India is the world’s second-biggest smartphone industry and grows by nearly 30% each year. Today, at price points from Rs. 5,000 and more than a lakh, you can get smartphones. You can often be confused with the sheer amount of decisions. Therefore, decision-making will be an exercise involving spending hours to look at multiple characteristics.

Here are some practical tips on the factors you should consider in order to assist you make your decisions:

1. Processor

Depending on several variables, such as the OS version, user interface, bloatware and more, the processing power of a smartphone vers.

If you’re a heavy user who needs to edit images/videos/documents online, play heavy matches, stream video or often use applications in a split-screen mode, you need a multitasking solution on smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors. There are many different versions and the speed is measured in GigaHertz(GHz). Looks for a processor that suits your speed.

For light users, the cheap and yet reliable option would be MediaTek.

2. Operating System

When selecting a smartphone, user interface and the OS version are also important considerations. These are the interfaces with which to communicate to access anything at each moment, so it should be simple and easy.

There are only two OSs–Android or iOS–that you can select. If you choose iOS, you choose an Apple iPhone as default. All other smartphone manufacturers operate on the Android OS, but it also has a vast range of names and variants.

Often, companies modify the Android OS to add characteristics that may also lead to bloatware, slowing the phone. Try out your mobile phone before you decide.

3. Build Quality

The build is all about smartphone durability. There are two kinds of components, metal, and plastic, which divide the entire market for handsets.

Some have even glass-coated panels, but they are very restricted. It is advisable to go for a metal or plastic-built handset if you are one of them susceptible to leaving your smartphone.

4. Memory

Phones have two memory types–Random Access Memory (RAM) and Read Only Memory(ROM). RAM determines your phone speed and the ease of operation together with your phone’s processor. ROM is what most people say as the amount of data you can store on the device. This is the memory you want for storing your operating system, applications, and all your videos, photos, and songs on the phone.

This is why greater RAM is faster and larger ROM devices are more storage-based. A 3 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM are good for an average user. But if you’re a big user, you’d like to use a 4-6 GB RAM, or ROM of 64-128 GB, for a mobile.

You can stretch ROM with a micro SD memory card, but keep in mind that storage and memory card execution of applications is usually slower.

5. Battery

Depending on the use of the Smartphone, the battery is different from user to user. When you’re a strong user working on applications, play games, stream videos and more, go to a smartphone with a minimum battery of 3500mAh or higher. A 3000mAh battery would be great enough to operate for a complete day if you are an average user or light user.

6. Display

The screen dimensions and resolution depend on how your smartphone is used. If you often stream videos, edit pictures or videos and download or view films, then a 5.5 to6-inch, Full-HD or QHD resolution smartphone screen should be sufficient for you.

Everything bigger than a 6-inch screen makes the device not only extra large but also easy to use. If you are a regular user and use the smartphone to monitor e-mail, chat and navigate social media applications, everything from a 5 to 5.5 “HD or full HD screen is ideal.

7. Security

Most smartphones have now begun to come with additional safety characteristics like fingerprint sensors, face detection or iris sensors. Not just to lock/unlock a device, but to access some files, records or applications as a password.

While even an Rs. 5000 smartphone has a fingerprint capability, the number of face detection or iris scanner devices is still limited. It is better to purchase a smartphone with these additional safety functions because most of us now have private data on our phones.

8. Camera

With just more megapixels, the smartphone camera doesn’t mean better. Various special requirements are also necessary, such as camera aperture, ISO levels, and pixel size and autofocus. A rear camera 16MP is not better than a 12MP camera necessarily. The front-facing camera has the same theory.

Increased pixel numbers imply that the image size is greater and sharper when seen on a tiny screen. For quick photographing even in low-light areas, a photographer enthusiast may want a 12 or 16MP sensor under f/2.0. Even an 8MP 0r 12MP f/2.0-f/2.2 aperture can pass by a casual shooter.