What do you prefer iPhone or Samsung?

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Now, I probably prefer iPhone than Samsung even though I am currently using Samsung note 3. Especially the camera of iPhone, I very like its quality even without filters.
Also, a lot of people prefer to buy iPhone than Samsung. What you think?
 

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I would have to say that i also prefer iPhone. I am not a huge fan of the Samsung's design. The phone physical appearance is just repulsing to me. The specifications are amazing, but i just cannot look at it :D

iPhone on the other hand... what a masterpiece. It's very hard to find a flaw regarding that phone. It is the closest to perfection. I am currently saving money for one. Have to replace my dusty old Nokia for a brand new, shiny iPhone. Absolutely cannot wait :D
 

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No doubt. I'll choose IPhone. They have the great specs that a phone should have. The external design is just fabulous. But in all fairness, it's quite expensive. Though, it's worth it.

On the other hand, Samsung is also good compare to other local phones. They also offer different kinds of phone depending on the budget that every customer has. In short, economically wise.
 

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Hmm, for me this comes down to the ecosystem. I really don't like how Apple's products are designed to loop you into their products - once you are using iCloud, iTunes etc., it's harder to switch. So essentially, it's less convenient to buy anything other than Apple! This is an understandable business move, and indeed other companies (Samsung included) try to do the same. However, the extent to which Apple does it - down to their OS - is not the user experience I am looking for.

This may not be an issue for many consumers, but I am very particular about retaining some modicum of freedom. Since Samsung runs on Android, which is not locked to any one brand, I prefer Samsung and have used them in the past.

There is, however, a significant caveat. I believe Apple is probably a more ethical company (in terms of environmental impact, not business). This is a clear, accessible write-up of why, covering multiple ethical shopping guides. Here are a few highlights:
  • iPhones are more easily repaired than new Samsung phones
  • Samsung takes a long time to roll out updates to older phones, reducing lifespan
  • Both naturally don't source conflict-free minerals but Apple's stance is a bit more self-aware (though they have suppliers everywhere, even sharing with Samsung, so...)
Neither are really great brands, but if I were only looking at company practices and not what I personally prefer from a phone, Apple wins out.
 

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What I like about iphone is its amazing camera and system. I have never experienced an iphone system lag. Compared to samsung, I prefer the fastness of iphone. But what I like best about samsung or the android system is its openness to others. I am not constrained to share pictures and videos to other non-samsung friends. Samsung can share to other brands like LG and others. Another feature of samsung is being OTG capable and I absolutely love it. Whenever I have a file that needs quick editing and is stored in my flash drive, I just connect it to my phone and quickly edit the file. I don't need to open a computer or laptop just to edit as simple as the date.
 

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I would have to say that i also prefer iPhone. I am not a huge fan of the Samsung's design. The phone physical appearance is just repulsing to me. The specifications are amazing, but i just cannot look at it :D

iPhone on the other hand... what a masterpiece. It's very hard to find a flaw regarding that phone. It is the closest to perfection. I am currently saving money for one. Have to replace my dusty old Nokia for a brand new, shiny iPhone. Absolutely cannot wait :D
yeah right, I agree with you sir. :) Good idea that you will change your old nokia to a brand new Iphone.
 

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No doubt. I'll choose IPhone. They have the great specs that a phone should have. The external design is just fabulous. But in all fairness, it's quite expensive. Though, it's worth it.
On the other hand, Samsung is also good compare to other local phones. They also offer different kinds of phone depending on the budget that every customer has. In short, economically wise.
Yes, it really depends on the budget. Besides it does not matter what phone you used, what matter most is that you can communicate to your loved ones. But if you have a great budget then go buy what you love! :D
 

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Hmm, for me this comes down to the ecosystem. I really don't like how Apple's products are designed to loop you into their products - once you are using iCloud, iTunes etc., it's harder to switch. So essentially, it's less convenient to buy anything other than Apple! This is an understandable business move, and indeed other companies (Samsung included) try to do the same. However, the extent to which Apple does it - down to their OS - is not the user experience I am looking for.
This may not be an issue for many consumers, but I am very particular about retaining some modicum of freedom. Since Samsung runs on Android, which is not locked to any one brand, I prefer Samsung and have used them in the past.
There is, however, a significant caveat. I believe Apple is probably a more ethical company (in terms of environmental impact, not business). This is a clear, accessible write-up of why, covering multiple ethical shopping guides. Here are a few highlights:
  • iPhones are more easily repaired than new Samsung phones
  • Samsung takes a long time to roll out updates to older phones, reducing lifespan
  • Both naturally don't source conflict-free minerals but Apple's stance is a bit more self-aware (though they have suppliers everywhere, even sharing with Samsung, so...)
Neither are really great brands, but if I were only looking at company practices and not what I personally prefer from a phone, Apple wins out.
Oh! loving the info. I will take note those important details you had mentioned. :)
 

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Yeah absolutely right! That was I forgot. That was the only thing I do not like about the Iphone, I cannot share my photos from the Iphone of my friend to my phone.
 

