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[From Breakfast Television] Top 5 Tips to consider when gifting a new smartphone this year

Across every age group, smartphones continue to be one of the hottest gifts on wish lists this year. But what makes for the smart device choice?

Whether you’re shopping for a teen’s first phone or looking for a device to keep you connected to family and work, here are some top tips to help you shop for the perfect device.

Tip 1: Think of the size of the device

There is a wide range of device sizes in the market today – from minis to big-screens and everything in between. There is a phone to fit every lifestyle.

Five years ago, bigger was certainly the trend. However, nowadays, we are seeing a resurgence of smaller devices, like the iPhone 12 mini from Fido which offers the same A14 processor as the standard iPhone 12 so your device will offer the same performance – just in a mini size!

PRO TIP: If you’re a Fido customer on select plans you can also get exclusive perks with your new phone like, free delivery options (some as soon as same day), 0% interest financing on accessories and 5 extra free hours at no extra cost & exciting weekly giveaways through Fido XTRA!

BONUS: When you activate on an iPhone 12 mini (128 GB) with Fido you’ll also receive a pair of Apple AirPods (2nd Gen)!

Tip 2: How many cameras do you need?

For the Instagram wizard or the self-proclaimed selfie-taker, many devices are now designed with 2-3 rear cameras and a high-definition front-facing camera for video calls. It’s a good opportunity to think about what kinds of photos you plan on taking.

Will you benefit from a wide-angle lens for beautiful landscape shots? Do you want macro lenses for food, or close-up photography? This will dictate whether the 2-3 camera array will offer better quality photos for sharing on social media.

On iPhone 12 mini, you will get a Dual-Camera system and Super Retina 5.4” XDR Display – so your holiday photos have more contrast and incredible colour accuracy!

Tip 3: Personalize your phone with accessories.

The iPhone 13 comes in a variety of colours, sizes, and plenty of stock to boot! When you are purchasing a new device, think about what accessories you might need to round out the experience. Battery packs, glass screen protectors, cases, and subscriptions are a great place to start. Pick those up when you are purchasing your device at a Rogers store.

iPhone 13 quick facts:

  • A superbright 6.1” display in a durable design that is not only dust but also water-resistant.
  • 5G connectivity so you can experience superfast downloads and high-quality streaming.
  • A great camera with Dolby Vision HDR video recording up to 4K, so your videos are always crispy so you can relive those special moments over and over

Tip 4: Don’t forget the content!

For many of us, streaming services have become a staple form of entertainment – so why not give the gift of that keeps on giving! Streaming service subscriptions make for great virtual gifts, especially if you cannot see a loved one in person this holiday season. Rogers also offers customers on select Infinite plans, 6-months of Disney+ and Apple Music.

Tip 5: Help your loved one get all set up and running.

So, you’ve got the device, what’s next? It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the process of setting up a new phone and it’s no surprise that so many people who purchase new tech just leave it in the box because they don’t want the hassle of setting it up.

If you can’t see your loved one this holiday season, or you just want to make it easy for them, Rogers Pro On-the-Go delivers your phone right to your door-step and get 1:1 support from the comfort of your home. Check out to see if your location is eligible for Pro On-the-Go.

Learn more about the best devices and deals you can get this holiday season from my Breakfast Television segment here:

Happy gift giving!