Many times we meet fans or friends who ask us: Can you recommend a better phone? In fact, it is not difficult for us to recommend a phone, but the key is that these people who want to buy a phone often do not have a clear perception, but also do not have a specific requirement, such as whether they want performance or cost performance? To take good pictures or better screen? Usually just a sentence: enough on the line! This makes us more difficult, because we feel that most phones are now enough, the recommendation in the end will become who is cheaper to buy who ......
So instead of us to explain one by one, it is better to talk about some of the troubles that people often encounter when buying a cell phone at present, some are obvious mistakes that will be made, and some are not necessary. As long as you pay attention not to make some mistakes that we think are obvious, we believe that no matter what brand of cell phone you buy, you can always meet the expectations of the user's psyche, or at least the experience of using it will not make you feel bad.
Performance is important, but the higher the chip and memory may not be the better
When we determine what phone to buy, often used to position is the chip, after all, the annual flagship chip means that the use of this chip in the performance of the phone is certainly more outstanding, it is not possible to buy sub-flagship chip and mid-range chip is not unacceptable, after all, in addition to the game, most of the time we may not feel the difference in performance of different chips in the actual experience.
But beyond the chip, what we really need to consider is the memory capacity. Currently the largest memory products for cell phones have made it to 16GB, while generally there are also such capacities as 6GB. It may seem that for many people, the bigger the memory the better, especially for users who play games, and may seem to have a higher demand for memory. This statement is theoretically true, the capacity of the memory affects the number of processes that the system can run at the same time, the more memory, the more programs the phone can run without lag.
But the question is, does the average user really need that much memory? For example, 16GB of memory, which is almost impossible to use in everyday situations, unless the user connects the phone to the monitor as a computer or uses desktop mode. And often the memory consumption is more is the game of this program, but in fact, if you really play the game, when open the game we will not consider too many other programs, so in this case we can not actually open too many threads, which means that the high memory is mostly meaningless.
We also need to consider this issue of killing the background, in fact, no matter how much memory, many phones will kill the background, which makes the significance of large memory again seems thin. In most cases, 6GB of RAM is enough for games as well as applications. The real key for users is not to go from one extreme to the other, so 12GB as well as 16GB we may not use, but less than 6GB of memory does not meet the needs of cell phones nowadays, usually, 8GB of memory is a very suitable capacity, and can save you a lot of money.
In fact, the chip is the same, we all know that Snapdragon 8 Gen1 is currently the most powerful chip, but in everyday applications, if not a deep gamer, then how different from the Snapdragon 870 in use? The answer is almost no difference, in addition to faster scores, so now we are actually in an era of excess performance on the phone, in our opinion, as long as the chip performance can reach the level of Snapdragon 865, cope with the current game or any application is no problem.
The higher the phone photo pixel the better? The sensor is more worth looking at
In fact, this problem is now much better than in previous years, when it comes to taking pictures in previous years, it seems that we all feel that the higher the pixel the better the photo effect, such as the 100 million pixels of Xiaomi at the time really scared a lot of people. Of course, after so many years, everyone's knowledge is also improving, at least no one insists that the higher the photo pixel, the better the picture quality of this statement.
In fact whether it is the front camera or rear camera, each generation of iPhone is far inferior to the various Android phones, and even criticized for not thinking ahead, but the irony is that whether it is selfie or shooting other, iPhone image quality is always outstanding, at least much better than many phones with higher pixels. Now there are many factors that determine the quality of photos, but the pixel value is certainly not the most important one, and after everyone has more than 12 million pixels, there is little point in talking about the pixel value anymore.
Generally speaking, nowadays, cell phones are used to create a photo with a pixel value of 12 million with N in 1 after taking pictures with high pixels. The benefits of higher pixels are not absent, which will allow some phones to take pictures with better resolution so that there will be better details after zooming in. But if the image system itself is doing poorly, such as too much noise, distortion with too much sharpness, white balance imbalance, etc., it's not something that high pixel values can make up for.
From the current point of view, cell phone photography is still largely dependent on the level of the sensor, the size of the sensor and technical characteristics, often determine the lower limit of a cell phone photography. Currently recognized as the best sensor is Samsung's GN2, 1/1.12 inches in size is currently the largest cell phone sensor, but the pixel value of only 50 million, less than half of 108 million pixels, including Sony's IMX700, IMX789 and IMX766 and other recognized better sensors, pixel value of only 50 million, but the phones with these sensors in When taking pictures, all of them are more outstanding than 100 million pixel phones.
