Advances in smartphone technology move at a dizzying pace, and there are many factors to think about outside of platform preference when a handset upgrade is on the cards. Here are five worth considering.

  1. With the number of photos and videos we shoot daily, storage is important, so always opt for the biggest that your budget will stretch to.
  2. You’ve always got a camera in your pocket with a smartphone, and camera technology is a big selling point in new generation phones. If video and photography are important, you’ll want the tech to suit.
  3. Similar to your home computer, a superior processor in a smartphone means tasks are completed faster, and that’s good for productivity.
  4. A larger screen is better for viewing content like images and videos, or playing games. And screen resolution will ensure that all the media and video games will look the best.
  5. Heavy usage means depleted battery life, and there’s nothing worse than being caught short. Look for a phone with excellent battery life.

Samsung Galaxy S21FE
Packing flagship model features at an affordable price, the S21 has a generous screen size with a full AMOLED display and a 120Hz refresh rate. Available in 128GB or 256GB models, the S21 has a 12MP wide-angle, 12MP ultra-wide, 8MP telephoto lens, and a 32MP front-facing camera.

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OPPO Find X5 Pro 5G
The premium top spec 256GB X5 Pro is not just an impressive smartphone, but also a photographer’s dream. In a partnership with Hasselblad, the phone has a 32MP selfie camera on the front, a 50MP main camera, a 50MP ultra-wide camera, and a 13MP 2x telephoto camera. Video can now be shot at night in 4K.

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Samsung Galaxy A13
A budget option from Samsung, the entry-level A13 has a big 6.6-inch screen with a Full HD display and 60Hz refresh rate, and is loaded with 128GB of storage. On the camera front, it has a 50MP main camera, 5MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro and depth, and an 8MP selfie camera.

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Motorola Edge 30 Pro
The sleek and stylish 128GB Edge 30 Pro has it all going on with a super-fast processor, a 6.7” 1080p OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, and a suite of cameras for every occasion. A fast-charging smartphone, it has two 50MP cameras, a 2MP depth camera on the back, plus a 60MP selfie camera at the front!

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