Even 3-5 years ago, it was believed that a smartphone is not the best tool for work. But technology does not stand still, and today statistics show that Internet users are increasingly giving preference not to desktop computers and laptops, but to smartphones. We will figure out how to choose a smartphone for work, and what characteristics a gadget should have in order to fully replace a tablet or laptop.
Choosing a smartphone to work on the display
A convenient display in a smartphone is the key to comfortable work on the gadget. The device should be of such dimensions that it fits easily in the palm of your hand and does not seem bulky. The display in the smartphone performs 2 functions at once:
- Data entry using the touchpad;
- Display visual data on the screen.
Therefore, the display should be of such parameters that it is convenient to use it to manage documents and content, check mail, read books, and edit files. For these purposes, displays with a diagonal of 4.5 to 5.3 inches are suitable.
When choosing a display size, you cannot be greedy and choose the maximum. Modern manufacturers offer gadgets with a screen up to 7 inches. Before buying such a product, you should think several times, because, despite the spacious workspace, it will be uncomfortable to hold a device with 7 inches in your hand, and most likely you will get the idea to change the gadget to a smaller smartphone. With Huawei offers, you can now choose between many good options available in the market.
Displays in smartphones differ from each other and matrices. The matrix is a liquid crystal screen. For gadgets, 3 matrix manufacturing technologies are used: TN + film, IPS, and AMOLED. We recommend giving preference to AMOLED, as such displays:
- Have the most complete color reproduction and, thanks to a special technology, display deep blacks on the screen;
- Consume little energy, especially if you put a dark theme on the gadget. This is ensured thanks to the technology by which the matrix is produced: dark areas of the screen are the result of a complete shutdown of the LEDs;
- Much thinner than liquid crystal.
For gadgets with a diagonal of 4-4.5 inches, a resolution of 960×480 pixels is acceptable. For large smartphones, a resolution of 1280×720 is recommended. More expensive devices are provided with 1920×1080 (Full HD) indicators. The screen resolution allows the device to display a high-quality picture without grainy inclusions and interference.
Internal “stuffing”: processor and memory module
The more powerful the processor in the gadget, the faster the device works and the less often it fails in functionality. A great option for work is a smartphone with a 4-core processor and a frequency of at least 2.5 GHz. The core is the main processor module responsible for the speed of data processing in the gadget.
Memory is another parameter that distinguishes budget gadgets from expensive and productive ones. We recommend considering phones with RAM in the range of 1-2 GB, as well as with a built-in memory module of at least 16-64 GB. Modern smartphone models allow you to expand the built-in memory using microSD cards, so pay attention to the support of these cards by the device.
Today, there are 3 largest operating systems on the information market, one of which you will meet on your smartphone upon purchase. These are iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8. IOS is installed on Apple products, Windows Phone 8 is installed on Microsoft / Nokia and Blackberry products. Android is the most popular operating system for smartphones if we take into account the number of gadgets released with it.
Which OS you choose to work with is a matter of taste, just note that according to statistics, most users choose Android, as more applications have been developed for it.
A strong and solid smartphone case is another guarantor of the security of your work information. Appearance, style, and design mean little if the “box” is made of plastic, which can crack at the slightest impact. Give preference to gadgets with a metal case if you want to be sure that the smartphone will not shatter into pieces if it accidentally hits a hard surface, and your work information will be saved.