Post # 1
I am picking a new phone today and I am having a hard time choosing the right phone!
I love how small and convenient the iPhone 5s is but I absolutely love how amazing the galaxy s5 is and the HTC one m8.
What do you recommend?
Post # 2
My last three phone have been HTC, and they’ve been great! Have you read the cnet reviews of each? I always find those very helpful.<br />
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC
sfigu16: Who is your carrier?
Post # 4
I would recommend Android. I’ve owned both an iPhone and Android and I feel like the iPhone is physically not too sturdy so it may not last as long. I currently have the Google Nexus 5 and I love how quickly I receive phone updates. Also the processor is incredibly fast and has only frozen once, compared to my iPhone freezing almost every week (I use my phone for practically everything). It also has a great camera with tons of little features.
I would say to YouTube some reviews on various phones and see what the best fit is for you. Some people just prefer one over the other.
Post # 5
sfigu16: Went through the same issue myself a month ago!!
My hubby and I read many many reviews of both devices. I had never had a “new” phone before and I wanted to make sure I picked right (I know…sounds stupid, but they are expensive and you’re tied to them for a few years on contract, so it matters, right?)
In the end, he went with iPhone 5s and I went with Galaxy S5. I am soooo soooo soooo happy with my decision. The Galaxy is a much nicer device in many ways, and even my hubby, though very happy with his iPhone 5s, prefers my galaxy for various functions.
These include: larger screen size (you get used to it really quick and can’t believe how people manage on a teensy iphone screen), access to a back butten (iPhone doesn’t have this), amazing display – vibrant colours, etc. 16 mp camera with something like 0.04 second autofocus, a centralized message center where you can access all texts, emails, FB messages, etc. in one place at the same time – very helpful.
I could go on. It is truly an amazing phone. If you want more info or have questions, just let me know. I love my galaxy and can’t see myself ever going to iPhone (I have an iPad and iPod touch, so I am familiar with apple technology and feel I can compare them well).
However, good luck with whatever you choose!
Post # 6
I’ve had both systems and I vote iPhone.
Post # 7
sfigu16: I have an Iphone and want to go back to an android in all honesty. Dh and I got new phones at the same time, same model, same carrier. My iphone is doing fine, but his crapped out just outside the warranty window. His blue tooth doesnt work, won’t connect to any internet wifi, and is slow as all get out… He works alot on music production and the constant iphone updates really create a mess with his music production systems so he cannot link his phone to itunes whatsoever (new versions of itunes create bugs in his other programs)… Also, apple gets tricky with their updates. The newest one we downloaded was apparently for the Iphone 5 and as soon as we downloaded it our operating systems crapped out and go super slow. Took it in and it turns out it was kind of a trick to make you download it, your phone craps out, so you get another! Also, you cannot revert back to any previous operating systems if you have a problem….
What are your key features you want? My most important ones were bluetooth and camera which the iphone was great at, but now the androids are taking over those categories so my next phone will be an android…
Post # 8
I currently have the Galaxy Note3. I’ve gone through every Iphone up until Iphone4 and I’ve had every Galaxy from the first to the S4 and just switched to the Note. I absolutely LOVE Samsung. I feel like Iphone is very limited on what you can do, and to be honest, I feel like it may have fallen behind a little bit when it comes to new technologies. It has been the same darn thing for years!!!
My FI has the Google Nexus 5 like another PP and he is obsessed. It is also a fantastic phone and really quick.
Post # 9
sfigu16: Forgot one important detail: If you end up with a crappy iPhone battery, you’re screwed; whereas with the Galaxy, you can purchase a new battery if you find yours isn’t holding a charge anymore.
Also awesome – the galaxy s5 is water and dust resistant…so if you drop it in water, it should be ok. My friend was dropping his in the lake to show off the other day and his phone was fine. I’m too scared to experiment with mine…but glad it worked out for him..lol.
My sister’s iPhone (not even a year old!!!) now lasts about 2 hours with a charge. She can’t do anything about it and is on contract with that phone for another 2 years…Her husband had the same problem and just switched to Galaxy s4 and is much happier.
Post # 10
sfigu16: I’ve had both and I prefer Droid. I like that I can listen to music and use it as a storage device and play it on any computer. IPhones make you download itunes and convert everything to mp4.
Droid also lets you store random files on it. And I can hook it up to my work computer and retrieve the files, even if the phone doesn’t have the program to open the files. IPhones are so much more locked down. I like the versitility of the droid better.
Post # 11
iPhone. But they’re going to be releasing a new on in September, so if you’re getting one today be ready for it to be “old” in a few months.
Post # 12
My husband has a note 2 (I think) from samsung, and I hate it. It is only a little over a year old and the only way you can use the phone is on speaker. Plus, it feels like it is made of cheap plastic, compared to my iphone. I only have the 5 and I like it fine, but I don’t need it to do anything fancy. The 6 is supposed to come out in September and I hear it is going to have a bigger screen. After my husband’s disasterous luck with a variety or droids by different manufacturers, I never want one.
Post # 13
Oh, and my iphone is almost 2 years old and unless I download a ton of stuff, the battery easily last all day.
Post # 15
I have a Windows phone (Nokia Lumia 1020) and I really love it. I liked the iPhone operating system just fine, but hated Apple’s customer service. I had the HTC One Mini and I just wasn’t that into Android’s operating system. It was kind of chaotic for my taste. While both iPhone and Android have more apps than Windows, I have what I use regularly and I like how clean and sleek it looks and feels. Plus the camera in this phone is unreal! Just another option to think about 🙂
But to answer your question I prefer iPhone over Android.