With new trends come a new set of upgrades. And new upgrades usually means new mobile phones appearing left and right.
Most of us know of the celebrated flagship models, the ones launched with great pomp and ceremony.
They’ll have special functions such as being waterproof, 12.3 megapixel dual cameras for wider and clearer photos, and a better music experience with fancy sound systems.
There is a catch however: these phones usually come with a hefty price that many can’t afford.
If you’re one of those who doesn’t have a fancy flagship model, it’s not the end of the world. Thank God one thing every mobile user has in common is that everyone gets access to the same apps available in stores.
So here are 5 apps that you should have on your phone, particularly if it doesn’t have infinite storage and the highest end processor that loads everything in 0.01 seconds.
A notorious problem that most non-flagship phones face is apps constantly crashing for no reason.
This is partly due to not enough memory existing to run the app or having cached data on your apps that could be somehow bugging the overall system of your mobile.
So to avoid this, users are usually recommended to clear their cached data as much as possible. Don’t worry, it shouldn’t affect the saved data you already have on your phone.
The CCleaner app is pretty straightforward with an interface that shows exactly what it does. All users have to do is just press the ‘clear cache’ button and the app will then help to remove junk and reclaim space to help with storage as well.
Besides those functions, the app is also quite useful if you want something to help monitor the usage of your internal RAM and storage space so that you can have a better overview of what exactly could be slowing your phone down.
Best part is that this app barely costs much in terms of memory as well.
You can download the app here.
Nowadays, backing up data is a big concern. To ensure that nothing is lost should anything happen to the mobile phone, various companies build their high tier phones to have systems that help to back up these data or offer free access to cloud storages upon purchase.
Non-flagship phones are more prone to having apps crash. This can cause some data loss and insufficient storage space is always a dilemma.
So to tackle this, you can opt to download apps that help to save your data and memories in a safe place online.
Capture is a new cloud storage app that helps users save their photos and videos on-the-go, which means that everything in your phone can be uploaded into their system whenever and wherever you want.
This tackles two problems at once, clearing up the limited space you’d have while also automatically saving your memories online so that you won’t need to worry about anything being lost should your phone face any problems.
The good thing about it is that you don’t need to worry about WiFi if you’re subscribed onto the Digi network as there are no internet charges.
It’s also free for everyone to use, even if you’re not a Digi customer. Everyone gets 2GB of free storage but Digi users specifically get 100GB extra storage without it eating into their monthly data plan.
So, better to be safe than sorry so that everything is saved before regrets happen.
You can download the app here.
Most phone companies are improving in this area but not all are particularly good in having excellent cameras built into their non-flagship model phones.
Thankfully a lot of external photo editing apps exist to help with this problem.
If you’re quite a fan of selfies but your low camera quality just isn’t doing it much justice, the Airbrush is pretty handy to have. The options to smoothen skin tones, reduce blemishes and brighten complexions help to achieve that beauty filter look most flagship phones have.
Another photo editing app that’s good for those outdoor or flatlay shots is Fotor, which is an app commonly recommended by Android users and with reason too. Besides having over 100 filters, the app also allows advanced editing options such as sharpening and blurring effects to give that right look.
You can download Airbrush and Fotor from the Google Play Store.
For hardcore music lovers with phones that have minimal storage, it can pose a problem when you find you can’t fit all the songs you’d like to listen to in your phone.
So the other best option is to actually stream music online. This way, you don’t even need any songs on your phone itself as you can just listen to whatever you want through those apps.
Spotify is a crowd favourite due to the app allowing users to curate their own playlists based on artists, moods or customised to whatever they want. The only thing it needs is a good internet connection which isn’t much of a dilemma considering the multiple packages offered by telecommunication services nowadays on internet data.
If you’re not really bothered by storage but want that awesome sound system most flagship models boast of, you could try downloading jetAudio which is a cult classic when it comes to boosting up the sound system for a better listening feel. This app gives users a variety of audio enhancements that come as plugins so you can tweak your music experience more than usual.
You can download Spotify and jetAudio from the Google Play Store.
Unfortunately, a constant struggle that most non-flagship phones may face is limited storage, especially to those who are quite heavy app users.
Non-flagship phones come with limited internal storage. Most of the time, you end up with only around 2GB so that’s just barely enough to run your phone’s system. But you’re usually given the option to get an external SD card with more storage capacity that should be enough to handle your apps.
However, a problem that occasionally happens is when apps don’t download onto your SD card and affect your internal memory storage instead.
When this happens, users are stuck with the challenge of figuring out how to transfer the app’s data onto the external SD card.
So to make things easier, you could download the App2SD app which is essentially a task manager that helps to transfer apps to be saved onto your external SD card rather than taking up space on your other storage.
The app is also quite useful in aiding the uninstalling process for apps as it has all the downloaded ones on one layout for you to easily see which ones can be deleted if you’d like to.
The app can be downloaded here.
These are the apps that we believe can help those surviving with non-flagship models because we understand how real the struggle can be at times. Do you have any other recommendations? Leave them in the comments below!
This article was brought to you by Digi.
As a special offer for our readers, you’ll receive 10GB free storage on top of the standard 2GB quota if you download the Capture app here.
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