Buying a smartphone? Here's what to look for

From operating system to camera quality to battery life, the main aspects to consider

Phones and features vary wildly, as does the price tag attached. Photograph: iStock

Phones and features vary wildly, as does the price tag attached. Photograph: iStock

Smartphones have become an integral part of our existence, playing a starring role in our work and social lives, replacing cameras and sat navs, and monitoring our health while they’re at it.

But phones and features vary wildly, as does the price tag attached. So how do you pick the best smartphone for you without overpaying for features you’ll never use?

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