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Hmm, for me this comes down to the ecosystem. I really don't like how Apple's products are designed to loop you into their products - once you are using iCloud, iTunes etc., it's harder to switch. So essentially, it's less convenient to buy anything other than Apple! This is an understandable business move, and indeed other companies (Samsung included) try to do the same. However, the extent to which Apple does it - down to their OS - is not the user experience I am looking for.
This may not be an issue for many consumers, but I am very particular about retaining some modicum of freedom. Since Samsung runs on Android, which is not locked to any one brand, I prefer Samsung and have used them in the past.
There is, however, a significant caveat. I believe Apple is probably a more ethical company (in terms of environmental impact, not business). This is a clear, accessible write-up of why, covering multiple ethical shopping guides. Here are a few highlights:
  • iPhones are more easily repaired than new Samsung phones
  • Samsung takes a long time to roll out updates to older phones, reducing lifespan
  • Both naturally don't source conflict-free minerals but Apple's stance is a bit more self-aware (though they have suppliers everywhere, even sharing with Samsung, so...)
Neither are really great brands, but if I were only looking at company practices and not what I personally prefer from a phone, Apple wins out.
That's a very good point, iPhone does lure you into their "program" and once you are in you basically have to change the phone in order to get out :D
But that is a very smart marketing trick, and most companies in general do the same thing, it's just that iPhone does it better and more effective then everyone else.
There's a lot of geniuses working for Apple, and considering how good, reliable and durable their products are, i wouldn't doubt them one bit.

Very good insight though, my friend. Keep up with the solid informational posts, you are doing this community a massive favor :)
 

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I was a dedicated iPhone user for YEARS! First one was Iphone 3. However in the last few years I got tired of the proprietary things about Apple phones. From Chargers to Apps. With my Samsung its the same charger that I use for many other non phone devices even.

As for Apps IOS limits what you can put on your device. Android is more open and many more apps available for it.

Also expandable memory. When I made the switch two years ago Apple still did not have expandable memory and Samsung still did. This is a fantastic feature!!!! I was upset they took away replaceable batteries however!
 

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I was a dedicated iPhone user for YEARS! First one was Iphone 3. However in the last few years I got tired of the proprietary things about Apple phones. From Chargers to Apps. With my Samsung its the same charger that I use for many other non phone devices even.
As for Apps IOS limits what you can put on your device. Android is more open and many more apps available for it.
Also expandable memory. When I made the switch two years ago Apple still did not have expandable memory and Samsung still did. This is a fantastic feature!!!! I was upset they took away replaceable batteries however!
So applications and chargers were the problem, but what about other things? I'm thinking about moving over to iPhone devices, but i'm not really sure about the performance. Are they actually as good, regarding the performance, as everyone says that they are?
Is it really worth the money?
If not, i would like to know which Samsung would you recommend then? I don't need a gaming phone or a phone with ridiculous amount of crazy apps. Just need a solid, durable and reliable phone for basic needs and music of course :D

Thanks in advance.
 

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Both brands of phone do have its pros and cons but to simplify it, for me in terms of security of your data, I really commend iphone brands but since I am an android user, I prefer more samsung since androids are I thinks more user friendly that IOS. Samsung apps and features are more flexible than iphone. In terms of sharing documents with other phone, it is really easy to do with samsung compared with iphone.
 

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That's a very good point, iPhone does lure you into their "program" and once you are in you basically have to change the phone in order to get out :D
But that is a very smart marketing trick, and most companies in general do the same thing, it's just that iPhone does it better and more effective then everyone else.
There's a lot of geniuses working for Apple, and considering how good, reliable and durable their products are, i wouldn't doubt them one bit.

Very good insight though, my friend. Keep up with the solid informational posts, you are doing this community a massive favor :)
Yeah, for sure other companies try to loop you into their system too! I also had the same thought, that Apple is simply doing it better than everyone else. :) Still, that doesn't mean that I have to buy into it.

Haha, thanks! I always look forward to your posts as well.
 

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I was a dedicated iPhone user for YEARS! First one was Iphone 3. However in the last few years I got tired of the proprietary things about Apple phones. From Chargers to Apps. With my Samsung its the same charger that I use for many other non phone devices even.

As for Apps IOS limits what you can put on your device. Android is more open and many more apps available for it.

Also expandable memory. When I made the switch two years ago Apple still did not have expandable memory and Samsung still did. This is a fantastic feature!!!! I was upset they took away replaceable batteries however!
Me too was an iPhone fan, my first iPhone was the iPhone 5S. Before, Apple products in my opinion are high-quality and looks simple and clean. Now, I read that iOS 11 have many bugs and doesn't have innovative features. Aside from a lot of restrictions and less things that you can do, iPhones lacks innovative changes per iteration as compared to Samsung. So for me, Samsung wins!
 

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I have been an Iphone user for 5 years now. It was my first smart phone. I prefer an Iphone or a Samsung because for me, it is simple and easy to use. I also like it's chic and classy style.
 

