December 4, 2016
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Here’s how to score the best deals on mobile phones

The best phones are not cheap. You’ll want to buy a great one that’s worth your money without any regrets. But, you also want a good deal so you’ll needed to think through your options carefully and not end up at the bad end of a deal.

Here are a few things you need to keep in mind:

Choose your plan

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Usually the first big question when it comes to buying a smartphone is whether to get a plan and pay for the phone over time, or pay for the phone in full upfront. The best approach is to check out both options and determine what suits you. Don’t let salespeople smooth-talk you into buying a phone that is outside of your options.

For some people, paying upfront is the more attractive option because a plan is usually never cheap. In this case, you can go for a post-paid plan that allows you to purchase a mobile phone and pay for it in installments along with the plan.

Look for a specific brand

Which team are you on, Apple or Samsung? One of the most important factors that go into a mobile phone purchase is the brand. Different brands have different flagship products, with different features and specs that are sometimes specific to their brand, and different price ranges, packages, bundles, offers, and extras.

Consider your current mobile phone usage

Are you constantly checking your phone for updates on your social media? How many times in a day do you text or call? Do you use it more for connecting to the internet or texting/calling? Knowing how frequently you use your phone and what you use it for is important when choosing a mobile phone deal. Some mobile phone providers tie up with specific brands to provide unlimited text messaging and calls.

Check the features

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A mobile phone’s features are its main selling point so most buyers put features at the top of the considerations when looking for a new phone to purchase. So do your research, look at a mobile phone’s specifications list. Tech website www.gsmarena.com has detailed spec lists for every model in the market right now so it’s very helpful when you’re comparing different models you’re considering. Always check the phone’s OS, CPU/GPU, RAM, camera, screen resolution, connectivity options, SIM capabilities, and battery life.

Special deals for mobile phones on online stores like Mobileshop.ae include different features available for the unit, helping you decide if the mobile phone fits your lifestyle and your phone usage. For example, their deals on Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and the Apple iPhone 5S 16GB Gold (available for only 897 AED) are great options if you’re looking for a relatively cheap unit that’s easy to use with good performance.

So don’t just buy mobile phones willy-nilly. Take a step back, look at your options, and by process of elimination, zero in on the phone that’s just right for you, your lifestyle, and your budget. This will save you the trouble of getting a phone you may not like for a deal that hurts your wallet.