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Which Smartphone is best for me?
A smartphone has more advancedSelectSmart.com computing capability and connectivity than a regular cellphone. This selector provides recommendations from a list of several dozen smartphones. Answer the questions below for a list of recommendations and information about the smartphones that best match your preferences. For greater accuracy, place "high" importance on a few issues that matter most to you.
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1. Operating system?
Android Google is adding new features to Android at a rapid pace, providing device vendors with the OS code on an open-source basis so they can make it their own.
Blackberry phones are considered the best email machines.
iOS is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons.
Windows Phone is primarily aimed at the consumer market rather than the enterprise market.
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2. Broadband data?
EV-DO (Evolution-Data Only) is a telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access.
HSDPA High-Speed Downlink Packet Access allows networks based on Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) to have higher data transfer speeds and capacity.
HSPA High-Speed Downlink Packet Access extends and improves the performance of existing 3rd generation mobile telecommunication networks
HSPA+ "4G" allows bit-rates to reach as high as 168 Mbit/s in the downlink and 22 Mbit/s in the uplink.
LTE "4G" LTE is anticipated to become the first truly global mobile phone standard.
HSPA+ and LTE "4G"
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3. Keyboard?
Physical
Virtual
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4. Price? When you get your results, be sure to click the "reviews" button to see the best deals available on the right smartphone for you.
High-priced I want to see the latest and greatest.
Mid-priced
Low-priced If I can get all that I want cheap, I am happy!
No preference
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5. Document editing?
Yes, I will want to edit documents from my smartphone.
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6. Screen size?
Five or more diagonal inches.
Four-plus to five diagonal inches. At least this size is recommended to play games or watch video.
Three-plus to four diagonal inches.
Three or less diagonal inches. This size is sufficient for managing e-mail and basic web browsing.
No preference
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7. Touch screen? A touchscreen is an electronic visual display that the user can control through simple or multi-touch gestures by touching the screen with one or more fingers.
Yes
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8. Camera recording resolution? The maximum recording resolution of the phone's primary video camera: 1080p, 720p, or SD (Standard Definition).
1080p
720p
SD
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9. MegaPixels? A megapixel means 1 million pixels. A pixel is a single dot in an image. Images are made up of many of these tiny dots. Generally, five megapixels is enough to print good quality 8x10s. If you plan to print larger sizes, you might want more pixels.
3.1 to 3.2 megapixels
4.9 to 5 megapixels
8 megapixels
12 to 13.1 megapixels
16.1 megapixels
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10. GPS navigation?
Yes, I'd like to know where I am and where I am going.
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11. Battery life?
Yes. A long life battery preferred.
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12. Bluetooth? Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength radio transmissions in the ISM band from 24002480 MHz) from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs) with high levels of security.
Voice, stereo
Data
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13. Wifi? Wifi allows an electronic device to exchange data wirelessly (using radio waves) over a computer network, including high-speed Internet connections. Wifi connect to the Internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot).
Web, data, voice
Web, data
Web
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14. World phone? Are you a traveler? This supports international GSM frequency bands for coverage abroad.
Yes
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15. Memory Card? A data storage device used for storing digital information. They are small, re-recordable, and able to retain data without power.
MicroSD MicroSDs dominate new high-end phones and tablet computers.
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