Four Steps to Buying a Basic Smartphone
Our Guide to Getting Started
Written By: Cassandra Bondie
So, you've decided you don't want an overly fancy smartphone. You want a Basic Smartphone. Something with a decent camera, moderate storage, and enough room for some messaging applications. You don't care about the latest technology, dozens of games, or capturing professional-quality images. All you want is a method of communication that incorporates recent electronic updates (like applications and text messaging).
You aren't alone. There are plenty of people - of all ages - that want a simple electronic device that won't demand hours upon hours of attention on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. In this article, we're going to walk you through four general steps that will help you find the perfect Basic Smartphone for you.
Find The Perfect Brand
We always suggest starting with the brand and working your way out from there. If you want something simple and easy-to-understand - perhaps something similar to your desktop computer - an Android device might be the route to go. If you're used to using a Mac computer, we recommend an iPhone. However, there are more devices than Samsung Galaxies and iPhones, no matter what you've heard on the news. You can find Google Pixel Smartphones, LG, and Huwaii for a reasonable price at most department stores.
Do a little research and find out which brand matches your core values. You're making an investment in a company. Make sure it's the right company.
Establish Your Must-Haves and Your Budget
Once you know what brand to put your stock behind, put together a list of must-haves. Do you need at least sixteen gigabytes of storage? Are unlimited data or messaging plans a necessity? Next, think about how much you're willing to spend on your newest piece of technology. Is a Basic Smartphone worth one hundred, two hundred, or seven hundred dollars? This will help you decide how to narrow your options.
Evaluate Your Options
In most situations, making a list of must-haves and establishing a budget will narrow your options within a brand to three or four smartphones. Write down the specs for these phones and compare the results. It may help to search for reviews online, as well. Based on what you learn, and what your Basic Smartphone expectations are, choose your first, second, and third preferences. Then, make the call.
Make Your Final Selections
By this time, you've probably left the store with your Basic Smartphone. However, there are still important purchases to make, including a working pair of headphones that match your chosen smartphone, a protective screen cover, a proper charging station, and a solid phone case. Without these items, you won't be able to fully enjoy your new electronic device.
We've seen plenty of purchases go south within a week or two because screens have been broken or battery covers have been shattered. We've also seen device owners struggle - for months or even years - with picky headphone jacks and chargers that don't match their port, simply because they didn't realize specific items were needed for optimum performance. If you have questions about the needs of your Basic Smartphone, call our team at (855)-301-7355.
We'll do our best to provide the information you need to fully enjoy your phone.
Looking to return or recycle a phone before making a new purchase? We can help. At Cellular Returns, we focus on smartphone repair and smartphone returns from brands like Apple and Samsung. Your old phone could be worth anywhere from twenty to several hundred dollars, depending on its make, model, and condition. Obtain a free quote online! Your quote is automatically locked in for fifteen days. Keep in mind that we may send a revised quote if your smartphone doesn't match its description.
Our process is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Get your free quote, print your free shipping label, send your phone our way, and wait for your cash to arrive. There's nothing to it. Our company offers a more personalized quote than mall kiosks or recycling bins. If your electronic device is worth anything at all - and many of them are - we'll make sure you get your money's worth. That is, after all, our job.
Give our team a call today!