08 Mar PHONES
NEED TO RENT A PHONE?
At rent4keeps, we have all your mobile phone needs covered. Get the latest range of smartphones on great value rent to own deals. We offer a variety of premium brands such as Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia and many more. Here are a few key things to consider before you get the latest phone with rent4keeps.
Touchscreen displays in smartphones generally differ in technology. Depending on the phone, they will have either LCD or OLED displays. These built in technologies will alter overall power consumption, sharpness, quality of images and clarity in sunlight. The most common display type nowadays is LCD. The LCD display is generally inexpensive to produce. The trade-off is that there may be a lack of battery life. Bright colours can quickly drain your mobile phones power. On the other hand, most high end smartphones now utilize OLED displays. The higher price point will offer deeper colours and a better battery life – due to the technology lighting up individual pixels rather than the screen as a whole. The battery life improvements in OLED displays may justify the higher price.
The camera has become one of the most important features of a mobile phone these days. Ultimately, a phone with a high quality camera removes the need to carry another camera around with you. Most smartphones have at least one camera, with many having an additional camera next to the display to capture a ‘selfie’ or complete a video call. In most smartphones, the quality of camera generally falls somewhere between 2 and 20 megapixels. Aperture can also express the quality of a camera – basically described as the size of the hole that light goes in before reaching the camera’s sensor. A lower “f/” rating will indicate a larger aperture. Lastly, these specifications do not always indicate the definite quality of a phone camera, always read the reviews before deciding which phone has the camera you’re looking for.
This may be the most important feature to some consumers when selecting a phone for rent or purchase. The more storage your phone has, the more apps, photos, videos, files etc. that you will be able to keep on your mobile phone at once. For light users of content, 16GB will generally be enough, although 32GB will be significantly better and 64GB or more should be adequate for heavy users.
Random Access Memory (RAM) is another form of storage, but instead of using it to save files, your system saves the things you might want to pull up quickly. Phones with a larger memory capacity ultimately means you will be able to store more content such as apps, videos and other media. This is very useful if you like to store your memories in your phone. When renting a smartphone, the more Random Access Memory (RAM) it has built in, the more files your device will be able to store. The more expensive phones will have a high level of RAM.
This essentially means how fast your phone will be. Powerful processors mean the ‘brain’ of your phone will be able to think faster and finish tasks quicker. Better processors may also coincide with the longevity of your phone, as it will be able to handle future apps and important updates further down the track. Generally speaking, the more “cores” the phone has, the more powerful the processor will be.
Not all phones will have the same battery life. Battery capacity is measured in milliampere hours (mAh) – where the higher number represents a greater capacity. A phone’s battery is not entirely dependent on the size of the battery, but the power-hungriness of the processor and the display in use. Most smart phones should last at least a day of normal use.
USES OF SMART PHONES
Smartphones are equipped with hundreds of features which make daily life easier and more connected. The most popular uses of smartphones today are through social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, What’sApp etc.)
- take photos via the camera
- read news articles
- do online shopping
- check the weather
- do online banking
- watching videos & movies
- play games
- read e-books
- respond to emails
- listen to music.
rent4Keeps offers exceptional customer service on all things mobile phones. We are more than happy to answer any queries you may have when deciding on which mobile phone rental plan will be best for you. Apply to rent a phone today.