5 Features to Look for in a New Phone for 2021

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Over the last few months, we have seen plenty of news from the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google and Asus about their new line ups of cell phones ready to lead us into the new year. As ever, the competition between brands is high, and each new model is full of promises for offering users a high speed, crystal clear experience significantly better than what we have been using for the past year.

If you are ready to upgrade your phone for 2021, then read more below about the five most important features to look for in a device.

Better Gaming

Mobile gaming is hugely popular around the world, and tech giants are working tirelessly to corner this thriving market with devices that are optimised for a sleek, high quality gaming experience.

Interestingly, mobile gaming is thought to snag the lion’s share of gamer attention in 2020, comprising just under half of the global gaming market. Take, for instance, the digital casino, where claiming free spin bonuses and win great prizes is easier than ever due to the seamless transition developers have facilitated between PC and Android or iOS.

Or, of course, consider the rapid growth of new cloud gaming services, which will make it easier than ever for you to bring your favourite console games on the go. Finding a device that is perfected for these high quality gaming experiences will ensure that you are never without a great source of entertainment – at home, or on the go.

5G Ready

2020 has been a landmark year for the rollout of the new, fifth generation mobile network, which is set to take the world by storm with its incredibly high speeds for mobile users. In response, tech giants have been issuing new, 5G ready phones over the course of the last few months – with many more anticipated to arrive on the scene imminently – that will be ready to support the demands of working, gaming, and socialising on the go.

From the iPhone to the new wave of folding smartphones, such as the Galaxy Z Flip, anyone looking to make use of the growing 5G availability in their area will have plenty to choose from. Just take a look at this up to the minute guide to 5G phones currently available.

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Better Camera

Mobile cameras have been improving rapidly year on year. Consider how primitive a photograph taken on a smartphone just a few years old will look compared with the sharp, crystal clear images filling up our Instagram feeds today.

The traits of a good smartphone camera are not dissimilar to the traits of a good DSLR – although, of course, the size of the phone does pose some significant limitations on their ability to match up to dedicated cameras. The best smartphone cameras will feature a larger sensor – about an inch in size, ideally – as well as optical image stabilisation, which will prevent you from finding that your images have been ruined by a shaking hand.

For those on a budget, take a look at the Xiaomi range. Not only does this brand compete admirably with the likes of iPhone and Samsung in terms of the clarity and quality of its camera, but it’s also highly affordable to anyone not yet ready to break the bank on a new device.

With more choice than ever before, finding an excellent new phone is easier than ever. Don’t rush into your decision – instead, look ahead to 2021, and consider choosing a model that has been designed with the new developments and breakthroughs (from 5G to game development) in mind for a mobile experience unlike anything we have seen before.

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