These days to get your hands on a half decent smartphone you don’t need to spend obscene amounts of money since there are budget phones all over the place trying to get themselves into your hand/front pocket. While it’s similar to buying a flagship phone, there are certain things you need to be considering before you buy a budget smartphone, here is a list to help you along the way.
1. Battery Life
Battery life is possibly the most important thing to consider when buying any phone, especially when you’re on a budget. It’s all well and good buying a phone for £75, but what good is it if the battery is so poor it only lasts four hours? Budget phones are more susceptible to this because they tend to utilise cheaper components, so you definitely need to keep your eyes open. Manufacturers will often release battery life statistics alongside their phones, but unless you know the exact testing parameters then they’re only a guideline at best. Capacity is another good indicator, but it can’t be 100% relied upon because it could be that the phone in question burns through power faster than a fire burns through petrol. The best thing to get a proper indication of how good a phone’s battery is it to go and do some research and read some reviews. Not only will the reviewers give you a clear idea of how long it will last, they will tell you the criteria they used to determine that and which settings are more likely to drain the battery.