2020 was a great year for new mobile phones. As with every year, the biggest mobile companies released their shiny new flagship devices that put last years to shame. Bigger screens, better cameras and faster processors are just some of the many upgrades customers have been able to experience this year.
With the large cost of mobile phones these days, the vast majority of people are willing to spend the extra money to get the most out of their new device. Notable accessories include cases, headphones and chargers.
It is important to understand that there are 1st party and 3rd party accessories. 1st party accessories are those made by the company that made the mobile phone associated with that particular accessory. 3rd party accessories are those made by a company other to the mobile phone manufacturer. 1st party accessories are specifically made for that phone and will, therefore, be better suited. They may also be the only accessory that works with that phone. For example, Google’s wireless mobile phone charger is the only option for the Google Pixel 4.
Christmas is just around the corner, and what better thing to give to your friend or family member that has just bought a new mobile phone.
We have searched through all the accessories for the new generation of mobile phones and have picked out the best options for you.
A case should be the first thing on your list when you buy a new phone. Something that will protect your investment is necessary for peace of mind. Most mobile phone manufacturers will offer a selection of cases that you can easily add on when purchasing your new device. However, the 1st party cases come at a premium. Apple’s cases with built-in battery cost over £120, not cheap considering you probably just paid over £1,000 for the phone.
There is an abundance of 2nd party cases that will do just as good a job for a much lower price.
While good wireless headphones don’t come cheap, they are unquestionably one of the best mobile phone accessories. The improvement in sound quality and comfort is truly remarkable in the premium models. There are some features that only come with the more expensive models, noise-cancelling for example. For both in-ear and over-ear headphones, Bose produces some of the best on the market. There are plenty of cheaper options, however. You can find a pair of perfectly acceptable wireless headphones on Amazon for £30. But, if you spend a lot of time listening to music, a good pair of headphones will make for a very worthwhile investment.
A screen protector should be the next thing you buy after a good case. We’ve all seen the number of people with cracked screens that just live with it because it’s too expensive to fix. Don’t be one of those people in your friend group that always has a cracked screen. A good screen protector is relatively cheap and could save you a lot of heartache. Putting them on correctly is a little tricky, but there are plenty of tutorial videos to help you. A good protector can be found on Amazon or at your local phone shop. After applying your protector be sure to adjust the touch sensitivity setting on your mobile phone.
For the people that always run out of battery, a good power bank will change your life! It may not be your fault that you keep running out of battery. New mobile phones battery life slowly runs down over time, making it difficult to make a full charge last even one day. With a good power bank, you could hold an extra 3 or even 4 full charges in your pocket. Anker makes some excellent power banks which can often be found on sales for under £30 which is an absolute steal.
Long Charging Cable
This mobile phone accessory might not be immediately thought of, but it could be one of the best investments you make. Imagine not having to lean or stretch awkwardly to charge your phone from bed or from the sofa. An extra-long charging cable allows you the freedom to charge your phone from anywhere in the house and still pick it up to move about. If plug sockets aren’t perfectly placed in your home, this could be the perfect accessory for you.
With so many accessories on the market, it can be hard to choose what will actually improve your mobile experience. Thankfully, we have picked the five best mobile phone accessories. When you have just spent so much on a new mobile phone, it can be hard to convince yourself to splash some more cash on these accessories. However, investing in some of these accessories will make your mobile phone experience that much more enjoyable. Accessories that protect your investment should be the first thing on your mind, to keep the actual device in good condition by protecting it from the treacherous environment it experiences every day. Quality of life accessories such as headphones, power banks and charging cables could improve the usefulness of your phone dramatically.