Choose which smartphone to buy is not an easy decision and involves dozens of variables, since the price of the appliance until the pseudo status the same. Evaluating critical way we can say that if someone considers it necessary to change your smartphone by a better version, any device released after, in the same category will be a breakthrough. But is that really necessary?
The price is the main limiting factor when buying a new smartphone. Just talking about Android, today (jul 2012) the Galaxy S3 is the best device available in Brazil, but it costs at least 1600 reais in stores through the internet, and can easily go from 2000 actual carriers or large verejistas. With 1200 real is possible to buy a Galaxy S2, which is also a great device but don’t have the promise of receiving the 4 Android version officially. For those who love technology and want to always have the newer functions on your unit, this is a major obstacle. Another interesting device, Samsung’s Galaxy also Nexus, created in partnership with Google and that will certainly receive all new Androids. There is still a huge variety of other brands and operating systems to compose this list from phone to computer. With so many options, how to choose a smartphone to be purchased?
The first fact to be taken into consideration is that you pay a high price for novelty, the exclusivity of being among the first to own a particular product. This price is paid by “status” that is expected for this possession. He does not translate into technical features of the appliance. On the other hand, newer appliances tend to be even better than the previous ones and this technical advantage also contributes to raise the price of the product. The decision is complicated, but some factors can facilitate the choice:
- analyze your current need: a device that is not the top of the line will surely answer you, because you have turned right with your phone it has today.
- consider both the future: you have no way of knowing what the market or which models and prices will be charged a few months ago. The only certainty is that the device you buy will lose much of its value.
- try not to pay for the status: the notion that having the latest smartphone will change your life is pure fallacy. This pseudo status becomes a certified statement of ignorance if you parade with a device that can barely use.
- think rationally with the money: the difference in price between the top-of-the-line model and the previous one can be significant in absolute terms. Maybe you can do a trip with this money and he will be much better exploited.
The general idea is that it’s really hard to hold the consumerist impulses when choosing a new phone to buy, but it is essential to maintain the financial health and avoid frustration in the near future, when the next model comes out. Understand the cell phone as a product aimed at utility and focus it to choose the unit you need. Don’t change your number if your still meets fairly.