How to buy a smartphone with Smartly.Me app


Do you have the habit of asking friends for smartphone buying advice? Most of us follow that routine. Not anymore - because Smartly.Me comes to help you. Smartly.Me is a smart intelligent app that offers you suggestions on buying a smartphone in India. Let us go into the details of the new app and find how it works.

2015 has seen a lot new genre of mobile apps. Smartly.Me belongs to one such genre. It is a cute little app that offers you recommendations for your next purchase of smartphones, apps, games and much more. Are you confused about your next smartphone? Smartly.Me is here to help you.
Launched in October 2015, the app already has over 3000 downloads. Let us see what this app can do for you.

What is Smartly.Me?

Well, Smartly.Me is a cute quirky kind of an app. It is an Android app that helps you discover apps, games and tips to make your smartphone really smarter. The app does it by personalised recommendations.
It provides you a list of New and popular devices and their launch schedule. You get a personalised recommendation based on how you use your phone. The app can compare the devices of your choice in one go and thereby makes your buying decision more simplified and instant. Not only for buying a smartphone, but the app is also useful in making buying decisions on apps and games as well.



The interface is divided into different sections. There are sections for reviews, new popular devices, comparison of smartphones and latest news.
The app is available for Android and you can download it for free from Google Play Store.

How does the app work?

The Smartly.Me is an unique app in itself. By the genre it is an app for smartphone recommendations. But then, we have a whole lot of resources to find the best of the alternatives. Most popular among them being gsmarena , mysmartprice and pricedekho. How does Smartly.Me differ from them? Now that's the biggest different feature that sets this app apart - it offers you Personalised Recommendations.

Smartly.Me app can access the information about your smartphone like the RAM usage and storage. It also checks out the apps you have installed and the way you use them. It scans all that you do with your phone and then arrives at your personality. The app uses a some sort of calculations to come up with your personality. Based on what it interprets from your usage pattern, it suggests the best smartphone for you.
Once the options are placed before you, it is upto you to decide whether you would wish to finalise the decision or would want to dig deeper. The app lets you check the specifications, or compare among your multiple choices.



The app expects you to login to your Facebook account. If you do, the app builds a social network within and presents the suggestions and opinions of your friends before you. The social linking also allows the app to build up your personality based on your likes and comments.
The app has now moved more into the apps and games arena. It does recommend apps and games you use and recommends the apps and games that it thinks suit your interests.

There is a section for latest news and launches in the mobile world. The articles in the section include those from trusted sources like NDTV Gadgets and gsmarena. The section presents you the reviews on the devices of your choice.

Performance

Well, when it comes to performance, the app is best in its class indeed. The recommendations are on the dot. You can check the app on different devices, and at a different pattern of usage. You get different "personalisation" for each of the device.
The suggestions on your next smartphone are quite accurate. If you are not sure what do do, there is the expert help available at the press of a button.
One of the best part with the app is the information it provides on the nearest service center. The information is really helpful for getting proper after sales service which is always an issue in India.

Anything to worry about?

The app is still new. Being launched in October, 2015 it will need time to get stable. So yes, there are some complaints.
The information about the new launches and developments are not updated regularly. At times the information shared lags behind the actual developments. The comparison section has a bug as it does not allow you to compare any two devices of your choice, rather the comparison is done between popular phones.

Though the app seems to have a couple of minor issues stated above, I would expect it to receive the updates soon to fill up those gaps. Being a new app, I guess it should be given a little time to rectify the shortcomings.

Interface

Smartly.Me follows the material design concept from Google. The design elements are much minimal. The transition between the tabs and pages is quite smooth.
The interface is easy to follow. The different tabs are indeed organised in the best possible manner. There are tabs for a live chat and comparisons. You also get a tab for your social profiles linked to the account. The app uses vibrant colors which makes it a great experience to use the app.



The homepage and the respective tabs are arranged and organised in user friendly way. The interface is completely clutter free. The " My Recommendations" tab is the most unique feature of the app. It uses some artificial intelligence technique to arrive at the kind of user you are. In fact, there are around ten avatars based on your usage pattern. The app calls you a Power User or a News Ninja. And it is based on this specific badge the app determines you to be, it then uses it to provide you recommendations.

Parting Thoughts

Well, whether you would wish to buy a new phone or not, Smartly.Me is indeed a great app. It will analyse your usage and let you know what kind of a user you are. It will suggest the best smartphones for you - or the best apps and games that suit your personality. It will sure be a one stop solution for all your needs related to a smartphone. So, I would just say it is quite worth if you want to give it a try.


Article by Timmappa Kamat
Timmappa Kamat is a technology enthusiast. He has an active interest in newer technological developments. He is fond of new gizmos & gadgets. He loves to share his knowledge through tech-savvy websites as a freelancer. A Mechanical Engineer by profession, he is equally interested in blogging, with his own blog. He wants to carve a name for himself in blogging arena one day! If you need any clarifications about his articles,please respond here below or get in touch with him through his profile.

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Comments

Author: Anwesha06 Jan 2016 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

Well Timmappa, that was a very useful piece of information. Just wanted to know whether it could be downloaded in the earlier GSM phones that are not smartphones? One of my family members has it and I was thinking of suggesting this app for her. But would it work? Or else, can she use the app on her laptop as an alternative?

Author: Timmappa Kamat06 Jan 2016 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

The app is currently available only on Android. I do not think it will be available for low-end feature phones. However, maybe you can use it on your smartphone if you want to recommend any new phone to your near and dear ones.
Download it on your smartphone and build your customised phone by selecting the spec sheet you want. The app will come up with suggestions based on your needs. Visit www.smartly.Me for more information.

Author: Anwesha07 Jan 2016 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 0

Okay, even that can be done. Thanks Timmappa.



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