It’s undeniable that smartphones are no longer a luxury but a need nowadays. Regardless of what your daily routine is, one or two of these couldn’t be done without the help of a smartphone. There a lot of benefits that smartphones can give but have you assessed if it’s time to buy a new smartphone? No, you’re not going to buy a new one because the latest Apple or Samsung model just came out but you need to buy one because it’s a need already. You might still be drawn to your smartphone that you brush off its defects or issues. If you’re having a hard time deciding, you might want to consider these points:
- Is your screen broken?
You dropped your smartphone while you were busy preparing for your work. It fell from your cabinet down to the floor, which broke your screen. Now, whenever someone texts you, you cannot see the message because of the tracks on the screen. Also, you get irritated because the touch sensitivity is no longer as flawless before it was cracked. There are still many inconveniences a broken screen could give you. And the longer you keep that broken screen, the more issues you will face with your smartphone.
There are shops which can repair your screen for your but if the cost is almost the same to purchase a new smartphone, taking the latter is always the best option.
- Is your Operating System updated?
No matter how much you try, you cannot seem to download the latest operating system for your smartphone. The prompt displayed on your screen says that your smartphone’s model is too old for this OS update. Regardless if you are an Apple or Android user, software updates are required to be installed once in a while. These updates will help you in making sure that your OS is up-to-date and it’s working smoothly. Some updates are required to keep your smartphone functioning. Once you fail to do so, your smartphone tends to be slow.
- Is your processor slow?
There are times when opening an SMS (especially a lengthy one) takes so much time. You think this is a typical performance from your smartphone considering the size of the SMS. If you are in doubt of how fast your smartphone should work, have someone check it. Observe how your smartphone works whenever you open an app. The processor speed is one of the most important aspects to consider when buying a smartphone. Having one that takes too long to load, can eventually cause problems with your usage over time.
- Is your camera bad?
You and your friend have the same smartphone, but when you two took photos during your latest vacation, it was evident that your friend’s camera took better pictures than yours, despite having the same lighting and angle. Remember that your smartphone should make you look good in photos, and not the other way around. Today’s age is all about Instagram and Snapchat – a good camera is a necessity.
- Is your battery healthy?
You remembered you just charged your smartphone earlier this morning and now it’s at 10%, and it’s still two in the afternoon. Similarly, you’re tired of always carrying a power bank when you’re out with your friends, simply because your smartphone can’t last that long without plugging in the charging. Or worse, your smartphone often overheats even when you are not using it. When these happen, you get irritated. Who wouldn’t? You can no longer use your smartphone because of the several issues you have with its battery.
- Is your speaker working?
You called a friend to tell them the good news. The moment they accept your call, the conversation was full of “Huh?” and “What?” because the person on the other line can’t hear you at all, despite you almost screaming at the top of your lungs. You can hear them, but they can’t hear you. You got so frustrated that you dropped the call and decided to send them an SMS instead.
Buying a new smartphone might be expensive. But if your old smartphone can no longer cater to your needs, you have all the right reasons to buy a new one. Smartphones should bring convenience to you all the time because if not, what’s the point of having one?