Top-notch brands such as Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG and Motorola make handsets at regular intervals and that’s why the latest hand sets on the shelf are blended with style and high-end functionality.
With the increasing cases of Pick pocketing in Kigali nowadays, it wasn’t long before I became a victim myself. I recently lost my phone to a pick pocketer and therefore I had to go out shopping to replace my stolen phone.
But I was spoilt for choice because of the various benefits that come with different makes of mobile phones. The packed benefits include, wireless Internet service, browser and email capability, and so on.
The market is now awash with different phone makes. Buyers, nowadays find it difficult to make informed choices. Top-notch brands such as Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG and Motorola make handsets at regular intervals and that’s why the latest handsets on the shelf are blended with style and high-end functionality.
Always after deciding on a provider and plan, finding the best phone to fit one’s lifestyle is the next stop. There are phones targeting each category of consumers.
Phone manufacturers have different classes of consumers in mind and that is why a company may categorise its products into style, multimedia, infotainment, essential, connected and business.
Business phones: Irrespective of the category a buyer falls in, features like charger, mobile tracker and longer battery life should be primary.
To this category, multi-tasking is a way of life. There is so much to do, and such little time to accomplish them. A device that suits your busy lifestyle should be an all-in-one phone, a phone that can do just about everything, a gadget that can save you the additional bulk of lugging the laptop and PDA.
But software applications and battery life are just as important to ensure you work through the night.
An ideal business phone incorporates essential tools with multimedia lifestyle features. For instance, it should offer communication with Bluetooth and USB among other applications to let you easily connect to other phones, PDAs, laptops, PCs, printers.
The smart Bluetooth accessories help you exchange data, pictures and video clips. You can stay connected to the world anywhere, any time.
Speed typing: To you, function matters more than form. And you probably prefer a full QWERTY keyboard to make life easier on the thumbs. With all the text messaging jargon you go through, you have experienced the pains of predictive text and you are out for speed typing.
But that’s not all you care about. A large screen provides more lines of text to view. And multimedia messaging and a built-in camera are probably in your mind as well.
Image quality: The full-size QWERTY keyboard is a widely spaced key to accommodate texting. Dolby Mobile sound brings a deep and rich listening experience while a sharp 3.2-megapixel camera with built-in flash features Intelligent Shot and Facial Makeover to improve the image quality.
Other features include Bluetooth, stereo capability and web browsing. Phones under this category should posses a faster processor, longer battery life, an internal compass, voice control features and an improved 3.0-megapixel auto-focus camera with video recording capabilities. Users can watch more videos, listen to more music, browse the Internet or use their favourite applications.
Instant navigation: The iPhone 3GS for instance supports 7.2 Mbps HSDPA for faster networking speeds. It can cut, copy and paste text. It features a new built-in digital compass for instant navigation.
The compass shows travellers, which way they are headed and rotate as they change direction. Using IMES identification that each phone has, you can trace a phone.
The IMES code is individual to each phone. When you lose your phone, you can refer the code to your network provider to trace back the cell phone, or at least block the apparatus.