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Now is the worst time to buy a smartphone

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When it’s time for buying a new phone, even I find it really hard to decide when is the right time. But, what is easier to decide is when it’s the worst time to buy one. Apparently, if you’re planning to buy your next phone very soon then just don’t. Now is the worst time to buy a smartphone. This is because better phones than what are currently available are just around the corner. So don’t buy a phone that you’ll regret buying just after few months. And, if you are not sure when to buy your next phone then you’ve come to the right place.

Now, let’s take a look at some phones that you should rather skip from buying.

Should you buy the discounted OnePlus 3?

The answer is a solid “No”. Yes, you may agree to disagree. But, let me get few points straight. The upgraded version of OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T will be officially available in Nepal from the end of this February. Yes, it’ll be a little costlier than its predecessor but it’s worth the price. The upgraded processor, 13% more battery capacity, 16MP selfie camera instead of 8MP and scratch resistant sapphire glass for primary camera lens are the worth mentioning upgrades you can find in OnePlus 3T.

Is it wise or stupid to buy iPhone 7?

Yes, iPhone 7 and 7plus certainly did bring something new to the table if we do the specs-to-specs comparison with its predecessors. However, it is not that wise to buy iPhone 7 now even though it is the first iPhone with water resistance and stereo speakers. That is not because iPhone 7 is bad but because much better iPhone is now just 6-7 months away. Some Jaw-dropping rumors on iPhone 8 have already started flooding the internet. Now, we can be hopeful what we expected to see in iPhone 7 will be available on the iPhone 8. To list them out, hopefully, iPhone 8 will come with most-awaited OLED displays and wireless charging. Top of all, it will certainly have a new design. So, if you want to buy an iPhone to stand out the crowd then the iPhone 8 is worth all the wait.

What about the Xiaomi Phones in Nepal?

Mi Nepal seems pretty aggressive in bringing Xiaomi phones in Nepal. They are releasing new Xiaomi devices one after another. Phones like Xiaomi Note 4, Redmi 4A, and discounted Mi5 are among the best buys from MI Nepal till the date. And, Yes the super hyped Xiaomi Mi Mix will be available in Nepal very soon. But should you buy the Mi Mix? The answer is a “No”. It is because it’s the first of its type and comes with few limitations. Yes, the phone is certainly gonna work as a head-turner when you use your phone in the public. But at the end of the day, it is just another over-priced phone with not so impressive specs considering its price. I’m pretty sure the bezel-less display is not gonna excite you rest of the days like the first time. Since there has already been news from Xiaomi working on Mi Mix2, it is rather wise to wait for the upgraded and refined second version.

What about Samsung?

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, a year old device, is undoubtedly the best android phone you can buy in Nepal. That said, the next flagship from this Korean giant, the Galaxy S8, is just down the road. Trust me, buying the S7 edge now will be one of your regretful decisions in life. You’ll keep asking yourself why didn’t you wait for the greatest and latest Galaxy S lineup while buying new Samsung device in 2017.

And, if you’re planning to buy the Samsung Galaxy A7 2016, let me remind you Samsung Nepal will be releasing the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 next month that will come at similar price range with heavier specs. So, the A7 2017 and the Galaxy C9 pro are among the next new releases from Samsung in Nepal.

Should you buy Gionee, Huawei phones now in Nepal?

MWC is just 10 days away, in which companies like Huawei, Gionee, and others will be introducing their new phones for the year 2017. So just wait, till they officially announce phones like Gionee A1/A1 plus, Huawei P10/P10 plus, LG G6 and others in MWC. If you hold your next phone deal for a couple of weeks, maybe then you might find the right phone for you. MWC is all about new releases in Smartphone industries. Hence, buying a phone couple of weeks before MWC can be considered to be a stupidity.

When is the right time to buy a smartphone?

Well, if you’ve come this far how could I not share with you the best time to buy a smartphone? So, if you’re planning to buy your next smartphone in 2017 then mid of the year would be the best time. As then, every major OEMS will have introduced their flagships, midrange, and budget devices. It’s always nicer to have wider choices while choosing the best phone. But if you’re an iPhone enthusiast or a Galaxy Note user, then your wait will be a little longer than that of others. But trust me, this wait will be totally worth it.