There are so many devices doing the rounds today that it's impossible to keep track. Let alone know the names of the top brands among tablets or smartphones, it's hard to just keep up with the different categories of products evolving on a daily basis, including gaming consoles and wearables. So, how does one keep a tab on the ever changing tech world? For newbies, given below are a few points that may help:
1. Mobile Phone News
An easy and effective way of staying up to date is by following the latest mobile phone news. News often detail launches of new products and also provide updates on what is about to release in the future. Smartphone news often cover events, including launches and press conferences, thus bringing you all the details from various brands in various countries directly through a single platform.
2. Mobile Phone Comparisons
Another great way of keeping up with gadgets is to understand their features and specifications. Once you know what a device, for instance a smartphone is, you can understand its features including the display, processor, camera and other facets easily. However, there are two things to keep in mind here. Firstly, a person will be able to understand and appreciate a comparison only when he knows at least basics of a smartphone, such as what is a Snapdragon processor or how the pixel count of a camera matters. Secondly, a spec sheet or a comparison does not give a complete picture of the situation. For example, a comparison may show that a smartphone has a very big sized battery but it will not convey the fact that the battery drain will vary depending on several factors related to usage of the handset. Thus, relying solely on mobile phone comparisons is not a good idea.
3. Mobile Phone Reviews
The best way to be fully aware of the tech world in depth is by following and reading up on reviews. There are different kinds of reviews, including previews, hands on reviews, in depth reviews and even paid reviews. Reviews cover details of each specification of devices, allowing users to know what works and what does not in a handset. In fact, reviews are the best way to know everything about a device, even when in the learning stage. Several complicated phrases will be explained in reviews and compared with different handsets (like pixel density of screens), so that readers will get a better understanding of the product. So, whether you're a born techie, or a complete novice, it is best to read reviews because even if at first you do not follow everything, in a while, you'll be surprised at how terms like Snapdragon and Corning Gorilla Glass will become a part of your vocabulary.
So, these are a few points on how to keep up with the tech world. You can always download several news apps which will regularly send you mobile phone news and reviews of the latest products. On the whole, you need to make the effort to stay updated on the tech front because we're drowning in technology and if you wish to stay afloat, you'll need to know your tech inside out.