for a single day. This tempts you and me to get it fully charged before leaving home even for a few hours. If you can let the battery get exhausted it will last longer. Do not charge in between. Better have a second battery fully charged with you while moving out for moderatlye longer periods of time. You can be pretty confident for the second or for even for a third day. Revently I purchased 2 nos of extended batteries of 4800mah with their back covers(from eBay). I can use them for more than 2 days, and exhaust them completely before loading the secaond spare battery.
    So it is high time for Samasung or for any other manufacturers of Android phones to offer a second battery along with an external charger

  5. joseopl

    March 13, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Year coming to an end?? I tought we were on march…

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