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Me too was an iPhone fan, my first iPhone was the iPhone 5S. Before, Apple products in my opinion are high-quality and looks simple and clean. Now, I read that iOS 11 have many bugs and doesn't have innovative features. Aside from a lot of restrictions and less things that you can do, iPhones lacks innovative changes per iteration as compared to Samsung. So for me, Samsung wins!
What exactly did you read about iOS 11 that makes you think that? Can you elaborate on that topic a little bit more please?
Also, how doesn't it have innovative features? I thought it was the best, coolest, most innovative phone ever made, at least for now.
Also what exactly does Samsung have that iPhone doesn't? I would really like to know these things since i am struggling to decide which phone should i get next. Every time i look at a different thread, my mind changes a little bit and i get more confused regarding my decision :D
 

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What exactly did you read about iOS 11 that makes you think that? Can you elaborate on that topic a little bit more please?
Also, how doesn't it have innovative features? I thought it was the best, coolest, most innovative phone ever made, at least for now.
Also what exactly does Samsung have that iPhone doesn't? I would really like to know these things since i am struggling to decide which phone should i get next. Every time i look at a different thread, my mind changes a little bit and i get more confused regarding my decision :D
Hello ElGuapo96 I'm glad that you are doing research first before buying a phone. If you'll read across different forums, you'll be able to find different user complaints against iOS 11. The biggest issue that Apple have faced with iOS 11 so far was the automatic throttling down of older iPhone's performance. iOS is doing this in background without user's consent. Purpose of this is to avoid sudden shut down of older iPhones due to kinda worn out batteries. As an iPhone user, I'm not aware that iPhone supports virtual reality (which is a cool innovation which Samsung has). Apple only promotes Augmented Reality which is already in Samsung and other Android phones in general. There are more things that I can mention but it might make this post very long. My advice though is, if you want to have a smartphone where you can send SMS, call, watch YouTube etc, buy iPhone. If you want personalizatoins, new cool stuff (such as curved screens and VR) and value for money in general, buy Samsung. Just take care of Samsung phones screen though, my friends told me that it scratch easily.
 

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Hello ElGuapo96 I'm glad that you are doing research first before buying a phone. If you'll read across different forums, you'll be able to find different user complaints against iOS 11. The biggest issue that Apple have faced with iOS 11 so far was the automatic throttling down of older iPhone's performance. iOS is doing this in background without user's consent. Purpose of this is to avoid sudden shut down of older iPhones due to kinda worn out batteries. As an iPhone user, I'm not aware that iPhone supports virtual reality (which is a cool innovation which Samsung has). Apple only promotes Augmented Reality which is already in Samsung and other Android phones in general. There are more things that I can mention but it might make this post very long. My advice though is, if you want to have a smartphone where you can send SMS, call, watch YouTube etc, buy iPhone. If you want personalizatoins, new cool stuff (such as curved screens and VR) and value for money in general, buy Samsung. Just take care of Samsung phones screen though, my friends told me that it scratch easily.
Yeah, of course i am doing a research beforehand, I cannot just jump into something new like that and waste a lot of money without knowing what i'm getting my self into :)
Oh, so you are trying to say that i should get an iPhone if i want only a phone with basic functions, but very reliable and durable. And that i should buy Samsung if want cool gadgets and not so important stuff?
Cool insight, brother, first time i'm hearing that, very interesting.
 

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Hmm, for me this comes down to the ecosystem. I really don't like how Apple's products are designed to loop you into their products - once you are using iCloud, iTunes etc., it's harder to switch. So essentially, it's less convenient to buy anything other than Apple! This is an understandable business move, and indeed other companies (Samsung included) try to do the same. However, the extent to which Apple does it - down to their OS - is not the user experience I am looking for.
This may not be an issue for many consumers, but I am very particular about retaining some modicum of freedom. Since Samsung runs on Android, which is not locked to any one brand, I prefer Samsung and have used them in the past.
There is, however, a significant caveat. I believe Apple is probably a more ethical company (in terms of environmental impact, not business). This is a clear, accessible write-up of why, covering multiple ethical shopping guides. Here are a few highlights:
  • iPhones are more easily repaired than new Samsung phones
  • Samsung takes a long time to roll out updates to older phones, reducing lifespan
  • Both naturally don't source conflict-free minerals but Apple's stance is a bit more self-aware (though they have suppliers everywhere, even sharing with Samsung, so...)
Neither are really great brands, but if I were only looking at company practices and not what I personally prefer from a phone, Apple wins out.
I think everyone in here are avid fan of Apple and I get to understand that. However, upon using Samsung for like I can't remember how long I would say that I do prefer it as compare to iphone. I mean yes they are sleek and stylish but come to think of it, buying an overpriced product and having the same features with Samsung is a no no for me. Yes, I can't afford an iphone now but I've had one before. I had a hard time sharing files with everyone. I have to download itunes so I could sync files in my phone and in my computer. It's such a hassle for me. With Samsung you can share your files with everyone and you have a variety of apps that you can download for free. So I'm sticking with Samsung.
 
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