10 Things to Look For in a Smartphone

10 Things to Look For in a Smartphone

Gone are the days of 2G networks, hard-to-press keypads, and 3MP cameras on cell phones as flagship brands offer more advanced and user-friendly features to provide the best service for users. Marking its annual celebration of Cybermonth this August, SM has its pulse on the trends with a list of smartphone must-have features to consider when shopping for new phones!

Smartphone features



Biometrics are now used to lock smartphones and keep our private data safe. The most common biometric security features include fingerprint scanning, face recognition and even iris scanning. It is best to buy smartphones with a biometrics feature to ensure the security of files.

Multiple cameras

Most smartphones are already equipped with back and front cameras but there are phones with dual rear cameras emerging in the market now. Smartphones with multiple cameras are perfect for those who love to take selfies or professional-like images without the hassle of bringing heavy camera equipment every day or during travels.

Wireless charging

wireless charging

Many popular brands are now adapting wireless charging where users can simply place their smartphones on top of a charging block, stand or mat and leave it to charge. It’s neater, faster and hassle-free.

Voice control

This feature enables users to do tasks on their smartphones without using their hands and is best for those who drive and are always pressed for time. Through voice control, users can play music, answer calls, open apps or find files by just speaking directly to the device’s microphone.



It is best to get a waterproof phone to protect it from spills, humidity, rain showers and sometimes, even full immersion underwater.


256GB storage. Big storage space enables users to store more files, photos and videos and to install more apps.

Front-facing speakers

front-facing speakers, photo courtesy of phonearena.com
photo courtesy of phonearena.com

Speakers are important for those who watch movies and videos on their phones a lot or for those who like entertainment on-the-go.

Big-screen display

big screen display

For those who like to stream videos and edit photos on their phones, it is best to get a smartphone with a screen size ranging from 5.5 to 6 inches in full HD display.

Powerful processor

Smartphone processors run web browsing, GPS, music streaming, videos, 4G connectivity and other scores of tasks performed by our phone on a daily basis. For those who use their phones often, it is best to look for devices with a powerful chipset, such as Apple’s A11 Bionic, Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660, Exynos 9810, and HiSilicon Kirin 970 among others.


This feature is perfect for those who like to multi-task. It enables the user to accomplish different tasks at once such as watching a move while browsing on Google or messaging a friend while video-calling another.

Smartphones continues to evolve, that is why it is exciting to shop for gadgets with the most advanced features.

As part of Cybermonth and SM’s #AweSM 60 years celebration, you can discover a wide range of mobile phones with the latest must-have features. Score amazing gadgets on August 24 to 26 as SM Supermalls treats shoppers with a fun weekend of #AweSM tech finds and deals – where you can experience 60-themed deals, such as:

  • pay only 60%,
  • less Php60, or
  • pay only Php60,

on #AweSM items in participating stores!

Visit your favorite SM mall now, or check www.smsupermalls.com for more details.

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