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The most important facility / feature you look for in an Android smart phone?

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    Default The most important facility / feature you look for in an Android smart phone?

    My first important thing would be a good battery. I think most of today's smartphones got very poor battery backup. Even if the phone is loaded with exciting features, it has no use if there is no power to drive it. Hope most of you agree with this.

    What is your priority?

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    Quality camera is what I'm always looking for an Android phone. I like to take pictures and post it to my instagram account so quality pictures is very important for me. Battery life will be second in my list because I always bring a power bank with me, so no need for a good battery. At the end of the day, it really depends on personal preference in selecting the most important feature of an android phone.

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    Internal Storage is the most important for me, the larger space the better. I love listening music and even in my phone I downloaded lots of music and music videos. I hate it when my Android hangs up because of low memory. So larger memory space is a must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubie View Post
    Internal Storage is the most important for me, the larger space the better. I love listening music and even in my phone I downloaded lots of music and music videos. I hate it when my Android hangs up because of low memory. So larger memory space is a must.
    We are lucky enough to have a big storage like 32GB or 64GB nowadays. I hope we will get an even big storage at a lower price. I also hate it when my phone hangs up because I had to restart it all over. Internal storage will probably be the 2nd most important feature of an Android for me, only next to camera quality.
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    Practically all Android apps require RAM space, even those that have some part installed in SD Card. So that is the first thing to look for. Minimum 1 GB is essential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    Practically all Android apps require RAM space, even those that have some part installed in SD Card. So that is the first thing to look for. Minimum 1 GB is essential.
    That is really essential for a good Android Phone. Without adequate RAM it would be just like a dead phone I think. Even though almost all Android phones come with a good inbuilt RAM, too much downloading of various applications make the phone perform slower. Market is flooded with too many apps nowadays and most of them are free. So usually users go for most of them which make their devices very slow performers. This often cause virus infections too.

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    Overall I think it probably as to be battery life when it comes to what's most important because at the end of the day, you can have as much RAM and internal storage space as you want, but if your battery dies they won't be any use to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    Overall I think it probably as to be battery life when it comes to what's most important because at the end of the day, you can have as much RAM and internal storage space as you want, but if your battery dies they won't be any use to you.
    ha..ha.. that is a tricky situation I think. Both are complementary I believe. A mobile phone is just a soap box without a battery and at the same time without enough RAM it will be like a dead phone.

    I think you are right, battery got more weightage because even without a good RAM we can do basic functions in a mobile phone. But once the battery is dead and there is no way to recharge it that will be a disaster.

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    When looking for a new smartphone, battery life is also a big issue for me aswell. I'm not even wanting to much I don't think, just a device that will last a usual business day, say eight hours would be fine!

    While a lot of features on a phone are important, if your battery runs out then they're useless anyway.

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    What is more important to others might not be that important to another. I could just buy a power bank so I could replenish my battery when I ran out in my travels. Bottomline is, it depends upon a person what he thinks is more important and what he needs most.

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    you can increase backup with a power bank, but you can not increase RAM with anything.
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    I think that is a valid point. Yes, we can make up with a low battery with a power bank but we have to suffer with a low RAM capacity. As a matter of fact the most burning issue nowadays is the security vulnerability. In the present scenario a secure OS is the most important factor that is required in a phone. Every day we hear news of new threats coming up and security patches are being released. So, I would prefer an OS which is less prone to security attacks. I don't want to compromise on security at all.

    Android becoming the most targeted one these days, I see it going through a difficult phase in near future. Hope new Marshmallow can bring in some relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    you can increase backup with a power bank, but you can not increase RAM with anything.
    This is the reason why I would go for an added RAM anyday. Personally, I think it is the most important feature of a smartphone. You could just buy other accessories to complement your added needs, but for RAM, it is another story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenzenith View Post
    This is the reason why I would go for an added RAM anyday. Personally, I think it is the most important feature of a smartphone. You could just buy other accessories to complement your added needs, but for RAM, it is another story.
    Exactly! RAM is the most important part of an Android smartphone. RAM helps managing inbuilt and downloaded apps. More the RAM, more smoothly the phone will run. In present times, smartphones come with at least 2GB of RAM which helps in managing apps in a better way. If a phone packs low RAM, say 512mb, it runs very slow and lags often. Hence, RAM plays a very important role in functioning of a smartphone.

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    My most important feature is usually the memory. I hate having to figure out what can be on the phone and what can't because I don't have enough memory for my needs. I think the battery life is good too, but without the memory, the phone would use up more battery. The next thing after the memory and the battery would be which apps can be used on the phone. Every app is not compatible with every phone. We may want it to be, but it is not always the case sadly. I have made the mistake of buying a phone, and then I couldn't use some of my favorite apps because they weren't compatible.

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    As far as RAM goes I think most smartphone manufacturers have installed enough in their devices these days to cope with most apps.

    A lot of mobile devices have more RAM than a budget tablet, so when looking at a smartphone its on the list of things to look at but not a tip priority, as I'm usually sure that the device will have more than enough for what I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waqsi View Post
    Exactly! RAM is the most important part of an Android smartphone. RAM helps managing inbuilt and downloaded apps. More the RAM, more smoothly the phone will run. In present times, smartphones come with at least 2GB of RAM which helps in managing apps in a better way. If a phone packs low RAM, say 512mb, it runs very slow and lags often. Hence, RAM plays a very important role in functioning of a smartphone.
    For a constant gamer like me, RAM is really important so I can run different 3D games smoothly. I also like to watch HD videos on my phone so an added RAM is also beneficial to me. Overall, I think RAM is one of the most important parts of an Android phone because it affects the functionality of a phone.

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    Yes, RAM is an indispensable part of a good Android phone. A handset with RAM capacity of less than 2GB might not be able to perform well with today's applications. We can find a number of very cheap Android phones with lesser RAM capacity, but you will find it difficult to work on such phones. A good RAM is essential for a host of actions like playing of videos, gaming, multi-tasking etc.

    I think a good battery backup is also equally important. But with the advent of powerbanks we can relax a little bit on low battery power related issues.

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    As for me, I am always considering the quality of the camera since it is one of the functions that I used in my everyday venture. The second thing is the RAM and the processor speed since I don't want a phone which runs so slow and unresponsive. I also consider the price and the durability of the phone when it comes to being accidentally dropped. I don't care what is the brand as long as it meets my expectations.

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