Smart tips before you buy a phone

The global smartphone market has been stagnant for the past two years.
The global smartphone market has been stagnant for the past two years.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

Foldable phones and 5G handsets have grabbed the mobile industry headlines this year. But most smartphones still look similar to last year's models, as the industry continues to evolve along familiar lines.

For instance, screens have grown larger and more immersive with thinner borders, while cameras kept sprouting with three rear cameras now the norm for many models.

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