Maybe you have had your smartphone for some time and its performance is not as fast as you would like it to be. Or perhaps the ads for the latest and greatest new model of the iPhone or Android have caught your eye. Whatever the reason, you are ready to upgrade your smartphone. In order to be sure you get a phone that has all of the bells and whistles that are important to you, you should to spend some time researching your options. With this in mind, check out a few of the newest smartphones and their features:
Samsung Galaxy Note7
When it comes to high-tech and innovative user-friendly phones, it’s hard to beat the Samsung Galaxy Note7. From its S Pen that can create GIFs and translate text to its iris scanner that protects your personal information, emails, bank account info and more, the Note7 comes equipped with plenty of amazing features. As you might have read, Samsung recently recalled the Galaxy Note7; the company has joined Tesla and many other ground-breaking companies that have faced recalls by ultimately pushing new boundaries and taking excellent care of their customers. As T-Mobile notes, safety is the number one priority of both Samsung and T-Mobile. They’ve recommend that anyone with a Galaxy Note7 power down their device and return it. The company has also set up an easy exchange program that will allow people to exchange the Galaxy Note7 for free; new devices became available on September 21. For people who cannot make it to a store, Samsung has set up a toll-free hotline and have agreed to ship the new phone to a store of the customer’s choice. In addition to the previously mentioned features, the Note7 has an IP68 water resistant rating, meaning coffee spilled on your phone doesn’t have to ruin your day. Furthermore, its camera boasts a lightning-fast autofocus and super sharp videos and photos. Lastly, its long-lasting battery and Fast Wireless Charger will keep you and your phone working all day.
Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Although the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus do not look that cosmetically different from the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Digital Trends notes the new models have upped the “cool” ante quite a bit. First, the phones have finally achieved the holy grail of safety by being water and dust-resistant with an IP67 rating; the phone should still work even if it’s placed in 1 meter of water for around a half hour. As you may have heard, there isn’t a headphone jack, meaning you’ll have to spring for Apple’s or another brand’s wireless headphones, which may be a slight inconvenience if you listen to a lot of music or watch a lot of videos on your phone. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have a new home button, a nice new 12 MP camera with optical image stabilization and a 7MP FaceTime HD camera. These upgrades make it even easier for you to take great-looking pictures, even in low light. As Apple notes, the phones’ A 10 Fusion Chip is the most powerful chip found in a smartphone, making the 7 models two times as fast as the iPhone 6. The iOS 10 software and long battery life also make the newest models from Apple worthy contenders in your search for a new phone.
Motorola Moto G
As a hardcore technophile, you definitely love owning the fanciest smartphone money can buy. But maybe you are feeling disenchanted with always paying top dollar for the latest technology or you have had some recent unexpected expenses that have left your new phone budget smaller than usual. No worries, you can still get a really nice upgrade that will not break the bank. A great example is Motorola’s Moto G series, which boasts a sub-$200 price tag, along with an 1080p screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, plenty of RAM and internal storage and a 5.5 inch screen.