Buying a smartphone is a complicated process.
You have to worry about whether it’s powerful enough, whether its camera can take Instagram-worthy portraits of your dog, the design, and more. But those, sadly, only scratch the surface.There are a host of other aspects you should consider which might seem trivial but can significantly affect your experience.
Here are some overlooked features you should check when buying a new smartphone.
11 Features Your Next Phone Needs
The majority of smartphones today check all the items off an essentials list. Therefore, it usually comes down to your preferences which is where the following aspects matter.
- Oleophobic coating
- Gorilla Glass
- LCD or OLED?
- Storage type
- The right software pre-installed
- HDR for selfies
- Dedicated noise cancellation mic
- Quick charging
- Accessory support
- Notification LED
Here’s why these features are important and what happens if they’re not present.
1. Oleophobic Coating for Smooth Scrolling
Apart from the screen’s resolution and how bright it is, one other detail you should always look into is if the phone’s display has an oleo phobic coating. Jargon aside, it’s an extra thin layer which prevents the screen from accumulating any sort of grease.
On smartphones, that usually comes from fingerprint smudges.
Therefore, if the phone’s screen doesn’t have an oleo phobic coating or has one but of poor quality, it will quickly lose its smoothness and get oily in a matter of minutes. It will continue to work but won’t be as slick to touch as it was when you first took it out of the box.
While the majority of smartphones today have a decent oleo phobic coating, it’s not available on all of them. To know whether a particular product has one, you can ask an expert or the company itself. You can even head into a store and use the demo piece for a while to understand how rapidly the display becomes greasy.