Temperatures are dropping, the night comes earlier, winter comes… And so do the Christmas and New Year’s holidays! We are already anticipating family meals, festivities with friends and dinners with lovers. So it’s time to start thinking about the gifts you’ll give your loved ones for Christmas. And it’s no secret that smartphones are definitely hitting the bull’s eye.
But how do you choose the right device for the right person? Smartphone Samsung, iPhone, Huawei… There are many brands and models to choose from, and you’re really spoilt for choice. Here are a few tips to help you with your purchases.
The iPhone SE, ideal for your children
Needless to say, teenagers tend to abuse their smartphones, even with all the best will in the world. The risk of loss or theft is also high. That’s why it’s best to opt for relatively affordable models that won’t weigh too heavily on your budget in case of damage and aren’t among the most expensive phones.
In this respect, the iPhone SE is the ideal solution among the smartphones on the market. Apple calls it the « world’s most powerful 4-inch phone ». Designed on the model of the iPhone 5s, it is nevertheless just as powerful as the 6s since it has the same A9 processor. Other qualities of the OS include good photographic quality, ideal for the hundreds of selfies it will face in the hands of your offspring.
Design or battery?
We all have a friend, cousin or colleague who’s a fan of harmony in clothing, fashion and accessories. They know the current colour codes at their fingertips, follow the most fashionable influencers in the field, and perhaps even keep a blog on the subject themselves.
For these colourful personalities, there’s no doubt that smartphones with chic and sparkling tones are the perfect gift. In this sense, the Nokia 5 is the perfect Android for your Christmas gifts. Its sleek and stylish design makes it easy to handle. The finishing touches are top-of-the-range, making it stand out from other brands.
But the eleventh generation iPhone, the latest and most eagerly awaited of this year’s models, has nothing to envy this Nokia 5 in terms of look and finishes. The iPhone 8 and its 8 Plus version impress with its gold, silver or « sidereal grey » coating.
However, appearance is one thing, but it shouldn’t overshadow the functional dimension of the smartphones you’ll be buying for your loved ones. Next to the trendy cousin or friend, everyone also has an uncle or relative who enjoys walking, travelling and hiking.
For these people who move around a lot, the device you choose should have a good battery that can go the distance over an extended period of time. One example is the Huawei Y7 and its excellent price/performance ratio, whose battery can last up to two days without having to be recharged.
In the same vein, the 2017 Samsung Galaxy A5 has a similar, if not better, battery life than its 2016 predecessor. As with the Huawei Y7, we can expect it to run for two days without recharging.
Models designed for photography
If you count among your loved ones a photo lover, with a shot as sharp and punchy as a professional photographer, you are sure to please him by offering him a camera equipped with a competition camera.
Among the smartphones that can claim this title are the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Their autofocus is ultra-fast or even almost instantaneous, and their 12-megapixel sensor will provide a superb rendering of the shots taken with the camera. Backlight suppression, white balance and colorimetry are set to the nines, making these smartphones the ideal weapon for lovers of beautiful images.
In terms of megapixels, the Huawei P10 raises the bar even higher with its dual 12MP RGB (Red Green Blue) and 20MP monochrome modules, each developed by German manufacturer Leica. Both lenses can be used simultaneously to enhance depth-of-field effects, but the monochrome module can be used on its own to produce black and white photos.
Day or night, your loved one will be able to capture the most beautiful images of his or her everyday life and share them with you in a matter of moments.
Now you have all the information you need to prepare your smartphones for Christmas. It’s enough to make people happy in many ways!