CURRENT ADVICE FOR THOSE IN THE CELL PHONE BUYING ZONE
I get a lot of questions from friends and family on what smartphone devices to get at the current time. I've decided to start an ongoing series, maybe once a month, to fill you in on what my current picks and advice would be for people who are in the "buy zone".
It's May, 2012, and the smartphone market is as hot as ever. There are a slew of new phones coming right around the corner, and my first word of advisement to anyone is to wait. Just wait it out and see what the summer brings.
We are on the cusp of the Samsung Galaxy S3, and it promises to be a whale of a phone, quite possibly the best ever released on the market. We will also see an iPhone 5 (or the "new iPhone") sometime this summer or early fall. For avid Android and Apple fans that want the cutting-edge stuff, wait it out.
But for those that aren't bent on having the latest-greatest super smartphone device on the market, there are some great values out there right now. The top dogs of the fall are now being offered at firesale prices, and you won't be disappointed. Well, there is the exception of the iPhone 4S, which is not going to be offered at a discount for quite some time.
If you don't have a preference for an operating system, your best bet right at this very moment would be the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket smartphone. My wife owns one, and she is 100% satisfied.
What I like about the Skyrocket is the extra large 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus display, and the fact that it is a true 4G LTE capable smartphone. Once we get LTE service in Central Missouri, this will be an awesome handset to own.
I have tested out the Galaxy Skyrocket on the AT&T 4G LTE network in St. Louis, and the phone was pulling download speeds of 32Mbps and uploading at 6Mbps. That's monumental. My home cable internet does not run that fast, and we're able to get that on a smartphone.
The Skyrocket is a capable phone when it comes to specs. You have a dual core 1.5GHz cpu, 1Gb of RAM, 16Gb of internal storage, and dual cameras that are the best out there. The rear main camera is an 8Mp, and the front-facing camera is 2Mp. Most are only boasting 1.3Mp on the front.
Besides all of the fantastic cutting edge hardware specs, the Galaxy Skyrocket is duarable. This is one of the best benefits of the Samsung line of Galaxy smartphones. They are durable. I have a Galaxy S2, and I have dropped it many times on super hard surfaces. It has survived all of my abuse.
The Galaxy Skyrocket is built very similar to the Galaxy S2, so you can expect the same durability. One aspect that lends to that super durability is the phone's light weight. The heavier a smartphone, the harder it falls. That might be why I have not destroyed my Galaxy S2 up until now.
Prices on the Galaxy Skyrocket will jump around from week to week. Right now you can nab one for around $79 or higher from the Amazon Wireless store. Hit the link below and you'll be redirected to Amazon where you can purchase your Skyrocket along with a 2-year upgrade.
You'll get a choice between a black verision, and a white version that now comes with a stylish silver rim running the perimeter of the face. You won't be disappointed with either style!
Next time, we'll talk about a few other choices that would work well for May 2012 smartphone buyers. For now, go check out the Skyrocket or hit the link to read more about it at the Amazon Wireless store.
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Supersmart Smartphone Advisor