5 boring but important tips for buying phones and other gadgets

Buying a new phone, or other techie gadget can be frustrating. There’s just so much choice, and so many options – not to mention everyone has an opinion, so as soon as you mention it you’ll get tonnes of conflicting pieces of advice. And this is even before you factor in all of the endless marketing hype.

So what’s the best way to avoid disappointment? Here’s some ideas of what to bear in mind when buying gadgets. Unfortunately, I can’t lie – this is pretty boring advice – don’t expect to have your mind blown with revelatory new ideas – I’m basically going to confirm what you were secretly thinking all along. Read on – and you should probably forward this guide to your mum, too.

James O’Malley