Issa Asad’s Gift Guide: How to Choose a Cell Phone
As we stand here and look back at the end of 2014, it’s hard to ignore how much our world has changed. Five years ago, smartphones were new, bulky and expensive, while most people still had a flip phone as their primary mobile device, and the Blackberry was king. Five years before that, cell phones were just hitting the mainstream, and most household’s primary means of communication was the landline.
Suffice it to say, things are different today. A myriad of options has nearly saturated the domestic cell phone market, and advertising campaigns concurrently espouse specific brands as superlative, better than the rest. So which cell phone is objectively “best”? This question of course depends on one’s personal criteria, but here is Miami, Florida entrepreneur Issa Asad’s gift guide: how to choose a cell phone.
Issa Asad is a social media expert and telecom entrepreneur from Miami, Florida. He is the CEO of Q Link Wireless, LLC, and Quadrant Holdings, LLC, both located in Dania, Florida. Issa Asad put together his top three things to look for in a new cell phone. Check them out below.
Cell phones have varied in size since they were first released. First, a seeming obsessions with getting smaller took the market, and our cell phones consistently shrunk with every new iteration. With the inception of the smart cell phone, however, screen size has begun to grow again. Most new models of cell phones have screens between five and six inches.
However, not all brands are made equal in this respect: the iPhone 6’s new model, which boastfully declares itself as the largest iPhone ever, has a screen measuring 4.7 inches diagonally. “This will of course matter in differing amounts for different consumers, but this guide recommends to keep screen size in mind when buying gifts this holiday season,” said Issa Asad.
As cell phones have gained more features and become more powerful, they have seen a strong correlation with decreasing battery life. This inherently makes sense; the more cell phones can do, the more power they require to function, and the less time they will be able to last between charges.
When gifting a cell phone, it is important to consider the needs of the gift’s recipient. Does this person use their cell phone primarily for voice calls? Or does he browse the Internet, social media and email from his cell phone? Longer-lasting batteries are an important factor to consider when gifting or purchasing a cell phone, but this guide recommends consumers make sure not to sacrifice features or computing power in favor of a longer lasting cell phone battery.
While we hope this guide has been helpful in determining which cell phone will make the perfect gift this holiday season, the most important facets of the decision are up to you, the consumer. Other important factors to consider are the price of the phone, strength of the camera, pixel density and operating system for mobile-Internet compatible cell phones. Receiving a cell phone as a gift is a welcome thought for most consumers, but being gifted the right cell phone is even better. Hopefully this cell phone gift guide has led you in the right direction, but only you know the most important cell phone features for your gift recipient.