User Experience

User Experience is one of the most important things one should consider when deciding what kind of Smartphone to buy.

Smartphones have become popular, in large part, because they’re very easy to use. Virtually all are equipped with some form of keyboard (i.e. face mounted, slide out, on-screen or wireless). Many have touch screen displays and gestural interfaces. Some Smartphones can even be controlled by Voice Command. Although it’s becoming increasingly rare, some older Smartphones still use a stylus to input data or select commands. There’s even a Smartphones that uses a mouse.

As you’re deciding which Smartphone to buy, spend some time comparing interfaces. Just how easy is it to use the Smartphone you’re looking at? Is it clear how to turn the phone on or off? Is it easy to answer a call? Is the keyboard easy to use? Can you see the screen clearly – even in bright light? Is screen navigation obvious and easy to remember? Are buttons clearly labeled, easy to find and easy to operate? If you’ve answered “No” to any of these questions, maybe the phone you’re looking at isn’t the right one for you.

Allow yourself some time to get comfortable with the phone but even allowing for a bit of a learning curve, first impressions are telling. If you’re not comfortable early on, maybe this phone isn’t right for you.