Post # 1
These are my two options with my current provider as the price is right. I just have no idea which phone to go with. I have never had an iphone or an android before, however I have an iPod touch and an android tablet. So I’ve used both operating systems. I can’t really say that I liked one over the other. I have only had the tablet for a bit over a year, whereas my ipod I’ve had for close to 5 years.
One big pro to the galaxy is the removable battery pack. I can replace the battery myself if something goes wrong.
One big pro to the iPhone is the size. I think the galaxy is way too big and I would need to get use to it. I also read that the iPhone is more durable, even though the 5c is also made of plastic.
I’m just absolutely torn. The two phones are the same price with my provider so cost doesn’t matter. I don’t plan to be watching movies, listening to music or playing a ton of games. I DO plan on using the internet a lot.
What should I go with?
Post # 2
MrsGatito: I’m tagging in because I’m having the same debate. I have an iPhone 4 that’s no longer on contract and it’s 3 years old…I’ve heard great things about the galaxy but I don’t love the size either. The iPhone 5 is also bigger than my 4 though…
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
I have the Galaxy note 2. I have had every samsung galaxy they have ever made. I have never not once had an issue
Post # 4
I have the Galaxy S4 and love it!
Post # 5
MrsGatito: I have had both iPhones and Samsung Galaxy models and I highly recommend Apple. Samsungs act great at first but it doesn’t take much for them to get bogged down and they become glitchy, they hesitate when trying to do anything. I actually went from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S4 and now I’m back to an iPhone 4S. Also the security is better on Apple which is important to me as I have my banking app and other apps that have personal information.
Post # 6
RedheadMeggs: i hadn’t thought of the security difference….
Post # 7
The thing that worries me about Android is that practically anyone can post an app. I have a friend who has neices and nephews who download lots of stuff and his phone was completely messed up with popups and spam from it. I’ve only had Apple (I’m on my first smartphone a 4S).
Post # 8
I recently got the S5 and I’m very happy with it. DH has had the S4 since close to release and he really likes his too. I really debated the iphone as well, but when comparing them in the store it was sooo small and seemed sort of lack luster compared to the samsung.
Post # 9
I switched from an iPhone to a Samsung S3 because the difference in contract price was too good to ignore. A year on I am about to switch back again. There’s some excellent features on the Samsung – the camera in particular – but I really, really don’t like the Android platform. Far too glitchy, far too busy without being clever and prone to viruses and other insecurities in a way that the iPhone isn’t. Although I’ve had smart phones for ages, I’m not someone who thinks a phone is a status symbol but heck, I can’t wait to get an iPhone back again!
There’s an old English saying about “all fur coat and no knickers” and, quite honestly, it sums up the Samsung perfectly. So don’t be distracted by outward appearance alone!
Post # 10
I switched from iPhone to S4. I don’t regret it at all. My mom did the same after playing with my new phone and after she updated her iPhone on the latest update, it wiped her phone all the way back to December 2012 (including the cloud) and Apple told her they can’t help her. All the music she bought was gone and they could not help her with that either. Yes you have more risk with android but just be smart with apps and use more common ones.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center
Androids are really glitchy compared to the iPhone. That’s not to say the iPhone doesn’t glitch from time to time, but the Samsungs tend to start off really amazing and then a few months in they are SOOO SLOW. I would go with the iPhone.
Post # 12
MrsGatito: I had the iPhone4 and just got the iPhone5c on Sunday. I love it.
Post # 13
Had every iPhone up until the 4s. I changed to the Galaxy. Although I think the iPhone is more user friendly, I believe the Galaxy blows away the iPhone away with all its other features. I’m technology impaired so to navigate the Galaxy was tricky at first. I don’t think I’ll ever own a iPhone again. (In the interest of fairness, we also have a Samsung tv so I can do cool stuff with both them together. ) oh and you can add an sd card for extra memory. The Samsung IS loaded full of bloatware.
Post # 14
Thank you so much for the replies everyone!
The points on security were interesting. I hadn’t thought of that.
I’m pretty careful when it comes to installing Apps so I’m not too concerned with the increase in risk for the galaxy… but it does put a point in favor for the iPhone.
Post # 15
I had an iphone 4 and went to the S4 and then back to the iphone because of size. After a few months my iphone was acting up so bad that I went back to the S4. I definitely miss the size and call quality of the iphone but that is about all. I have a avg on my phone that scans and monitors it for protection. I am not much into downloading or listening to music but if I want to I can for free. I also have the power to really customize my phone to what I like and want. I don’t know what I will get for my next phone but leaning more towards sticking with android. I’m sure that whatever you pick you will love.