If any of you are thinking of upgrading your existing phone then this post will be quite a useful read. Smartphone technology has been advancing at a fairly slow rate compared to that of a few years back. That’s because most of the features we want from a smartphone have been met with ease and smartphone companies are now hitting a point where they need to try and include features you didn’t even knew you wanted.
For instance, the iPhone 7 came with the controversial decision to remove the headphone port, something that was unexpected even for die hard Apple fans. However, as the dust settled and initial complaints were voiced, people are starting to see where Apple is going with the iPhone. Wires have always been a limitation. For example, many new phones nowadays come with wireless charging plates and Apple just decided to go the extra mile by removing the need (or rather, possibility) to use wired headphones unless you purchase their proprietary Lightning connector.
So now that smartphone technology is reaching a point where you can get a quality handset for under £150, is there really much point in getting a newer model? Absolutely! To shed some light on the latest and upcoming releases, here are a couple of smartphones to consider for your next upgrade.
Google’s foray into the smartphone market started with their Nexus lineup of phones, but they were superseded by the new Pixel line up. For pure Android goodness you can’t get much better than a Google Pixel. With a beautiful 5-inch HD display, smooth performance thanks to the stock operating system and configuration and its ease of use. The Google Pixel is a phone to look out for if you’re not interested in the other big brand names.
Hailing from China, OnePlus shook the world in 2016 with the OnePlus 3T. It offered better specs than both the latest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phones at a lower price and even outperformed Apple and Samsung’s flagship phones on several occasions. The OnePlus 5 is slightly higher in price, but if you’re looking for a great alternative at an affordable price then consider the OnePlus 5, the bigger brother to the critically acclaimed OnePlus 3T.
Apple’s flagship is the only phone with the iOS operating system. It’s proprietary, so it’s to be expected. iOS has always offered users a more streamlined experience with fewer menus and jargon to get in the way. This ultimately makes the iPhone a simple phone to use with plenty of features such being lightweight, having a fantastic camera and even being water resistant. The battery life is still something to be desired, and with September coming up (the month that Apple always releases a new iPhone) you may want to keep an eye on websites like HandsetExpert to see the latest deals when it arrives. If you’re thinking of getting an iPhone, then wait for the new iteration to come out and consult some reviews.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Lastly, we can’t forget about Samsung’s flagship Galaxy series of phones. Available in both the regular and plus sizes, the Galaxy S8 is a powerhouse to be reckoned with. Offering its signature curved screen that serves as more than just a cosmetic upgrade, a whopping 3000mAh battery and a beautiful screen, this is the go-to phone if you want the Rolls-Royce of smartphones.
What do you think? What would be your phone of choice? Do you choose your phone depending on the brand, appearance or what it can do?
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