One of the best things about Android is just how many options we have. Not only are there dozens upon dozens of different phones at all sorts of price points, but we also have options when it comes to the launchers we use, the default camera apps we use, the widgets we utilize, and the list goes on. Of course, for those newer to Android, or simply those that have trouble narrowing down what phone is right for them, all these options can also prove to be a bit of an obstacle. At least when it comes to picking out the right phone for your needs, Google is now ready to make our lives infinitely easier thanks to a new online tool.
At least when it comes to picking out the right phone for your needs, Google is now ready to make our lives infinitely easier thanks to a new online tool. The new phone selector tool begins by asking you what you use your phone for. As you can see in the screens, some of the “what you use your phone for” options include music, gaming, productivity, and several others.
You start by selecting just one option, it will then ask you two sub-questions and take you back to the first screen. You can choose a total of three “main purposes” that you use your phone for and then it will ask you to specify your carrier (or you can skip this).
After this, it will spit out a list of potential matches based on how you answered your questions. Don’t like the options you were presented with, due to screen size or perhaps the pricing? There’s boxes that will let you specify screen size range, pricing, and you can even narrow it down to only the latest phone releases.
The nice thing is that the tool doesn’t necessarily pressure you to get the newest or even the most expensive devices, and does a reasonable job of matching you up with phones that meet your needs. For those that are more about specs than actual user experience, the tool is lacking granular options for choosing stuff like the chipset maker, the amount of storage options, etc, but it is still a great idea and is honestly more geared towards casual users than the power user type anyhow.
To try out the phone selector tool for yourself, you’ll want to head on over to Google’s Android website.