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How reliable is your phone?


Mobile phones have come a long way in terms of features, design and functionality. Gone are the days of bulky, slow devices that had only a few features. Mobile phones of today are sleek, usually have a touch screen display, and make use of advanced software to run programs and applications. There are many factors which would affect the price range of phones, such as the size of the storage, whether it is on a contract or pay-as-you-go, as well as the age of the phone, but what about the reliability?

Most people rely on mobile phones to communicate with their friends and loved ones in other countries, as well as do their business from anywhere by sending and receiving emails on their devices. Ensuring that you have a reliable phone is as important as making sure you have gas in your car. When searching for a reliable phone, it is best to do research and compare a few different devices before deciding on which device is best for you. You can also browse review sites to read real customer experiences on a range of topics such as mobile phone shop complaints, or even which mobile phone rates best in terms of reliability.

When looking specifically at reliability of a phone, we look at the following characteristic or traits:

Service providers:
Whether your phone is on a contract or pay-as-you-go, you will still subscribe to a certain network. While most service providers claim to be the best in terms of network coverage, this might not always be true, so doing research on the coverage is a good idea. While the network coverage might be strong in one area or country, they might not support it in another. This can affect the reliability when travelling or visiting other areas.

Battery life:
They measure battery life of a device in mAh, which is milliampere hours. This refers to the battery’s ability to power the applications and software on your device. A battery with a low mAh value, would run flat a lot quicker than a battery with a high value. This could mean an interruption to your call or general connectivity. Compare the battery output of a few devices before settling on one.

Storage:
We all love taking photos using our mobile phones, whether it is to capture a family memory, or to take a photo of your vehicle in a parking lot to remind you where you parked. Storing things such as photos, music, downloads as well as applications can quickly affect the performance of your phone as the storage runs out. A mobile phone uses RAM to power the applications and functions of the phone, so it would be wise to choose a phone with a high enough storage capacity to support the functions. Phone storage is available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. You can also increase the storage of your phone by making use of an SD card. Your phone will require an SD slot for this.