Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Why the Samsung Galaxy is Better Than the iPhone

In December, I got my first cell phone. At first, my choice was an iPhone. It seemed like the only option because that's the only smartphone I really knew about. But, the day after Black Friday, a trip to Best Buy (to see if there were any sales on the iPhones) turned out to be day one of "Team Android." The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and s4 had huge displays and I fell in love. Even though it was extremely different from my mom and dad's iPhones, I thought it was worth it to learn a whole new operating system. I love my Samsung Galaxy so much that I think it's important that people stop thinking that the iPhone is better (especially with the new release of the Galaxy s5). Here are some reasons why getting the Samsung Galaxy s4 and not the iPhone (like my sister) was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

1. The size - A lot of people wonder why I chose the "big phone." Even though it doesn't fit in my small pockets in my jeans, I carry a purse anyway. So that doesn't matter. It still fits in my hand. With the 5 inch display, I can read on it. I can also do the split-screen feature and the two apps on the split- screen aren't too tiny.

2. The colors - The amazing phone is vibrant and eye- catching. I love how the games and apps look so bright and amazing.

3. Live Wallpapers - Yes, the wallpapers can move. You can get live wallpapers with dogs walking, fish swimming, and pretty much anything you can think of. Does the iPhone have that?! I don't think so!

4. Customizing - When I turn on my phone, the top of the screen says "Ellie is awesome" in blue. I click on the Instagram logo on the lock screen, it quickly uses facial recognition and lets me in, with the Instagram app open for me. All of this is because of how customizable the Samsung Galaxy s4 is. Every person uses their phone differently, and on the s4 it is easy to customize your cell phone experience. Not only is it helpful, it is also fun to test out all of the options.

5. Camera - The camera on my phone is awesome (and the new s5 is probably even better). You can do beauty face mode, sound and shot, panorama, sport mode, erasing mode, night mode, and other options that make your photos amazing.

6. Battery Life - When my friends and family with iPhones run to plug them in because their battery is nearly gone, I look down at mine and see that I am at 60-70%+ charged. It lasts so much longer.

7. Memory - I got a 16GB phone and added a 64GB card.  So I have 80GB. My sister only has 32GB and my mom and dad each have 64GB - and they cannot increase the space on their iPhones.

My friends who have Samsung Galaxies agree with me and we are even convincing our other friend to get a Samsung when she gets a new phone. I know that some people don't agree with me. Both phones have negatives and positives and it really depends on your personal preference. But if you are thinking of getting a new phone, always remember that Samsung Galaxies are here. Whether you get the Galaxy Note, Galaxy s4 or 5, or one of the other Samsung smart phones, I know that you will like it.

Do you have an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy or another phone? Which one do you prefer? I'd love to hear what you think.
Me with my phone


  1. I am glad you love your phone - your face lit up when you first touched it. For me, the iPhone is easier. :). But I do love the colors and size when viewing and reading on yours.

  2. Hi Ellie, thanks for the great review! I have a daughter who is also 12 and in 6th grade. I am considering getting her a smartphone soon. I love my iPhone but I know that I'm kind of old ;-) and not on the pulse of what kids nowadays like. I enjoyed your review and will try out a Samsung before I decide what to get her. Keep up the great work!

  3. Ellie you are absolutely correct. I went from an iPhone 5 to a galaxy Note3, and I wouldn't go back to an iPhone if you paid me! I loved reading your perspective, and I wholeheartedly agree!!

  4. Hi Ellie, such a great review! I too am a Samsung lover, I have the note 2. As a photographer, I believe the best camera is the one your have, and more times than not it's my phone! Keep up the wonderful writing!

  5. Ellie, what a wonderful review! I have an iPhone, and my son has the Samsung Galaxy s4 like you. He loves it, too! I may have to switch when it's time for me to get a new phone.

  6. I'm an Android girl too! I got an ipad for Christmas and don't understand the craze over them (it was an unrequested gift). I'm giving it a shot and trying to get used to it :)

  7. Ellie, I enjoyed your wonderful review! I have an iPhone and my son has the Samsung Galaxy 4s like you. He loves it, too! I may have to switch when I need a new phone. I enjoy reading your blog. You are a really good writer.

  8. Nice blog post. I prefer the iPhone though! So many more apps for photographers to begin with (which I am). I have had an iPhone since version 1 so I am a true Apple gal when it comes to phones.

  9. Ellie, I went from iPhone to a Note 2 and love my phone.....there is no way I can go back to an iPhone after my Note 2

  10. Thank you for this great review. I am having the exact dilemma right now. I currently have a Samsung Epic ( 3-4 yrs old now) and have been debating between the iPhone or Galaxy for the past year ! My daughter has the Galaxy as does my husband, they have had almost no issues with them and your review has convinced me to stick with my android !
    Great article Ellie thanks again !

  11. Good Morning Ellie,
    Your review could not have come at a better time for me. I have been debating the iPhone vs. Galaxy 4? for the past year/ I have always had a droid but was giving the iPhone some serious thought. Thank you for pointing out all the reasons I should continue with what I know. You have helped me with a tough decision !
    I enjoyed your posting and the post you wrote about Tiger Fest was very good. I am also in Michigan and never knew about the event, think we might add it to our wish list for next year my daughter would LOVE it ! :)

  12. Great review, Ellie! I am a Samsung Galaxy owner as well and have both the S3 phone and the 10.2 Tablet. They have some great features!

  13. Totally agree! I love the Galaxy phones!


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