Ah, the Christmas holidays are upon us.
It is once again the time for the season of giving.
Where all of man-kind is swept up in the spirit of generosity and good will. That magical season where dreams come true in a flurry of sugar packed cookies and shredded wrapping paper.
Most of all, for those amongst you who have been patient and well-behaved it is time to see yourself rewarded with your heart’s desire.
If what your pining for is a brand new cell phone to make you feel true Christmas holiday joy, then look no further. You’re in the right place to get started. The cell-phone market is as diverse and varied as ever, so finding the exact right one is no small task. It is often said, but it bears repeating: it’s not so much about finding the perfect cell phone, it’s about finding the perfect cell phone for you. With that in mind let us take a look at a few.
Maybe it’s an iPhone that you’ve had your heart set on. That brand new iPhone 7 mayhaps. Well, you would not be alone in that desire and it’s not hard to see why. Its A10 Fusion processor makes it as fast a phone as money can buy. The 12 mega-pixel camera takes gorgeous photos and video to the point where you can quickly make yourself the envy of all your Instagram followers. Apple’s phones are known for their dependable and intuitive iOS interface and have earned their reputation as such. Throw in the largest array of phone cases of any phone on the market and you will have found the perfect “you” phone. When it comes to filling all of your basic smart phone needs, most people rarely feel a need to look any further.
Perhaps you are an outdoorsman (or woman, because adventure does not discriminate) and you need something as rugged as your travels. It is with you in mind that Samsung designed the Galaxy S7 Active. This bad boy is military approved, shock and water resistant, and features additional guidance related compass and gyroscope applications which make this phone perfect for getting lost, intentionally or otherwise. The Active also sports a solid 12 mega-pixel camera for whatever exotic scenery you might be taking in at the time. And with 32 GB of built in storage space you will have plenty of room for all those pictures or even that extensive playlist you need for your perfect hiking trip. If you’re reading this, you are most likely a discerning buyer with specific needs in mind. Perhaps you are a working professional with a prerequisite for efficiency and strong need to stay organized and keep your affairs in order. This is where the Microsoft Lumia 950 comes in. Equipped with the latest Microsoft 10 Mobile operating software, this phone has its soul rooted in the world’s most widely used computer brand. A 5.2 inch screen, 32 GB of expandable memory, and a whopping 20 mega-pixel camera makes this a mighty, mighty phone.
People may say that Microsoft is lacking in the apps department, but what it lacks in playability it makes up for in practicality. Any organizational or presentational app you can think of works like a dream on this phone (Evernote, Powerpoint, etc.). If you are someone who is on the go often and needs to keep your work at your fingertips constantly then looking at the Lumia 950 is a great place to start. On the other hand, you might be the kind of person who values leisure and entertainment in your palm at all times. You need to crush candies at a moment’s notice, you have to strike with mobility, or you have to see that latest Youtube video in the highest resolution available. You my friend, need to enter the world of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. It’s 5.5 inch screen curves of the edges of the phone itself and seems almost as if the images on it are coming out of the frame itself. It’s 4 GB of RAM allow this one to operate at speeds competitive with literally anything you can find out there. In addition, it’s high quality screen resolution is regarded as the best in the industry and is perfect for catching every last visual detail for your hungry eyes. You want entertainment, you go it.
Now, certainly there is someone who is reading this who considers themselves a person of simple needs. You don’t need a lot of bells and whistles or blazing fast tech. You just want something new, reliable, and above all you want something affordable. For you, my frugal comrade, the tech gods have brought forth the ZTE Axon 7. It has everything one finds in all of the higher-end phones: 5.5 inch screen, 32 GB of storage space, and even a 4 GB RAM processor. Honestly, it competes with most other respectable smartphones in several aspects but at a markedly lower price. Its all metal exterior even offers the appearance of a higher end phone, so there is no real sacrifice to be found here. Outside of maybe losing name recognition. However, if you’re reading this, chances you aren’t bogged down with status symbols and I say good on ya!
At the end of the day, selecting a new phone for someone you care about on Christmas is a lengthy and delicate process. You’ll notice that things like prices are not listed for these phone as the individual phones’ prices vary by hundreds of dollars depending on where you decide to buy them. It is also important to note that some of these phones do not have the same compatibility with all cell phone carriers. This is simply meant to be a starting guide to get you in the direction of making an informed choice. Continue your research and take all reviews with a grain of salt.
Heres one Christmas gift we really like – a cell phone camera add on!
In the grand scheme of things, there is a great deal of parity with smartphones these days and chances are that choosing any one over the other will not lead you to ruin. All in all though, I hope this has provided you with some things to think about when you’re making your holiday wish lists or possibly for you in your hunt for the perfect gift for another. Whatever you do with your new phone this Christmas season, make sure you call your loved ones and let them know you care and wish them a truly happy holiday!