- 2 Post By KingThomas
- 1 Post By AngryKing
- 3 Post By beedee
October 4th, 2013, 12:53 PM #1
iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S ?
So... I have Sprint and can get a new phone. I currently have an old skool HTC EVO 4G, that I got for free 2 years ago. Overall, I like the phone. Does everything I want, multiple email accounts, takes photos, videos, can watch movies, MP3s, Netflix, Facebook, etc.
I'm able to get a new phone soon and would like an iPhone, since I've never had one. I can get an iPhone 4 for free, an iPhone 5c for $49.99, an iPhone 5 for $99 and the iPhone 5s for $199. All my friends have iPhones, swear by them, say they're amazing, etc. If I get an iPhone, which one should I get?
I've also heard good things about the Samsung Galaxy S phones. I like the fact it has a nice big screen and can probably do similar things that the iPhone can. I can get a Galaxy S III for $49 or the 4 for $199.
I'm not really into cell phone gadget technology, but I would like something more up to date, that takes good photos. Most of all, since I have a kid, I really can't afford to spend a lot of money.
According to my friend, he says get a iPhone 5 at least. The iPhone 4 has a small screen. And the iPhone 5 can have iOS 7, and has a good camera. He says the iPhone 5c is the same as the 5 but with a plastic case and pastel color choice. Anyone else have any input about the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S phones? Durability? Negatives?
October 4th, 2013, 01:22 PM #2
S4 is an amazing device. The 5" AMOLED is brilliant. I am watching MLB-at-Bat at work on it right now, and the HD picture is awesome. The camera has Slo-Mo and Hi-Speed video, burst shot, and more social sharing and tagging options you can imagine. I use it for everything on the road.
I wouldn't say I'm an Apple hater, but I don't think iOS7 or the iPhone5's even come close to what Samsung/Android has to offer. The only real advantage I believe apple still holds, is the app development market. The developers share of great original apps still leans toward apple. But the gap is closing. Rapidly. If you are not a heavy app user, and just need the basic social, shopping, reader type apps, Google Play has everything Apple App Store does.
The simplicity of the iPhone's "1" button can be considered nice by some, but I find that you have to drill into, and back out of apps in a manner that creates a forward/backward only type of navigation around the devices functions. The S4 allows many combinations of gestures and buttons for quickly navigating through, and even simultaneously running multiple apps at once.
I have Google TV, and a Samsung smart TV, which my S4 seamlessly integrated with, making the home media experience very powerful.
Last edited by KingThomas; October 4th, 2013 at 10:37 PM.
October 4th, 2013, 01:25 PM #3
I had the EVO shift and if you want the phone to work the same way go with the Samsung and stay in the droid environment. I've also had the iphone 4 for 2 years through work
iphones camera is better
aside from that both phones will handle multiple email accounts. Never tried netflix on the iphone but I also never had problems watching the stuff on my droid phone. The biggest droid drawback is running everything through your gmail account. If you primarily use gmail you will be fine. Personally I like my droid phone better and want to dump the iphone.
I do recommend going to the store and playing with the phones. If one seems more intuitive go with that one.
October 4th, 2013, 10:29 PM #4
Good info. Thanks! Looked at the phones today and the Galaxy S is huge! 5" screen! The girl at store had one and she said it took some time getting used to the size, but its a good phone. Ultimately, I'm thinking iPhone 5c. I can get one for $49 at Best Buy right now. I might buy it online and have it sent to my friend in Vegas, and have her send it to me. I want to avoid having to pay tax on the original price of $600 or whatever. I'd rather pay $12 shipping than $50-$60 in taxes. Stupid CA law.
October 4th, 2013, 11:20 PM #5
I was in a similar situation a few months back, I have always been an iPhone user since they came out. However after being very underwhelmed with the ios7 beta my friend at work had, I decided to switch to Android, and bought a Galaxy S4. I thought I'd have serious buyers remorse because I'm the king of it, but to be honest I haven't missed my iPhone at all. I love the Android!
October 6th, 2013, 07:11 PM #6
I got the iPhone 5c. LOL. I got the white, since the other colors are kinda lame. Best Buy hooked me up with the 32g for $99, since they screwed up and accidentally sold the 16g that was on hold for me. So I technically paid $50 more for 16 more gigs of storage. Not a bad deal. The transition from Android to iPhone has been interesting for the past 24 hours. Sometimes I feel like my head is going to explode because I dont know where anything is. And sometimes I find myself asking, "Why the heck did Apple do this?" or "Why did they put that there?" etc. Some things about the iPhone seems backwards, but I'm sure long time iPhone users can say the same about Android.
So far, the stupidest thing I came across is the fact you can't send more than 5 photo attachments in the email app. You can, technically, but once you attach 5 photos, then you have to attach additional photos manually, using a different attachment method, which takes forever. Kinda weird.
Overall, it's been an okay experience using iOS7. Nothing has really WOW'd me yet. I kinda miss some of the ease of Android OS (you iPhoners are probably thinking, "What??"), but I hope this iPhone truly is easier. Sometimes I feel it's too easy to point it just doesn't make sense. Not sure if that makes sense. I have 14 days to return the iPhone with no restocking at Best Buy. So we'll see what happens. So far, so good.