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How to buy the most up-to-date smartphone

The tips we will give will seem basic, but keep in mind that we do not always remember all the items of a good purchase. So, before you buy, stop by and refresh your memory.

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It's not simple to upgrade a device, so you have to keep an eye on / AndroidPIT

Check line history with manufacturer

The old tradition. Before you make a purchase, look for everything about the device you want on the internet. In addition to the complete configurations and analyzes, you may also find factory problems and specifically information about custom branding updates.

And don't you think that just because a brand upgrades an appliance it will update all wing lines, quite the contrary. It's much smarter to look for a product line's refresh rate than a whole brand. For example, Samsung will be more likely to update its S line than J line, just as Motorola should more certainly update its Z line than its E line.

Check out the history of the line with other users.

However, as much as you have checked a brand's tradition of upgrading its handset lines, it costs nothing to check what users are saying, either. Look for handset or brand communities, and see what participants say.

You can consult our forum, but you can also search groups on Facebook, Google+ or Telegram. Often, users may bring more accurate information than the manufacturer, which can promise more than delivery and, despite official information, will not update some devices.

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Manufacturers like to customize Android of their devices / AndroidPIT

Buy this year's top of the line

T, we know that not everyone has money for this, but one of the valid tips and deserves to be taken into consideration. If you're a person who cares a lot about having your device as up-to-date as possible, it may be worth spending a little more and buying the top of the year.

It is wise to wait at least a month to buy it, so you learn more about it, possible defects and the price can go down considerably. Top-of-the-line brands like Motorola, Sony, LG, Samsung and Asus certainly get at least one update, and are more likely to get a second (with some goodwill, even a third). Other than that, they usually hit the market with the latest version of Android, which more economical lines end up not having.

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Samsung's top of the line, the S9 will surely have some updates / AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

Buy from top brands that sell more

One more tip that may seem more of the same, but that matters a lot. Many smaller companies launch only a few handsets and have little or no concern about updating their products. These are brands that often use white label, the phones whose design purchased in China and which resold in the country with the company logo.

Of course, these smaller companies may actually end up upgrading their smartphones, but the odds are always low. Therefore, go in brands like Motorola, Sony, LG, Samsung and Asus (or gringo like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Google and Huawei) most assured of an Android update. Just be sure to check out the other items on this list, which end up being important.

Choose devices with AndroidOne or pure

Here is a tip that is less straightforward and that can give you a bit more work to research and buy. If you really want, in addition to many updates, faster updates of the Android system, it is good to consider the devices that come with Android One or pure Android. See the article below for the difference between them.

In Brazil there is as yet no device that comes with this type of native Android, but you can import one with this feature. In the United States, for example, you can buy a Moto X4 with AndroidOne, or Google's Pixel phones, which come with the purest Android and get the fastest updates.

It is also possible to invest in a Xiaomi Mi A1, a device from the Chinese company that comes with AndroidOne. The desired Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 Sirocco another to bring this system already shipped. There are currently 12 handsets available.

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Operators may hurt Android / ANDROIDPIT update

Don't buy from carrier

Sad but true. Unfortunately, handsets sold by carriers end up having an added layer of difficulty in delivering the system update. Each time an update arrives on an unlocked device, it must go through a new round of tweaking to incorporate carrier apps, system tweaks, and possible function blocks (remember when iPhone was locked for thetering?).

The articles above talk a little bit more about how carrier update works, but what you really need to know is that the same handset model may eventually run out of update if it's carrier, even if it's been updated. in its unlocked version. So, just in case, better to avoid.

Did you like the tips? What other tricks do you use to choose the most up-to-date smartphone?

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