After New Year’s Day, when buying a mobile phone, just remember the 3 “do not chase”, and no one can trick you.

The festive atmosphere of New Year’s Day has not yet dissipated, and many friends have already started thinking about rewarding themselves with a new mobile phone using their year-end bonus. However, in the diverse mobile phone market, there are so many brands, models, and configurations that it can be overwhelming. How can you avoid blindly following the trend and choose a mobile phone that is both suitable for you and cost-effective?

In fact, as long as you remember these three “don’t chase,” you will be able to avoid those seemingly tempting but potentially regrettable “traps.”

1. Don’t Chase the Latest Processor

Whenever a new processor is released, it always stirs up a wave in the mobile phone market. Manufacturers vie to promote their performance and benchmark scores to demonstrate their superiority.

Indeed, the performance of new processors has improved, but for most ordinary users, this improvement may not necessarily bring about a significant improvement in user experience.

Take the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gen3 processor, for example. It is undoubtedly very powerful in terms of performance. However, compared to the previous two generations of products, the difference in daily performance is not significant. For everyday applications such as browsing the web, using social media, and watching videos, mid-to-high-end processors are already smooth enough to handle.

Moreover, new processors are usually more expensive. If you are not a user with extreme performance requirements (such as a professional gamer or a user who needs to process a large amount of data), blindly pursuing the latest processor may lead you to spend more money unnecessarily. In fact, for general daily use, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor from a few years ago, although it can only achieve a benchmark score of around 600,000, is still smooth to use today.

Therefore, when buying a mobile phone, we should be rational in considering the performance of the processor. Don’t be deceived by the manufacturer’s marketing. Instead, choose a processor that suits your actual usage needs.

2. Don’t Chase High Configuration and Large Capacity

With the increasing richness of mobile phone functions and people’s growing demand for data storage, high configuration and large capacity phones seem to be highly sought-after in the market.

However, for most users, blindly pursuing high configuration and large capacity is not wise.

Firstly, high configuration and large capacity phones are often expensive. Take the iPhone, for example. The price difference between different storage capacity versions can be thousands of yuan. If you only occasionally take photos and download a few apps, choosing a phone with moderate storage capacity is sufficient and can save you real money.

Having excessive configuration and capacity may only result in wasted resources for you, which is completely unnecessary.

Even if you do have a lot of data to store, there is no need to choose a phone with a large capacity version. Cloud storage services are now very mature, and you can purchase cloud storage space to achieve flexible management and backup of data. This not only saves costs but also avoids wasting phone storage capacity.

Take Google Cloud and Alibaba Cloud as examples. They provide various packages for users to choose from. You can purchase a suitable package based on your actual needs and upload and download data anytime, anywhere. In this way, even if your phone has limited storage capacity, you can easily meet various storage needs.

3. Don’t Chase Large Sensor Cameras

In recent years, mobile phone manufacturers have become increasingly competitive in terms of cameras. Many manufacturers have released phones with a 1-inch sensor camera, claiming to offer better photo-taking effects. However, in actual use, we often find that this improvement is not significant, and sometimes it even brings some negative effects.

Firstly, having a large sensor camera does not necessarily mean better photo-taking effects. The quality of photos depends on multiple factors, including the sensor, lens, and algorithms.

Simply pursuing a large sensor while neglecting other factors may result in unsatisfactory photo-taking effects. For example, although some phones use a large sensor camera, their performance in color reproduction and focusing speed may be poor, leading to unsatisfactory photos.

Secondly, a large sensor camera tends to make the phone thicker and less convenient to carry and use. If you often need to carry your phone with you, choosing a slim and lightweight phone may be more suitable for you.

For most users, taking photos with a mobile phone is mainly for recording life and sharing beautiful moments. Therefore, when buying a mobile phone, we should pay more attention to the overall performance and user experience of the camera, rather than blindly pursuing large sensor cameras. Some phones perform excellently in night scene shooting, portrait mode, etc., and produce satisfactory photos even without a large sensor camera.

In conclusion, when buying a mobile phone, we should remain rational and choose a phone that suits our actual needs and budget. Don’t be deceived by the manufacturer’s marketing, and don’t blindly follow the trend and pursue so-called trends and high configurations. Only in this way can we avoid being “trapped” and buy a practical and cost-effective mobile phone!

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