So from this point of view, if you really want to choose a phone with better photos, you should pay more attention to what sensor the phone is using, rather than dwelling on whether its pixel value is high enough. This year there will certainly be photos to 200 million pixels of cell phones, but how to see this is a gimmick, in addition to the sensor is good enough, we should look at the phone brand in the photo technology, algorithms and so on.
How clear a screen do we really need? Please look at the PPI parameter
It is interesting to note that TVs are currently running at 4K resolution, but there are still a large number of phones with resolutions in 1080p or even below, such as products like the iPhone SE. Even the top-end iPhone 13 Pro Max, its resolution is only 2778 × 1284, far from the current standard of high-end 2K screen. But many users do currently have an obsession with screen resolution, and can even hope to get 4K resolution on their phones.
But is this really necessary? We have to admit that the higher the resolution, the more detail the screen does bring, but to be honest in most of the time on the phone to improve the resolution is not a thing to encourage, at least the phone screen to 4K resolution will be completely unnecessary. According to Apple's Steve Jobs, when the user is holding something about 25-30 cm away from the eye, its resolution as long as it reaches 300 PPI (300 pixels per inch) or more, then the retina will not be able to distinguish the pixel points.
So from this point of view, in most cases, if a screen of about 6 inches, then we can hardly resolution 1080P and 4K what is the difference, so then what is the significance of a higher resolution screen? In addition to will make the phone price higher. So for users, in fact, in about 6 inches of cell phones, 1080P is enough, like the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone SE, Xiaomi 12 these products are so.
If more than 6.5 inches, then the current screen panel can do 2K, that is, 3200 × 1440 has exceeded the limits of our human eye, like Xiaomi 12 Pro, OPPO Find X5 Pro such phones, PPI has exceeded 500. iPhone 13 Pro Max PPI is only 458, but we would think that Xiaomi and OPPO's phone looks more detailed than Apple's iPhone 13 Pro Max? We believe no one dares to say so.
So although we say that flagship phones should be equipped with 2K screen, but in the actual experience, 1080P screen is no problem, more of a psychological sense of loss, and in the eyes we should not be too different. Of course, because the phone is now more than 6.5 inches, we look at the phone is relatively far away, so even if 300PPI is not enough, but 400PPI is perfectly adequate. So when buying a cell phone, instead of considering the resolution of the phone screen, it is better to think more about how much PPI is, especially for some users with limited budget, there is no need to pursue a screen with very high resolution when the experience is almost the same.
How fast does fast charging need to be? Battery capacity is more important than 100-watt charging
The last two years cell phone manufacturers seem to make a big deal on fast charging, going to the year before last 100W fast charging and 50W wireless charging has been exaggerated enough, this year 120W and 150W is all over the place, OPPO, Realme and other brands have wired fast charging to 150W, Xiaomi even showed 200W fast charging before, which has become a no-brainer purchase gimmick for users, but in all fairness, such a fast charging speed, can it really have a big impact on our daily lives?
We do not deny that the higher the power of fast charging, the faster the charging speed, but it should be noted that even 40W fast charging actually does not seem very slow in daily life. The key thing is that we should be concerned about how long a phone lasts in the end, if the battery life is long enough, then we charge less, even if the charging speed is slower what does it matter? Do we still can't take some time to charge in our daily life?
So from this point of view, charging speed is important, but it is more critical to reduce the number of times we charge, if the range is not long enough to use a while to charge, it is also clearly inappropriate. So at a time when most cell phones fast charging can do more than 60W, we think the more important place is the phone's battery capacity and the phone's specific battery life, like the iPhone 13 Pro Max fast charging but a district 20W, but the excellent battery life does not let us feel that the larger fast charging will have much need for it, but in the charging part will feel more secure and stable.
So how much battery capacity and range is appropriate? We will not talk about the topic of battery life for now, different phones with different hardware and design will have different effects on battery life. But the higher the battery capacity, the longer the battery life is always good. In addition to the iPhone's unique battery management, we usually think that Android phones should have a battery of 4500mAh and above in order to meet our daily needs for a better battery life, and then not less than 4200mAh, so when you buy a cell phone, you can pay more attention to the capacity of the phone battery.
Write at the end
Although we have a long-standing obsession with flagship phones, realistically speaking, even if we buy a phone that costs around $2,000, we believe it is absolutely adequate in our daily lives. Therefore, when buying a cell phone, some parameters that are easy to mislead us in the past may make the phone look high, but you have to say how much better experience it can really bring us, we also think it may not really be so; or we should pay attention to some other things that are easy to be ignored, or parameters that are closely related to our experience, so that when we buy a cell phone, we can do a precise The most important thing is that we should pay attention to some other things that are easy to ignore or parameters that are related to our experience, so that when we buy a mobile phone, we can achieve a precise grasp of the needs.