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What to look out for when buying Android phones

Segun Balogun



What to look out for when buying Android phones

Three weeks ago i published an article written by nigeria tribune titled “Nigerians are giving up on Android, want their BlackBerry back“, which leads to disagreement between blackberry and android users on some website like nairaland and naijaloaded…
Just this morning , Asaolu Babafemi , an editor of thenation newspaper explain some things to look out when buying a anew android phone.

What to look out for when buying Android phones

What to look out for when buying Android phones

  • No doubt android phones have whelmed the mobile phone market in the country thus, making it the most used mobile internet gadget.
    This is a testament to the  growing number of people who use the Android phones daily.
    But many a time most people don’t actually know the features of these phones and what to look out for. It is either they get the wrong choice or get something that is different from what they set out to buy.
    Phone sellers have also taken advantage of this to swindle most people, thereby charging more for far cheaper and less quality phones.
    In a chat with a civil servant in Lagos state Mrs. Abosede, I went to GSM village to buy a new phone that will be compatible with Whatsapp and that can ping, and on purchase I told the attendant I want a phone with android functions only for me to get home and was mocked by my children, saying the phone can only call and send text messages and was told such phones are called .

A mobile phone dealer said, “These people are not just selling sub- standard phones, some buyers are selfish in their spending, they want a big phone for a relative cheap price and they get what they paid for”.
He however agreed that some dealers still receive the appropriate price and sell out sub-standards phones to their customers but stressed that, it is because they did not buy it at the right place.

Features to look out for:

What to look out for when buying Android phones

  • Messaging;

SMS and MMS message, including e-mail messaging and social application Instant message such as Whatsapp,Viber, e.t.c

It has a primary web browser in its all app menu

  • Voice based features;

Google search through voice is enabled in all android phones

  • Multitasking;

Multitasking of applications with unique handing of memory allocation is available.

  • Screen Capture;

Android supports capturing a screenshot by pressing the power and volume-down buttons at the same time. Prior to Android 4.0, the alternative methods for lower version is through customize applications e.g. Screenshot Ultimate

  • Multiple language support; Android supports multiple languages

Connectivity; Android supports connectivity technologies including GSM/EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, NFC, IDEN and WiMax.

  • Media;

Android supports media streaming. Android supports the following audio/video media formats: WebM, ACC, 3GP, MP4, MPEG-4 SP, AMR, AMR-WB (in 3GP container), MP3, MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, JEPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WebP.

  • Purchase phones from reputable mobile manufacturer
  • Be sure of the battery life span
  • Check the durability of the phone: Make sure it does not look to fragile that it can get damaged easily

What do you think about this? Do you agree with him?. please to share your thought on this by using our comment box below..

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  1. Psalmuel4praiz

    September 8, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Yeah, This is cool and the real truth…. keep it up Bro

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