Do you really need a new phone? You need to ask yourself these questions
Thinking of getting a new phone in 2019? Before you go ahead with that expensive purchase you need to stop and ask yourself a few important questions. After all, phones can be very confusing, and they are not cheap either, so you definitely want to be confident that you are making the right decision before buying a new one. Here’s what you should consider.
Price - Do you need the most expensive phone on the market?
This is the biggest question. Do you really have to empty your bank account on the purchase of a new phone, or take out a new 24-month contract where you’ll pay the network/carrier almost double the amount over the contract period? You have to ask yourself what you really want from a phone, as most flagship phones feature incredible specs that most users never actually even use. You can save a lot of money by opting for a cheaper phone, or an older model, that would still give you everything you want from a phone.
If all you use a phone for is just to make calls, message, email and browse the internet, then you definitely don’t need to buy the most expensive phone or the latest model on the market. You don’t need to buy an iPhone. Contrary to what you may have been made to believe, there are several great phones that don’t come from Apple. This may be hard to believe when all your connections use an iPhone, but there are many phones that are in the same league, if not better than Apple’s iPhone.
2. Can you avoid signing up for a contract?
While getting a phone on contract may seem like the smart thing to do, since most people are taking that route, it’s actually not the smartest thing to do because in the end, you pay far more for the phone. But, if your budget allows you to cover the cost of contracting yourself for the latest and greatest phone, then go for it.
3. Battery life
When buying a new phone, one of the most important elements to consider is the phone’s battery life. There are various factors that determine the longevity of a phone’s battery life and it’s a good idea to know them. For example, screens with a higher resolution generally use more energy. Don’t just look at tech specs, but ensure you check out reviews before making your decision.
After going through these points, you might have realised that your current phoneis actually still servicing you quite well. If you have no problem at all with your phone, then you probably don’t need a new one, unless you can afford to spoil yourself with a shiny new smartphone, which makes it a very good idea to have portable possessions cover on it.
Smart people know that you should not buy a phone as soon as it comes out. That’s not a wise thing to do, as you obviously pay the highest price for a newly released phone model, which may deplete you of all your savings. Know when it’s the best time to buy. You can be patient for a few months, while looking out for models that don’t sell well, as they are likely to be hugely discounted but have most, if not all, of the same features.