The first thing you want to consider when you want to buy a smartphone is the Operating System – do you want to go for Windows, Android, Blackberry or IoS; these are the world’s most popular operating systems and they all have their advantages and disadvantages. Back in the days, blackberry used to be super popular in Nigeria, but not anymore as more Nigerians use Android today. At the end of the day, your choice depends on your preference.
Next to look out for is the Display – do you want a small or large screen-sized phone? Any size that is 4.7 Inches and above is regarded as a Phablet, so it is important that you take your physiology into cognizance when making a decision to buy or not. If, for example, you have small palms, then you should not go for a phone that will require you to nearly use your two hands before you can hold it.
Next is the CPU, which determines the processing power of your device. In the market today, you will find single-core, double-core and the super fast quad-core processors that you can choose from. What you eventually get depends on the budget you have for the phone, but a decent smartphone should at least have a double core processor.
Finally, look out for the RAM – which means “Random Access Memory”. If you are a heavy phone user, then, you need a higher RAM, most decent smartphones start from 512MB, while the lower ends are around 256MB. The higher end phones come with 1GB and above.
There are certainly many other factors to consider, like, the Camera, Build Quality, Special Features and lots more! What you get, however, is eventually determined by your budget.