Picking out your mobile phone and plan has gone from a simple procedure to a complicated and even daunting decision. There are so many carriers, plans, and devices to choose from; it can be hard narrowing the options down and finding the right fit for you. Luckily, we’re here to help sort through the choices and help you decide which features matter most in your life.
Let’s first address the elephant in the room, the biggest player and the one that everyone has heard of, the iPhone. Since the very first one, Apple’s yearly offering has been a top-of-the-line option and the choice most people make when they don’t want to make a choice. The iPhone has a simple to use and easy-to-learn user experience, and each yearly model boasts top of the line specs and often innovative features.
Other Flagships vs Budget Phones
Of course, Apple is not the only player in the industry, with companies like Samsung, LG, Google offering some competitive “flagship” devices as well as many less expensive options. Very popular are Samsung’s Galaxy and Note brands. While these are the top of the line, Samsung and the other manufacturers also offer less expensive models that can fit your budget better if you are willing to sacrifice some top tier specs.
Functions and Data Usage
Most of us use our smart devices for the camera and browsing social media. The best cameras on the market are typically found in flagships, so if that is most important to you, you’re going to have to spend the money on a top device. The best way to decide on a data plan is to look back at your previous month and see how much data you actually use. Streaming music and video when not on Wi-Fi is going to require a heftier plan so picking a plan that suits your usage is important. Another big concern is storage space, but you can utilize cloud-based storage like iCloud or Google Drive to store your photos and leave room for apps. According to AT&T, some plans offer yearly trade-ins or regular trades on most devices so you aren’t missing out on new technology each year.
Just about every device is capable of doing everything you need nowadays, it’s simply a matter of finding the right match of features and the plan that suits your lifestyle and budget.