Picking a smartphone is unlike choosing any other piece of consumer tech. This is a device that will be on or around you 24/7, which means you have to decide on the right one.

We’re not just talking about which smartphone you covet the most, but rather which one is fit for purpose. Looking at the wide range of new smartphones that Samsung has brought into the country in 2018, here’s what you need to consider before making your selection.

Price is right

One of the most important considerations is price, whether you’re purchasing a phone outright or going for a 24 month contract, Samsung always advises consumers buy a phone that is within their means.

Luckily the Samsung stable is well stocked with phones designed for a number of price points.

Starting at the entry-level segment, Samsung has the J series, which places an emphasis on a solid display and internal components.

This range also focuses on flexibility for its users when it comes to the SIM choice, with single and dual SIM options up for sale locally, which comes in handy when being frugal with data.

Next is the mid-range A series, which is undoubtedly the best value for money lineup that Samsung has.

The Galaxy A6+ is leading the charge for this segment, serving up a handful of common flagship components in a mid-range body. For consumers that cannot afford the flagship phone bill, but want a taste of the experience, this is where you want to be.

Last is the flagship phones, which are the devices that grab all the headlines and have price tags to match.

They’re designed for consumers that want the latest and greatest that Samsung has brought to market, and do not compromise when it comes to performance.

If you want the best, and have the budget to match, these are the only smartphones for you, with the newly released Galaxy Note 9  and smaller Galaxy S9 standouts.

Inspecting the specs

Along with buying according to your budget, the other important element to consider when looking to get a new smartphone are the specifications and features.

If you’re not going to be doing a lot of multitasking or jotting down things, then the Note 9 and its new S Pen stylus probably aren’t for you.

Want to take plenty of high quality pictures for use on social media and the like? Reaching for the premium mid-range Galaxy A6+ or flagship Galaxy S9 is a worthwhile choice.   

Need an abundance of storage space? Samsung’s entry-level phones won’t cut it, and you should instead get a phone with a microSD slot for a lot more extra space.

When looking to buy a smartphone it’s always important to ensure that the specifications of the device meet your needs, while also keeping budget and cost in mind.

Keep note of all of the above, and your next Samsung smartphone will be a good one.  For more information go to www.samsung.com.

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