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Smartphones are seemingly the must-have accessory of the twenty-first century. They are the computers in our pockets that absorb our attention and become fetish items for many people. Given the wide range of smartphones out there, how do you know which one is best for you? And when you do have one, how can you look after your pricey investment?

In this article, I’ll provide some advice on picking the right smartphone for your needs, suggest a valuable way to look after and protect your mobile phone investment, and look at some of the best camera tech in smartphones in 2016.

Picking a Smartphone

So, how does one go about choosing the right smartphone? Everyone has different needs, and it’s important to understand what those needs are rather than simply jumping on the latest gadget bandwagon because your peers or colleagues have done so. Here are a few things you might want to consider:

  • Do you need a smartphone or something simpler? Though smartphones, like the iPhone, offer a huge array of features, they are also expensive and come with expensive plans that include data and internet. If you just want to make calls and send texts to friends and family, a cheaper mobile phone might be for you.
  • Consider the telecommunications carrier and their offerings. If you want to pay for a monthly plan with your carrier, make sure you check out the fine print and what the plan offers. Your other option is to go with a Pay As You Go (Pre-Paid) mobile phone bundle, where the outright cost of the handset is often inexpensive and you simply pay a fixed amount to top up your phone credit.

Mobile Phone Insurance

Now that you have your smartphone, it’s time to look into how to protect your investment. For some people, their smartphones become their social connection to the outside world and form an indispensable part of their lives. Losing it would cause not only a financial burden, but also quite possibly a psychological blow. So, how can you protect your smartphone?

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It might be time for you to investigate mobile phone insurance online. You may receive such benefits as instant cover, a low excess fee, and unlimited claims. Also be sure to check out where the insurer is based. Are they local and easy to contact? What are their hours of operation should you need to contact them?

Once covered, you’ll feel safer in the knowledge that your high-tech investment is protected.

Best Cameras on Smartphones in 2016

Now that you know how to protect your investment, here’s a quick peek into some of the best cameras on smartphones for those of you so inclined.

The iPhone has an illustrious history and the iPhone 6 provides some serious imaging power in a sleek body. Further improvements have been made to the ground-breaking BSI digital sensor, incorporating phase detection auto-focus; and reliable Optical Image Stabilisation on the Plus model offers crisper photos when used in low-light environments.

Samsung is well known for packing in a huge amount of features into their popular Android-based Galaxy phones, and the Galaxy S6 is no exception. The digital sensor packs in 16 megapixels, which is great for those looking to heavily crop their photos and retain pixel level image quality for prints or display. It also includes Optical Image Stabilisation, where the iPhone 6 only includes it as part of the Plus range.

Conclusion

Though there is a confusing array of phone options on the market, you can narrow down your choices by thinking clearly and considering your specific requirements. Once you have your phone, it’s wise to look at insurance options for protecting it against a disasterlike theft or accidental damage.