Smartphones have a faster upgrade cycle than any other electronic gadget with the entry of lot of mobile manufacturers in the country. Every now and then, new mobiles with latest features are being launched. By the time the consumer gets the feel of his newly bought device, some other company launches another device with even better features. Hence it is advisable to buy the mobile with latest technology so that one does not feel outdated in sometime and take a well-informed buying decision. There are certain features to check out for before picking your smartphone.
1. 4G LTE :
4G is the latest mobile technology in India which offers very high data transfer speed while browsing internet, uploading photos/ videos or video conferencing. You can only avail 4G speeds if your area supports 4G connectivity. Nowadays with the increase in competition, the telecom providers are offering 4G speeds at 3G prices and providing the users with fastest net connectivity at a great bargain. In case your phone usage is limited to only voice calling, then opt for 3G instead of wasting battery life and spending more money on buying 4G LTE enabled device. According to recent survey conducted, Consumers with LTE devices see significantly fewer network and device problems related to slow data speeds.
2. Fingerprint Sensor :
Fingerprint recognition is an automatic method of verifying a match between two human fingerprints. It provides convenience and extra security to the device as a fingerprint cannot be cloned in contrast to the passwords which can be leaked or cracked. Now every medium budget phone features a fingerprint scanner as it improves the security of the smartphone. The fingerprint sensor is mostly located at the front or back of the handset and it is quite easy to unlock it by just placing the finger over the sensor. The fingerprint scanner phones can also be used to authenticate the online payments it supports wireless payment methods like Android Pay and Apple Pay. Several additional features are also added to them like locking the app with the fingerprint and even locking the app content.
3. USB Type C :
All of us have been using MicroUSB port on our smartphones till date. Since more than a decade, all type of devices ranging from feature phones to flagship devices had microUSB port. But the manufacturers are now introducing the advanced and reversible USB Type-C port in the new phones. Type-C port has many benefits. The phones with Type-C port gets charged very quickly as compared to MicroUSB ones which is quite beneficial for Indian users. They also support reverse charging. Nowadays the mobile manufacturers are incorporating this feature in their phones without inflating the price of the device.
4. RAM :
Higher RAM in the phone ensures that the multitasking can be done smoothly without any hiccups and hassles. Fast processor delivers smooth performance. The amount of RAM required in a phone is determined by the usage of user. For a heavy user who play games on the phone and also does lot of multitasking while surfing multiple apps, 3GB RAM is best suited but for medium user who just uses the phone for voice calling, messaging, WhatsApp and for social media accounts like facebook, twitter, instagram etc, 2GB RAM is also sufficient.
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5. VoLTE :
VoLTE is the latest technology provided by mobile telecom companies after 4G connectivity. VoLTE stands for voice over LTE which means LTE connectivity is used to send across the voice data and enables the users to speak over high speed data networks. VoLTE enabled devices support 4G data for longer span and results in better voice clarity and shorter call connect time. Recently launched 4G VoLTE enabled Lyf mobiles by Reliance. This feature can enabled on smartphones using a chipset and a software patch.