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Things to Consider When Buying a New Smartphone

  • By Drew's Tech Solutions
  • 30 Oct, 2017
With so many different smartphones out there on the market, it’s hard to know which one will be the right one. Do you want something with a larger or smaller screen size? How much space do you want on it? Does the camera need to be high quality? Continue reading for a few things to consider when buying a new smartphone.

iOS vs. Android
If you’re really torn between an iPhone or an Android, opt for the iPhone. They’re incredibly easy to use, and usually are the first software systems to get the newest apps and the fastest software updates. However, if you’re looking for more freedom when it comes to customizing hardware, or need more affordable options, an Android is the way to go.

Get the Right Screen Size
If being able to use your phone with one hand is important to you, or you have smaller hands, buy an iPhone with a 5.5 screen size or smaller. If you’re into watching videos and playing games on your phone, you may want to go with a larger screen option. Both the iPhone and Android ones have options available for larger screen sizes. Phone manufacturers are still thinking up ways to make larger phones fit comfortably into one hand.

Display
If you want a phone with an awesome display, you should pay closer attention to color quality and brightness rather than resolution. The brightness will matter if you want to use you phone outdoors, and you should also pay attention to the color panel.

Storage Size
When thinking about storage, don’t get a phone with less than 32GB, especially if you play a lot of games, or shoot 4K video. 16GB phones are becoming less and less common, with most phones coming with a standard 32GB. With Android phones, they also have the option to add an SD card, which is great for people who rely largely on their phones for photos and videos.

If you’re looking to get your phone repaired before buying a new phone, Drew’s Tech Solutions has your back. We only use the best parts, and can even pick up your device for you! Contact us today at (401) 597-6444, or visit our website  to learn more.

By Drew's Tech Solutions 30 Oct, 2017
With so many different smartphones out there on the market, it’s hard to know which one will be the right one. Do you want something with a larger or smaller screen size? How much space do you want on it? Does the camera need to be high quality? Continue reading for a few things to consider when buying a new smartphone.

iOS vs. Android
If you’re really torn between an iPhone or an Android, opt for the iPhone. They’re incredibly easy to use, and usually are the first software systems to get the newest apps and the fastest software updates. However, if you’re looking for more freedom when it comes to customizing hardware, or need more affordable options, an Android is the way to go.

Get the Right Screen Size
If being able to use your phone with one hand is important to you, or you have smaller hands, buy an iPhone with a 5.5 screen size or smaller. If you’re into watching videos and playing games on your phone, you may want to go with a larger screen option. Both the iPhone and Android ones have options available for larger screen sizes. Phone manufacturers are still thinking up ways to make larger phones fit comfortably into one hand.

Display
If you want a phone with an awesome display, you should pay closer attention to color quality and brightness rather than resolution. The brightness will matter if you want to use you phone outdoors, and you should also pay attention to the color panel.

Storage Size
When thinking about storage, don’t get a phone with less than 32GB, especially if you play a lot of games, or shoot 4K video. 16GB phones are becoming less and less common, with most phones coming with a standard 32GB. With Android phones, they also have the option to add an SD card, which is great for people who rely largely on their phones for photos and videos.

If you’re looking to get your phone repaired before buying a new phone, Drew’s Tech Solutions has your back. We only use the best parts, and can even pick up your device for you! Contact us today at (401) 597-6444, or visit our website  to learn more.

By Drew's Tech Solutions 26 Jul, 2017
Today, we rely on our technological devices more than ever, for everything from professional communication to banking and road navigation. We even store some of our most precious photos and contact information on our devices, in spite of how fragile and easily lost or damaged they can be. When your device suffers breakage, usability, cost considerations, and insurance coverage play a large role in deciding whether to repair or replace it.  

Repair vs. Replace

Some repairs and upgrades are relatively inexpensive and quick, generally resulting in keeping your existing device a better deal than upgrading to a brand new one. Quick fixes include  replacing a broken screen, and adding more storage space, among others. Many of these repairs can be done by your local repair or tech store on the same day.

While easy to give into temptation and splurge for the next new model on the market, if you are not eligible for a phone upgrade through your carrier, or if your device otherwise works perfectly well, upgrading when a minor repair could restore your device’s condition usually does not make financial sense.

If, however, you are eligible for an upgrade through your carrier and you find that you have become unhappy with your technology overall, it may be a better decision to upgrade to a new device that serves your individual needs better.

Insurance Considerations

If you purchased insurance coverage for your device, you may want to go through your policy to fix it, or ask for a replacement. If your device’s damage falls under the policy, it can be to your benefit to take advantage of the insurance you paid for, but many policies exclude certain forms of device loss and types of breakage. Occasionally, your deductible may be so high that it doesn’t pay to go through insurance, especially if your policy requires sending in your device for repair in a remote location. In these cases, you may be looking at life without your phone or tablet for weeks at a time. Finally, some insurance plans will provide a replacement device, but it may be used, refurbished, or a “similar device” of a different model.  

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Drew’s Tech Solutions, located in N. Smithfield, Rhode Island, can fix your phone, video game console, tablet, and more with our same-day walk-in service. If you live out of town, we can also perform mail-in repairs! For more information and to see our reasonable repair prices and great warranties, visit our website  or call us at (401) 597-6444.  
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