As a segment of the population that is dwindling, I just committed to owning a cellphone and carrying one regularly. I've bought my fair share for my wife and for me for annual usage like on long cross country trips.
Now, that I'm a real cellphone owner I'm truly surprised with the amount of choice the consumer has. Screen sizes seem to be getting bigger and bigger.
What is it that you find a necessity for the phone you own?
For me, I think I prefer a smaller phone that fits in the pocket. Bigger screens are nice but not as practical for my needs.
I'm struck by the fact that call quality seems to be a throw away part of a review of the latest phones. That should be front and center. I would hope I could hear the person on the other end and they me without any distortion.
Prefer a removable battery. Hate the concept of a non removable.
Found that I really prefer a fingerprint scanner. I can't stand entering a pin although I really haven't tried using the drawing a diagram feature which might be okay.
Screen resolution is important but in the opposite sense for me. I prefer lower screen resolution as it helps with performance and battery life.
Battery stamina seems to be high on the list for most but as a non power user or even close that's much less of an issue for me.
Give me a removable battery, fingerprint scanner, and a non QHD screen and I'm good to go. Of course, I'd prefer a processor that isn't overly laggy but that's almost a standard thing these days.
Finally, I like unlocked phones. Like the non removable battery I'm not very high on the idea of a phone being locked to a specific carrier.